Our Governors

The Local Governing Body

Our Governors are a highly committed, skilled, and hardworking group of people who volunteer their time to meet regularly to discuss and oversee the strategic management of the academy. Official Local Governing Body meetings take place once each half-term, with a number of further meetings and visits also taking place across the year that support the ongoing work of the academy.

The principal role of the Local Governing Body is to ensure the successful implementation of the academy’s Mission Statement, working as a team and in close co-operation with the Headteacher and all staff. A majority of our Governors serve as Foundation Governors, appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham, and hold a specific responsibility for monitoring the Catholic Life of the academy.  The Local Governing Body are also responsible for monitoring the academic performance of the academy. In all of their duties the Governors act in a supportive capacity to leadership, whilst also providing ongoing scrutiny and challenge.

Code of Conduct for Governors of a Local Governing Body in a Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

Privacy Notice for the Local Governing Body

The Chair of Governors, Mrs. J. Moran, can be contacted at the academy as follows:

c/o St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy
Anne’s Crescent
North Lincolnshire
DN16 2LW

Telephone: 01724 842382
Email: chair@stbernadettesacademy.com

Governor Information – Attendance to Meetings and Declarations of Business Interests

Appointing Body

Please note that the Appointing Body for each category of Governor in the table above is as follows:

Foundation Governor: The Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocesan Education Service (NRCDES)
Parent Governor: The Parents/Carers of pupils at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy.

Recruiting New Governors

The academy is currently seeking new Foundation Governors to join our Local Governing Body. Foundation Governors must be:

• at least 18 years old
• a practising Catholic
• keen to develop and use your skills and experiences
• willing to undertake free training to help you in the role.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and you think you could support the work of the academy in this way, or would simply like more information, please get in touch with the Headteacher or Chair of Governors for a conversation about the role, or click on the link below where you can find out more information, including how to go about completing a self-nomination form.

We very much hope to hear from you.

Foundation Governor Recruitment

The Local Governing Body also includes a number of Parent Governor roles. Currently these positions are occupied by serving parents, but if a post was to become available we would ensure that all parents in our school community are informed and it would be necessary to hold a parent election prior to any new appointment.