The principal role of the Governing Body is to uphold the Catholic ethos and determine the overall strategic direction of the school. Governors regularly monitor and evaluate the performance of the school through meetings and visits. Governors appoint professional staff to fulfill the educational responsibilities of the school. Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school.
The majority of the governors are Foundation Governors who are appointed by the Archbishop. They are practising Catholics and very often parents or former parents of children in the school. Other governors are elected to their role by groups within the school’s community. The Governors act collectively as a body and no governor acts as an individual without prior approval by the full governing body.
Co Chair of Governors- Mrs Maggie Griffiths and Mr Chris Park
Foundation Governors – Mgr Patrick Kilgarriff, Mr Edward Hogan, Mrs Teresa Lehane, Mrs Elizabeth Burger & Dr Pamela Taylor
Elected Parent Governors- Mrs Rachel Smith, Mr Christopher Murr
Elected Staff Governors Mrs Lynda Bowen
Local Authority Governor – Mr Philip Morgans
Associate member – Mrs Ulrike Sturman
Clerk to the Governing Body – Mrs Margaret Rank
If you need to contact the governors or would like to know more about the work of governors, you should write to:
- The Clerk to the Governing Body
- St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
- Newtown Road
- WR14 1PF
For all day to day matters, including questions or concerns about your child, you should contact the class teacher in the first instance. For further questions or concerns, you should contact the Headteacher. School staff may be contacted on request at the end of the school day or you can ask for an appointment by telephoning the school office on 01684 573016