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St Elizabeth's Catholic  Voluntary Academy is part of the Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Our Governors: ( Foundation governors are appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham and the Franciscan Sisters Minoress). The governors are a subsidiary body of the Trust Board and are delegated responsibility for the Catholicity of the school and learning and teaching.

CONTACT:  To contact the Chair of Governors - 01773 822278

Foundation Governors -

Mrs M J Booth Foundation, Chair

Mrs B Wareing  Foundation,                                       Sr M. Kilkey        Foundation FSM                            

Sr D Paul Foundation, FSM                                          Mr S Brind          Foundation                             

 Mrs S Clarke Foundation                                             Mr S Shyby        Foundation       



Associate Governor

Mrs A Cooke                                         

  Headteacher:   Mr B. Lowe   Headteacher                                                            


Parent - 2

Mrs L Tomlinson    Parent governor ( Vice Chair) 

Mrs H Beetham     Parent governor                                    ​

 Clerk to the Governors: Mr D Roome

Attendance at the LGB on 20th November 2018:

All governors above attended  except for Sr Margaret Kilkey and Mrs A Cooke who sent their apologies.

NRCDES, Members, Chairs + CEOs + Ralph Sherwin CMAT Executive Team

In addition to attending Full Governing Body meetings, governors also sit on a number of standing committees as follows: 


FINANCE AND PREMISES:– School Finance/Budget planning and review, insurance, charging policy, Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, visits, emergency procedures, buildings, security. Membership – Laura Tomlinson (Chair), Bryan Lowe, Barbara Wareing  Steve Brind.


 Safeguarding and Child Protection.  SEN All safeguarding policies / booklet to sign for Safeguarding and CP, safer recruitment,  E safety, Flowcharts Training. SEN including P.Premium. Membership: Barbara Wareing , Mrs Clarke (chair), Bryan Lowe


Anti Bullying - Reports on any incidents, training 'STOP' programme. Membership: Vacant


 CURRICULUM/GENERAL:- RAISE FFT data, monitoring and targets, policies, N.C. assessments, SEN pupils, gifted and talented pupils, RE and collective worship, School Improvement Plan, SEF.  Membership – ,Bryan Lowe, Sr. Margaret Kilkey, Barbara Wareing ( chair).


In addition to these Four standing committees, the following will be required from time to time.  Procedures are as described below.


PERSONNEL:– Appointments, performance management, pay policy, recruitment. Membership – Sr. Margaret Kilkey ( chair), Laura Tomlinson, Bryan Lowe, Barbara Wareing.


RE CATHOLICITY  Chaplaincy, Worship, Prayer life, Mission Statement, Ethos, RE curriculum. Welfare, Spiritual development Church, Diocese community Overseas support, Cafod, Membership: All foundation governors. Sr Margaret Chair Sr Dorothy Paul D Chair


 DISCIPLINARY:– Exclusions, capability and grievance issues.  Membership – Sr. Margaret Kilkey (Chair),. Bryan Lowe


 ADMISSIONS To check and approve reception admission.  Membership - Steve Brind (Chair), Alison Cooke, Bryan Lowe,. S Shyby.


 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (Headteacher) Membership –  MarieJo Booth (chair) Vacancy


 GENERAL APPEALS  Membership – MarieJo Booth, Sr Dorothy Paul, Steve Brind.

To provide a high quality Christian education for all children enabling them to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring environment.