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Governance

The information provided below explains the structure of governance of Sacred Heart High School including:

  • Members of the Academy Trust (that holds governors to account)
  • A list of governors and their attendance at meetings last year (2017-18)
  • The remit of the governing body and the role of the headteacher.
  • The list of governors’ committees

In separate tabs on the left you can find further information regarding:

  • the remit of the governing body, the role of the headteacher, and the overall role of governor committees
  • terms of reference for each committee

THE ACADEMY TRUST

As an Academy, Sacred Heart High School, Hammersmith is registered as a private limited company: Company Number 7941140. 

The registered address for the company is Sacred Heart High School, 212 Hammersmith Road, London W6 7DG (T: 0208 748 7600).

Eileen Gavin was appointed as Company Secretary in March 2012.  She has responsibility for keeping the company’s records and ensuring that it complies with company law.

Members of the Academy Trust (set out in the table below) are not governors.  They have oversight of the governance arrangements, and will have the final say over whether any amendments are made to the Articles of Association. The members appoint Foundation Governors and hold the Governors to account.

Members of the Academy Trust

Name of Member

Date of Appointment

Relevant business/pecuniary interests incl. governance roles in other educational establishments

Sr. Christine Ann Edwards

1 March 2012

Trustee of the Society of the Sacred Heart

Sr. Lorraine Pratt

1 March 2012

Trustee of the Society of the Sacred Heart

Sr. Margaret Wilson

1 March 2012

Trustee of the Society of the Sacred Heart  and Governor of Sacred Heart High School in Newcastle

Sr. Jane Maltby

1 March 2012

Provincial of the Society of the Sacred Heart

John Sills

3 November 2016

Director of Regulation , Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Eileen Galvin

1 September 2016

Finance Manager, Society of the Sacred Heart

The Academy Trust holds an Annual General Meeting every year and may hold other general meetings. Governors may call general meetings of the Academy Trust.  Notice of all meetings including Annual General Meetings is given to Members, Governors and the auditors and must include the nature of the business to be transacted.

THE GOVERNING BODY

The Academy is governed by a governing body constituted under the Articles of the Academy Trust.  The title of those on the governing body of an Academy Trust are often referred to in government documents as Directors or Trustees (of the Academy Trust company) but for clarity we refer to them as ‘governors’ to avoid any confusion with trustees of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

A number of governors are appointed directly by the Members of the Academy Trust to represent them and these governors are referred to as Foundation Governors.  We also have governors appointed by parents/carers, one appointed by staff and a local community governor.  The Headteacher of the school is automatically a governor. The number of Foundation Governors on the governing body must always outweigh the number of ‘other’ governors.  At least three governors are required in meetings for decisions to be legitimate.

Current Governors in post over the last 12 months

Name

Term of Office

Appointed by

Post held

Declared business and other relevant interests

John Sills

22 Oct 2018 - 

22 Oct 2022

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Member of Curriculum Committee

Retired Director of Regulation at the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Lorraine Lawson

15 July 2016 –

15 July 2020

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Deputy Chair of Governors &

Chair of Staffing Management & Finance Committee

Employed by London Borough of Camden

Sean Hayes

15 July 2016 –

15 July 2020

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Chair of the Curriculum Committee

Employed by London Borough of Hounslow. Treasurer of the British Educational Research Association.

Heather Alston

15 July 2018 –

15 July 2022

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Chair of Premises Committee

Member of the Curriculum Committee & SEND Governor

Partner of Rawspace Ltd (architects)

Dr Michael Phelan

15 July 2016 –

15 July 2020

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Chair of the Ethos Committee

Mental Health Governor

Consultant psychiatrist (Priory Group)

Janet Hopper

15 July 2016 –

15 July 2020

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Member of the Ethos Committee

 

None

David Kinchlea

15 July 2018 –

15 July 2022

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Member of Staffing Management & Finance Cttee

Employed by RM Education.  Director of Essex Schools Ltd & Essex schools Holdings Ltd; Camden Schools Projects, Skanska RM Ltd

Gavin Leonard

1 Sept 2018 –

1 Sept 2022

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Member of the Premises Committee

Employed by the London Borough of Ealing

Maggie Lysaght

16 Jan 2015 - 16 Jan 2019

Parents/carers of pupils

PARENT GOVERNOR

Member of Staffing Management & Finance Cttee

Self-Employed Production Accountant

Lida Walsh

16 Jan 2015 - 16 Jan 2019

Parents/carers of pupils

PARENT GOVERNOR

Member of the Curriculum Committee

Employed by Harris interactive & Director of 70 Compayne Gardens Ltd. 

Glen Hodgson

3 Mar 2018 –

3 Mar 2022

Parents/carers of pupils

PARENT GOVERNOR

Member of the Staffing Management & Finance Cttee

 

Kate Farmer

3 Mar 2018 – 3 Mar 2022

Parents/carers of pupils

PARENT GOVERNOR

Member of the Ethos Committee

 

Cllr Mike Cartwright

5 Feb 2015 –

5 Feb 2019

Local Authority

LOCAL COMMUNITY GOVERNOR

Member of the Premises Committee

Employed by London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Chairman Mortlake Crematorium

Marian Doyle

n/a

Society of the Sacred Heart

HEADTEACHER GOVERNOR

Member of all committees

Governor of St Benedict’s School, Ealing

 

Ann Gregory

20 Nov 2014 – 20 Nov 2018

School Staff

STAFF GOVERNOR

Member of the Curriculum Committee & Member of the Ethos Committee

Teacher at Sacred Heart

 

Other Governors in post over the last 12 months

Name

Term of Office

Appointed by

Post held

Declared business and other relevant interests

William Cunningham

15 July 2016 - October 2018

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Member of Staffing Management & Finance Cttee

None

Jacqui McShannon

22 Oct 2014 - Aug 2018

Society of the Sacred Heart

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Chair of Ethos Committee

Director of Children’s Safeguarding and Specialist Services at London Borough of Hounslow

 

Attendance at Meetings 2017-18

This table reflects committee membership for 2017-18 which may vary slightly from the current membership as shown above

Name

Full Governors Meetings

Staffing, Management & Finance Committee

Curriculum Committee

Premises committee

Ethos Committee

John Sills

3 of 3

 

3 of 3

 

 

Lorraine Lawson

2 of 3

2 of 3

 

 

 

David Kinchlea

3 of 3

3 of 3

 

2 of 3

 

Sean Hayes

3 of 3

 

3 of 3

 

 

Heather Alston

3 of 3

 

2 of 3

3 of 3

 

Jacqui McShannon

3 of 3

 

 

 

1 of 3

Dr Michael Phelan

3 of 3

 

 

 

3 of 3

William Cunningham

1 of 3

0 of 3

 

 

 

Marian Doyle

3 of 3

3 of 3

3 of 3

3 of 3

3 of 3

Janet Hopper

1 of 3

 

 

 

2 of 3

Cllr Mike Cartwright

0 of 3

 

 

0 of 3

 

Maggie Lysaght

3 of 3

3 of 3

 

 

 

Gavin Leonard

3 of 3

 

 

3 of 3

 

Lida Walsh

2 of 3

 

3 of 3

 

 

Ann Gregory

3 of 3

 

3 of 3

 

2 of 3

Glen Hodgson

1 of 1

1 of 1

 

 

1 of 1

Kate Farmer

1 of 1

1 of 1

 

 

1 of 1