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Newman Catholic School – Governors’ Strategic Vision 2018-2023  

 

This text sets out our aspirations for Newman Catholic School and 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
Mr Andrew Abernethy Sep 2015 Local Authority - Chair of Governors Standards, Finance & Facilities, DIG (Chair), SIM meetings PRU management committee
Mr Michael Shovlin Sep 2015 (Resigned Jul 2018) Foundation Standards, Remuneration None
Rev Fr Frank Osman Sep 2017 Foundation - Vice Chair of Governors Standards None
Ms Cath Reynolds Dec 2015 Associate Standards, DIG None
Ms Amanda Yellowley Nov 2017 Parent Finance & Facilities, Regeneration (Chair) Parent of two Newman Students
Mr Don Austin Jun 2017 Foundation Finance & Facilities, Regeneration 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 2015 Foundation Standards  None
Mr Stephen Higgs Sep 2015 Associate Finance & Facilities (Chair), Remuneration, Regeneration Councillor - Wetheral Parish Council and Carlisle City Council
Mr John Sherrington Nov 2017 Foundation Standards, Regeneration, DIG,
Careers Governor
None
Mr John McAuley Sep 2015 Head Teacher All committees PRU management committee
Miss Tina Battle Oct 2016 Foundation Standards (chair), DIG, Regeneration, 
SEND Governor
None
Miss Clare Bentley Sep 2016 Staff Standards None
Mr Jack Johnstone Dec 2018 Foundation   None

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

Meeting Attendance Academic Year 2017/2018

Academic Year 2017/2018 Full Governing Body meetings   Standards & staffing committee   Finance & facilities committee
Meeting Date:   14/9
2017
5/10
2017
30/11
2017
11/1
2018
22/3
2018
10/5
2018
12/7
2018
    19/9
2017
7/11
2017
22/2
2018
 1/5
2018
5/6
2018 
  2/11
2017
15/3
2018
8/5
2018
 10/7
2018
 
Mr Andrew Abernethy C        
Mr Michael Shovlin         A  
Rev Fr Frank Osman   N/A A     A   Not a Committee Member
Ms Cath Reynolds   A A     A A   Not a Committee Member
Ms Amanda Yellowley   N/A A A           Not a Committee Member   A A  
Mr Don Austin   N/A A           Not a Committee Member   A A  
Mrs Diane Robertson   A A           Not a Committee Member   Not a Committee Member
Mrs Cath Fullerton     C A   Not a Committee Member
Mr Stephen Higgs             Not a Committee Member C  
Mr John Sherrington   N/A A       Not a Committee Member
Mr John McAuley       A    
Miss Tina Battle       A   Not a Committee Member
Miss Clare Bentley   A A     A A A   Not a Committee Member
Mrs Emma Postlethwaite   N//A N//A N/A N/A           Not a Committee Member   N/A N/A N/A  

C=Chair A=Apology X=Absent

N/A=Not Applicable

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