Hello, my name is Elisabeth Cooper and I am the Chair of Governors at Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy.
I am delighted to welcome you to our website which I hope provides the necessary information to parents and visitors about how our school is run and the aims and expectations we set ourselves.
As a Catholic school the Governing Body is made up of Foundation Governors, Governors and Parent Governors and we work closely with the Trust Board. We are entrusted with ensuring the school is well run and promotes the highest pupil achievement. The Governing Body’s key duties include: setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives; approving the school budget and reviewing progress against it. The Governors also act as a critical friend to the school by supporting and challenging Miss Hornsby and her staff to ensure that the teaching and learning standards are high and that all pupils make good progress in a safe, engaging and rich learning environment.
In addition the Foundation Governors on the Governing Body have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school and to ensure that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed.
I hope our website answers many if not all of your questions, but the school is always happy and willing to answer any concerns or queries you may have.
Miss Elisabeth Cooper
Chair of Governors