The Governing Body

The Governing Body

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.

Our Governors

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-  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 Lindsey Latimer

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
  • Malvern
  • 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

St Joseph’s School Governing Body Scheme of Delegation

St Joseph’s School Governing Body Committees’ Terms of Reference

Instrument of Government for Catholic Voluntary Aided Schools


Click the heading below to see governors’ terms of office, committee membership and specific responsibilities:

Roles and Responsibilities September 2017

Register of Interests 2016-17 and Register of Attendance 2015-16 and 2016-17