Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Governor Committee Structure
|Appointed / |
|Responsibilities / Links||Pecuniary|
|Mrs Barbara Reilly-O'Donnell||Executive Headteacher||Ex-officio||01/09/2020||31/08/2021||Curriculum & Standards|
|Mr Leo Addison-Smyth |
|03/10/2018||02/10/2022||Finance Premises |
|Mrs Patricia Conway||Foundation||Diocese |
Curriculum & Standards (Chair)
|Mrs Linda Donachie||Foundation||Diocese |
|11/12/2018||10/12/2022||Finance Premises |
|Rev. Colm M Hayden||Foundation||Diocese |
|Mrs Helen Haywood||Foundation||Diocese |
|03/09/2018||02/09/2022||Curriculum & Standards|
|Mr Christopher Savage||Foundation||Diocese |
|11/03/2019||10/03/2023||Curriculum & Standards|
|Mrs Sarah Walmsley||Foundation||Diocese |
Curriculum & Standards
|Mr Michael Blake||Parent||Parent|
|02/03/2019||01/03/2023||Curriculum & Standards|
|Mr Stuart Clark||Parent||Parent|
|02/10/2018||01/10/2022||Finance Premises |
|Mr Chris Tate||Local|
|-||02/10/2018||01/10/2022||Finance Premises |
Consultation Due Diligence Document
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
St Joseph’s RC Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information please view or download the our documents below.
Schools are required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2020-21
|Mr D Murray|
|Rev. C M Hayden|
|Mrs B Reilly-O'Donnell|
|Miss K Haggart|
|Mr L Addison-Smyth|
|Mrs P Conway|
|Mrs L Donachie|
|Mrs H Haywood|
|Mr C Savage|
|Mrs S Walsmley|
|Mrs R Hockey|
|Mrs J Smith|
|Mr M Blake|
|Professor S Clark|
|Mr C Tate|
Committee Terms of Reference
We will be adding this information as soon as possible.
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