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Our school has 12 Governors.  Seven are Foundation Governors appointed by Bishop Philip Egan, the Bishop of Portsmouth; 2 are parents elected by the other parents in the school; 1 is a staff Governor, elected by staff; 1 represents the Local Authority (Reading); and the headteacher is also a Governor.  

Meet Our Governors

Vicky Hummell

Chair of Governing Body 2021/22

Foundation Governor until 5th January 2023, appointed 6th January 2015.

Responsibilities: Safeguarding, headteacher performance committee, admissions

Sits on Committees:  All

Register of interests: None

"I have retired after a lifetime in Catholic education as a teacher and a diocesan schools’ adviser and an RE and Ofsted inspector."

 

Conor Prendergast

Vice-chair of Governing Body 2021/22.

Foundation Governor until 17th November 2022; a Governor since 2014.

Responsibilities: Headteachers performance management, English including phonics and reading.

Sits on Committee:  Finance & Premises as Chair.

Register of Interests: None.

 

Father Pat Madden

As Parish Priest of Christ the King, Father Pat is a Foundation Governor.  He was appointed on 1st September 2010 and his latest term of office will continue until 18th April 2025.

Responsibilities: Catholicity worship and RE ethos and SEN.

Sits on Committee: Finance & Premises. 

Register of Interests: None.

 

 

Teresa Poole

Foundation Governor until 18th October 2022; appointed in October 2018. 

Responsibilities: Early Years.

Sits on Committee: Curriculum & Staffing as Chair.

Register of Interests: None.

Mrs Poole has grandchildren in the school, and has been a Christ the King Governor before, when her own children were here.


Maggie Hills

Foundation Governor until 22nd May 2024, appointed in August 2016.

Responsibilities: Mathematics. 

Sits on Committee:  Curriculum & Staffing as Vice Chair.

Register of interests: None.

"I had a Catholic education myself and know how valuable it is to attend a good school. I hope I can help the school maintain its high standards and friendly atmosphere. I am an active member of various ministries in Christ the King parish."

 

Peter Molloy

Foundation governor until September 2024; appointed 1st October 2020.

Responsibilities: Health & Safety, Headteacher’s performance committee.

Sits on Committee: Curriculum & Staffing.

Register of Interests: None.

Peter is an experienced Human Resources Practitioner who lives in Wokingham and is delighted to be a governor for Christ the King School.

 

Gail Gibson

LA Governor until February 2025; appointed 9th February 2021.

Sits on Committee: Curriculum & Staffing. 

Responsibilities: English including phonics and reading.

Register of Interests: None.

I worked as a housing officer in local government before retraining as a primary school teacher.  I am now retired.  I am grateful for the opportunity to support Christ the King Primary School as a governor.

 

David Brown

Foundation governor until 26th April 2025; appointed 27th April 2021.

Sits on Committee: Finance & Premises as Vice Chair.

Responsibilities: The Curriculum.

Register of Interests: None

Having been a Governor at St Joseph Catholic High School and now close to retirement from working in the IT industry, I am keen to bring my knowledge to Christ the King Primary School as a Governor.

What the Governors do 

 

The Governing Board  seeks to support the Headteacher and staff in preserving and developing the Catholic ethos of the school in living out the school mission statement:

 

‘Loving, learning, growing together as Christ's family’

 

The Governors have three core responsibilities:

 

  1. To ensure clarity of Catholic visions, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. To hold to account the senior leadership of Christ the King school for maintaining and developing the educational excellence, high standards and Catholic character of the school and its pupils; for the internal organisation, management and control of the school including performance management of staff.
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school to ensure that the money well spent for the best advantage of the pupils.

 

Other responsibilities include:

 

  • To be a critical friend to the school, both supporting and challenging the senior leadership.
  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement.
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates.
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based and all children have equal opportunities and receive their entitlement.
  • Oversee and monitor a range of policies school including religious education, safeguarding, health and safety, financial matters, curriculum and performance management of the Headteacher.
  • Admissions to the school.
  • All governors observe strict confidentiality particularly in relations to matters concerning staff and pupils, unless there is a lawful requirement for disclosure.

Governors may be contacted through the school office.

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