Governing Body of Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Mrs L Forster - Foundation Governor and Chair of Governing Body
Mr A Whiteside - Foundation Governor and Vice Chair
Mrs L Appleton - Foundation Governor
Mrs H Thompson - Foundation Governor
Mr A Eccles - Foundation Governor
Mrs M Cuffe - Foundation Governor
Miss E Barnes - Staff Governor
Mrs C Davies - LEA Governor
Mr J Hardman - Associate Governor
Mr P O'Brien - Parent Governor
Mrs R Solomi - Parent Governor
Rev James Allen- Parish Priest ex officio
Mrs M Holden - Headteacher
Mrs A Dodd - Deputy Headteacher/Associate governor
Mrs C O'Hara (Clerk to the Governors)
Types of Governors
These are governors who represent the Bishop. As well as being responsible for the budget, staffing, curriculum, buildings and general policy of the school, another part of the role of a Foundation Governor is to uphold the Catholic character and ethos of the school.
As the name suggests these are governors who are chosen by the parents through a ballot system and have to be parents of children at the school at the time of appointment. They do not represent parents but are governors in their own right as individuals, however, as parents they give a unique insight into what the school does, how it operates, how it could improve and what goes on in the school on a day to day basis. Like other governors they are also responsible for the budget, staffing, curriculum, buildings and general policy of the school.
These are governors who are put forward as governors by the Local Education Authority (Lancashire). They may be local authority employees but they do not have to be. They are often retired people who would like to volunteer to support a school within the community and so put themselves forward to serve as a school governor. The Governing Body has to agree to accept an LEA governor - the LEA cannot force a particular person on to a governing body. Like other governors they are also responsible for the budget, staffing, curriculum, buildings and general policy of the school.