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The school has a committed, proactive and focused governing body, led by the Chair of Governors, Mrs Helen Arnold. The chair can be contacted through the school office.

Circle Model of Governance

SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School Governing Board operates a circle model of governance where the governing body works as a 'whole team' without any committees, and meets every half-term, or more if required. This means that governors have up-to-date information regarding the school, and can offer timely support and challenge, as well as take action should the need arise.

The governing body may commission assignments or projects arising from the business of any particular meeting which will be recorded in the minutes. The governing body will also at times delegate monitoring activities to either individual or pairs of members. This delegation could relate to statutory functions or to priorities identified in the School Development Plan (SDP). Any delegated decisions will be reported back to the Full Governing Body (FGB).

Link governors are assigned to monitor subjects which have been identified as strategic priorities in the School Development Plan (SDP), as well as: Safeguarding, SEND, Health & Safety, and Finance. As a Catholic school we also assign link governors to monitor the Catholic Life and Mission of the school and Religious Education.

There is an established Pay & Performance Panel & Admissions Committee and provision is also made for governors to form committees to deal with; Complaints; Grievances; Pay Appeals; and the Headteacher's Performance Review.



Any communications for the Governing Body should be addressed to:
The Chair of the Governors, c/o SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School.

Please click on the attachments below to find out more about the school's governors and their roles.