Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
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.
Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff to promote high standards of educational achievement and to drive the strategic direction of the school. The Governing Body is made up of parent, staff, community and local authority representatives. We welcome feedback from parents so if you have any comments, if you wish to know more or if you are interested in becoming a governor in the future, please contact the school.
The Governing Body meets regularly to review the activities of the school and to consult and decide on its future direction. The Governing Body's responsibilities include:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
(Governance Handbook, October 2020)
In addition to the full Governing Body meetings the Governing Body delegates certain responsibilities and more detailed discussion to its three committees:
The responsibilities of each committee are set out in the Terms of Reference which are available on request.
Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. Governors regularly attend training sessions and seminars to keep up to date with changes in schools and the wider education sector. They also meet with the Head Teacher, other members of staff and pupils to find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.
Minutes of the Governing Body meetings are in the school office and paper copies can be made available on request.
Membership of the school's current Governing Body is set out below:
|Name of Governor||Type of Governor||Appointed by||Committees served|
Start and end of
term of office
|Attendance in 2021/22|
|Mrs Lorraine Dolan-Walsh||Headteacher||Governing Board|
from 7 January 2019
|Dr Jonathan Roberts Co-Chair of Governors (Early Years Link Governor)||Local Authority (from 1 September 2017) previously Associate Governor from 14 April 2016||London Borough of Merton||25 August 2021 to 31 August 2025||Serves on the advisory committee at Pen Green Nursery School and Children's Centre, Corby||10/12|
|Mr Mark Graham-Ozanne (Ethos Link Governor)||Foundation|
|22 February 2020 to 21 February 2024||None||7/10|
|Mr Patrick Brien||Foundation||Archdiocese of Southwark||6 June 2022 to 5 June 2026||None||1/2|
|Mr Daniel Berrevoets (Health and Safety Link Governor)||Associate (from 1 September 2017) - previously LA governor||Governing Board||1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022||None||7/8|
|Mr Mark Cheetham||Associate (from 1 September 2022)||Parents and carers at the school||11 October 2017 to 10 October 2021||None||n/a|
|Ms Alicia Henry||Associate||Governing Body||23 November 2021 to 22 November 2022||None||2/2|
|Ms Nicola Edwards||Parent (elected)||Parents and carers at the school||17 November 2021 to 16 November 2025||None||3/6|
|Ms Yuri Kim||Parent (elected uncontested)||Parents and carers at the school||13 November 2022-16 November 2026||None||N/a|
|Miss Tanya Bastian||Staff||Staff of the school||2 October 2021 to 1 October 2022||None||6/8|
|Ms Blon Byrne (Co-Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Link Governor)||Foundation|
|3 September 2019 to 2 September 2023||None||7/10|
|Mrs Magdalena Fernandes||Foundation|
|26 November 2019 to 25 November 2023||None||7/8|
|Mr David Hurst||Foundation|
|17 February 2020 to 16 February 2024||None||6/8|
|Ms Sharna Quirke||Foundation||Archdiocese of Southwark||15 October 2021 to 14 October 2025||None||5/8|
|Mrs Faye McGillian||Clerk||Governing Board||In post since July 2015||Clerk at Ursuline High, Wimbledon||14/14|
|Finished term (in last 12 months):|
|Mrs Bernadette McManus||Parent (elected uncontested)||Parents and carers at the school||21 September 2018 to 20 September 2022||None||4/6|
|Rev Canon John Clark||Foundation|
|12 September 2018 to 11 September 2022||None||2/6|