St Teresa's Catholic Primary School



The Governing Body of St. Teresa’s has overall responsibility for:


Determining the strategic direction of school with the Headteacher.

Monitoring the performance of the school.

The appointment and employment of teaching and non-teaching staff.

School policies.

The maintenance of the building.

The administration of the budget.


Seven of its members are Foundation Governors, appointed by the Bishop of Clifton.

One Parent Governor and two Staff Governors are elected.

One Community Governor is appointed by the Governing Board.

The Headteacher is a Governor unless he/she chooses not to be, making a current total of twelve Governors.


NB from the 1st March 2022 St Teresa's is formally part of the Cardinal Newman Catholic Eduction Trust and the governors are now members of the Local Governing Committee.



Our current Governors are:-

Max Fauvet ~ Foundation Governor, Chair of Governors

Elaine Acolatse ~ Foundation Governor, Vice-Chair of Governors 

Samanatha Land ~ Head Teacher

Shelly George ~ Foundation Governor

Tony Nicholas ~ Foundation Governor, Looked After Child Governor, Safeguarding Governor, Governor Monitoring

Chisom Ukoha ~ Foundation Governor, Special Educational Need (SEN) Governor

Sarah Thayer ~ Staff Governor

Jayne Rawlinson ~ Staff Governor

Father James Finan ~ Foundation Governor, Relgious Education Governor

Rob Sims ~ Community Governor, Health and Safety Governor 

Maeve Hedge ~ Governor Support Staff (Accounts)

Liz Vaughan ~ Governor Support Staff (Bursar)

Ali Baron ~ Clerk to Governors


To contact governors please email the Clerk to Governors:



For further information relating to Governance please click on the links below:-


       Accounts 17/18         Accounts 18/19        Accounts 19/20      Accounts 20/21    Closing Accounts Feb 22


Funding Agreement      


            Memorandum of Association               Articles of Association     


                      Governors' Attendance Register 2020/21    Governors' Attendance Register 2019/20  


Governors' Business Interests 2021/22      Governors' Terms of Office


 Meeting dates 2021/22   Committee membership