Governors

The Governing Body plays a vital role in the life of the school. Its main roles 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 (a critical friend)

Our aim is to provide the best possible education, in the best possible environment for the children who attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School.

The Governing Body has a maximum of 13 Governors who are very conscientious and diligent and who take their responsibilities very seriously. They are not paid and they do not receive any expenses. They all freely and voluntarily give their time and effort to the school. The Diocese of Lancaster (Foundation) appoints seven of the Governors. They come from a variety of backgrounds and they bring many different skills and experiences to the school.

Holy Family Catholic Primary School
School Committees

Admissions, Standards and Effectiveness

Mrs M Holden

Ms. C Davies

Mrs M Forster

Mrs H Thompson

Mrs L Appleton

Mrs S Holliday

Miss E Barnes

Father Mathew Pinakkuttu

Grievance/Complaints Review/Pay Appeals

Mr J Hardman

Mrs L Appleton

Performance Management

Mrs M Holden

Mrs M Forster

Mr A Whiteside

Mrs M Cuffe

Resources

Mrs M Holden

Mr P O'Brien

Mr J Hardman

Mrs M Forster

Mr A Whiteside

Mrs M Cuffe

Miss E Barnes

Staff Attendance and Discipline Dismissal

Mr J Hardman

Mrs S Holliday

Staffing and Pay

Mrs M Holden

Ms. C Davies

Mr P O'Brien

Mrs H Thompson

Mrs L Appleton

Mrs S Holliday

Miss E Barnes 

Father Mathew Pinakkuttu

Grievance Appeals Committee

Ms. C Davies

Mrs M Forster

Nominated Governors

Schools' Portal - Mr A Whiteside

More Able - Mrs L Appleton

Literacy - Mrs M Cuffe

R.E. - Father Mathew Pinakkuttu

SEN - Ms. C Davies

Link - Mr A Whiteside

Numeracy - Mrs S Holliday

Safeguarding and Online Safety - Mrs M Forster

Pupil Discipline Committee

Mrs M Holden

Mrs M Forster

Mrs S Holliday

Father Mathew Pinakkuttu

School Development Planning Committee

Chairs of each committee

Chair and Vice Chair

Staff Attendance and Discipline Dismissal Appeals

Mrs M Forster

Mr A Whiteside

Mrs L Appleton 

 

Welcome from our Chair of Governors

Dear Parents and Friends,

On behalf of all the Governors, welcome to Holy Family Catholic Primary School.

As governors, we are here to work as a team with staff, parents and children to build on the firm foundation we have, in a setting that allows for growth spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually, while always working to maintain and increase the high standards our pupils achieve and the ethos of the Catholic faith in both the school and the wider community.

Our role as governors means we are involved with all aspects of the school’s life including finance, pupil welfare, building/grounds maintenance and staff appointments to name but a few. Also it is important as governors that we look at planning for the future and that these plans are both strategic and realistic.

I feel privileged to have been elected the new Chair of Governors and leading a team who work hard sharing their various skills to guide the school forward.

All the governors try to attend school events, so please come and have a chat.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Forster

Chair of Governors