Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

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Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

School Governors

The Governing Body of Our Lady and St Werburgh's works to improve the outcomes and achievement of all of our pupils.  

The Catholic identity of the school is extremely important to us and we work closely with Staff and Senior Leaders to provide our children with the very best start in life.

If you would like to contact the Governing Body please email:



Governor Mark

Our school’s Governing Body has retained its Governor Mark status. The Mark is a quality standard for school governing bodies in England. We went through a rigorous and very worthwhile evaluation process, set against a detailed framework. It culminated in a visit from, and interviews with, an assessor.

What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher.

It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make 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 body.  

The role of governors is a strategic one, their 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)

 If you would like to know more, please click on the link below to read a short, but very informative article

What We Expect 

To find more information about the Governors in school, please follow the links at the top of the page or use one of the links below:

Governor Committee

Register of Interests

Link Governors

Governor Questionnaire

Governor Newsletters