St Teresa's Catholic Primary School



On the 1st March 2022 St Teresa's became part of the Cardinal Newman Catholic Education Trust and our governors are now members of the St Teresa's Local Governing Committee.

Cardinal Newman Catholic Education Trust website: 

The Local Governing Committee 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 of teaching and non-teaching staff.

School policies.

The maintenance of the building.

The administration of the local budget.


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

One Staff Governor and two Parent Governors are elected.

One Community Governor has been appointed by the Governing Board.

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




Our current Governors are:-

Max Fauvet ~ Foundation Governor, Chair of Governors, School Improvement Plan (SIP) Link Governor

Andrew Drake  ~ Parent Governor, Vice-Chair of Governors, 

Samanatha Land ~ Executive Principal

Jayne Rawlinson ~ Head of School

Tony Nicholas ~ Foundation Governor, Safeguarding Link Governor

Elaine Acolatse - Foundation Governor, Wellbeing Link Governor

Chisom Ukoha ~ Foundation Governor, Special Educational Needs (SEND) and Inclusion Link Governor

Father James Finan ~ Foundation Governor, Religious Education Link Governor

Louise Mortell - Parent Governor

Vacancy - Staff Governor

Liz Vaughan ~ Governor Support Staff (Bursar)

NTrust ~ Clerk to Governors


To contact governors please email:



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 2021/22  

Governors' Attendance Register 2022/23


Governors' Business Interests 2022/2023      Governors' Terms of Office


 Meeting dates 2022/23   Committee membership