GOVERNING BODY of St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School


All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community. School governors are volunteers. 

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff, Diocese and the Local Authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the Governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.

We have a team of dedicated Governors. They meet regularly and attend all necessary training to ensure the children at St Michael & All Angels are provided with the best possible education and experiences.

Our Governors- 2018 - 2019

Rev. Patrick Regan - Chair of Governors/Foundation Governor

Mr John Birch - Vice Chair of Governors/Foundation Governor

Fr Chris Matthews - Foundation Governor

Mrs Madeleine Haines - Foundation Governor

Mrs Christine Perkins - Foundation Governor

Mrs Gill Gaunt - Foundation Governor

Ms Emma Liddy - Foundation Governor

Mrs Susan Ralph - Headteacher Governor

Mrs Michelle Hughes - Staff Governor

Mrs Sarah Bell - Parent Governor

Mrs Emma Smith - Parent Governor

Mrs Kate Walker - LA Governor


In September 2014 the Governing Body elected to begin the process of reconstituting, in keeping with statutory guidance from the Department for Education.  The decision allowed the Governing Body to change the numbers and types of governors based of the skills they could bring.

The governing body now consists of:-

• Seven Foundation Governors

• One Elected Staff Governor

• One appointed Local Authority Governor

• Two Elected Parent Governors

• The Headteacher

The chair and vice-chair are elected at the first meeting of the academic year. The standard term of office for a governor is four years.

The Chair of Governors is Rev. Patrick Regan, who can be contacted via the school office, Parish Church or through the Clerk to Governing Body via email at: Please mark all emails - For the attention of the CLERK to the Governing Body.

Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by committees. At St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School, we have the following committees:

Finance, Health and Safety and Premises

Personnel and Pay

Standards and Curriculum

Individual Governors also have specific responsibilities for curriculum areas and other significant areas e.g. behaviour and pupil premium spending.

Details of Governors - please click to see the terms of office of individual Governors

GOVERNING BODY COMMITTEES  - please click for a full list of committees individual Governors serve on

Declaration of Interest Register - please click on this link

Governing Body Scheme of Delegation - please click on this link

Record of Attendance at Meetings (2018 - 2019) - please click on this link

Record of Attendance at Meetings (2017 - 2018) - please click on this link

Record of Attendance at Meetings (2016 - 2017) - please click on this link

Record of Attendance at Meetings (2015 - 2016) - please click on this link