St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Governors

https://www.stl-cmat.org.uk/governance - for all information with regard to the Governance for the Multi Academy Trust.

 

 

The Local Governing Board's aim is to work closely with the Multi Academy Trust, Head of School and the staff, in order to help the children at the school achieve their full potential, in a happy, caring environment.

 

The key elements in achieving this aim are listed below:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of all the children at the school.
  • Supporting the staff to teach and care for the children.
  • In discussion with the Head of School, ensuring that the resources of the school are best utilised.
  • Forward planning with the Head of School to ensure that the overall performance of staff, children, and hence the school, continues to improve.

 

To enable the Governors to achieve these objectives, the Board is made up of key groups within the school, parents, staff, the Local Authority, the Church and the community. Some of the Governors are appointed by the Diocese, whilst others are elected.

The appointing body for Foundation Governors is the NRCDES, and the appointing body for Parent Governors is the Local Governing Board.

The Board generally meets once a term the meetings and they focus on finance, staffing, buildings, health and safety and the curriculum. Individual members of the Governing Board focus on particular subjects, ie. Maths, English, ICT, etc.

 

If you would like to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Board please either write to the Clerk to the Governors, St Norbert’s School, Tollgate, Spalding PE11 1NJ or email clerk@st-norberts.lincs.sch.uk or the Chair of Governors Janet.Havemann@st-norberts.lincs.sch.uk

 

Governors Declaration of Interests- It is a requirement that Governors register any interests. St Norbert's Local Governing Board have 1 Governor whom has  registered their business interest. Mrs Janet Havemann Bowser- Art Therapist. 

Headteacher (JW) Annual Declaration of Interests

SLT (SH) Annual Declaration of Interests

SLT (SM) Annual Declaration of Interests

Governors Code of Conduct             

Articles of Association 

Memorandum of Association - www.stl-cmat.org.uk/documents

Governance Scheme of Delegation 

Funding Agreement

Annual Accounts       

 

  

 

                    Governors Roles and Responsibilities

 

Janet Havemann Bowser – Chair of Governors


Being a parent and working with children, as an Art Psychotherapist, has fuelled my interest in education.  I have recently become a Foundation Governor and have enjoyed furthering my knowledge of the educational system and child development. I believe that all the decisions made by the governing body should strive to allow every child the opportunity to fulfil their potential.  As a parent, I feel privileged to be involved in the strategic direction of the school and actively participate in the strong Catholic ethos of St Norbert’s.

 

Sarah Bright-Phillips - Vice Chair of Governors

As a product of Catholic Education, I am keen to support St Norbert's as a Foundation Governor.  I moved to Lincolnshire from the United States in 2013 with my husband and children.  We are parishioners at Holy Trinity in Holbeach.  My youngest son currently attends St Norbert's and my older children are at various stages in their professional and academic carers.  I studied French and Philosophy at Saint Joseph's University, a Jesuit institution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Since leaving University I have been an equine professional, my husband and I currently run a small-scale horse breeding and training business.  I look forward to the opportunity to serve our school.

 

Malgorzata Derewonko – Parent  Governor

I was born and educated in Poland. After graduating from University, I came to work to England and started my family here. I am a mother of four children and all of them have been educated in St Norbert’s school, currently, two of my children are St Norbert’s pupils.  I was brought up in the Catholic faith, therefore attending my children to this school was of great importance to me. I always have been impressed with the pastoral care the school gives to all of the pupils.  I was appointed as a Foundation Governor 8 years ago as a committed Catholic parent. Being a Polish national I have a keen interest in understanding the British educational system and supporting other parents and children for whom English is an additional language. I am also supporting the school as a link governor for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Based on the school’s achievements, friendly environment, and the dedication of the staff, I would recommend Saint Norbert’s Catholic Primary School to anyone.

 

 

Tom Harrison - Parent Governor

I am married to Katie and we have two children, our eldest currently attends the school. I attended Spalding Grammar School and apart from when attending university I have always lived in the area. As an adult I have worked for Sainsbury’s Supermarkets for 16 years spending the last few in Group Internal Audit. I oversee the team that audits over 2200 Sainsbury’s and Argos stores. My role also requires me to challenge the business on how it manages its risks effectively at a corporate level while supporting it set and embed actions where not. I have experience in assessing the effectiveness of governance and risk management as well as more operational activity such as Health & Safety, Food Safety and Data Protection.

On a personal level I am strong believer in the education system and understand my role as a Parent Governor is to represent the parent view point at all times to the schools leadership team.  I am really looking forward to starting and hope to add value to the school for the benefit of all children, parents and staff.

 

 

  

Sister Maria Clarissa Nwadigbo - Foundation Governor

 

I am a Catholic Nun of the Sisters’ of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mother of Christ. I was born in Nigeria and moved to the United Kingdom in May 2004. The greatest joy of my life is the total giving of myself to my Lord in a pastoral mission for old, children and young people, in school, church and community. Education they say, is an invaluable asset. I received my education in mission schools. Studied in Maryvale Catholic Institute Birmingham for my BA degree in Theology and in Liverpool Hope University for a Masters degree on Children and Young People in Education. My first nine years of pastoral mission were spent in Liverpool before five years, in London and two in Birmingham. Now it’s a change in pace and life in rural Lincolnshire currently living in Holbeach as a Parish Pastoral Sister. Education has helped me not only to learn but to contribute something towards Society as well as humanity as whole. I believe the children of St Norbert’s Catholic Voluntary Academy Spalding are our future and if educated well will lead the way. Educating them will bring out the beauty they possess inside. Therefore, as a Foundation Governor I will be happy to support our energetic and fantastic staff and children of St Norbert’s school. 

 

 

 

 

Stacey Lattimer - Foundation Governor

Having been brought up in the Catholic faith and having experienced a Catholic education, I wanted my son to have the same opportunity.  On relocating from Kent, after working in a dental surgery for fourteen years, I had the opportunity of changing my career to work within education.  I am currently training to become a Teaching Assistant and have the privilege of being part of the team at St Norbert’s school.  I also volunteer at the local Scouts Club, which I throughly enjoy. 

I feel very passionate about the children at the school achieving their full potential in a caring and safe environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Maltby - Parent Governor

I am completely new to the role of Parent Governor but chose to put myself forward after my two daughters joined St Norbert’s School.

I am very much looking forward to learning all about the school, the Parent Governor role and the work of the Governors Board.

I am a parent of three. I’m approachable, a good listener, have supported various charities over my years and I’m a great believer in parent carer involvement and participation. I therefore hope this valuable role will give me the opportunity to contribute to the excellent work already being done by the St Norbert’s School Team  to support and nurture our children; in both their education and their personal, social and emotional wellbeing.

Having taken a long break from my work to support the needs of my family, I now have the time and aspiration to get involved in something new, but had previously been working as a physiotherapist . As such I have considerable experience in assessing physical problem, having made a diagnosis, then designing and reviewing treatment program, therapeutic exercise etc which I hope will enable me to actively participate and add value to those relevant aspects of Governing Body.

 

  

Name  Governor Category  Date Appointed   Expiry of Office Position Held

 

Register of Interest including Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions 

Janet Havemann Bowser   Foundation   01/11/2018 31/10/2022 Chair of Governors  Art Psychotherapy Services
Sarah Bright-Phillips Parent  01/02/2020 31/01/2024 Vice Chair of Governors None
Malgorzata Derewonko Parent     05/03/2020 04/03/2024   None 
Tom Harrison Parent 26/11/2019 25/11/2023   None 
Stacey Lattimer  Foudation  01/10/2021   30/09/2025   Employed by St. Norbert's Catholic Voluntary Academy 
Anna Maltby  Parent    01/09/2021  30/08/2025    
Sister Clarissa Nwadigbo Foundation 01/10/2021 30/09/2025    
           

Resignations:

         
Phil Callow   Elected Parent  Sep 15 Sep 19    Ark ICT; Close friend to member of Staff; Governor at a local Secondary School  
Joseph Burns (resigned) Headteacher  Sept 16 May 17   None

Sylvester Okuwadi

(resigned)

LA Sept 15 June 17   None

Jeanette Jameson (resigned)

Staff Governor Sept 13 June 17   None

Helen Maltby 

Elected Parent Governor Dec 16 Feb 18   None

Anthony Grunwell

(resigned)

Foundation Dec 17 Sept 2020   None

Fr James Burke

Foundation Sept 20 Dec 2020   None

Hannah Joe

(resigned)

Parent 05/12/2019 Dec 2020   None 

Christine McManamon

Associate Member 06/05/20 Feb 2021   None

Simon Pick

Foundation 01/10/2016 March 2022   None

  Governor Attendance         

Governor
27/09/18
15/11/18
24/01/19
14/03/19
09/05/19
20/06/19
ATTENDED
SP
 
X
X
 
X
X
4 of 6
66%
PC
X
 
X
X
X
X
5 of 6
83%
JB
X
X
X
X
X
X
6 of 6
100%
FJB
X
X
X
 
 
 
3 of 6
50%
CM
X
X
 
X
 
X
4 of 6
66%
MD
X
 
X
X
X
X
5 of 6
83%
AG
X
X
 
X
 
 
3 of 6
50%
JW
X
X
X
X
X
X
6 of 6
100%

 

 

Governor
26/09/19
14/11/19
23/01/20 
05/03/20 
11/06/20 
ATTENDED
JB
X
X
 X
 X
 X
5 of 5
 
CM
X
X
 X
X 2
X 2
5 of 5
 
SP
X
X
 
 X
4 of 5
 
FJB
X
X
 
 X
 
3 of 5
 
MD
X
X
 X
 X
 X
5 of 5
 
AG
 
 
 
 
 
0 of 5
 
TH
 
X 1
 X
 X
 X
4 of 4
 
HJ
 
 
 X
 
 X
 2 of 3
 
SBP
 
 
   
X
X
2 of 2
 

 

 Governor Attendance 2020-2021

 

Link to Governor Meeting Attendance Figures

https://www.the-trust-governor.co.uk/thegovernorswebbyschool.php?CID=574363gf5e223343284921546r9yu6q268v4573223ger6yh8yb454573222cs2&sid=646