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Governors play a key role in leading, supporting and improving schools.

What school governors do

Governors sit on the school’s governing board and work with the headteacher. They’re responsible for the strategic goals, while the headteacher implements them and manages the school from day to day. The governors:

  • set the overall vision and direction of the school
  • oversee the budget
  • help recruit staff
  • monitor the performance of the school, for example in examinations and key stage tests
  • advise on school policies and procedures

You can find out more about governors' responsibilities in the DFE Governance Handbook.

Governor’s duties include:

  • taking part in regular governors’ meetings, usually six times a year with extra committee meetings
  • spend some time on training and getting to know the school
  • occasionally sit on appointments panels or panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school

Could you serve as a Foundation Governor? Click here to download an information leaflet with more details on what's involved.



Please find below a list of the school governors at St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School with their dedicated area of governance stated.

St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School has 4 committee’s.

Ethos & Pupil Support Committee – Chair: Mrs Angharad Norman

Finance & Resources Committee – Chair:  Mrs Linda Dineen

Standards Committee – Chair: Mrs Helen Lovejoy

Admissions Committee.

Our School Governors

Mr Stephen Draper – Chair of Governors (Local Authority Governor) – Pupil Premium/CiC 


Foundation Governors

Mrs Linda Dineen - Safeguarding

Ms Angharad Norman

Mrs Emma Birth - H&S

Mr Ray Gunning - RE/PE

Dr Deborah McCahon - SEN





Parent Governors

Helen Lovejoy - Vice Chair of Governors

Jaime Norman


Staff Governor

Mrs Joanne Alder - H&S


Co-opted Governor

Ms Heidi Alderdice


Associate Members

Mr Tony Tollerton

Mrs Kim Russell

Mr Richard Jordan


Head teacher

Mrs Meg Wilson



Governor Attendance

ATTENDANCE 2018-2019 T1-T6

Governoring Body Membership as at 21.12.18