Although it is the Headteachers responsibility to ensure the effective day to day management of the school, the governing body support the work of the headteacher and contribute towards the strategic decisions made. The governing body works closely with the headteacher, staff, the local authority and the Arch Diocese.

Key roles include acting as a critical friend, to challenge, to ask questions and to represent the school community. The Full Governing Body meets once per term. In addition to this the following Sub Committee’s meet prior to every Full Governing Body Meeting: Curriculum, Data, Finance & Buildings, Safeguarding. The Pay Review and Admissions Sub Committees meet annually.

Members of the governing body include parents, teaching staff, local community and local authority representatives.

Our Governors

NameTypePositionTerm of Office End Date Business Interest as at 14th Sept 2022 Year Group Link Subject Area Link
Bernie Coxon FoundationChair of Governors31st Dec 2024 NilYear 4Safeguarding
Stephen O’BrienFoundationVice Chair30th Apr 2025NilYear 3Maths
Jane ByrneFoundationGovernor15th Nov 2025NilYear 1Inclusion & SEND
Mark Madden (Father) FoundationGovernor27th Nov 2024Nil
Norma NearyFoundationGovernor22nd Oct 2025NilReceptionHistory
Gavin WilliamsFoundationGovernor15th Dec 2026NilYear 6Pupil Premium
‘The Arts’
Equal Opportunities
Tony HughesLocal AuthorityGovernor22nd Oct 2026NilYear 5P.E
Keith Middleman ParentGovernor12th Nov 2024NilYear 2Science
Andrea PankiwParentGovernor12th Nov 2024 NilNurseryMFL
Clare JasperStaffGovernor
(Deputy Headteacher)
31st Oct 2026Nil
Lewis DinsdaleStaffHeadteacherongoingNil

Sub Committees

Bernie Coxon (Chair)Bernie Coxon (Chair)
Lewis Dinsdale (HT)Lewis Dinsdale (HT)
Norma NearyStephen O’Brien (Vice)
Tony HughesJane Byrne 
Andrea Pankiw Norma Neary
Tony Hughes
DataFinance & Buildings
Bernie Coxon (Chair)Bernie Coxon (Chair)
Lewis Dinsdale (HT)Lewis Dinsdale (HT)
Stephen O’Brien (Vice)Tony Hughes
Keith MiddlemanNorma Neary
Clare Jasper (Deputy)Gavin Williams
Stephen O’Brien (Vice)
Pay ReviewSafeguarding
Bernie Coxon (Chair)Bernie Coxon (Chair)
Lewis Dinsdale (HT)Lewis Dinsdale (HT)
Keith MiddlemanNorma Neary
Gavin WilliamsGavin Williams
Stephen O’Brien (Vice)
Clare Jasper (Deputy)
On occasion other members of staff will be invited to sub committee meetings to provide detailed information on Agenda items. These members of staff do not hold any right to vote.