The majority of governors are Foundation Governors appointed by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Plymouth. Other Governors are appointed by the Local Authority, parents and members of staff.
If you are interested in filling any of the Governing Body vacancies or have an issue you would like to raise with the Governing Body, please write to the Clerk via the School.
If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors ( Julie Burnard ) please do so via the school address which is :
Sacred Heart RC Nursery and Primary School, Cecil Road, Paignton, Devon TQ3 2SH
Governor Information 2019-20
|Full Name||Governor Type||Appointing Body||Date of Current Appointment||End of Current Term||Meeting Attendance 2018-19||Business Interests||Other Governorships|
|Julie Burnard||Foundation||Diocese of Plymouth||12.12.16||11.12.20||6 of 6 meetings 100%|
|Sue Hayes||Foundation||Diocese of Plymouth||19.09.18||31.08.22||6 of 6 meetings 100%||Tenet Education Services Ltd||St Margaret Clitherow|
|Paul Garside||Co-opted||LGB||19.09.19||18.09.23||4 of 5 meetings 80%||HR Manager - Multi Academy Trust - Bay Education Trust - Since Feb 2017||Member of the Trust Board of the Riviera Education Trust Governor at Combe Pafford School|
|Kate Lewis||Foundation||Diocese of Plymouth||18.09.17||17.09.21||5 of 6 meetings 83%|
|Ian Doggett||Co-opted||LGB||19.09.19||18.09.23||4 of 6 meetings 67%|
|Louise Codd||Staff||Staff||06.01.17||05.01.21||6 of 6 meetings 100%|
|Emma Cully||Staff||Staff||25.03.19||24.03.23||2 of 2 meeting 100%|
|Nichola Day||Head teacher||Automatically appointed||01.09.2019||ongoing||2 of 2 meetings 100%|
|Vacant||Foundation||Diocese of Plymouth|
Governors who have left the LGB in the last 12 months
|Full Name||Governor Type||Appointing Body||Date of current Appointment||End of Term||Meeting Attendance 2017-18||Business Interests||Other Governorships|
|Graham Leigh||Foundation||Diocese of Plymouth|
|Helen Brown||Heat teacher||Automatically appointed|
Dear Parents and Friends, On behalf of all the Governors, welcome to Sacred Heart R.C nursery and primary school. At Sacred Heart governors, staff, parents and children work as a team, building on success, in an atmosphere of care where everyone feels valued. We are proud of the high standards our pupils achieve across the curriculum. As Governors we become involved with a variety of issues including finance, pupil welfare, public relations, building/grounds maintenance and staff appointments. However, without a doubt, we consider that our most important role is to monitor the welfare and education of the pupils. We are justifiably proud of the children in our school. In addition, this is an opportunity for me to thank all the parents who encourage and support their children so admirably. In a good school, such as ours, parents take a great interest in their child’s learning. During the early years of primary education academic, personal, social and creative skills are nurtured and developed. The strong partnership, which already exists between school and community, underpins the ethos, which is so characteristic of Sacred Heart School. Governors are appointed to ensure that objectives are met and that planning for the future is both visionary and realistic. We are here to support and encourage the Headteacher and all school personnel so that children have access to an enriched education and the opportunities they deserve. I am available to parents for any matter relating to the school, once you have discussed it with the Head teacher. Parents and governors have key roles in helping Sacred Heart School to maintain high standards for all our children both now, and for future generations. With my best wishes, Julie Burnard Chair of Governors
Julie is also on two other committees. Julie is a foundation governor and has three children who are all former pupils of Sacred Heart. End of term 2021.
I am the Vice Chair of the Governing Body and I have been on the Governing Body for 10 years.
I am married with two sons, both of whom attended Sacred Heart Nursery and Primary School. I am the Procurement Officer at South Devon College and I like running and spending time at my beach hut with my family in my free time.
I am the lead for RE and Catholic life.
I am currently the HR Manager for the Bay Education Trust having previously worked for Torbay Council providing operational HR support to schools & academies across Torbay and South Devon.
I have been a member of the Governing Body at Sacred Heart Primary School for more than 10 years over 2 separate periods and I am currently the Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding in the school.
I am married with two children and both of my children have attended Sacred Heart RC Primary School.
In my spare time I enjoy sports, gardening and walking the dogs.
Kate is chair of finance and personnel, and is also on three other committees. She has a grandchild currently in the school. Kate is a recently retired teacher. Kate also has responsibility for SEND ( special educational needs and disabilities) and CLA ( children like ones after) .End of term- Sept 2017
Graham is a new governor. He has a child in reception. End of term - 2021
I have been a Governor of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Nursery and Primary School since 2013. Originally appointed as a Governor by the Local Authority, TORBAY Council, in more recent times when the School became a Primary ( Academy) School, I then became a Community Governor.
I am interested in all the events the school participates in, and also their Educational Achievements. In more recent years, I have undertaken Year 6 pupils’ interviews for their Civic Awards, and last summer I found it to be an honour and a privilege to present the pupils at a special ceremony at St. Cuthbert Mayne School with their certificates. This was because I was Chairman of TORBAY Council from May 2018 to May 2019, after having been Vice-Chairman from 2017 to 2018.
As a Governor, I take a special interest in Health and Safety issues at the school, and also in the Jubilee Garden. The school takes part in the “It’s your neighbourhood awards”, an offshoot of South West in Bloom , and the pupils taking part and talking to the Judges never fail to impress myself and indeed the judges with their horticultural knowledge! Everyone is impressed.
I am now finished with Civic Duties as such , but I will accompany the new Civic Mayor as her escort from time to time when I am needed to do so. She will be using a number of different people in that role. I will now be doing some committee work at the council, but I will have a major responsibility as being one of two members on the Devon and Somerset Fire And Rescue Authority from TORBAY to make sure we have our say at the meetings held at Clyst St George, not too far off from Exeter.
I have been working at Sacred Heart in the school office since 2003 and have been a governor for over 10 years. My main responsibilities in the office and as a governor, include finance and the health and safety / maintenance of the premises.
It has been a privilege having the opportunity to watch the children develop during their time at Sacred Heart. Some of those children are now returning with their own sons and daughters.
Although our children are now 24 years and 21 years, a great deal of our time is spent being very involved in local cricket, which has been an obsession with our son since he was 8 years old.
Helen is the Head Teacher at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Nursery and Primary School.
There is a potential parent governor currently going through the application process.