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St John Henry Newman Catholic School– Governors’ Strategic Vision 2018-2023  

 

This text sets out our aspirations for St John Henry Newman Catholic Schooland provides a description of the school we would like to see evolve as the manifestation of our ambitions.

Each year’s School Improvement Plan will take us closer to achieving these goals and will represent the practical steps required to deliver this vision.    

 

We will develop a school which is characterised by:

  • Christian values, where Catholic teaching is at the centre of every aspect of school life, and kindness and compassion are qualities which are shared by the whole school community
  • equal respect for all members of the school community in which diversity is welcomed and celebrated  
  • dedicated, highly professional and committed staff who fulfil their various roles to the highest of standards and work effectively as a team
  • fostering high aspirations and determination in our students, and driving them to be high achievers in all aspects of their learning and development
  • a safe, nurturing and inclusive outlook

 

As a result of our collective efforts, we expect our pupils to be:

  • well rounded young people, independent, confident and articulate, outward facing and ready to make a positive difference in the world as responsible citizens in a tolerant and democratic society
  • happy and able to fulfil all dimensions of their human potential: spiritual, academic, personal and social
  • shaped by Christian values, and willing to contribute actively in their faith and secular communities, providing a positive example to others
  • confident in their abilities and equipped to achieve excellence in their studies leading to success in continuing education or training and future careers
  • both leaders and good team players with a strong sense of self-esteem as well as respect for others
  • the best that they can be, behaving in such a way that all can be proud of them
  • self-disciplined and courteous, setting an example to others

 

The school will provide an environment which is:

  • an inspirational place in which to learn: spacious, light, attractive and stimulating
  • suitable to meet all needs – physical, academic, personal, social and spiritual
  • furnished with a distinctive and prominent working chapel open to all, at all times, with regular Masses
  • supportive of learning in all domains, flexible and responsive to the changing curricular requirements of the 21st Century
  • responsive to the progression routes of all students, including the provision of high quality post-16 programmes within its own distinctive sixth form.
  • an environment which brings students together, with communal and recreational spaces conducive to a civilised experience
  • safe, secure and appropriate to the diverse needs of the student community
  • well resourced with the equipment and materials required to provide the best contemporary education possible
Name Date of Appointment Category Committee Membership Business and Pecuniary Interests
Ms Amanda Yellowley Nov 2017 Parent Chair of Governors Parent of two Newman Students
Eden District Council
Mr Andrew Abernethy Oct-19 Local Authority Vice Chair PRU management committee
Carlisle College Board
Rev Fr Frank Osman Sep 2017 Foundation - Vice Chair of Governors Standards None
Ms Cath Reynolds Dec-19 Associate Standards, DIG
Safeguarding governor
None
Mr Don Austin Jun 2017 Foundation Finance & Facilities None
Mrs Diane Robertson Sep 2017 (Resigned Oct 2018) Foundation SIM meetings Governing Board of Our Lady & St Patrick Primary School
Mrs Cath Fullerton Sep 20 Foundation Standards  St Bede's RC Primary School
Mr Stephen Higgs Sep-19 Associate Finance & Facilities (Chair), Remuneration, Tho. Graham Trust Wetheral Parish Council      Executive member - Carlisle City Council     Governor - Shankhill CofE Primary School
Mr John Sherrington Nov 2017 Foundation Standards, Regeneration, DIG,
Careers Governor
Parent of a Newman pupil    Carlisle College
Mr John McAuley N/A HeadTeacher All committees  
Miss Tina Battle Oct-17 Foundation Standards (chair), DIG, Regeneration, 
SEND Governor Well-being governor
Diocese of Lancaster
Miss Clare Bentley Sep 2016 (Term of office ended Sept 2020) Staff Standards Staff member at Newman
Mr Jack Johnstone Dec 2018 Foundation Standards  None
Mrs Francesca Robinson Jan-19 Foundation  Standards Parent of two Newman Pupils
Mr Chris Wilkins Dec-19 Foundation  Standards Cumbria Education Trust
Mrs Louise Tickell Nov-20 Staff  Standards Staff member at Newman

Full Governing Body Meeting Attendance


 

 

12/09/2019

10/10/2019

12/03/2020

18/06/2020

03/09/2020

05/11/2020

11/03/2020

24/06/2020

Ms Amanda Yellowley (Chair)

x

 

 

Mr Andy Abernethy (VC)

 

 

Mr John McAuley (Headteacher)

x

 

 

Mr Don Austin

 

 

Miss Tina Battle

 

 

Miss Clare Bentley

x

x

x

 Resigned

 

 

Mrs Cath Fullerton

 

 

Mr Stephen Higgs

x

 

 

Mr Jack Johnstone

 

 

Fr Frank Osman

x

 Resigned

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Cath Reynolds

x

x

 

 

 

Mrs Francesca Robinson

 /

 

 

Mr John Sherrington

x

x

x

 

 

Mrs Louise Tickell

 

 

 

 

 

 Appointed Nov 2020

 

 

Mr Chris Wilkins

 

 Appointed

x

 

 

Finance Meetings


 

 

17/10/19

23/1/20

14/05/20

9/07/20

15/10/20

21/1/21

29/04/21

20/05/21

Ms Amanda Yellowley 

N/A

/

 

 

 

Mr Andy Abernethy 

N⁄A

x

 

 

 

Mr John McAuley (Headteacher)

/

 

 

 

Mr Don Austin

N⁄A

x

 

 

 

Mr Stephen Higgs Chair

 

 

 

Mr John Sherrington

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

/

Standards Meetings


 

 

21/11/19

13/2/20

11/06/20

22/10/20

 13/2/21

 

 

Miss Tina Battle Chair

/

/

 ⁄  

 

 

Mr Andy Abernethy 

/

 ⁄

 

 

 

Mr John McAuley (Headteacher)

/

 ⁄

 

 

 

Miss C Bentley

x

x

/

N/A

 N/A

 

 

 

Mrs Cath Fullerton

x

 /

 

 

 

Mr Jack Johnstone

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 N/A

Ms Cath Reynolds

x

/

x

 /  

 

 

Mrs Francesca Robinson

/

x

 /

 

 

 

Mr John Sherrington

x

x

/

N/A

 N/A

 

 

 

Mrs Louise Tickell

N⁄A

N⁄A

N⁄A

N⁄A

 X

 

 

 

Mr Chris Wilkins

N⁄A

N⁄A

N⁄A

 /

 

Meeting Attendance Academic Year 2018/2019

Academic Year 2018/2019 Full Governing Body meetings   Standards & staffing committee   Finance & facilities committee
Meeting Date:  
13/9
2018


13/12
2018 
   
                   29/11
2018 
.                 18/10
2018
24/01
2019
       
Mr Andrew Abernethy C ✔              ✔  .           ✔   ✔       
Rev Fr Frank Osman   A ✔              ✔  .           Not a Committee Member
Ms Cath Reynolds   ✔              .           Not a Committee Member
Ms Amanda Yellowley   ✔              Not a Committee Member     A   ✔       
Mr Don Austin   ✔              Not a Committee Member      ✔       
Mrs Diane Robertson   Resigned              Not a Committee Member     Not a Committee Member
Mrs Cath Fullerton   ✔              ✔.             Not a Committee Member
Mr Stephen Higgs   A ✔              Not a Committee Member       ✔       
Mr John Sherrington   ✔              .           Not a Committee Member
Mr John McAuley   ✔              ✔  .           ✔   ✔       
Miss Tina Battle   ✔            ✔  .           Not a Committee Member
Miss Clare Bentley   A             .           Not a Committee Member
Mr Jack 
Johnstone
  N/A ✔              N/A  .            N/A 

C=Chair A=Apology X=Absent

N/A=Not Applicable

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