School Governors

Governors

The Governing body of Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College consists of 12 governors which include parents, staff and representatives from the local community. The Chair of the Governing body is Mrs H Hope and the Vice Chair is Mrs S Astley.  Governors attend Full Governing Body meetings that take place at least four times a year and also serve on the committees that monitor every aspect of our school life. Governors see their purpose as holding to account the Executive Headteacher, Mr J Cornally and his Leadership Team for the performance of the school.

Our school mission statement guides the work of everyone associated with the school and we all subscribe to our motto ‘Inspiring People Changing Lives’

Our Mission

We are a Catholic family of aspiration, dedicated to all our students excelling
spiritually and academically in our school and beyond.

We change lives through our culture of high standards and expectations of everyone
who learns and works in our school and a belief that achievement is for all.

Governing Body 2016/2017

Name Type of Governor Appointed by Term of Office Ends Committees Served on and attended 2015-2016 Register of Business Interest Declaration Training undertaken in the last academic year 2015-2016
Mrs H Hope (Chair) Foundation Diocese of Shrewsbury 31/08/2020 Pupil Welfare & Discipline Committee (4 out of 4 meetings) None None
Dr S Astley (Vice Chair) Foundation Diocese of Shrewsbury 31/08/2020 Pupil Welfare & Discipline Committee (4 out of 4 meetings in attendance only) | Teaching & Learning Committee (4 out of 4 meetings) Governor at All Saints Catholic College, Dukinfield; University of Manchester None
Mr T Connor Foundation Diocese of Shrewsbury 31/08/2020 Finance & Premises Committee (7 out of 7 Meetings) | Teaching & Learning Committee (3 out of 4 meetings) None None
Mr J Cornally MBE Executive Headteacher Statutory Right N/A Finance & Premises Committee (7 out of 7 Meetings) | Personnel & Pay Review Committee (4 out of 4 meetings) | Teaching & Learning Committee (2 out of 4 meetings) | Pupil Welfare & Discipline Committee (4 out of 4 meetings) Governor at All Saints Catholic College, Dukinfield N/A
Mrs B Dean Foundation Diocese of Shrewsbury 31/08/2020 N/A None Foundation Governor Training – May 2016
Mrs V Heywood Foundation Diocese of Shrewsbury 31/08/2020 Teaching & Learning Committee (2 out of 4 meetings) | Pupil Welfare & Discipline Committee (3 out of 4 meetings) None None
Mr P Higgins Co-opted Governing Body 30/09/2019 Finance & Premises Committee (5 out of 7 Meetings) | Personnel & Pay Review Committee (4 out of 4 meetings) None Responsibilities of Governors leading up to Ofsted / How Governors’ Roles Change Under Academy Status. March 2016
Mrs C Martin Authority Local Authority 09/04/2017 Personnel & Pay Review Committee (2 out of 4 meetings) None None
Ms J Oliver Staff Support Staff 14/02/2017 Pupil Welfare & Discipline Committee (3 out of 4 meetings) None None
Canon J Rafferty Foundation Diocese of Shrewsbury 31/08/2017 Personnel & Pay Review Committee (3 out of 4 meetings) Governor at St Vincent?s Catholic Primary School None
Mr S Secretan Foundation Diocese of Shrewsbury 31/08/2019 Finance & Premises Committee (7 out of 7 Meetings) | Personnel & Pay Review Committee (4 out of 4 meetings) Governor at All Saints Catholic College, Dukinfield Academy Finances | School Trips and Visits
Mr J Shuttleworth Foundation Diocese of Shrewsbury 31/08/2020 Teaching & Learning Committee (4 out of 4 meetings) | Pupil Welfare & Discipline Committee (3 out of 4 meetings) Trafford College None