St Mary's Catholic Primary School - Ysgol Gynradd Gatholig y Santes Fair

Our Governors

Governors' report to parents 2022-2023

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. They appoint the headteacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. They hold the responsibility for finance in schools and work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

 Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

 The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  •  Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher. 

 

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

 

Our governing body contains committees, each of which is responsible for a different area of school. The committee membership and responsibilities of our governors is shown below.

Role Name Committees Responsibilities Term of office ends
Headteacher Paul Phillips

Buildings, Health and Safety

Curriculum

Finance and Personnel

 

n/a
Foundation Philip Leddy (Chair of Governors)

Appeals

Buildings, Health and Safety

Curriculum

Finance and Personnel

Attendance

Humanities

Aug 2025
Foundation vacancy

 

ALN

Safeguarding

Expressive Arts

Health and Wellbeing

PSHE

Foundation Canon Adrian Wilcock

Admissions

Appeals

Curriculum

PSHE

RE

Aug 2025
Foundation Clare Hansen

Curriculum

Finance and Personnel

Language, Literacy and Communication

Maths and Numeracy

PSHE

Aug 2025
Foundation Ian Evans

Finance and Personnel

Maths and Numeracy

Science and Technology

Aug 2025
Foundation Mike Leonard Buildings, Health and Safety Aug 2025
Foundation Jane Taylor Curriculum Aug 2025
Teacher Adriano Bianco

Buildings, Health and Safety

 

May 2024
Staff Donna Williams

Buildings, Health and Safety

 

 

May 2024
Parent Rebecca Ellis Finance and Personnel Aug 2026
LEA Judith Garner Curriculum

Health and Wellbeing
Science and Technology 

Aug 2025
Community vacancy
Clerk Carol Sheane