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Chair of Governors

The aim of the Governing Body at St Joseph's is to work with the staff in helping the children to achieve their full potential in a happy, caring and Christian environment.

The Governors work closely with the Headteacher to ensure that the school is constantly seen to bear witness to the faith in every aspect of its work and to promote high educational standards.

We do this in four main ways:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children.
  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children.
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used.
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve.
  • To ensure Admission arrangements are conducted following the school policy.

To deliver this effectively the Governors are representative of all the key groups involved in our school - the Parents, the Staff, the Local Authority, the Community and the Church. Some are appointed and some are elected. All serve for a term of three years.

We meet together at least once a term as a whole Governing Body, and in other committees focused on Finance, Staffing, Premises, Admissions and Curriculum. In addition we each have a specialist subject that we take particular interest in (eg. Numeracy, Literacy, Art, ICT).

We are always keen to hear parents views and we hold a Governor Forum each term, which gaves parents an opportunity to speak to a Governor. We are extremely proud of our school community and its achievements.

Mr Mike McGowan
Chair of Governors

Governing Body

Name Type of Governor
Mr M McGowan Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor
Mrs M Clearkin Vice Chair, Foundation Governor
Mr M Hall Foundation Governor
Fr O O'Neill Foundation Governor
Mr J Cooper Foundation Governor
Mrs A Whelan Foundation Governor
Mr J Liddle Co-opted Governor
Mr D Kanjurs Parent Governor
Mrs N Thomas Parent Governor
Mrs K McVea Headteacher
Mrs L Webb Non-teaching Staff Governor
Mrs C Dedman Teaching Staff Governor

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