Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.
Chair of Governors at St. Joseph's
The role of the governing board is a strategic one and our legal duties are to:
- set the aims and objectives for the school
- set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
- to be a source of challenge and support to the Academy Principal (a critical friend).
Governors come from a range of backgrounds and experience and represent the views of the community. They are appointed for 4 years. Formal meetings are held at least 4 times a year. Governors also make monitoring visits to the school, write notes on their visit, review documents, attend school events, meet with school leaders and members of staff and attend regular training. At the meetings discussion focuses on the Academy Principal report, Governor Notes of Visit, data on learning progress gathered from within school and from outside sources.
The Academy Committee at St Josephs is made up of the following governors:
|Name ||Type of Governor||Role |
|Mrs. Ann Yandell||Foundation/Chair||Responsible for Safeguarding, EYS, Literacy|
|Mr. Brett Kirk|
Acting Academy Principal
|Father Phillip Seed||Foundation Governor (Vice Chair)||Responsible for RE and wellbeing|
|Mr. Nick Wilson||Foundation Governor||Responsible for Health and Safety|
|Mrs. Sally Posnett||Parent Governor||Responsible for SEN|
|Lauren Riby||Clerk to the Academy Committee|| |
Within the overall structure of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership, St. Josephs forms a group with St Gregory’s School in Margate and St Mary’s School in Whitstable. The schools work together within an overarching Executive structure with an Executive Principal and an Executive Governing Body which is responsible for the budget monitoring and financial probity of the three schools.
|Debiie O'Shea||Academy chair, St. Gregory's and chair of the Executive Governing Body.|| |
|Vicki O'Halloran||Executive Principal|| |
|Jack Devine||Business Manager for the three schools within the overall structure of the Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership. St. Joseph's forms a group with St. Gregory's in Margate and St. Mary's in Whitstable.|| |
The Executive Governing Body is made up of:
Debbie O’Shea - Academy Chair, St Gregorys and Chair of the Executive Governing Body
Vicki O’Halloran - Executive Principal
Nicola Lewis - Burser for the three schools Within the overall structure of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership, St Josephs forms a group with St Gregory’s School in Margate and St Mary’s School in Whitstable. Each school has an Academy Committee made up of volunteer governors who work together to support the school.
Chrys Giles - Academy Chair, St Marys
Ann Yandell - Academy Chair, St Josephs
Father Philip Seed - Foundation Governor
Mathew Hicks - Parent Governor
Rhona Williams, Parent Governor
Jill Allen, Parent Governor
Lauren Riby - Clerk to the Executive Governing Body
Term of office
Governor term of office is four years, and may be re-appointed at the end of this period subject to remaining eligible to be a particular type of member. Foundation Governors are appointed by the Archbishop of Southwark.