Richard Challoner School

Governors

Governing Board of Richard Challoner School

Governor Date of Appointment
Foundation Governor
Mr Kevin Beatty 20th January 2020
Ms Veronica Bermingham 21st December 2021
Mr Francis Corrigan 7th January 2020
Mr Franco D'Agostino 3rd December 2019
Mr Mark Draper 17th August 2019
Fr Ignatius Edet 29th January 2021
Mrs Monica Guntrip 17th August 2019
Mrs Patricia O'Connell 17th August 2019
Mr John Sabourin 17th August 2019
 
Headmaster
Mr Sean Maher 1st September 2015 (ex officio)
 
Staff Governor
Mrs Louise Fenner-Jiggins 3rd December 2021
Mrs Nicola McDonald 3rd December 2021
 
Parent Governor
Mrs Nickola Mason 2nd April 2020
Mr Timothy Povey 5th July 2019
 
Co-opted Governor
Mrs Nicola Cloudsdale 20th September 2019
 
Local Governor
Mr Daren King 6th November 2019
 
Governance Professional
Mrs Heather Fowler  
 
Company Secretary
Mr Reg Baker  
 
Non-Governor - Additional Members of Committee Only
Mr Neil Henderson (Premises Committee and Curriculum Committee) 23rd September 2021 (one year)
Mr Ian O'Brien (Admissions Committee and Curriculum Committee) 23rd September 2021 (one year)
Mr Matthew Webber (Finance & General Purposes Committee and Curriculum Committee) 23rd September 2021 (one year)

With the exception of the Headmaster, all Governors serve a four-year term of office. The Chair of Governors and Vice-Chair are elected by the Governing Board at the start of each academic year. Information relating to Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months can be found in the Governing Body Terms of Office.

Three non-Governors are serving as members of Committees, listed for a one-year term.

Governance

The school exists primarily to offer boys a Catholic education where their parents have expressed a wish for their sons to receive such an education. It is open for applications from all, regardless of religious affiliation, but the governing body will consider Catholic boys before others except where the admissions policy suggests differently. In the sixth form, the school accepts applications from girls as well as boys.

Academy Trust

The Academy Trust named "Richard Challoner School" was incorporated on 26th July 2011 as a company limited by guarantee with no share capital and having charitable status.

Company Number of the Trust: 007718002

Registered Office Address of the Trust: Richard Challoner School, Manor Drive North, New Malden, Surrey, K3 5PE.

Situation of Registered Office: England and Wales

The governing documents of the Academy Trust are the Funding Agreement, the Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association. Please find the Academy Documentation at the bottom of this page.

Members

The Academy Trust has currently three Members, of whom two are non-governor Members. 

The current Members are:

  • Mark Draper (Chair of Governors) - signatory to the Memorandum
  • Reverend Monsignor Matthew Dickens (non-Governor) - signatory to the Memorandum
  • Mr Paul McCallum (non-Governor), appointed by the Members 13/03/2016

The school is managed by its Governing Body also known as Trustees or Directors. The Governing Body is made up as follows…

  • Chair of Governors - Mr Mark Draper
  • Vice Chair of Governors - Mr John Sabourin
  • Foundation Governors appointed by the Archdiocese of Southwark for a 4-year period.
  • Parent Governors are elected by parents of students at the school for 4 years.
  • Staff Governors are elected by members of staff for 4 years.
  • 1 Local Governor is appointed by the Governing Body.
  • The Headteacher completes the number of governors and is ex-officio by virtue of role.

For membership of the Governing Board, please see the  Governing Body Terms of Office

Committees

The governing body has a number of committees established to carry out the bulk of its work and report back to the Governing Body. These are:-

  • Finance, General Purpose, Risk and Audit Committee:- Chair Mr John Sabourin
  • Premises Committee:- Chair Mrs Patricia O’Connell
  • Personnel Committee:- Chair Mr Daren King
  • Curriculum Committee:- Chair Mr Daren King
  • Other committees which meet on an “as required” basis are Admissions and Discipline.