Who are we?
School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.
Our school governors have a wide range of experience and expertise that plays an important strategic role in the development of our school.
Foundation Governors are appointed for a four-year term by the Episcopal Vicar for Schools and Colleges, on behalf of the Archbishop, to represent the interests of the Trustees of the Archdiocese or, in schools under the Trusteeship of a Religious Order, by the person approved by the Order to make such appointments to serve the interests of their Trusteeship, working under the authority of the Archbishop. For primary schools they are nominated by the Parish Priest. Foundation Governors form the majority on a Catholic school’s governing body. They have the responsibility of assisting the Bishop, by sustaining and developing the Catholic ethos and distinctive Catholic nature of the school in which they serve. They have a specific commission that takes the form of an undertaking to ensure that the school is at all times conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Archdiocesan Trust Deed.
Parent Governors are elected by the parents in school. Parent governors provide a parental viewpoint, though they are representative parents rather than representatives of parents.
The staff governor is nominated by the staff in the school. The head and parish priest are also governors. The LA governor is appointed by the local authority. All of these governors have full voting rights.
Governors at St Mary's and St Peter's
Miss D Varanda - Chair of Governors/Foundation Governor
Mrs M Khambhaita - Head teacher Governor
Rev Fr Patrick - Foundation Governor
Mrs C Hyde - Foundation Governor
Mr S Gallacher - Foundation Governor
Mr J McDonnell - Foundation Governor
Mrs J Lovick - Staff Governor
Mrs S Owoeye - Parent Governor
Sandra Grice - Clerk to Governors
Child Protection/Safeguarding/Pupil Premium/Health & Safety Miss D Varanda
Equal opportunities/Social Cohesion
Parental Involvement Mrs J Lovick, Mrs S Owoeye
Humanities Mrs J Lovick
Science & Maths
R.E & Catholic Life Rev Fr Patrick
Head teacher's Performance Management
Curriculum & School Improvement Finance Admissions
Mrs J Lovick Mrs M Khambhaita Mrs M Khambhaita
Mrs M Khambhaita Miss D Varanda
Staff dismissal/grievance/appeals Staffing & Premises