Our Governing Body 2018-19

To build a successful partnership where teachers, parents and governors work together for the benefit of the children. The Governing Body must include two parent governors elected by the parents of the school. It must also include a Teacher Governor and a Support Staff governor elected by the school’s staff. These governors serve for a period of four years. There are also Foundation Governors appointed for a four year period by the Diocese of Salford. In addition there are LEA governors appointed by Oldham Education Authority.

Oldham Council School Governance

Please click on the picture link at access Oldham Council's information and guidance for School Governance.

The Role of the Governing Body

• The general running of the school.
• Policy development.
• Planning the school budget.
• Selecting and appointing staff.
• Supporting school discipline.
• Producing an annual report for parents.
• Maintaining the Catholicity of the school.
• School Development Planning.

The Governors meet at least once a term and also attend other committee meetings.

Become a School Governor

Our Governors 2018-19


Mrs Christine Williamson

Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor


Ms Mary Garvey



Mr Michael Brigden

Vice Chairperson and Foundation Governor


Rev Father Michael Job

Foundation Governor Ex Officio


Mr Michael Aston

Foundation Governor


Mrs Stephanie Bushi

Teacher Governor


Mrs Elaine Fortune

Parent Governor


Michael Eavers

Foundation Governor


Mrs Marie Pollitt

Foundation Governor


Mrs Bernadette Sansome

Foundation Governor


Dean O'Reilly

Parent Governor


David Crossley

LEA Governor


Governor Services Clerk

Governor's Documentation

Please select a document below to access the information.


File icon: pdf Competency Framework for Governance January 2017 [pdf 675KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Clerking Competency Framework January 2017 [pdf 287KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governance Handbook January 2017 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf National Governor's Association - Model Code of Conduct 2017 [pdf 482KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governors At St Mary's RC School September 2017 [pdf 20KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor Committees May 2018 [pdf 11KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor Meeting Attendance July 2018 [pdf 27KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Register of Business and Personal Interests 2017-18v2 [pdf 213KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's RC Primary School - Governor Training Record August 2018 [pdf 115KB] Click to download