Governor Information

Welcome to St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School’s Governors’ page.

General information

The Governing Board of St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School works with the Head Teacher to promote and maintain high standards of educational achievement. The three core functions of the Governing Board are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction,
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff and,
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Composition of the Governing Board

At St. Teresa’s, there are 11 members of the Governing Board. They all serve on the full Governing Board and are appointed to Committees that are relevant to their skill set. A full list of names and roles can be found below. The Governing Board is made up of:

2 Parent Governors

1 Head Teacher

1 Staff Governor

1 Local Authority Governor

6 Foundation Governors

Chair of Governors: Mrs S Bell

Vice Chair of Governors: Mrs C Swinhoe

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please send any communication to the school office marked for the attention of Mrs S Bell.

Committees of the Governing Board

  • Curriculum

Chair – Mrs C Swinhoe

  • Staffing and Finance

Chair – Mrs S Bell

  • Pupil Admissions

Chair – Mrs S Bell

  • Appeals
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints

For further information please see the Governors’ Handbook published by the Department for Education:

Governance Handbook

Our current School Governors are:

  • Mrs S Bell –Chair, Foundation Governor
  • Mrs C Swinhoe – Vice Chair, Foundation Governor
  • Mrs R Brown– Foundation Governor
  • Mr D Hastie– Foundation Governor
  • Mrs C Hedley– Foundation Governor
  • Dr K Jankowski– Foundation Governor
  • Mrs C Bell– Local Authority Representative
  • Mr V Turner– Head Teacher
  • Mrs K Mackenzie– Staff Governor
  • Mrs S Zarraga– Parent Governor
  • Mr D Baez – Parent Governor
  • Mrs K Miller– Clerk to the Governing Body

The Governors’ attendance for the academic year 2019-2020 can be viewed here

The Governors’ attendance for the academic year 2018-2019 can be viewed here