Governing Body

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 primay 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. Joseph's Catholic Primary School:

Mr. J. Shaw - Chair of Governors

Mrs J. O'Connor - Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs L Robinson - Head Teacher Governor

******* - Staff Governor

Fr. S. Molloy - Foundation Governor

Mrs J. Kirton - Foundation Governor

Mr. M. Moran - Foundation Governor

Mrs C. Vincent - Foundation Governor

VACANCY - Foundation Governor

Mr. Beckwith - LEA Governor

Mr D Greenwood - Parent Governor

Mr. J.Hawkes - Parent Governor



Katie Clayton - Clerk to Governors


Named Governors:


John Hawkes


Robert Beckwith


John Shaw

Safeguarding inc Child protection, LAC

Daniel Greenwood

Pupil Premium

Jane O’Connor


Jane O’Connor

RE/Catholic Life

Fr Molloy

Performance management

Mike Moran, Jackie Kirton, Fr Molloy

Governor forum rep/ TSA rep

John Shaw


Robert Beckwith


Daniel Greenwood





Pay and staffing

Jane O’Connor (chair)

Father Sean (chair)

John Shaw (chair)

Louise Robinson

Louise Robinson

Louise Robinson

John Shaw

John Hawkes

Mike Moran

Mike Moran

Daniel Greenwood

Jackie Kirton


Catherine Vincent

Father Sean


Jackie Kirton

Daniel Greenwood

Christine Lee (guest)



Year group responsibility:

EYFS: Catherine Vincent

Y1: Jackie Kirton

Y2: John Shaw

Y3: Fr Molloy

Y4: Daniel Greenwood

Y5: John Hawkes