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Governing Body

Mission Statement

Growing and Learning in Faith

Our Mission is to develop the whole person in a Catholic learning community, to provide a loving Christian environment and to strive for excellence, equality, justice and fairness.

At St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School we aim for our young people to be:

  • strong and committed in the faith of Christ
  • confident of their personal worth
  • active in response to Christ’s call to care for others
  • responsible members of society

Hence we strive to:

  • achieve excellence in all aspects of our life and work
  • foster the spiritual growth of each member of our community
  • create a happy and successful learning environment
  • develop the full potential of each individual
  • prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • work in partnership with home, parish and the wider community

 

Structure and Committee Membership 
Full Governing Body (Meets six times per year)
Mr P Bradshaw (Chair)
Mrs J Mullins (Vice-Chair)

Admissions Committee (Meets as necessary)

Terms of Reference

 

Finance & Premises Committee
(Meets six times per year)

Terms of Reference

Learning & Standards Committee
(Meets six times per year)

Terms of Reference

 

Mission & Pastoral Committee
(Meets six times per year)

Terms of Reference

Mrs J Mullins (Chair)  Miss V Morgan (Chair) Ms C Valsler (Chair) Mrs B Sharp (Chair)
Miss C Garrett Mrs B McLaughlin Mr P Bradshaw  Mr S Spurrell
Miss V Morgan Mrs C Nicholls Mrs B McLaughlin Mrs J Mullins
Mrs C Nicholls Mr S Spurrell Mrs J Mullins Mrs B McLaughlin
  Alderman M Sykes Mrs T Fogg Mr P Bradshaw  (Chaplaincy)
For Admission policy meetings only: Miss C Garrett Mrs J Lee Ms. C Valsler 
Mrs B McLaughlin Mr P J McDermott   Mrs J Lee
School Convener and Clerk:  Mrs J Nunnerley  School Convener: Mrs N Fear (Business Manager) School Convener:  Mr K Magner  
    Mr E Walker

School Convener:

Mrs A Woodley

  Clerk: Mrs N Fear Clerk: Mrs N Green Clerk: Mrs N Green
       

Personnel Committee (Meets six times per year)

Terms of Reference

Disciplinary (Meets as necessary)

Terms of Reference

   
Mrs T Fogg (Chair)      
Mrs B McLaughlin      
Miss V Morgan      
Mrs J Mullins      
Alderman M Sykes      
Mrs C Nicholls      
Mr P J McDermott      
School Convener:      
Mrs B McLaughlin      
       
Clerk : Mrs N Fear      
     
Governors with Special Responsibilities:      
Chair of Governors Mr P Bradshaw Health & Safety Miss V Morgan/Mrs C Nicholls
Vice Chair of Governors Mrs J Mullins Governor Training Mrs N A Green
Association of Bristol  Ms C Valsler Numeracy & Literacy Mrs J Mullins
Safeguarding, Child Protection & Children in Care Ms C Valsler Safeguarding, Esafety & Looked After Children  
Governors’ Induction & Training  Chair/Head Teacher Religious Education, Worship & Chaplaincy Mr P Bradshaw
Clerks to Committees Mrs N Fear/Mrs N A Green Clerk to Governors Mrs N A Green

 

Governors’ at St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School — Bristol 2018/2019
Governors names Governor Type Start Date Termination date Resignation Date Pecuniary Interests
Mr Peter Bradshaw Foundation 20/06/2015 19/06/2019   None
Mrs Jessica Lee Parent 23/10/2018 22/10/2022   None
Mrs B McLaughlin Ex Officio   31/03/2047   None
Miss Veronica Morgan Foundation 01/09/2017 31/08/2021   None
Mrs Jo Mullins Full Governing Body 01/12/2015 30/11/2019   None
Mrs Catherine Nicholls Foundation 01/08/2017 31/07/2021   None
Mr Stephen Spurrell Staff 29/01/2018 28/01/2022   None
Alderman Mary Sykes LA 19/05/2015 18/05/2019   None
Ms Clare Valsler Foundation 01/03/2015 28/02/2019   None
Mrs Tina Fogg Parent 18/03/2017 17/03/2021   None
Ms Clare Garrett Foundation 12/04/2017 11/04/2021   None
Mr Patrick John McDermott Foundation  26/03/2018 25/03/2022   None
Mr Peter Russ Parent 22/03/2018 22/03/2022   None
Mrs Bev Sharp Foundation 01/07/2017 30/06/2021   None
Ms Elizabeth Clark Parent 07/10/2014 06/10/2018 30/01/2018 None
Mrs Michelle Morgan Diocesan 01/06/2015 31/05/2019 09/10/2017 None
Miss Madeline Woolfenden Associate Member 16/01/2017 15/01/2018 20/09/2017 None
Mr Phillip Gilpin Diocesan 01/06/2015 31/05/2019 13/01/2017 Deceased None
Father Matt Anscombe Diocesan 04/02/2016 03/02/2020 10/01/2017 None

Academic Year 2018-2019
Full Governing Body Minutes:

 

Academic Year 2017-2018
Full Governing Body Minutes:

Term 1     Term 2    Term 3     Term 4     Term 5      Term 6

Attendance at Committees 2017-2018

Full Governing Body    Learning & Standards     Mission & Pastoral

Admissions     Finance & Premises     Personnel

Academic Year 2016-2017
Full Governing Body Minutes:

Term 1     Term 2     Term 3     Term 4     Term 5      Term 6

Attendance at Committees 2016-2017

Full Governing Body     Learning & Standards    Mission & Pastoral

Admissions     Finance & Premises     Personnel

Academic Year 2015-2016
Full Governing Body Minutes:

Term 1     Term 2     Term 3     Term 4     Term 5     Term 6

Attendance at Committees 2015-2016

Full Governing Body     Learning & Standards     Mission & Pastoral

Admissions     Finance & Premises     Personnel

Academic Year 2014-2015
Full Governing Body Minutes: 

Term 1     Term 2     Term 3     Term 4     Term 5     Term 6

Attendance at Committees 2014-2015

Full Governing Body     Learning & Standards     Mission & Pastoral      

Admissions     Finance & Premises      Personnel 

 

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