GOVERNING COUNCIL

Priory School’s governing council governs the School in accordance with the terms of its Memorandum and Articles of Association.

The Council members meet as a Board at least four times per year to determine the general policy of the School and to review its overall management and control, for which they are legally responsible.The Council members delegate the day to day management of the School to the Head and the Leadership Team, comprising the Finance Director, Facilities Manager and other designated Senior Teachers.

The Finance and General Purposes Committee meets shortly before each meeting of the full Governing Council, specifically to review financial performance, budgets and annual accounts and reports. In addition, the Council operates a number of committees with delegated responsibilities in specific areas. These include the Risk & Compliance Committee and the Governor Nomination & Selection Committee.

The current Board members and their responsibilities are as follows:

Chair of the Governing Council, Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee, Member of the Risk & Compliance Committee and Chair of the Nominations Committee
Heather Somerfield
Vice-Chair of the Governing Council, Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee and Governer Responsible for the Catholic Life of the School
Deidre Mattison
Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee
Malcolm Hunt
Governor Representative for Early Years and Governor Representative for Marketing
Vish Naik
Governor Representative for Safeguarding & Prevent, Governor Representative for Religious Education and Chair of the Risk & Compliance Committee
Sister Monica Matthews
Member of the Governor Nomination & Selection Committee, Governor Representative for Additional Educational Needs and Governor Representative for Able, Gifted & Talented
Tim Ryan
Governor Representative for IStip (Independent Schools’ teacher induction programme) for Newly Qualified Teachers
Tim Wood
Member of the Nominations Committee
Neil Upton
Member of the Governing Council
Stephen Gilmore
Member of the Governing Council
Ian Naylor
Company Secretary
Paul Murphy
To contact the Chair of Governors, please write to:

Mrs Heather Somerfield
Chair of Governors
Priory School
Sir Harry's Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2UR