School Governors

School governors are members of a school’s Governing Body. They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three core strategic functions of:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Message from Dr. Phil Doyle, Chair of Governors

As Chair of Governors, I can assure you that the governors are committed to doing all they can to ensure that the school continues to provide the highest quality of education with plenty of opportunities for a wide range of activities and experiences outside the classroom.

We do this by being closely involved in all aspects of school life so that we can support the Head and all staff in ensuring that the school more than meets all the statutory requirements and by battling, where necessary, to ensure they have all the funding and resources available.

As governors we have an excellent relationship with all staff which enables us to operate as trusted, critical friends.

Several of us have a long relationship with the school as past or present parents or past pupils. In my case all five of my children attended and enjoyed their primary education at the school. We also have a strong relationship with the parish.

Our variety of backgrounds and experiences, including two of us having experience as head teachers, myself in secondary education and another governor in primary education, blend together to produce a very experienced and hard-working group. We also keep ourselves updated by regularly attending Governor training for our specific roles.

I can be contacted via the school, details as follows;

Mrs. M. Murray, Clerk to Governors:  businessmanager@ourladysbishopeton.com.

Dr. Phil Doyle, Ed.D.

Chair of Governors

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