A Welcome from our Chair of Governors, Mrs E Jones

E Jones

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Once again as Chair of Governors I am delighted to welcome all our parents, old and new, to our website. I hope you will find all the information you need here, but if not please don’t hesitate to get in touch either with the school or myself via school. 

This last academic year has seen St Damian’s receive many accolades, you may have read about these in the press or from Mr. Logue’s recent letter to parents. In July we were particularly proud to be named Secondary School of the Year by the Manchester Evening News. We were also named as the top school in Tameside in the Real Schools Guide published by the MEN in July of this year. Our examination successes have continued and we have continued to go from strength to strength. I am sure this will continue this coming academic year.  The staff once again has exceeded all expectations, not because of things laid down by Government and external agencies, but because of their own desire to help your children ensure they receive the best possible education. You can be sure your children are receiving not just an academic education but an all-round Catholic education. We are rightly proud of our reputation for the outstanding pastoral support of our children. We are fully inclusive and every child matters to us and with the excellent experienced staff we have and the facilities available I am confident in saying your child couldn’t be at a better school. It is a school where we recognise each child’s individual needs, talents and contributions.
 

As Chair of Governors I think you will have learned how proud I am of St Damian’s and assure you we will do our very best to ensure your child enjoys their stay with us, is kept safe and achieves their full potential and leaves here as a responsible, respectful, educated, caring member of the community with values that are second to none.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future at one of our various events.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Jones

Chair of Governors

September 2016

 Governing Body of St Damian’s RC Science College: Governor Profiles

StDamians Governors Nov 2017

 
 

Committee Block 2016-17

Terms of Reference

Chair

 Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Finance and Human Resources Committee

Mrs Liz Aspin

Ms Loretta Dean

Mrs Kathryn Connor

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Headteacher

Mrs Angela Ogden (SBM)

Reserves

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

Vice-Chair

Ms Loretta Dean

Premises, Health and Safety Committee

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Mr Adam Simpson (Carillion Representative FM)

Mr Jamie Maxwell (ICT Solutions Architect)

Mrs Angela Ogden (Health & Safety Officer)

Reserves

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

Training Link Governor

 Mrs Joyce Glynn

Complaints Committee

Any eligible governor

Reserves

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

Child Protection/Safeguarding /SEN Governor

Mrs Kathryn Connor

Pupil Discipline Committee

(Pupil Exclusions)

Any eligible governor

Reserves

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs Louise Keogh

Pay Committee

Ms Loretta Dean

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Mrs Margaret MacKenzie

Quorum:  3

No staff governors

English Link Governor

Pay Appeals Committee

The remaining members of the Governing Body, excluding those employed at the school and those with a pecuniary interest.

Quorum:  3

Maths Link Governor

Appointed Governors for HT Performance Review 

(inc HT work/life balance)

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Ms Loretta Dean

Mrs Margaret MacKenzie

(Mr Frank McCarron) External Advisor

Review officer: Chair

Quorum:  2

Leadership and Management

Ms Loretta Dean

Admissions Committee

Fr Simon Firth

Mrs Joyce Glynn

Mrs Liz Aspin

Quorum:  3

Achievement

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Residential Visits

Chair

Teaching and Learning

Mrs Margaret  MacKenzie

Behaviour

Mrs Kathryn Connor

RE/S48

Fr Simon Firth

 
 
Past Members:

Mrs C Walker - Parent Governor

Term of office to 14/02/2017

 

Step Down: 14/02/2017

 

Appointed by: Parents

 

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

 

Material Interests: None

Mrs C Harvey - Foundation Governor

Term of office to 19/02/2020

Stepped down: 10/10/2016

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests:

Independent Therapist

Material Interests: None