A big welcome from the Governors here at St Augustine’s school.
We are proud to be Governors at a school where our children are cared for, supported and given the confidence to “Love and learn together by growing in friendship with Jesus”.
Our Governing body is a diverse group of volunteers coming from a wide range of backgrounds ranging from the Parish, Education, Engineering, Personnel, Training, Finance and the corporate world.
We are here to give our school its strategic direction and to act as a “critical friend” helping to guide our school to provide the highest standard of education for all our children. We do not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school - that is in the safe hands of Julie, her Senior Management Team and her Staff.
Our Full Governing Body meets once a term and we have termly meetings of committees, which look after:
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Premises & Finance
The Chair of each Committee is also a member of the Mission and Strategy Committee.
We come into school as often as possible to attend Masses and concerts, talk to the pupils and engage in Learning Walks around school; all of which keep us up to speed with what is happening in school.
As parents and guardians your views and opinions are important to the Governing Body, if you want to make me aware of an issue (or want to tell me about something that is working really well) please do so via School or via our Parent Governors.
So who are we?
Father Dominic Kavanagh - Foundation Governor
I am parish priest at Saint Augustine's Church and have been a Foundation Governor at Saint Augustine's school since 2005. I am very pleased to be part of such an experienced and faithful Governing Body; and to serve such a delightful group of children and parents.
Annie Fuller - Foundation Governor and Chair of Governors
I have been on the Governing Body since 1998; am chair of Finance and a member of the Personnel committee. Both my children attended St Augustine’s school where they were very happy. am proud to be part of the St Augustine’s school family.
Michael Wakeham - Foundation Governor and Vice Chair
I am Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body and Chair of the Personnel Committee. With both of my children having had the benefit of education at St Augustine’s school I value the caring and supportive nature of the teaching and non-teaching staff.
Frank Cotter - Foundation Governor
I became part of Governing body in 2012. I am the chair of Premises and a member of the Finance committee. My two boys attend St. Augustine's school and they enjoy going to school.
Madeleine Coburn - Foundation Governor
Following a long Teaching career, I have been a Foundation Governor of St Augustine’s School since September 2010. I am Chair of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee and am on the Personnel Committee. My four children attended St Augustine’s.
Gerardo Sica – Foundation Governor
I was appointed as Foundation Governor in February 2018. I am pleased to be a member of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee. I am a chemical engineer and have a daughter in Year 3. I feel privileged to be in such position, and hope to make positive contributions towards the enhancement of school life and education of children at St. Augustine’s.
Barbara Burgess - Parent Governor
I have been Parent Governor since 2015 and my son is in year 6. I am a member of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee and the Finance Committee and I am enjoying being able to contribute to the school life in my role as part of our school’s Governing body.
Mike Stanford - Parent Governor
I am a Parent Governor, appointed February 2018 and member of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee. I work in Learning and Educational Enhancement and the University of Birmingham. I have a daughter in Year 6, a son in Year 3 and a son joining FS1 in Sept 18. I hope to make a positive contribution to this excellent school as a member of the Governing Body.
Justine McCallum - Local Authority (LA) Governor
I am recently appointed to the Governing Body; I am the LA Governor and a member of the Personnel Committee. I currently teach Human Resource Management at a local college. Both of my children previously attended St Augustine’s and they both had a wonderful time here.
Cath Harwood - Staff Governor
I have worked at St. Augustine’s for 19 years and have been a member of the Governing Body for a number of years. Currently I am a member of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee and the Finance Committee.