Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School

A Newman Partnership School within the Diocese of Portsmouth

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Meet the Governors

The governing body is made up of volunteers from different groups of stakeholders of the school (parents, staff, community and local authority) who are elected. The role of the governing body is to support the leadership team by determining, monitoring and reviewing the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates.


Our School Governors 


Dominic Boddington - Chair of Governors - email: clerk@olsj.com

Helen Ruane - Vice Chair 

Gerida Montague - Executive Headteacher

Jo McNicholas

Susan McCabe

Roger Maughan

Lucy Godwin

Clare Barfoot

Lesley Sinfield - Clerk


Email: clerk@olsjschool.com 


Our Role

The main purpose of the governors is to help the school ensure the provision of high standards of teaching and learning, by setting the school's strategic direction and setting targets for school improvement. The governors also provide challenge for school improvement and keep the school under review whilst being a critical friend, offering support and advice. 


Our Committees

The governing body appoints committees to deal in more detail with various different aspects of the school. There are three main sub committees and each governor sits on at least one of them. 

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