The Board of Governors play an important role in the life of St Joseph’s. They provide strategic leadership and accountability and support the school in delivering its aims and objectives and ensuring the correct policies, plans and procedures are in place.
At St Joseph’s the role of Governor’s also include the promotion of the school’s Catholic character and mission. The Governing Body is made up of 12 individuals 7 of which must be Foundation Governors appointed by the Bishop and are responsible for ensuring the religious character of the school is upheld. We also have parent and staff governors together with a Local Authority governor. The governors are responsible for overseeing and agreeing the school budget, premises and admissions. Governors work closely with the Headteacher who manages these responsibilities alongside the day to day management and control of the school, delivery of the curriculum and implementation of policies on their behalf on a daily basis. The Governors meet regularly to provide challenge and support for the school – they are the Headteacher’s “critical friend”.
If you would like to speak to any of the Governors about their role or their vision for the school, please get In touch with the school office and they will arrange for a Governor to be contacted.