Our Governors     

The Governing Body

Dear Parents and Carers,

What do the Governors do?

The governing body is a dedicated group of volunteers, nearly all of whom are current parents, who are responsible for holding the school’s leaders to account for the achievement, behaviour and safety of every single one of our pupils. 

How do we do it?

We do this at the full governors meetings, which are held once a term; and through a number of committee meetings, which report back to the full governing body.  In addition to these meetings individual governors will visit the school to perform observational “learning walks” with members of the senior teaching staff.

Our mandate

In 2013, the Department for Education published its Governor Handbook, within which, governing bodies were strongly encouraged to “focus on three core strategic functions:

1.    setting vision, ethos and strategic direction

2.    holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

3.    overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent”.

Our Faith

As a Catholic school, we are also accountable to the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The foundation governors ensure that the school maintains and develops the ethos of the Catholic Faith.

Contact details

If you are interested in any aspect of governance or would like to contact the governing body, please do not hesitate to approach any one of us in the playground at drop off or pick up time; via the school office on 01905 773572 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On behalf of the governing body of St Joseph’s, thank you for your support.


Best wishes

Duncan Kennedy

Chair of Governors


Foundation Governors

Duncan Kennedy - Chair of Governors

Doreen Grayer

Clare Davison

Tony Nott

Kate Hill



Parent Governors

Steve Atkins - Vice Chair of Governors


Teacher /Staff Governors

Deborah Russell (Staff Governor)

Local Authority Governor Vacancy
Head Teacher Cath Bryan
Non-Voting Associate Members none