Meet the Governors

The aim of the Governing Body at St Winifred’s is to work with the staff in helping the children to achieve their full potential in a happy, caring and Christian environment.

The Governors work closely with the Headteacher to ensure that the school is constantly seen to bear witness to the faith in every aspect of its work and to promote high educational standards.

We do this in four main ways:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children.
  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children.
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used.
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve.

To deliver this effectively the Governors are representative of all the key groups involved in our school – the Parents, the Staff, the Local Authority and the Church. Some are appointed and some are elected. All serve for a term of four years. We meet together at least once a term as a whole Governing Body, and in other committees focused on Finance, Staffing, Premises, Health & Safety and Curriculum. In addition, those governors that volunteer to become link governors have a specialist subject that they take particular interest in (e.g. Maths, Literacy, Science) and visit the school regularly to understand the latest developments in that subject.

We are always keen to hear parents views and we hold Governor Surgeries regularly, which gives parents an opportunity to speak to a Governor.

Name Type of Governor
 Mr John Ryan Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor
 Mrs Claire Hoff Vice Chair, Foundation Governor
Fr. Chukwuemeka Nnaji Foundation Governor
Mrs Teresa Mokogwu Foundation Governor
Ms Judith Harvey Foundation Governor
Mr Richard Abbs Foundation Governor
 Mrs Katie Groenen Foundation Governor
 Mrs Delphine Phillips Foundation Governor
Mr Michael Brannan Parent Governor
Mrs Marta Tabinski Parent Governor
Miss M Hanrahan Head teacher
Ms T Fitzgerald Teaching Staff Governor
Mrs K O’Brien Clerk to the Governors

Governing Body Structure
Governors’ Details
Register of Governors’ Interests 2016/17
Governors’Attendance at Committee Meetings
Code of Conduct 2016 (Adopted by the Governing body on 23/11/16)