The Governing Body conductes biannual school learning walks.
Governors visit all classrooms throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6 to observe learning and talk to the children. They focus on how teachers and Learning Support Personnel have a positive impact on the children’s learning and develop their own understanding around the effective use co-operative and collaborative learning techniques within the classroom.
Holy Cross CE(VA) Primary School has worked alongside Manchester Diocese and Governor Support to focus on the reconstitution of its Governing Body.
The new Instrument of Governance is set out below and has been in effect from 1st April 2015.
Diocesan Board of Education Governor- Mr Barry Radcliffe
Henshaw Trust Governor- Mrs Mary Taylor
PCC Governor – St Mary with St Peter- Carol Howarth (Chairman) and Joanne Oakes
One ex officio Governor- St Mary with St Peter- Rev’d Derek Palmer
One ex officio Governor- St Stephen and All Martyrs- Mrs Sheila O’Flaherty
One Parent Governor – Ms Maria Papaleo plus 1 Vacancy
Local Authority Governor- Vacancy
Two Staff Governors- Carl Jones (Leading admissions and appeals) and Paul Wardle (HT)
Associate Governor – Rev’d Charlie Annis
Co-opted Governor – Mrs Clair Whittaker
Mrs Carol Howarth,
Chairman of Governors,
c/o Holy Cross CEVA Primary School,
Current Membership of the Committees
Admissions: Headteacher, Mr C Jones, Mrs C Howarth (chairman), Miss J Oakes
Headteacher Performance Management: Mr D Oakes, Mrs C Howarth (chairman), Mrs M Taylor
Ethos: Headteacher, Rev. D Palmer, Rev Charlie Annis, Miss M Papaleo
Curriculum/Pupils and Standards: Headteacher, Mr C Jones, Mrs C Howarth (chairman), Miss M Papaleo, Rev Charlie Annis
Assets: Headteacher, Mrs C Howarth, Mr D Oakes (chairman), Mrs C Howarth, Mrs M Taylor
Disciplinary (staff): Rev. D Palmer, Mr D Oakes, Mr A Shelmerdine
Disciplinary Appeals (staff): Mrs M Taylor, Mrs C Howarth (chairman)
Pupil Discipline: Mrs C Howarth (chairman), Rev. D Palmer, Rev C Annis, Vacancy
Child Protection & Safeguarding Governors: Mr C Jones, Miss J Oakes, Mr A Shelmerdine
SEND Governors: Mr C Jones, Miss J Oakes
Literacy Governor: Mrs C Howarth (chairman)
Looked After Children Governor: Mr C Jones, Mr A Shelmerdine
Numeracy Governor: Mrs M Taylor
Health and Safety in Education Governor: Miss J Oakes, Miss M Papaleo, Mr D Oakes
EAL Lead Governor: Rev Charlie Annis
Pupil Premium Investment Governor: Mrs C Howarth (chairman)
Father Derek Palmer also sits on the Governing body of Blue Coat Secondary School, Oldham.