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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.

Our Governing Body consists of eight governors and one associate member. There are vacancies for one Foundation Governor and one Parent Governor at the present time.


The core functions of our governing body, as set out in The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013, are:


  • Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;
  • Ensuring that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school; and
  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.


The statutory purpose of the Governing Body is to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.


The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff, whereas the governors are responsible for the general direction of the school and providing a strategic overview.

The Governing Body acts as a critical friend to the school and ensures accountability, whilst considering the interests of children, parents and staff. It makes decisions about curriculum, finance, staffing and premises matters, to help raise standards of achievement and to make sure that the school provides a good quality education for all of our pupils.


Foundation Governors are appointed by the Bishop and form the majority of the governing body of a Catholic school. They have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school and to ensure that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed.

The Governing Body operates a committee structure. The Full Governing Body meets four times a year and the Ethos and Values, Finance, Staffing and Pay. Health, Safety and Premises, Teaching , Learning and Standards committees meet at least three times a year .

Our Governing Board 2020-21


  • Anne Hudspith


Vice Co-chairs

  • Dominic Clarke
  • David Hannaford-Murphy

Foundation Governors

  • Anne Hudspith
  • Dominic Clarke
  • Camila Bracken
  • David Hannaford-Murphy
  • (Awaiting approval for appointment of x2 foundation governors)

Other Governors

  • Joanne Williams (Parent Gov)
  • (Awaiting appointment of x1 parent governor)
  • Charlie Roskams (Local Authority Gov)
  • Natalie Carless (Staff Gov)


Associate Members

  • Dorothy Rollason


  • Sharon Reynolds


Clerk to the Governors 

  • Lesley-Anne Scorgie (appointed autumn term 2019)

What are the Governing Body doing this term?

  • Meeting with school leaders to monitor impact of subject leader action plans
  • Focusing on the termly monitoring plan (available below)
  • Complete Health and Safety audit and school website audit
  • Meet with the Local Authority
  • Meet with the School Council
Last day of term, Thursday 1st April. Summer Term begins on Monday 19th April
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