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St Theresa's RC Primary School

Meet the Governors

What do governors do?

The governing body works with the headteacher and the staff at the school to make sure the school provides good quality education for all its pupils, and constantly strives to improve. Governors don’t need specialist skills, just an ability to listen, think through new ideas, and decide what’s best for the school as part of a team. They need to set high expectations and ask challenging questions, but are not expected to make day to day decisions about how the school is run. That’s the job of the headteacher and senior staff.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

In addition to ensuring that the school carries out its statutory responsibilities, the three key roles of a governing body are to:

  • provide strategic direction for the school.
  • monitor the performance of the school and constantly look to raise standards.
  • ensure sound financial management and accountability.

This means that as a governor, you will be involved in:

  • Deciding how the budget should be spent and ensuring good value for money
  • Making sure the curriculum provides for and challenges all pupils
  • Making sure the school buildings are welcoming, safe and well used
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s values, aims and policies
  • Appointing the Head and Deputy Head and assisting the Head in appointing other staff
  • Reviewing the performance of the Headteacher annually, and setting targets for the following year

2. Current Governing Body Information

 Governor Appointment Information

Register of Interest

Governor Full Name Date of Appointment Term from/to  Term of Office (years) Appointing / Elective Body Relevant Business / Pecuniary Interests  Other Educational Establishments Governed Material Relationships (with staff or governors) 

Mr Peter Patterson


31/08/15 1/09/2019 – 31/08/2023  4 Diocese of Salford None –   
Winefride Claber  01/09/2015 01/09/2019 -31/08/2023 4

Diocese of Salford


None  St Joseph's RC Primary School  
Father Derek Woodhead 01.09,2021 01.09.2021-31.08.2025 4

Diocese of Salford 

None St Anne's RC Primary School
Linda McCombe 06/07/2021 06/07/2021-05/07/2025 4 Diocese of Salford  None    
Robert Hawkins 10/03/2023



4 Staff Governor None    
Carl Glynn 01/09/2019 01/09/2019-31/08/2023 4 Parent None    
Lisa Nolan  18/05/2021 18/05/2021-17/05/2025 4 Parent None    
Eileen Lloyd 01.09.21 03.11.2021- 02.11.2025 4 Diocese of Salford None

The Sub Committees

There are full Governing Body meetings each term. Much of the work however is carried out in sub committees.


Peter Patterson - Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor

Committees: Curriculum and Standards, Disciplinary , Finance and Premises, Human Resources (HR), Head Teacher (Exec HT/Head of School) Performance Management

Lead Governor: Attendance, Finance and Premises Committee, Curriculum and Standards Committee/HR Committee, Health and Safety in Education, 

Subject Link Governor: Maths


Linda McCombe - Head Teacher

Committees: Curriculum and Standards /HR Committee , Disciplinary Appeals, Finance and Premises


Robert Hawkins - Staff Governor

Committees: Disciplinary Appeals, Finance and Premises, Curriculum & Standards/Human Resources (HR)

Lead Governor: Pupil Premium, Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Subject Link Governor: Mathematics, PSHE/RSE, Caritas In Action

Year Link Governor : Early Year's Foundation Stage (EYFS)


Winefride Claber- Foundation Ex-Officio

Committees: Curriculum and Standards, Disciplinary , Human Resources (HR)

Lead Governor: Human Resources Policy, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Subject Link Governor: English , French


Father Derek Woodhead  - Foundation Governor

Committees: Disciplinary Appeals, Finance and Premises

Lead Governor: Safeguarding

Subject Link Governor: Religious Education,  Prayer and Liturgy


Lisa Nolan - Parent Governor

Committees: Curriculum and Standards , Disciplinary Appeals, Finance and Premises

Lead Governor: EYFS

Subject Link Governor: History and Geography, PE


Eileen Lloyd - Foundation Governor

Committees: Disciplinary,  Human Resources (HR)

Lead Governor: Science

Subject Link Governor:  Music, DT/Art, Computing


Carl Glynn  - Parent Governor

Committees: Disciplinary Appeals,  Human Resources (HR)

Link Governor: Governor Induction, Training and Mentoring