St Jude's Governing Body

The aim of the Governor team at our school is to work with the staff in helping the children achieve their full potential in a happy, caring environment.

We do this in four main ways:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children.
  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children.
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used.
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve.

To deliver this effectively the Governor team members are representative of all the key groups involved in our school – the Parents, the Staff, the Local Authority and the Church. Some are appointed and some are elected. All serve for a term of four years.

We meet together at least once a term as a whole team, and in three sub groups focused on Finance and Staffing, Premises (including Health and Safety), and the Curriculum. In addition we each have a specialist subject that we take particular interest in (eg. Numeracy, Literacy) and we are linked to a class.

We are always keen to hear your views, so please feel free to contact any of us directly via the school office. We look forward to a continued successful partnership with you.

Dawn Thompson
Chair of Governors

Governing Body Members

Name Type of Governor Term of Office
Mr Malcolm Tipping Headteacher -
Mrs Dawn Thompson Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor 2017
Mr Eugene O'Brien Vice Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor 2018
Fr Philip Harrop Foundation Governor 2017
Mrs Samantha Gordon Foundation Governor 2019
Mrs Maria Dann Foundation Governor 2019
Mrs Geradine Creegan Foundation Governor 2019
(vacancy) Foundation Governor -
Mrs Emma Collins Parent Governor (elected) 2019
Miss Dee Tyler Parent Governor (elected) 2016
Mr Malcolm Nicholls Local Authority Governor 2016
Mr Damien McGarrigle Staff Governor (Teaching Staff) 2019

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