School Governors - General Information
The Governing Body has overall responsibility for the School and information about the ways in which the Governors discharge this responsibility is given in the School Profile.
Hopefully, you will find here all the information you need but if not, please do not hesitate to e-mail, telephone (023 9282 3766) or call in to the School.
The Governors are proud of the way in which the School consistently achieves excellent examination results and commendable Ofsted Reports. Both the staff and the Governors are deeply committed to the School and its pupils. The whole School community endeavours to create a warm, caring environment in which all can feel secure, have a sense of purpose and foster a commitment to genuine Christian values. We firmly believe that each individual is of equal value and we strive to ensure that each pupil achieves his or her full potential.
St Edmund's Catholic School:
Is totally committed to Gospel values and the education of "the whole person".
Has a good working atmosphere within a well-ordered school.
Has a well-established and sensitive pastoral care system.
Expects high standards in dress, behaviour and courtesy.
Possesses the latest technology, which is used to support learning activities.
Has a range of out-of-school activities.
Has annual exchange programmes with its link schools in Caen and Duisburg.
Includes Homework as an integral part of each pupil's academic programme.
Has an active Parents, Teachers and Friends Association.
Holds regular parent consultation evenings.
Membership of the Governing Body
(As of September 2017)
David Knight MBE - Chair
TBC – Vice Chair
Simon Graham – Headteacher
Clare Royston - Clerk to Governing Body
Fr Ansel D'Mello
Matthew Maguire (Staff Governor)
Barry Wright (Acting Chair)
The Governors may be contacted by writing to the Chair at the school address:
Chair of Governors
c/o St Edmund's Catholic School
Information for Foundation Governors
There is an established process for the recruitment and appointment of foundation governors in the Diocese and as you are aware, carrying out the administrative task associated with the process does take a considerable time to complete.
During 2014 there will be over 200 foundation governors whose term of office will come to an end and the school will need to advertise once again for foundation governors.
It is important that the School’s Instrument of Government, a legal document, is adhered to, and in particular, the specific requirements regarding the number of foundation governors that, at the time of appointment, are eligible as parent foundation governors.
It cannot be assumed that a foundation governor who indicates a willingness to be re-appointed will automatically be re-appointed
Should they wish to be considered for re-appointment they will be asked to complete a reply slip and a signed declaration, indicating any change in personal circumstances. In addition they can provide a new supporting statement if they so wish.
A parent foundation governor whose child no longer attends the school will not be eligible for re-appointment. However they may wish to apply to serve as a foundation governor. Those governors who do not wish to be reconsidered, we would appreciate that they still complete the relevant reply slip. The Bishop automatically re-appoints the Parish Priest who is a member of a governing body.
The process, application form and Ministry of Governance, are on the Diocesan website. Please follow the link for further details: Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth - Governance.
When an application arrives in the Department for Schools Governance office, consultations and religious references will be undertaken, whether or not they are for a new applicant or a foundation governor re-applying.