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Holy Family Catholic Primary School


Our School Governing Body

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

School Governing Body

Our full governing body (FGB) consists of:

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 4 foundation governors (2 vacancies)

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding senior leaders to account for the performance of the school; 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Each governor has specific areas where they are the 'link governor' and help to hold the school to account for. You can see which areas each governor is responsible for on our 'Who are we?' page.


Do you have a keen interest in education and feel you could make a positive contribution to the work of  our governing body?

What is a Foundation Governor?

  • They are appointed by the Bishop to represent his education policy in his schools
  • They preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the school

What do Foundation Governors do?

  • Ensure the Catholic ethos is upheld
  • Hold the Heads to account
  • Oversee the curriculum
  • Drive educational outcomes

In order to be eligible to serve as a Foundation Governor, applicants must be a practising Catholic and over 18 years of age. Interested individuals will need to complete an application form, and provide a reference from their local parish priest and submit these to the Diocese for consideration by the Bishop who makes the appointments. The application form is available here: