Our Governors

"The governing body is ambitious for the school. The governors take a strategic approach and challenge the school effectively."

Ofsted - February 2013


The Governing Body is made up of fourteen volunteers drawn from the staff at the school, parents, representatives from the Diocese (foundation governors) and Local Authority. The Archbishop of Westminster appoints foundation governors and all others are elected (parents by the parent body, staff by the staff of the school). The Clerk is appointed by the Governors.


Foundation governors ensure that the Catholic ethos of the school is maintained.

The members of the Governing Body are:  



Term of Office 


Chair of Governors

Mrs Margaret Brady

April 2016

Foundation Governor

Mr Steven Carvalho

September 2015

Foundation Governor

Mr Bob Chandler

October 2016

Foundation Governor

Mrs Alison Gartlan

February 2014

Foundation Governor

Fr Brian Griffiths

September 2015

Foundation Governor

Sr Christine McGarry

September 2016

Foundation Governor

Mrs Carol Minihan

September 2014

Foundation Governor

Mrs Sheila Frayne October 2016

Foundation Governor

Ms Ann Molloy

October 2016

Foundation Governor

Mr James O’Keeffe

March 2015

Headteacher Governor

Mrs Carolyn Laws


Parent Governor

Mr Kieran Barry

February 2014

Parent Governor Mrs Theresa Rowley February 2017

Staff Governor

Mrs Liz Mills

September 2016

To conduct our business we delegate decision-making to committees or, where appropriate, to individuals such as the Headteacher. Most of our business is done through meetings, making best use of established guidance, and seeking the advice of the Head Teacher. To carry out our duties effectively, we have established four committees each chaired by a leader elected by the governors. 

  • Religious Education and Curriculum Committee - including Special Educational Needs (meeting at least once a term)
  • Resources - Finance, Staffing and Premises (meeting at least once a term)
  • Admissions (meeting at least annually)
  • Student's Discipline (meeting when required)

To access the membership details for each committee, please click here

No pecuniary interests have been declared by any governors.

Upcoming Meetings

Resources                25 April 2017 and 13 June 2017

RE & Curriculum     19 April 2017 and 7 June 2017

Full Governors'        23 February 2017, 4 May 2017 and 22 June 2017


Governors arrange informal visits to get to know staff and students.  We also ensure our visibility to staff and students by attending events such as: educational 'walk and talk' tours, open days, prize giving and masses at the school.

The Governors feel very proud of the School and remain conscious of its traditions dating back to 1934 when it was founded by the Dominican Sisters.