Our Governing Body

Our Governors

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.

Click on the links below to find out more about the role of the Chair and the Vice Chair and Foundation Governors at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

The Role Of The Chair And Vice Chair

Foundation Governor – A Diocesan Ministry

St. Joseph’s Governing Body (2016 – 2017)

Mr Michael McKay – Chair of Governors/Foundation Governor
Responsibilities – Year 4/English/Exclusions
Term of Office: 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2018

Miss Megan Davies – Vice Chair/Foundation Governor
Responsibilities – Year 1/Mathematics/Admissions
Term of Office: 03/02/16 – 31/08/19

Miss Gemma Parsons – Foundation Governor
Responsibilities – Year 5/Science/Sports Premium
Term of Office: 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2018

Fr. John Cunningham – Foundation Governor
Responsibilities – Nursery/Year 2/Assessment
Term of Office: 01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019

Mrs Denise Perone – Foundation Governor
Responsibilities – Year 3/Computing/EAL/Health And Safety
Term of Office: 19/05/2015 – 31/08/2019

Mrs Raquel Elson – Foundation Governor
Responsibilities – Reception/SEN/Chair Of School Improvement Committee/Safeguarding
Term of Office: 01/10/2015 – 30/09/2019

Mr George Skelton – Local Authority Governor
Responsibilities: Foundation Subjects/ArtsMark/Disadvantaged Pupils/CLA
Term of Office: 11/11/15 – 10/11/19

Mr Patrick Coyne – Associate Member
Responsibilities – RE/Admissions/Year 6
Term of Office: 28/04/2014 – 27/04/2017

Miss Katie Morris – Staff Governor

Mr Tony Gorton – Head Teacher (Staff Governor)
Term of Office: 01/09/2011 – present

Miss Barbara Thomas – Deputy Head/Associate Member
Term of Office: 18/07/2015 – 17/07/2019

 Mrs Cathy Irons – Clerk to the Governing Body

Vacancy – Parent Governors

Governors With other Interests In Educational Establishments

Fr. John Cunningham is a Foundation Governor/Chair Of Governors at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Bishop’s Stortford.

Mr George Skelton – Wife employed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

No governor at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School has any business interests which would be utilised by the school.

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

Mr James Harvey

Mrs Tracey Hayes


Full Governing Body Meetings are held once a term and Committee Meetings (Resources and School Improvement) also take place once a term.

All Governors attend both Committee Meetings.

Resources Committee

The Chairperson of the Resources Committee is Mrs Denise Perone.

The Resources Committee is responsible for:

  • Admissions

  • Premises

  • Finance

  • Personnel

  • Safeguarding

School Improvement Committee

The Chairperson of the School Improvement Committee is Mrs Raquel Elson.

The School Improvement Committee is responsible for:

  • School Development Plan

  • Pupil Progress And Attainment

  • Vulnerable Groups

  • Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged Pupils)

Attendance At Meetings

Please click on the links below to view attendance/minutes at recent meetings:

Attendance At Governing Body Meetings 2015 – 2016

The Full Governing Body Meetings for this year are as follows:

Thursday 10th November 2016

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Thursday 25th May 2017

Tuesday 27th June 2017

The Resources/School Improvement Committee Meetings for this year are as follows:

Thursday 29th September 2016

Wednesday 25th January 2017

Tuesday 25th April 2017