St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to St Margaret Clitherow's Local Governing Body (LGB)


The Department for Education's vision is to see robust and effective of governance in every school. It recognises that high quality effective and ethical governance is key to success in our school system and for the future of children and young people.


The school governors are volunteers who give their time and expertise to help ensure that the school is well managed within set budgets. The teaching and wellbeing of our children is its primary focus. Governors come from diverse backgrounds within our community and are united in their passion for education and the commitment they give to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes for our children.


The three core functions of governing bodies:

· Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

· Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff

· Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

Department for Education Governors' Handbook



St Margaret Clitherow is part of the Mother Teresa Catholic Academy Trust


The Board of Trust Directors delegate many governance functions to the LGB (which is itself a committee of The Board). Amongst other requirements listed in the scheme of delegation (below) is for the LGB to preserve and develop the religious and educational character, mission and ethos of MTCAT and ensure that it is embedded in the school.


Whilst the day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the school leadership team, Governors work closely in partnership with them and are involved in matters such as curriculum, policies, school buildings, finance, safeguarding and admissions.


The Board decree that the Chair and Vice Chair of the LGB must be Foundation Governors. Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese, and share equal status with two elected Parent Governors and an elected Staff Governor.


If you would like to find out more about the role of governors, or wish to contact the governors regarding a particular matter, please feel free to contact Sian, the Clerk to the Governing Body, on or via the school office. Sian will be able to direct you to the appropriate governor.

Register of Business Interests

Governors who have left in last 12 months

Governor Register of Attendance 2022-23