Our Governors

Our governors are volunteers from our parish and school community.

The main role of the governing body is to operate at a strategic level, leaving the Head Teacher and senior leaders responsible and accountable to the governing body for the operational day-to-day running of the school. The three core functions of the governing body are:

  • The Catholic life of the school
  • Standards (attainment, progress, curriculum provision)
  • Pastoral care and welfare of the pupils (including safeguarding)

We currently have eight governors comprised of:

  • Six foundation governors, appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham
  • Two parent governors, elected by parents of the school to act as a representative for the parents on the governing body

Our Head Teacher is required to attend all LGB Meetings.

Committee structure and meetings

We hold six meetings a year. The meetings are chaired by Mrs Rebecca Burke, our Chair of Governors.

School visits

As part of their role, governors are expected to visit the school at least once per term. This is in addition to supporting key school events. Governors are linked to key areas and visits are carried out to monitor and evaluate educational performance through learning walks and book scrutinies.

Foundation Governors (Appointed by NRCDES)

1. Mrs Rebecca Burke – Chair of Governors

Term of office: 4 years

Expiry of current term: 31/08/2025

No business or related third party interests

Attendance at meetings 2018/19: 6/6

School monitoring link areas: R.E, Safeguarding, Head Teacher Appraisal and Admissions

To contact the Chair of Governors, please email: chairofgovernors@goodshepherd.notts.sch.uk

2. Doctor Oliver Kuras – Vice Chair of Governors

Term of office: 4 years

Expiry of current term: 30/04/2026

No business or related third party interests

Attendance at meetings 2018/19: 6/6

School monitoring link areas: Data and Assessment

3. Canon Philip Ziomek – Parish Priest

Term of office: 3 years

Expiry of current term: 31/12/2023

No business or related third party interests

Attendance at meetings 2018/19: 4/6

School monitoring link areas: R.E

4. Mrs Margaret Clark

Term of office: 4 years

Expiry of current term: 30/04/2025

No business or related third party interests

School monitoring link areas: SEND and LAC, Pupil Premium and HR/Interviews

5. Mrs Siobhain Davison

Term of office: 4 years

Expiry of current term: 30/06/2025

No business or related third party interests

School monitoring link areas: Curriculum – Teaching and Learning

6. Mrs Oksana Stevenson

Term of Office: 4 years

Expiry of current term: 03/04/2026

No business or related third party interests

School monitoring link areas: Phonics, Reading and Admissions

Notes – Swap from EPG to FG

7. Mrs Marguerite O’Cathail

Term of office: 4 years

Expiry of current term: 30/04/2026

No business or related third party interests

School monitoring link areas: EYFS and HR/Interviews

Notes – Swap from EPG to FG

Parent Governors (Elected by Parents)

Previous Governors

Mrs Louise Barlow

Date of Appointment: 01/12/2015

Date stepped down: 30/08/2022

Mr Edward Jones

Date of Appointment: 01/01/10

Date stepped down – 31/10/20

Mrs M Thatcher

Date of Appointment: 28/01/17

Date stepped down – 27/01/21

Mrs A Gallie

Date of Appointment: 01/02/19

Date stepped down – 28/05/21

Business interests and meeting attendance