Governing Body

As a Governing Body we are committed to contributing more effectively to monitoring and evaluating the school’s work. The key issues for us as a school are:

  • Raising pupil’s attainment and continuing to accelerate their progress across the school.
  • Increasing substantially the proportion of good or outstanding teaching. .
  • Improving the effectiveness of leadership and management at all levels.
  • Developing the prayer and liturgical life of the school.
  • Improving and monitoring the learning environment.
  • The Governing Body is responsible for the overall monitoring and evaluation of these issues and supporting the school to raise standards

 

Categories of Governor

 

Foundation – foundation governors play a crucial role in preserving the Catholic ethos and character of the school.  To be considered as a foundation governor you must be a practising Catholic over the age of 18.

Parent Governors – Parents, including carers, of pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election as parent governors.  They are elected by other parents at the school.  They don’t have to stand down if their child leaves the school before the end of their term of office, though they may do so.

Local Authority Governors – Nominated by the local authority and confirmed by the governing body.

Staff Governors – Both teaching and support staff paid to work at the school are eligible to stand for election as a staff governor.  The Head Teacher is a staff governor by virtue of this / her office; they may choose not to be a governor but will retain the right to attend all governor meetings.

Associate Governors – Associate members, with a particular area of experience or expertise, can be appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and are entitled to attend full governing body meetings.

 

Members of the Governing Body

The Federation of St Anne’s and St Martin’s schools was established in January 2017.  All governors were appointed on 1st January 2017 and their term of office ends on 31st December 2020.  The Governing Body meets six times per year and there are committees which report to the Governing Body:

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Communications Committee

 

The members of the Governing Body are:

Yvonne Mubanga – is a Foundation Governor who is also the Chair of Governors.  Attendance at meetings 3 /4

Teresa Cattle – is a Foundation Governor who is also a member of the Communications Committee.  Attendance at meetings 4 / 4

Maria Duaso – is a Foundation Governor who is also a member of the Curriculum Committee.  Attendance at meetings 4 / 4

Paul Fallon – is a Foundation Governor who is also a member of the Curriculum Committee.  Attendance at meetings 3 /4

Jennifer Mendonca – is a Foundation Governor who is also a member of the Communications Committee.  Mrs Mendonca is also a Governor at Manor Primary School.  Attendance at meetings 4 / 4

Adriana Valencia Trujillo – is a Foundation Governor who is also a member of the Curriculum Committee.  Attendance at meetings 4 / 4

Rebecca Mee – is a Parent Governor, appointed by parents of St Anne’s, and is a member of the Communications Committee.  Attendance at meetings 4 / 4

Charlie Cox – is a newly appointed Parent Governor.

Yasmin Sanchez-Pearson – is a Foundation Governor.  Attendance at meetings 4 / 4

Peter Kayes – is the Local Authority Governor and is a member of the Curriculum Committee.  Mr Kayes is also a Governor at Reading Girls’ School.  Attendance at meetings 4 / 4

Madeleine Cosgrove– is the Executive Head at St Anne’s and St Martin’s Primary Schools.  Attendance at meetings 3 / 4

Meena Anand – is a staff governor and is a member of the Communications Committee.  Mrs Anand is also a Governor at The Ridgeway Primary School.  Attendance at meetings 4 / 4

Charlotte Talbot – is a Co-opted Governor and is a member of the Finance Working Group.  Attendance at meetings 1 / 4

Karen Ind – is a Co-opted Governor.  Attendance at meetings 4 / 4

Sarah Bernto – is an Associate Governor and Deputy Head of St Anne’s and St Martin’s Primary Schools.  Attendance at meetings 2 / 4

 

Agendas and Minutes of the Federation Governing Body

If you wish to see the minutes of the Federation Governing Body meetings please select the link below.

Parents and Carers of children at St Anne’s can comment on our school at anytime during the school year. Go to www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

If you want to talk to a Governor or you have any questions for us then please contact us via the school office or email.

Chair of Governors  cog@st-annes.reading.sch.uk