St Teresa'sCatholic Primary School

'A welcoming family of God, growing and achieving together, with Jesus at our side.' "I am the vine and you are the branches"

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The Governing Body

The Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Mr P Atherton


Note all Lead Governors will link with lead member of school staff in the relevant area

Committee Calendar Dates

Governor attendance



St Teresa's School – from September 2020


Name Interest(s) Reviewed
Peter Atherton Nil November 2020
Cllr. Derek Long

St Helens MBC, Councillor for Rainhill.


November 2020
Lynsey Burgess St Teresa's Employee November 2020
Phil Doyle Chair of Governors, St Edwards College, Edmund Rice Academy, Liverpool


November 2020
Rachael Brookes Headteacher, St Teresa's Employee November 2020
Karen Harrison Foundation Governor November 2020
Paul Jobe Grandparent of a child in school November 2020
Kassia Boydell

Foundation Governor

November 2020
Catherine Manweiler Parent of a child in school November 2020
Claire Chisholm Parent Governor November 2020
Tracy McNeill Parent of a child in school November 2020
Patricia Peers Nil November 2020

How the Governors of St Teresa's have contributed to moving the school forward:


The appointment of the right Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher for our school.  This has lead to:

  • concentration on middle leaders;
  • introduction of Key Stage Leaders;
  • staff re-organisation which has built on strengths;
  • a measured increase in the quality of good teaching throughout the school.

Focussing on improving teaching and learning. 

This has led to:

  • the implementation of an effective marking policy throughout the school;
  • creation of a more effective and welcoming learning environment;
  • a shared vision of good practice;
  • a shared commitment to school improvement.

Focussing on pupil progress.

This has led to:

  • more secure data;
  • benchmarking;
  • internal and external moderation;
  • regular review with subject leaders and class teachers;
  • establishment of Performance and Attainment Governors Committee.

Focus on the function of Governors. 

This has involved:

  • reconstitution of Governing Body leading to additional governors appointed to further strengthen the governance of the school;

  • regular reviews of progress with staff to support and challenge;

  • shared staff and governors INSET;

  • review of policies, leading to an even safer environment for the school community;

  • targeted governor review day.