Governors


The school's governors hold an important public office.  We are lucky at Catforth to have committed and supportive governors, who all take an active role in the work of the governing body.  We have 10 governors in all, appointed by different bodies to  carry out three key roles;

  1. To provide strategic leadership for the school

  2. To challenge and hold the school to account in providing the best possible standard of education for our children.

  3. To provide support for the school, as a critical friend.

A meeting of the full governing body is held once a term and there are a number of committees, some of which meet once a term and others as and when required.

 

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Elisabeth Cooke, who can be contacted via the school office.

 

Current Governors

Name

Date of App'tment

Term of Office

Appointed by

Relevant Business Interests

Other Governor role

Family rel'ships to staff

Attendance record (2016/17)

Subject/ Aspect Link

Elisabeth Cooke   (Chair of governors)

Oct 2013 (re-elected Oct 2017)

ends Sept 2020

Parent

None

None

None

All FGB and committees

Safeguarding

Science

PE

French

Music

Anita Davies      (Vice-chair)

More than 10 years ago 

Sept 2019

Community

None

None None  All FGB and committees

PSHE

DT

English

Julie Bainbridge (Headteacher)

April 2014

Duration of headship

     Head        teacher

None

None

None

All FGB and committees

 

Hannah Woodward

Nov 2016

Nov 2019

Staff

None

None

None

100% (2016/17)  

Kevin Abbott

October 2013 (re-elected October 2017

October 2020

Parent

Preston North End Ltd (Director)

Preston North End Football Club Ltd (Director)

The Legacy Rainbow House (children's charity) Trustee/Director

None

None

All FGB and committees

SEN

  More Able

 

Barry Probin 

More than 10 years ago

Sept 2019

Community

None

Larches Short Stay School

Acorns School

None

All FGB and committees (when in the UK)

Geography

Art

Andy Heaps

Nov 2016

Nov 2020

Parent

 

None

 

None

None

100% (2016/17)

RE

Maths

Computing

Sue Yates

Oct 2015

Oct 2019

Community

 

None

 

None

None

All FGB and committees

 

Nicola Horabin

Nov 2016

Nov 2020

Parents

None

None

None

 

LINK governor

EYFS

 

Vacancy

    Local Authority          

 

 

Click here to see all Governors Committees