Governors

The Governing Body is made up of a group of volunteers whose role is to work as a team to ensure that the school delivers a broad and balanced curriculum. They do this by:

  • Helping plan the school’s future direction
  • Making decisions about the school’s budget and staffing
  • Interviewing and selecting staff
  • Ensuring the National curriculum is taught
  • Deciding how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development
  • Monitoring and evaluating school performance

The full governing body meets once a term and much of their work is carried out at either personal or small committees level.

Local Governing Body – terms of Reference

NAME GOVERNOR TYPE APPOINTING BODY TERM OF OFFICE RESPONSIBILITIES MEETING ATTENDANCE 2017/18 REGISTER OF INTERESTS
Mr Daniel Wills Chair of Governors Archdiocese of Southwark  17.10.17 – 31.10.21
  • All
4/5 None declared
Mrs Claudia Aquilina Headteacher Head Teacher 01.09.15 – ongoing
  •  All
5/5 None declared
Father David Gibbons Foundation Governor Archdiocese of Southwark 14.11.16 – 13.11.20
  •  Catholicity
5/5 None declared
Mrs Sarah Lowndes Parent Governor Elected by parents 18.07.16 – 18.07.20
  •  Safeguarding
5/5 None declared
Mrs Michele McQueen Parent Governor Archdiocese of Southwark 01.09.16 – 31.08.20
  • Vice-Chair
  • Special Educational Needs
5/5 None declared
Mrs Patricia Pinington Foundation Governor Archdiocese of Southwark 01.08.14 – 31.07.18
  • Admissions
  • Headteacher’s Performance Management
  • Catholicity
  • Curriculum
  • EYFS
5/5 None declared
Miss Gina Jay Staff Governor Elected by members of staff 17.10.17 – 17.10.21
  • Curriculum
4/5 None declared
Mr Mike Whiddett Foundation Governor Archdiocese of Southwark 19.04.17-18.04.21
  • Finance
5/6 None declared
Mrs Elizabeth Williams Foundation Governor Archdiocese of Southwark 01.02.16 – 31.01.20
  • Headteacher’s Performance Management
  • Curriculum
  • EYFS
4/6 None declared
Chair of Governors:  Mr Daniel Wills
c/o St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School
South Park
Sevenoaks
TN13 1EH
dwills@saintthomas.co.uk

Past Governor:

Name Date of Appointment Date of Stepping Down Type of Governor Attendance Responsibilities
Mrs Beverley Woodward 01.09.10 22.07.16 Staff Governor 6 / 6  Teacher
Father Richard Harvey Ongoing 31.10.16 Foundation Governor 2/6 Vice-chair
Mr Simon Mauduit 01.08.14 05.12.16 Foundation Governor 6/6 Policies
Mrs Mary Lauerman 01.04.14 31.07.17 Foundation Governor 6/6 Admissions
Miss Michelle Murray 01.09.10 31.08.17 Staff Governor 6/6 Special Educational Needs
Mr Christopher Preston 27.02.16 31.07.18 Foundation Governor 2/6 Chair of Governors
Mrs Germaine Campbell 01.04.14 – 31.07.18 31.07.18 Foundation Governor 5/5 Currciulum
Vacant (Clerk To the Governors)
c/o St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School
South Park
Sevenoaks
TN13 1EH
office@saintthomas.co.uk
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