Governors

"Governance is very strong. The chair of governors and his team have a deep knowledge of the school and have played a considerable part in bringing about the recent improvements." Ofsted, September 2016

Instrument of Government

  1. The name of the school is St Cuthbert's Catholic High School.
  2. The school is a maintained school, foundation voluntary aided.
  3. The name of the governing body is "The Governing Board of St Cuthbert's Catholic High School".
  4. The governing board shall consist of
    (a) 2 parent Governors
    (b) 1 LA Governor
    (c) 1 Staff Governor
    (d) 1 Headteacher Governor
    (e) 7 Foundation Governors
  5. Total number of Governors is 12 (plus 1 Associate Governor).
  6. The term of office for every Governor is 4 years.
  7. The Archdiocese in consultation with the governors is entitled to appoint foundation governors.
  8. St Cuthbert’s is a Catholic High School, in which students, staff, governors and friends will work together as a Christian family to live the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ to love God and our neighbour (Mark 12:29-31).
  9. This Instrument of Government comes into effect on 30th June 2015.
  10. This Instrument of Government was made by order of St Helens Local Authority in July 2015.

 

Information about our Governors:

Governor Name

Designation

Business Interest

Date appointed

Date up for re-election

Fr. Philip Swanson

Chairman/Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors at St Theresa's Catholic Primary School, St Helens 

01/09/2008

01/09/2012

01/09/2016

01/09/2020

 

 

 

31/08/2024

Mr. Anthony Harvey

Vice-Chairman/Foundation Governor

Retired

 

Member of National Education Union, The Labour Party, National Trust for Scotland, The Wetland and Wildlife Trust

01/09/2008

01/09/2012

01/09/2016

01/09/2020

 

 

 

31/08/2024

Mrs. Catherine Twist

Headteacher/Teacher Governor

Headteacher at St Cuthbert’s

 

01/09/2015

 

 

Mrs. Honoria Arnold

Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors at Robins Lane Primary School, St Helens

Virtual School Employee at St Helens Council

01/09/2013

23/09/2017

 

22/09/2021

Mrs. Paula Cooke

Foundation Governor

Civil Servant 

11/12/2012

11/12/2016

 

10/12/2020

Mr. Simon Neal

Foundation Governor

Employee at Brighter Futures, Warrington (previously LA Governor and Parent Governor)

01/04/2016

01/04/2020

11/11/2020

(Parent)

(LA)

10/11/2024

Mrs. Jane Ramsey

Foundation Governor

Teacher at St Austin’s Primary School, St Helens

01/09/2008

01/09/2012

01/09/2016

01/09/2020

 

 

 

31/08/2024

Mr. Paul Winstanley

Foundation Governor

Head of Security Contracts at Travis Perkins

Youth and Interact at St Helens Rotary

01/09/2008

01/09/2012

01/09/2016

01/09/2020

 

 

 

31/08/2024

Ms. Judith Godley

LA Governor

Retired 

01/11/2011

31/08/2018

25/11/2020

(Associate)

(Associate)

24/11/2024

Mrs. Paula Lawson

Parent Governor

Retired Pharmacy Technician

27/03/2018

31/08/2022

Miss. Joanne Grimes

Staff Governor

Deputy Headteacher at St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

05/11/2019

04/11/2023

Dr. Catherine Holland

Parent Governor

GP

 

Vice-Chair of Governors at Sutton Oak Primary School, St Helens

05/11/2019

04/11/2023

Mr. Stuart Kingston

Associate Member

Retired Teacher

01/11/2011

31/08/2018

 

31/08/2022

No governors have a pecuniary interest in the school.  All governors are unpaid volunteers.  

Governors’ Attendance record at Governing Board and Committee Meetings 2019/2020

 

 

 

FGB

Finance, HR & Premises Committee

Curriculum & Outcomes Committee

FGB

FGB

Extra-ordinary FGB

FGB

Governor

Governor Type

24 Sept 2019

22 Oct 2019

22 Oct 2019

26 Nov 2019

19 May 2020

08 Jun 2020

13 Jul 2020

Mrs Honoria Arnold

Foundation governor

Y

 

 

Y

Y

N

N

Mrs Paula Cooke

Foundation governor

N

Y

 

Y

Y

N

Y

Ms Judith Godley

Associate Member

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Miss Joanne Grimes

Staff governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mr Anthony Harvey

Foundation governor

(Vice Chair)

N

 

 

N

Y

N

N

Dr Cathy Holland

Parent governor

 

Y

 

Y

N

N

N

Mr Stuart Kingston

Associate Member

N

 

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs Paula Lawson

Parent governor

Y

 

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mr Simon Neal

Foundation governor

Y

 

 

N

Y

 

N

Mrs Jane Ramsey

Foundation governor

Y

 

 

N

 

N

N

Rev Philip Swanson

Foundation governor

(Chair)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Mrs Catherine Twist

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mr Paul Winstanley

Foundation governor

Y

 

 

Y

Y

N

Y

Mrs Dorothy Bate

Foundation governor Retired Aug 2020

N

 

 

N

N

N

N

Mr Mel Moran

Associate Member

Resigned Oct 2020

N

Resigned 21/10/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downloads and Resources

We are proud to announce that our Governing Body has been successful in achieving Governor Mark.  Governor Mark is a national award.  It is a kite mark which provides external evaluation of the quality of governance in a school.

Governor Mark

Governor Mark