Consultation on the Amalgamation of the Schools

Amalgamation letter Sept 2019

Appointment of Executive Headteacher Miss C McFlynn

Please click below to read a letter from the Chair of Governors, Mr David Miveld, and the new Executive Headteacher Miss Clare McFlynn. Executive Headteacher Appointment – April 2019

Ss Alban and Stephen Catholic Schools’ Federation.

As of 1st January 2019, the governing bodies of the Infant and Junior School federated. Click here to follow the link to the Infant page where further information can be found.


The school governing body is made up of:

  • staff representatives
  • community governors, including parents
  • other sponsors (in our case, the diocese appoint “foundation governors”)

School governor’s duties include:

  • setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the budget
  • reviewing progress against the budget and objectives
  • challenging and supporting senior staff
  • playing a part in appointing staff

The governing body is accountable for:

  • the use of public funds
  • the quality of education provided
  • the wider contribution to the community

The role of governor

Almost every year we need to recruit new school governors.

Governors must be over the age of 18 but no specialist qualifications are needed and people from many different backgrounds volunteer for the role. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don’t need to have a family member attending the school to become a governor. Training and development is readily available, and is an important part of becoming an effective school governor.

Governors need to attend meetings of the governing body every half term and also join one of the three committees that look at specific issues. Most meetings are in the late afternoon or early evening. The time commitment varies, but is usually a few hours each month. The role is voluntary, but expenses can be covered (such as babysitting costs).


The Committees

The governing body is made up of two committees – The Resources Committee and The Teaching Learning and Community Committee.

The Resources committee are responsible for matters to do with finance, human resourcing, school premises, health and safety and staffing. They meet once a term and follow a work plan which covers many aspects associated directly with their strategic role.

The Teaching Learning and Community Committee are responsible for matter that deal with school admissions, curriculum and assessment, development plans and communication.


Final Instrument of Government (June 2015)


Resources Committee Learning & Community Committee
Responsibility Members Responsibility Members
Health & Safety
Mark Betteley
Aisling Cannon
Francesca Hammond
Laura Robertson
Louise Forbes
Deepa George
Manuel Lopez
Admissions (& attendance)
Curriculum (& discipline)
Special Educational Needs
Community Relationships
Aisling Cannon
David Miveld
Marianne McMahon
Bernie Murphy
Niall O’Brien

The Governors

The following table details the Governors. Foundation Governors are appointed by the RC Diocese of Westminster.


Francesca Hammond
 David Miveld
Chair of Governors
 Aisling Cannon
Head of School
 Mark Betteley Father   Laura Robertson
Louise Forbes Bernadette Murphy
(Staff Governor)
Marianne McMahon
 Niall O’Brien  Deepa George  Manuel Lopez

Governor Information Table (Infants)

If you ever have a question for Governors, please use the Question Box at the side of the front door at the main entrance or email Alternatively you can contact us via the school on: 01727 854643.

Governors Fund

Ours is a Voluntary Aided school. This means that we have to fund 10% of the cost of any repairs or building improvements carried out at the school. Parents are invited to contribute. Such contributions are not compulsory. If you are able to contribute, you may do so via the following methods:
– online banking (bank details available from the school office)
– cash or cheque payable to SS Alban & Stephens Schools Governors handed into to the school office
Please ensure that any contribution is marked with your child’s name and for the attention of the governors to ensure we match the donation with the gift aid declaration (if applicable).

Gift Aid – If you are a UK taxpayer please also complete the gift aid form (found below), we can claim back 25p for every £1 you contribute, at no extra cost to you. For example for an annual contribution of £60 we could reclaim £15 making a total contribution of £75 by just signing a form. Please make sure that the person paying the contribution is the one who signs the form.

Whatever donation you can make, large or small please be assured that it will be spent wisely and for the benefit of all the children.

Building Fund Letter

Gift Aid Form