Governors

Governance

The Governing Body is responsible for determining the aims and overall conduct of the School.  It sets and reviews the policies, plans and procedures that will ensure the best possible education for present and future pupils of the School, including the proper control of its finances.  (Governing Bodies Association)

All Governors and the Clerk are subject to background checks by Disclosure Scotland.

All Governors are Directors of Loretto School Limited.

Clerk to the Governors is Charlotte Fleming 

Contact with the governors is welcomed.  Governors@loretto.com

Rachel Caughey Therese Laing
Keith Dobson Sarah Lang
Kay Eyre Tim R. McCreath
William Frain-Bell John Miller
Bob Gibson Simon Pengelley
Dr Shona Gillies Rt. Rev. Brian Smith
Brigadier Simon J M Graham (Chair)  
Jamie Grant  

Appointments

A pool of potential Governors is continuously maintained by the Nominations Committee. The Committee identifies any gaps in the Board against the criteria set out below. All Governors are expected to suggest on a continual basis to the Clerk, the names of individuals to be added to the pool.

At the Spring Board meeting the Committee will recommend to the Board individuals from the pool to be invited to join the Board with effect from the following September.

The initial appointment is for five years renewable by mutual consent for a further five years, after which retirement would occur unless the person is or will become a Vice-chair or the Chair of the Governors. A year of appointment runs with the academic year.

The Board has a list of skillsets and experience that it aims to have reflected in its membership. The Board also seeks a sensible balance between Governors who are parents at Loretto and those who are not; Governors who are Old Lorettonians and those who are not; men and women.

The membership of the Board at any one time is aimed at providing expertise in education, finance, law, property, marketing, the armed forces, child protection, spiritual guidance.

 

Chair of Governors

The Board of Governors invites applications for the role of Chair of Governors upon the retirement of the current Chairman, Simon Graham, in June 2017.  Details of the role will be provided upon request. The role is unpaid however reasonable expenses will be met. Applications should be submitted by Friday 10 February 2017 to the Clerk to the Governors at clerk@loretto.com.