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 was appointed by the Governing Board.

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




Our current Governors are:-

Paul Thomas ~ Foundation Governor, Chair of Governors, Website Compliance & Data Protection Governor

Vacancy ~ Foundation Governor, Vice Chair, SEN Governor, Safeguarding Governor, RE Governor

Sam Land ~ Head Teacher

Alexandra Flaherty-Weeks  ~ Foundation Governor, Race Relations Governor

Chris Izuka ~ Foundation Governor, Health & Safety Governor

Tony Nicholas ~ Foundation Governor, R.E. Governor, Looked After Child Governor

Sarah Thayer ~ Staff Governor

Jayne Rawlinson ~ Staff Governor

Vacancy  ~ Foundation Governor

Father James Finan ~ Foundation Governor

Vacancy ~ Parent Governor

Kath McCarthy ~ Community Governor

Maeve Hedge ~ Committee Member 

Liz Vaughan ~ Committee Member

Alex Chapman ~ Clerk to Governors


To contact governors please email the Clerk to Governors:



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


                  Year End Accounts 15/16        Year End Accounts 16/17        Year End Accounts 17/18   


Funding Agreement    Value For Money Statement    


            Memorandum of Association               Articles of Association     


                Governors' Attendance Register 2017/18    Governors'  Attendance Register 2018/19    


Governors' Business Interests, Category and Terms of Office


  Meeting dates 2019/20     Committee membership