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Our Governing Body consists of a body of people who speak and act on behalf of the key groups in our school; the parents, the staff, the LA and the parish.


These people, some who are appointed, some who are elected, meet regularly throughout the year to discuss matters relating to Curriculum, Finance, Staffing, Health and Safety, Ethos and Admissions.

All Governors serve for three years.


All work together for the good of the school, ensuring that decisions are in line with current legislation and expectations. They support the Head teacher in monitoring, planning ahead, raising standards, budgetary control, prioritising needs and ensuring the smooth running of the school continues to cater well for the children of St Josephs. Some governors also liaise with specific subject leaders in monitoring specific subjects – these are known as Link Governors and report back to the full Governing Body on their findings.


As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to:

➢ target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity

➢ develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation

➢ prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas

➢ address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks.

However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our governing body are identifiable.


Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities. In the interests of transparency, please see the information below:-



Mr Hugh Carroll

Chair & Foundation Governor

Mrs Kerry Stanley

Vice Chair & Foundation Governor

Mr Richard Dalton

Foundation Governor

Mrs Ursula Phillips

Elected Parent Governor

Mrs Claire Restell

Foundation Governor

Mr Steve Jones

Foundation Governor

Fr Craig Fullard

Parish Priest Associate Governor

Mrs Andrea Mayne

L.A. Governor

Mrs Nicky Hannett

Staff Governor

Mrs Kathleen Hinton