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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley

St Joseph's Local Governing Board

Welcome to the Dudley Regional Governing Body area of the website where we will post information about the membership and work of the Regional Governing Body.

Governors play a very important role in the life of the school and we would like to explain who we are and what we do.

So who are we?

We are a group made up of governors of parents, staff and practising Catholics. This means that we bring together a very wide range of views and experience from both within and beyond the school.

Governors don’t need any formal qualifications, expertise or previous experience, just some time to offer and an interest in helping to ensure that every student gets the most out of their time at our school and our other Dudley Schools.

We work as a team and although we each belong to a particular category (parent governor, staff governor etc.); we don’t formally represent that group on the Dudley Regional Governing Body. For example, parent governor’s don’t represent the parents at the schools or report back to them.

And what do we do?

The Dudley Regional Governing Body is a key partner in school leadership, working very closely with the principals and staff of each school. The local governing body is responsible for monitoring and accounting for St Chad’s, St Joseph’s and Bishop Milner. The Local Governing Body is directly accountable to the Board of Directors of the St John Bosco Catholic Multi Academy Company.

The way in which we do this:

The regional Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery by the Principals of the day to day operational matters affecting the daily life of the schools as delegated by the Board of Directors.

We act as a ‘critical friend’ to the schools, it is our job to decide we are satisfied with the answers and ensure the right action and measures are then taken.

Governors monitor progress of students in each individual schools and report on progress, ensuring accountability between the leadership teams of the schools and ourselves who are accountable to parents/carers and the wider community.

Governing Board Members

Name Role
Mrs Deborah Howell Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor
Mrs Nicola Vizor Vice Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor
Sister Bridget Aroh Foundation Governor
Mrs Andrea Bromley Foundation Governor
Miss Shirley Fennell Foundation Governor
Mrs Carly Heath Foundation Governor
Mrs Maria Mullen Foundation Governor
(vacancy x 2) Parent Governor
Miss Christine Lyttle Staff Governor

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