Welcome to our Governor Information Page

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Please click here for further information on the Rochdale council website about a governors role.

Please click on the link below to go to Governors Website

What does a Governing Body do?

The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • managing the school's finances
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • appointing staff
  • reviewing staff performance and pay.

Types of Governor

Foundation Governor - Representatives of the Church, appointed by the Bishop of Salford.
Staff Governor - Representative of the Staff, elected by all Staff.
Parent Governor - Elected by the parents of the School.
Local Authority Governor - Appointed by the Local Authority (Rochdale).

Meet the Governors

Governor’s Name


Governor links

R. Fr. Joseph Sweeney

Chair of Governors & Parish Priest

Literacy Link Governor

Maureen Byrne

Vice Chair of Governors

Religious Education Link Governor

Kath Lomax

Foundation Governor

KS1 Link Governor

Mark Bagaglia

Foundation Governor

Numeracy Link Governor

Briege Sivills

Foundation Governor

Early Years Link Governor SEN Link Governor

Helen Arnold

Foundation Governor

KS2 Link Governor

Safeguarding Children Link Governor

Peter Burke

Foundation Governor


Martin Burke

Local Authority Governor

Safer Recruitment Governor

Sarah Joynes

Head Teacher


Nicola Dearden

Staff Governor


Annette Wantling

Parent Governor




Governor's Meetings

Full Governor's meetings take place at least once each term. Two members of the school staff are elected to the Governing Body.

Committee meetings are held throughout the term. Subject managers will be asked to prepare a document for the Governors or attend a meeting to present developments relevant to their area of curriculum responsibility.

Each Governor has responsibility for a particular area of the curriculum and meetings will be arranged for members of staff to meet with their 'link Governor' at least once a year. Subject managers will be asked to write a termly update on developments in their subject for the 'link Governor'.

How to contact us:
The School Governors can be contacted through Mrs T Willetts (Clerk to the Governors) via the school office.