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At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

Our Governors


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


The governors at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are fully committed to supporting the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team to continue to provide the very best education and school experience for our children.  The relationship between the governors and the leadership team is positive and based upon trust, openness and transparency.


St. Joseph’s Local Governing Body


NameGovernor TypeTerm FromTerm ToRoles
Mrs B O’ConnorHeadteacher01 Jan 2019To PresentHeadteacher
Mr M McKayFoundation Governor01 Sep 202231 Aug 2026

Chair of Local Governing Body



Head Performance Management 
Health & Mental Well-Being (Y1 & 2)

Class Links Key Stage 2 (Y5&6)

Mrs E Kelly


Foundation Governor


01 Sep 202131 Aug 2025

Vice Chair of Local  Governing Body

Disadvantaged pupils
Children Looked After

Staff Wellbeing
Health & Mental Well-Being (Nur & Rec)

Class Links Key Stage 1

Mrs N OgbonnayaFoundation Governor01 Sep 202331 Aug 2027

Pupil Premium inc. Catch Up Premium 

Health & Mental Well-Being (Y4 & 6)

Class Links EYFS

Mrs G CunninghamParent Governor (elected)17 Jan 202216 Jan 2026


Health & Safety


Sports Premium

Health & Mental Well-Being (Y3 & 5)

Class Links Key Stage 2 (Y3&4)

Mrs J SkeltonStaff Governor14 Sep 2021 13 Sep 2025Class Teacher
Mrs D PeroneOther28 Sep 202127 Sep 2025School Business Manager
Ms C IronsClerkClerk


Governors with links to other educational establishments or Relationship interests


Gabrielle Cunningham – University of Arts London (employee)


Governors with Business Interests


Emma Kelly – connections to J.F. Electrical


Governors Who Have Left The Governing Board During The Last 12 Months


Mrs R Elson - Foundation Governor - End of Term: 31 Aug 2023

Mrs D Perone – Staff Governor - End of Term: 2nd Sep 2021


Local Governing Body Committee Meetings


The new Catholic Academy Trust has established meeting structures which includes 6 meetings during the academic year.


Set agenda items for every meeting enable governors to focus on strategic direction of the school and provide challenge and support to the senior leadership team, in line with the St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Trust Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference.


Approved minutes (subject to confidentiality) are available on request.

The Local Governing Body Committee Meetings for 2023 – 2024 are as follows:


Friday, 22nd September 2023

Friday 1st December 2023

Friday 26th January 2024

Friday 17th May 2024

Friday 5th July 2024