Governors are volunteers who help to run the school. The strength of a governing body lies in working together as a collective. Governors do not have individual powers and therefore teamwork is essential. Governors are responsible for the strategic development and direction of a school and act as a critical friend to the school.

Governing Body List

Governor Meeting Attendance 2016-17

The Remit of Our Governing Body

Our Governing Body has responsibility for ensuring that St Joseph’s fulfils the aims and values encompassed in our vision and mission.

  • We are accountable for the performance of the school
  • We plan the school’s future direction, set aims and objectives as well as targets for achieving objectives
  • We provide advice and support to the school and act as a ‘critical’ friend whilst maintaining a positive and effective partnership with the school’s Senior Leadership Team and other staff
  • We make decisions, agree and monitor the school’s budget
  • We make sure that the National Curriculum is taught, appropriately adapted for the special needs of our pupils and students
  • We promote high standards of educational achievement
  • We decide how the school can encourage students’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • We make sure that the school provides for all its students, including those with complex and challenging needs
  • We review and monitor progress within the strategic framework.


Our Governing Body is made up of a combination of Foundation Governors, who represent the Catholic Diocese and reinforce our catholic values, Staff Governors, Governors representing the Local Authority, Co-opted governors who represent the Local Community and Parent Governors who represent the interests of families.

 2017/18 Committees

Our Governors monitor the performance of the school through a number of sub-committees:

  • Curriculum and Progress (Chair: TBC)
  • Care, Supported Living, Health and Safety (Chair: Rebecca Vickers)
  • Finance, Personnel and Pay Policy Committee (Chair: TBC)

If you have any queries for our Governing Body, in the first instance, please contact our Clerk to Governors at