St Thomas More R.C. Primary School Governing Body
The efficient and effective running of the school is the responsibility of the St Thomas More Governing Body. The Governing Body are the strategic leaders of the school and ensure clarity and vision, ethos and strategic direction. They hold the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, monitor the performance management of staff and oversee the financial performance of the school. The Governing Body is composed of 16 members. All Governors hold office for four years after which they may seek re-election or re-appointment.
The Governing Body is composed of:
a) Foundation Governors appointed by the Trustees of Salford Diocese.
b) Individuals nominated by Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council.
c) Parents of children attending the school.
d) Representatives of both teaching and non-teaching staff at the school.
e) The Head teacher who is an ex officio member.
|Rev. P Hopkinson||Foundation Governor ex officio|
|Mr David Flint||Parent Governor December 2026|
|Mr Peter Gittins||Foundation Governor September 2026|
|Mr Chris Hardcastle||Parent Governor July 2026|
|Mrs Kathy Kennedy (R)||Local Authority Governor to June 2026|
|Mr J Cannavan (R)||Foundation Governor to November 2025|
|Mrs F Cripps (R)||Foundation Governor to February 2025|
|Mrs L Williams (I)||Foundation Governor to February 2025|
|Miss C Barran (I)||Staff Governor January 2025|
|Mr Denis Breen||Foundation Governor November 2023|
|Mrs K Sanders (LEFT)||Foundation Governor to July 2022|
|Mr M Gifford (LEFT)||Foundation Governor to April 2022|
|Miss P Locke (LEFT)||Foundation Governor to December 2021|
|Mr M Crutchley (LEFT)||Parent Governor to December 2021|
|Mrs Zara Betney (LEFT)||Co-opted Governor to June 2020|
|Mrs J Young (LEFT)||Staff Governor to March 2020|
|Alderman T Fitzsimons (LEFT)||Foundation Governor to July 2019|
|Mrs H Murden (LEFT)||Foundation Governor to July 2019|
|Mr Barry Day (LEFT)||Associate Governor to July 2018|
|Mrs Laura Pracy (LEFT)||Authority Governor to April 2018|
(R) = Resources Committee
(I) = Impact Committee
Chair of Governors - Mrs L Williams
Vice Chair - Mr D Flint
Each member of the Governing body is also a member of either the Resources Committee or Curriculum Committee as indicated above. The Resources committee is responsible for Finance, Premises and Personnel issues. The Curriculum Committee is responsible for the Curriculum, SEN, Safeguarding, Data and Performance. Associate Governors do not have voting rights.
Chair of Resources Committee – Mrs Fiona Cripps
Chair of Impact Committee – Mrs L Williams
Full Governors meetings take place at least once each term. One member 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. See below the attendance at the Full governors meetings 2017/2022
Governors Attendance at Meetings
How to contact us
The School Governors can be contacted through Mrs Louise Williams or Mrs Kathy Kennedy (Chair of Governors) via the school office