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.

Governance Handbook October 2019

Governors’ Scheme of Delegation October 2019

Local Governing Body – Terms of Reference- October 2019

NAMEGOVERNOR TYPEAPPOINTING BODYTERM OF OFFICERES
PONSIBILITIES
MEETING ATTENDANCE 2019/2020REGISTER OF INTERESTS 
Mrs Claudia AquilinaHeadteacherHead Teacherex-officioAll5/7Form completed – no interests to report 
Dr Clare CopelandChair of GovernorsArchdiocese of Southwark06.02.2020 – 05.02.2024Curriculum5/5Form completed – twins in Year 2
Mr Mark
Ellis
Parent GovernorElected by parent body
Mrs Gina
Fromings
Staff GovernorElected by members of staff17.10.17 – 16.10.21
    Curriculum
6/7Form completed – no interests to report 
Father David GibbonsFoundation GovernorArchdiocese of Southwark14.11.16 – 13.11.20Catholicity6/7Form completed – no interests to report 
Mrs Catherine IngramFoundation GovernorArchdiocese of Southwark18.04.19- -17.04.23
    HR
    Policies
    H&S
7/7Form completed – One childin Y5 and another in Y3. 
Mrs Ann LivingstonFoudnation GovernorArchdiocese of Southwark
Deacon Neil PhilipsonFoundation GovernorArchdiocese of Southwark11.09.19 – 10.09.23
    Finance
7/7Form completed – one child in Y6.  
Mrs Patricia PiningtonFoundation GovernorArchdiocese of Southwark01.08.18 – 31.07.22
    Admissions
    Catholicity
    Curriculum
    EYFS
6/7Form completed – no interests to report 
Jacqueline Nunes (Clerk)
c/o St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School
South Park
Sevenoaks
TN13 1EH
clerk@saintthomas.co.uk

Chair of Governors:  Dr Clare Copeland
c/o St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School
South Park
Sevenoaks
TN13 1EH
chair@saintthomas.co.uk

POLICIES DEVELOPED BY LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

Admissions Arrangements
Accessibility plan
Behaviour Policy
First Aid Policy
SEN policy
Sex and Relationship Education Policy

Past Governors:

NameDate of AppointmentDate of Stepping DownType of GovernorAttendanceResponsibilities
Mr ChrisWright20.06.2017.07.20Ex-officio (Interim Headteacher)2/2All
Mrs Michele McQueen18.07.1618.07.2020Parent Governor7/7 (2019-2020)Vice Chair of
Governors
Mrs Sarah Lowndes18.07.1628.01.2020Parent Governor1/2 (2019-2020)Safeguarding
Mr Daniel Wills28.11.1812.11.2019Foundation Governor1/1 (2019-2020)
Chair of Governors
Mrs Elizabeth Williams01.02.1612.11.2019Foundation Governor 1/1 (2019-2020)
Curriculum
EYFS
 
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