Governors

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising college standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing body.

Strategic Leadership

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the Head Teacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Head Teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body, though some decisions are delegated to a group of governors at committee level.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the college
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the college is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher as a critical friend.

The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the college and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

The governing body at De Lisle have delegated responsibilities from the Blessed Cyprian Tansi Catholic Academy Trust and work in partnership with the other schools in the Trust and Board of Directors.

De Lisle governing body undertook an external review of Governance in June 2016. The review was undertaken by the National Governors’ Association. The report identifies many strengths and determined the governing body to be highly effective in its functions and workings.

Our School Governors

Mr A Brine Vice-chair of Governors
Mrs C Danaher Foundation Governor
Mr R Darby Foundation Governor
Fr S Giles Foundation Governor
Ms R Hidalgo Foundation Governor
Mrs M Jane Co-chair of Governors
Mrs C Pinchess Parent Governor
Mr L Sepede Parent Governor
Mrs E Smith Co-chair of Governors
Mrs J Williams Clerk to the Governors

 

  • March 22, 2019 Another £60 raised for from out Lenten Soup Station this week when staff and students gave up a larger lunch and instead had a cup of soup with all proceeds going to CAFOD. Read more
  • March 19, 2019 Thank you to Father Simon Giles from Saint Mary’s Parish in Loughborough for celebrating Mass with 7GKI and for offering students and staff the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation today. Read more
  • March 15, 2019 For the year 7 Parents Evening on Thursday, March 28th, we will be using a new, on-line booking system. Parents/Carers of students in year 7 have been sent an e-mail with information on how to log on.
  • March 14, 2019 Many thanks to students for providing an insightful talk for year 11 and 12 students on the process of applying for medicine. Students really appreciated the information provided by the WAMS (Widening Access to Medical School) group from . Read more
  • March 14, 2019 Thank you for your support Would you like one of our school volunteers to come and say the you? Read more