The governing body is the College’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the College, for promoting high standards and for the fostering and preservation of its Catholic ethos.
The governing body aims to ensure that children attend an effective school which provides them with a good education and supports their well being.
Please follow the link to access the latest Governance Handbook which contains departmental advice outlining governors’ roles and duties.
- Full governing body attendance record 2018/19
- Governing body committee attendance 2017/18
- Code of practice for governing bodies
- Sub committees memberships 2018/19
- Register of Governors’ pecuniary and business interests
- St Joseph’s College Edmund Rice Academy Trust Scheme Of Delegation
- Articles of Association
The Governing Body:
- Ensures clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holds executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Oversees the financial performance of the organisation and makes sure its money is well spent
Effective governance is based on six key features:
- Strategic Leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.
- Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.
- People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity.
- Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
- Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.
- Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.
For the Governing body to carry out its role effectively, governors must be:
- Prepared and equipped to take their responsibilities seriously
- Acknowledged as the accountable body by the lead professionals and Trustees
- Supported by appropriate authorities in that task
In law the governing body is a corporate body, which means that no governor can act independently without proper authority from the full governing body. All governors carry equal responsibility for decisions made, and although appointed through different routes, the overriding concern of all governors has to be the welfare of the school as a whole.
In line with the St Joseph’s College Conflicts of Interest Policy a register is kept of any business interests of the Governing Body which can be located under the Governor information tab.
Of our students achieved 5 GCSEs at grades 4 or greater, including English and mathematics in 2018.
Of our A2 students pass their courses, with 54% achieving A* to B grades.
Many of our A2 students go on to the most demanding university courses, with 35% going on to Russell Group universities.
St. Joseph’s College is delighted to have maintained its ‘Outstanding’ status at its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2014.