On behalf of the Governors, a very warm welcome to our school website. We hope you find it easy to use, helpful and that it gives you a taste of the wonderful experiences our school has to offer you and your children.
As Co-Chair of Governors here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School I am very pleased to have this opportunity to explain what we do as Governors.
Governors are responsible for making sure the school actively provides the best possible and highest quality education for its pupils, and actively fulfils its role in the local community. The Head Teacher, Mrs Lindsay Gamble, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, and the Governors, in co-operation with the Head Teacher, set the school’s aims, strategies and policies.
Our Governors meet twice a term to discuss school strategy and policies. We are also responsible for maintaining a Catholic Ethos and embedding the school Mission Statement . Additionally, all of our Governors enjoy coming into school on a regular basis and involve themselves in different aspects of school life.
Our aim, as Governors, is to provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment where children are encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential. We are proud of our school and feel privileged to support Mrs Gamble and the staff in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children.
As a Voluntary Aided Catholic school our Governing Body consists of representatives from the parents, the community, the Diocese, the staff and the Local Authority. We also have an independent Clerk who is responsible for taking minutes of our meetings, and oversees our administration. Our Governors bring a wide range of skills and experience to the role.
It is truly a privilege to be part of the highly skilled and dedicated team of professionals and volunteers here at OLMC. The children and their learning experience are at the centre of all we do as Governors.
If you have any concerns regarding a school matter the first point of contact is always the school staff, whether the class teacher, office manager or Head Teacher. However, if you think there is a matter that cannot be handled in this way we would encourage you to talk to one of us. We welcome all contact,whether it’s something you need assistance with or indeed a positive comment you would like to make and feed back through the Governors.