GOVERNORS OF ST. JOHN FISHER CATHOLIC COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
St. John Fisher School seeks to help and encourage students to develop individually, collectively and freely a way of life modelled on Christ in accordance with the faith of the Roman Catholic Church

GB & Committee Meetings 2017/2019

Terms 1 & 2 – Monday 4 September 2017 – Thursday 21 December 2017

Committee Date Time Notes
Full Governing BoardBusiness Meeting Thursday 28thSeptember 2017 5.45 meet with coffee 6.00pm – 8.00pm meeting Election of Chair & Vice-Chair, agree committee membership, roles and responsibilities, delegation of responsibilities to HT, sign and update register of business interests
School Monitoring & Improvement Monday 2ndOctober 2017 3.30pm to 5.00pm Election of Chair for the committee
Resources Committee Tuesday 10thOctober 2017 3.30pm to 5.00pm Election of Chair for the committee
Catholic Mission & Ethos Monday 13thNovember 2017 3.30pm to 5.00pm Election of Chair for the committee
School Monitoring & Improvement Monday 27thNovember 2017 3.30pm to 5.00pm Election of Chair for the committee
Full Governing Board Thursday 7thDecember 2017 5:45pm meet with coffee
6.00pm – 8.00pm meeting

 


Terms 3 & 4 – Tuesday 2nd January 2018 – Thursday 29th March 2018

Resources Committee Monday 15th January 2018 3.30pm to 5.00pm
School Monitoring & Improvement Monday 5th Feb 2018 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Catholic Mission & Ethos Monday 26thFebruary 2018 3.30pm to 5.00pm
School Monitoring & Improvement Monday 5th March 2018 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Full Governing Board Thursday 15th March 2018 5.45pm meet with coffee – 6:00pm – 8.00pm meeting

 


Terms 5 & 6 – Monday 16th April 2018 – Wednesday 18th July 2018

Resources Committee Monday 23rd April 2018 3.30pm to 5.00pm – Final Accounts 2017/18 & LA Budget Allocation 2018/19
Catholic Mission & Ethos Monday 14 th May 2018 3.30pm to 5.00pm
School Monitoring & Improvement Monday 18 th June 2018 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Resources Committee Monday 25 th June 2018 3.30pm to 5.00pm
School Monitoring & Improvement Monday 2 nd July 2018 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Full Governing Board Thursday 5 th July 2018 5.45 meet with coffee 6:00pm – 8.00pm meeting FGB to formally ratify 2017/18 budget

 


Term 1 & 2 – Monday 3rd September 2018 to Thursday 20th Decenber 2018

Full Governing BoardBusiness Meeting Thursday 27thSeptember 2018 5.45 meet with coffee 6:00pm – 8.00pm meeting Election of Chair & Vice-Chair, agree committee membership, roles and responsibilities, delegation of responsibilities to HT, sign and update register of business interests

 


 
GOVERNING BODY MEMBERSHIP 2018
The Governors of St John Fisher Catholic school provide management and oversight of budgets, curriculum, policy setting and staff appointments throughout the school.

RESOURCES SCHOOL MONITORING & IMPROVEMENT CATHOLIC MISSION & ETHOS
Ruth Bourne (committee chairperson) Maureen Pearson (committee chairperson) Dcn Jim Coleman (committee chairperson)
Femi Dada Kathy Sexton Fr Baker
Maureen Pearson Dympna Lennon Dympna Lennon
Dympna Lennon Clive Mailing Clive Mailing
Clive Mailing Marie Foster Jan Gillespie
Mike Purves Matthew Roberts  
     

 
GOVERNING BODY UPTO DEC 2016

Finance & Staffing Premises and Health & Safety
Femi Dada (Committee Chairperson) Ruth Bourne (Committee Chairperson)
Dympna Lennon Dympna Lennon
Ruth Bourne Femi Dada
Clive Mailing Clive Mailing
Maureen Pearson Jan Gillespie
Peter Stock  

 


 
Details of the current Governors

All governors are volunteers and, once elected, generally serve for 4 years. 

 

 

NAME CATEGORY POSITION DATE TERM STARTED DATE TERM ENDS
Clive Mailing Foundation Governor(appointed by the Diocese) Chairman(elected by the Governing Body) Sep 2014 Aug 2018
Maureen Pearson Foundation Governor(appointed by the Diocese) Vice Chair(elected by the Governing Body) Sep 2014 Aug 2018
Deacon Jim Coleman Foundation Governor(appointed by the Diocese) Vice-Chair (elected by the Governing Body) Jan 2013 Dec 2021
Mike Purves Foundation Governor   Jan 2018 Jan 2022
Dympna Lennon Headteacher Headteacher Sep 2016 Not Applicable
Katherine Sexton Foundation Governor   Sep 2016 Sep 2020
Fr. Chris Baker Foundation Governor(appointed by the Diocese) Chairman: Catholic Mission & Ethos Sep 2014 Aug 2018
Ruth Bourne Local Authority Governor (nominated by the Local Authority, appointed by the Governing Body) Chairman, Premises and Health & Safety Committee Nov 2013 (TBC)
Femi Dada Associate Governor Chairman, Staffing & Finance Committee Jul 2017 Jun 2021
Jan Gillespie Foundation Governor   June 2016 May 2020
Marie Foster Parent Governor (elected by other parents at the school)   Oct 2016 Sep 2020
Matthew Roberts Staff Governor (elected by staff at the school)   Feb 2017 Jan 2021

 


Vacancy for Parent Governor please click here to see the current Newsletter for details of the application process. (link to September 2017 newsletter) 


 

Governors who have supported the school in the past.
NAME END OF SERVICE
Peter Stock Dec 2016
Catherine Burnett Sep 2016
Keith Thomas June 2016
Graham Laing Nov 2015
Fr. Justin Daanaah Sep 2015
Katherine Sexton Sep 2015
Jim Flannery Apr 2015

 


 
GOVERNORS DECLARATION & SKILLS AUDIT
This page shows the Governors declaration of interests and a skills audit for each person. This page is under frequent review and will be updated on a regular basis.

 

Declaration of Interests
Name Organisation Nature of interest Date from which involved
Clive Mailing St Augine of Canterbury School Chair of Governors 2003
Clive Mailing Diocese Local Authority Representative Diocese Representative on Medway Council’s Children & Adults Overview & Scrutiny Committee Nov 2013
Clive Mailing Medway Council’s Schools Forum Secondary Local Authority Maintained School Governor Representative Oct 2014
Clive Mailing Medway Catholic Schools Chairman of the Academies Working Group Nov 2016
Fr. Chris Baker St. Michael’s R.C. Church Spiritual parental knowledge of pupils & families St Michael’s Continuous
Katherine Sexton St Michael’s RCP school, Chatham Headteacher 2015

 


 
Skills & Qualifications

Name Skills / Qualifications
Clive Mailing
  • Retired Bank Manager and LA Asset Manager.
  • 30 years banking experience, covering finance, HR and premises related matters.
  • 12 years within LA in Children Services, Managing Capital Programmes for schools.
  • Safer Recruitment trained.
  • Run training courses on ‘Managing your Premises’.
  • Local Leader in Governance (LLG) and mentor new Chair of Governors.
  • Over 25 years experience as a primary school governor and 20 years experience as secondary school governor
  • school governor, experienced in chairing, finance, premises, personnel and curriculum.
  • Parent of four children educated in the RC sector.
  • Parishioner at St Augine’s, Parkwood for over 38 years.
Maureen Pearson
  • Retired Headteacher.
  • Experience of Community and R.C. Education (4-13) years over a •40 year period.
  • Previous governor experience at primary school level.
  • Pre-school experience (2-5) years.
  • Experience of school finance, buildings and staffing etc.
  • Parishioner at English Martyrs, Strood for over 30 years.
  • Parent of two children educated in the RC sector.
Femi Dada
  • Chartered Accountant.
  • Experience in:
  • Accounting, taxation, business consultancy.
  • Project management.
  • Business planning.
  • Systems design and development.
Fr. Chris Baker
  • Parish Priest, at St. Michael’s, Chatham.
  • Experience in Training.
  • Regulation.
  • Meetings.
  • Staffing.
  • Administration.
Jan Gillespie
  • I am a selling coach.
  • Experience in:
  • Training.
  • Training sessions.
  • Parent helper at Our Lady’s School (2002-2004) and St Benedict’s (2004-2006).
  • Children’s Liturgy.
Rev James Coleman
  • Permanent Deacon Archdiocese of Southwark 
    (Administration. Sacramental Teaching. Youth Outreach. Presentations and Lectures.)
  • Proclaim 15 Evangelisation Committee Delegate (Chatham Deanery)
  • RC Youth Chaplain: Bereavement Counsellings, Safeguarding, Social Awareness.
  • Private Sector: Director HR and Payroll
  • 20 years Public Sector: Finance, Payroll, Accounting, Staff Audit, Benefits and Recruitment.
  • Trade Union Delegate: Specialised in Grievance and Disciplinary Panels.
Katherine Sexton
  • Headteacher at St Michael’s Catholic Primary school in Hills Terrace Chatham, we are one of the main feeder schools for St John Fisher so having that link is good for both schools.
  • Appointed Foundation Governor in November 2016 having previously been a governor at the school since 2011, but then having a short break since 2015 to concentrate on my “day job”.
  • I have been a head teacher for thirteen years and am therefore very experienced in school leadership in Catholic schools both as a head and as a governor. I live in Maidstone, I am married with two children.
  • Both of my children have attended Catholic schools, my older child is an ex pupil of St Simon Stock School and now works in London and my younger child still attends the school.
Ruth Bourne
  • I have over 25 years’ experience on both local government and education.
  • I have worked in Children’s Services both in Medway and in the London Borough of Lewisham.
  • I have spent time in Higher Education working at the Universities of North London and Anglia Ruskin.
  • I am currently employed as Secretary & Registrar at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.
Marie Foster
  • Registered Nurse and Midwife, worked for Medway NHS Trust since 1993 and ten years experience working as a community midwife in Gillingham and Chatham.
  • Parent of two children , eldest has just started SJF in year 7.
  • New to school governing role.
  • Parishioner of St Thomas of Canterbury, Rainham.
Matthew Roberts
  • BA(hons) Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Teacher of History.
  • Previous experience in Corporate Governance.
  • Interests in Curriculum development.
  • New to Governor role.
Mike Purves
  • Retired after 40 years in HM Diplomatic Service.
  • Extensive experience of working in and engaging with a wide variety of cultures and communities.
  • Most of my career in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
  • Some experience of being a school governor in Qatar and Germany.
  • Professional experience largely focused on commercial services, resources, HR management and corporate responsibility.
  • Parishioner at St Thomas of Canterbury, Rainham.
  • After so many years overseas, keen to get involved in my own local community.

 


 
GOVERNORS MEETING ATTENDANCE

This page shows the attendance of each governor to the different meetings throughout the year.

FULL GOVERNING BOARD

 

Name 17/9/15 3/12/15 17/3/16 7/7/16 22/9/16 1/12/16 16/3/17 6/7/17 28/9/17 07/12/17 15/03/18 05/07/18
Clive Mailing X X X X X X X   X  X    
Dympna Lennon         X X X X X  X    
Maureen Pearson X X X X X X X X X  X    
Deac. Jim Coleman X X X X X X X X X  X    
Fr. Chris Baker X X X X X X     X      
Femi Dada   X X   X   X   X  X    
Ruth Bourne X       X X X X X  X    
Jan Gillespie X X X X X X X X X      
Marie Foster           X X X    X    
Matthew Roberts             X X X  X    
C Burnett X   X X                
Peter Stock X X X X X X            
Kieth Thomas N/A N/A X                  
Mike Purves N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A X  X    
Katherine Sexton                    X    

CATHOLIC MISSION & ETHOS

Name 16/11/16 29/02/16 16/05/16 14/11/16 27/02/17 15/05/17 13/11/17 26/02/18 14/05/18
Clive Mailing X X X   X X  X    
Dympna Lennon       X X X  X    
Deac. Jim Coleman X X X X X X  X    
Peter Stock X X              
Marie Pearson X                
Fr. Chris Baker   X X X          
Catherine Burnett   X X            

SCHOOL MONITORING & IMPROVEMENT

Name 2/11/15 8/2/16 20/6/16 07/11/16 06/02/17 19/06/17 02/10/17 27/11/17 05/02/18 05/03/18 18/06/18 02/07/18
Clive Mailing X X     X X  X  X        
Dympna Lennon       X X X  X  X        
Fr. Chris Baker   X X                  
Peter Stock X X X X X              
Maureen Pearson X X X X X X  X  X        
Katherine Sexton       X X X  X          
C Burnett   X X                  
Matthew Roberts           X  X  X        
Marie Foster                X        

Resources

Name 16/01/2017 24/04/2017 26/06/2017 10/10/17 15/01/18 23/04/18 25/06/18
Clive Mailing   X X  X  X    
Dympna Lennon X X X  X  X    
Maureen Pearson X   X    X    
Femi Dada X X X  X      
Ruth Bourne X      X  X    
Keith Thomas              
Fr. Chris Baker              
Mike Purves        X  X    

 


 
Archive of Governor Attendance
Stafing & Finance
Premises, Health & Saftey