The school's Local Management Board (LMB) is made up of foundation governors who are appointed by His Lordship the Bishop of Middlesbrough, staff representatives and Parent Governors. Parent Governors are elected by parents of the school and bring the views of the parents to the LMB, but they speak and act as individuals and have equal status in the work of the Local Management Board.
The governors meet officially twice a term to discuss the business of the school but they take a very special interest in all school activities. Minutes of the meetings of the Local Management Board and Committees are available from the School Office.
Mrs Mary Bilous -Foundation Governor (Term of Office Expires: 05.05.20)
Mr J Shiel -Foundation Governor (Term of Office Expires: 16.10.20)
Mr. P. Benfield (Term of Office Expires: 02.10.21)
Mr P. Mullins (Term of Office Expires 13.03.20)
Mrs L. Brady (Term of Office Expires 02.07.21)
Mrs L. Cutler (Term of Office Expires 17.06.22)
Mr M. Wren (Term of Office Expires 17.06.22)
Mr P Conway
Deputy Head Teacher:
Miss S Brady (Observer)
School Business Manager:
Mrs M Day (Observer)
Mrs L. Stoker (Term of Office Expires: 10.05.20)
Mrs J Scott (Term of Office Expires: 23.02.20)
Mr J Willett (Term of Office Expires: 01.03.23)
Clerk to the Governors:
Fiona Jennings (Nicholas Postgate clerk)
We are very lucky at St. Bernadette's to have the support of a very committed and dedicated group of people as our Governors.
The following Governors have a Class Governors responsibility. Our Class Governors visit school regularly throughout the year. As such they visit class and discuss children’s work. They also attend class assemblies and support with events.
Nursery: Mrs L Brady
Reception: Mr M Wren
Year 1: Mrs L Cutler
Year 2: Mrs M Bilous
Year 3: Mr J Shiel
Year 4: Mrs J Scott
Year 5: Mr P Mullins
Year 6: Mr P Benfield
Governors with monitoring roles linked to School Improvement Plan
Each year Governors are assigned to aspects of the School Improvement Plan. Throughout the year they come to school to support, monitor and challenge how the school is developing against the annual priorities within the plan.
The Governors have areas of responsibility as follows:
Religious Education and Catholic Life of the School: Mrs L Cutler
Outcomes: Mr J Shiel
Core subjects: Mr P Benfield
Foundation subjects: Mr P Mullins
Personal Development, behaviour and welfare: Mrs J Scott
Special Educational Needs: Mrs J Scott
Sex & Relationships Education: Mrs L Cutler
Safeguarding: Mrs L Cutler
Pupil Voice: Mr M Wren
Safer Recruitment & Governor Induction: Mrs M Bilous
Health & Safety & Risk Management: Mrs M Bilous
Early Years: Mrs L Brady
ICT & Website: Mrs L Brady
Appraisal lead: Mr J Shiel
Appeals lead: Mrs M Bilous
Concerns lead: Mrs M Bilous
The full Local Management Board meet each term with a focus on Finance and Raising Achievement.
We also have Concerns and Appeals Committees and membership is drawn from the pool of governors.
A Governor who serves on a Concern Committee may not serve on an Appeal Committee.
In the last 2 years, 3 Governors have retired from their posts held within the LMB:
- Mrs Mary Cobbold (Headteacher at St Bernadette's 1983-2017)
- Monsignor Hogan (Parish Priest at St Bernadette's Church 1994-Present; Chair of Governors at St Bernadette's 1994-2017)
- Don McCann (Foundation Governor 1994-2017)