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
I am a long standing parishioner of Bishop Eton where I am a Minister of the Eucharist and a founder member of the parish SVP Conference.
My background is in education, having taught in Catholic secondary schools for 39 years, spending 25 years in 4 Liverpool schools and then taking up a Headship at St Antony’s Catholic High School in Trafford, before finishing my teaching career as Head of St Thomas Becket Catholic High School in Knowsley. I then set up my own education consultancy company working with schools and Local Authorities across the North West, mainly in the field of school improvement.
I have always had an interest in education research and in 1983 completed a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Liverpool and in 2004 completed a research Doctorate in Education at the University of Manchester, with school improvement as my research focus.
Catholic Education has always been a deep interest and I have had a variety of roles in Catholic education bodies and working parties at both Archdiocesan and National level and was a member of the executive of the main Catholic teachers’ organisation as National Treasurer. I served as a Governor of St Edward’s College for 21 years, until May 2018, the last 5 as Chairman and am currently a Foundation Governor at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary school in St Helens.
I am married to Sheila and all our 5 children attended Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Primary school. Outside education I am an enthusiastic, if not particularly skilful, golfer and was Captain of Woolton Golf Club in 2011, and enjoy watching rugby in all forms, photography, travel, music, reading and most of all spending time with our 7 grandchildren.
I can be contacted via the school, details as follows;
Mrs. M. Murray, Clerk to Governors, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Phil Doyle
Chair of Governors