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Our governors

The governing body is responsible for our school. The main governing body meets once per term. There are groups within the governing body that are called sub committees who also meet each term; these committees are responsible for staffing, finance, pupils, curriculum and building matters. The Governing body is made up of foundation governors (appointed by the Bishop, usually parish members elected to represent the diocese), parent governors, staff governors and a local council representative.



Sub-Committees of the Governors are organised to discuss school issues. Governors are appointed to help decide what is taught, set standards of behaviour, interview and select staff, decide how the budget is spent. School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually.



School Governors

Chairman                             Mr M. McManus (foundation governor)

Vice chairman                     Mr S. Callaghan (foundation governor)

Foundation Governors:       Father C. Lough

          Mr I. Byrne

          Mrs G. Johnston

Mrs T. Guerin

          Mrs F. Lynch

Local Authority Governor:   Mr A. Matthews

Teacher Governor:              Mrs C. Howe

Staff Governor:                    Miss L. Scott

Parent Governor:                 Mr P. Hindley

Sponsor Governor:              Mr A. Longworth

Headteacher:                       Mr N. Duffin







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Payroll and Personnel Committee


Mr M. McManus (Chair)

Father C Lough

Mrs F. Lynch

Mr T. Longworth

Mr N. Duffin

Finance Committee


Mr M. McManus (Chair)

Father C Lough

Mr I. Byrne

Mr N. Duffin

Mrs G. Johnston

Premises Committee


Mr T Longworth (Chair)

Mr P. Hindley

Mr S Callaghan

Mr N. Duffin

Mr M Mc Manus

Pupils / Curriculum Committee


Mrs C Howe (Chair)

Mr P. Hindley

Mr S Callaghan

Mr N. Duffin

Mrs T. Guerin

Complaints Committee


Mr T. Longworth

Father C Lough


Appeals Committee


Mr S. Callaghan

Mrs T. Guerin

Mr M. McManus


Individual Nominated Governors


SEND - Mrs T. Guerin

Maths - Mr M. McManus

English - Mr T Longworth

RE - Father C Lough

Health and Safety - Miss L Scott

Safeguarding - Mrs F Lynch.


No Governor has a financial or business interest at St Michael’s school.