Our Governors

Who governs St Patrick’s?

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary and Nursery Voluntary Academy is governed by our School Governors.

The Governing Body is made up of different types of Governors.

The aim of the Governing Body is to help the academy provide the best possible Catholic education for pupils.

The Governing Body does this by:

  • Working with the Head Teacher and staff to set strategic aims for the school, based on its mission and strategies
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the Head Teacher and Senior Management Team to support and challenge them in running the school
  • Ensuring that the academy is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs
  • Ensuring that the academy maintains its distinctive Catholic ethos and fully delivers its’ mission statement.

To address the growing need for Govenors to have an increasingly in depth knowledge and understanding of their school, a decision was taken by the Governing Body to adopt a ‘Joint-Committee’ approach to all areas of school life.

This enables all of our Governors to be fully informed about all areas of Governance, including Curriculum, Finance and Personnel, ensuring that they can each make fully informed judgements and management decisions.  Furthermore, it ensures that the Governing Body is not reliant on a few Governors for specific areas of expertise and is able to manage Governor vacancies more effectively.

Foundation Governors appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham

NameType of GovernorTermination of Office
Mrs T WhitehallFoundation Governor/Safeguarding Link Governor31st August 2021
Mr P BelshawChair of Governors 31st August 2021
Mrs P BaptistFoundation Governor/Catholic Life Link Governor31st October 2022
Mrs O OguagwuVice Chair of Governors/Maths Link Governor31st August 2021

Parent-elected Governors

NameType of GovernorTermination of Office
Mrs S MaganaElected parent governor31st August 2021
Mrs A KavanaghElected parent governor/SEND Link Governor31st August 2021

Community Governor

NameType of Governor
Mr G YoungAssociate/E-Safety Link Governor

Clerk to the Governors

Cathy Andrews

Governance – Business and Pecuniary Interests

a)  The Governors of St Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy have currently the following Business and Pecuniary interests:

  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Nottingham City Council

b)  The school’s Senior Leadership Team has currently no Business or Pecuniary interests to disclose.

c)  The Business and Pecuniary interests of the Directors of the South Nottingham Catholic Academy Trust can be found on the Trust’s website.

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