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School Governors

St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School is actively looking to seek effective and dedicated Foundation Governors to the existing Board.

The Governors of St Wilfrid's School complete a regular skills audit to make sure they have the right people with professional skills to Governor our school. There are three core functions that Governors are responsible for in order to make St. Wilfrid's the best school it can be.


Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


All our Governors complete induction training and complete 6 courses through the Local Authority to ensure they have a secure knowledge and understanding of Governance. Each Governor is allocated to a committee and also the Full Governing Board to meet termly to monitor the performance and outcomes for the school. They also attend regular events and are linked to a class. For more information about our Governing Board, please see their board in the main reception area.

Governors update-May 2019.

We have appointed two new Foundation Governors, Elizabeth Leyton and Camila Bracken. Both have now attended their first meetings. Another potential Foundation Governor is in the process of completing an application to be approved by The Bishop. 

The Governors have a planned day in school on Wednesday 5th June, working with staff and children as part of their action plan. They will be attending lessons, Forest schools, playground time with families, breakfast club and much more! The Governors take a keen interest in the life of the school and work with school leaders to make St. Wilfrid's the best school it can be and aim high! 

The Governors will be meeting with the Local Authority in June 2019 to evaluate their effectiveness and monitor how they challenge and support school leaders. 


If you are interested in becoming a Foundation Governor, please contact the school office.



Our Governing Board 2018-19


  • Anne Hudspith



  • Eileen Merchant

Foundation Governors

  • Anne Hudspith, , Eileen Merchant, Elizabeth Leyton, Camila Bracken

Other Governors

  • Jane Cossins, Charlie Roskams (Parent Gov)
  • Mark Ward (Local Authority Gov), Natalie Carless (Staff Gov)


  • Sharon Reynolds


Clerk to the Governors 

  • Anita Shelton (Appointed 01/12/2017)

What are the Governing Body doing this term?

  • meet with school leaders to monitor impact of subject leader action plans
  • complete Health and Safety audit and school website audit
  • Governors in school day
  • meet with the Local Authority
  • meet with the School Council
  • advertising for clerk to start in September 2019 
  • attend May Procession to Mary, May Day celebrations, end of term Mass, KS2 summer concert. 
Our Christmas Fair will be held on Friday, 13th December from 3.15 pm
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