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Governors Information and Duties

Saint Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

'We arise today, to learn, love and grow through Jesus.’


The Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Body


In a Catholic school, all governors, not just foundation governors, have a duty to uphold the distinctive Catholic ethos of the school. The IOG, which each governor must have, sets out this ethos succinctly. For schools in Diocesan trusteeship the ethos statement is

as follows;

The School was founded by and is part of the Catholic Church. The School is to be conducted as a Catholic School in accordance with Canon Law and the teachings of the Catholic Church and in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and, in particular:


(a) religious education is to be in accordance with the teachings, doctrines, discipline

and general and particular norms of the Catholic Church;


(b) religious worship is to be in accordance with the rites, practices, discipline and

liturgical norms of the Catholic Church; and at all times the schools are to serve as a witness to the Catholic faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.


The remit for the Governing Body is to:

a) Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b) Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;


c) Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The Full Governing Body meets at least once per term and also has the following committees:-

Leadership and Management Committee

Quality of Education Committee

Admissions Committee


Governor Roles and Responsibilities



Recent Resignations;

Mrs Victoria Burrows 2nd February 2017

Mr Mike Seddon 10th October 2018

Mrs Michelle Clarke 14th March 2019

Mrs Sandra Worthington 19th July 2019

Mrs Elizabeth Warren 19th July 2019

Mrs Danielle Ramsdale 19th September 2019

Mr Eddie Walsh 25th September 2019

Mrs Bernadette Green 17th July 2020

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