St Mary's Catholic Primary School

‘One family united in Christ to be the best we can be’


Governing Body


The Governing Body works with the Head teacher in order to manage the school in partnership and also make decisions about how the school is run. The Governors act as a critical friend.


The Board of Directors delegate local responsibilities to the Academy Committee including day to day operational matters such as Catholic Life, health and safety, staffing appointments developing the unique identity, local community and traditions for the school.


Our Governing Body comprises of 9 representatives – each of whom may serve for a period of up to four years.  Every representative works closely to improve the quality of all aspects of the school. Representatives receive training to help them carry out their duties.


Our Governors are parents, teachers and support staff at the school, Parishioners or members of the wider community. 


Our Chair of Governors is Mr John Burke. John can be contacted by email:

Membership of Governing Body 2021/2022


Foundation GovernorMr John Burke (Chair)
Foundation Governor Mrs Catherine Treacy (Vice Chair)
Foundation GovernorMrs Lesley Harvey
Foundation GovernorMr Adriano Fernandes
Foundation GovernorFather Damian Nwankwo
Parent GovernorMrs Sharon Hipkiss

Parent Governor

Ms Tracey Pajak

Teacher Governor Mrs Alice Wilson
HeadteacherMrs Charlotte Miller
Clerk to the GovernorsTBC