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St Benedict's Catholic School

St Benedict's
Catholic School


School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing board. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board

Governor List

As per the Instrument of Government 2015
Disqualification: as per Regulation 20 and Schedule 6 of the Constitution Regulations

Name of Governor End of term of Office
Mrs Anne Mansfield 31/08/2020

Mr Richard Snape

Mrs Charlotte Rodwell 30/06/2022
Sr Louisa Poole 31/08/2020
Fr John Warrington 31/10/2022
Mr Anthony Good 30/04/2022
Mrs Louisa Martinez 30/11/2022
Emma Barber-Lomax 26/09/2023
Mr Chris Donnachie (Foundation Governor) 31/08/2023
Mr Andrew Herlihy 28/11/2021
Mrs Imogen Senior Headteacher
Mrs Christine Kennedy 01/05/2020
Mrs Fiona Green (Staff Governor) 11/07/2023
Jane Southin 26/09/2023

Chair of the Governing Body: Mrs Anne Mansfield
Vice-Chair of the Governing Body: Richard Snape
Clerk  to the Governing Body: Mrs Alex Fenner (L.A. Clerk)
Quorum: One half of the number of Governors in post