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 Federated Governors’ page for both schools is under construction and will shortly be available on the Infant School site. 



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.