What is a school governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. They are involved in decisions about all aspects of  the school - such as building maintenance and budgets, supporting staff and setting school policies.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school's long term vision and aim. They support the Head Teachers, but also ask questions and make sure the Head Teacher is taking the school in the right direction.

The governors hold a ehalf termly full board meeting and regular committee meetings. The committees are:
Curriculum and standards - responsible for curriculum, inclusion, child protection and safeguarding.
Resources - finance, performance management, premises and health and safety
Headteacher's performance management

Here is a list of our governors. If you would like to speak to them, please ask for their contact information at the reception/ office.

 Federation of St Paul and St Martin of Porres Catholic Primary Schools

Name of governor Role  Committee

Susan Barlett

Foundation Governor


Grace Sylvester

 Foundation Governor


Fr. Perry Sykes

Foundation Governor



Noirin Moloney

Co-opted Governor


Annette Gossett


Foundation Governor


Rosemary Kilbride

Foundation Governor


Vacancy x 2

Parent Governor


Raymond O'Neill

Foundation Governor 


William Kimber

Associate Governor


Oliver Rose

Staff Governor 


Louise Fleming

Executive Headteacher


Peter O'Shannessey


Associate Governor




Jonathan Adamides-Vellapah




Copies of minutes from Governing Board meetings can be obtained from the school office.

Publication of Governor's Details - September 2017

Governing Body Register of Business Interests - September 2017

Financial Transparency