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The Governing Body

The Governing Body of

The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary

The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary has a supportive and committed Governing Body bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to our school.  This is a body of people who work in partnership with the Head Teacher, staff, parents, Salford Diocese and Salford Local Authority – all working together towards the continuing improvement in standards and achievement at our school, whilst following our Mission Statement.

The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary is a voluntary aided school regulated by the Roman Catholic Diocese and largely financed by the local authority.  Whilst the Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, as delegated by the Governing Body, they are responsible for policy and strategy.

Our school governors are very approachable and more than happy to speak to parents about matters relating to the management of the school.

A legal responsibility of the Governing Body is that they must meet a least once every term and several times on various sub-committees.  Some Governors have link responsibilities in certain areas such as safeguarding, health and safety, ICT, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – this allows the nominated governor to focus on their area working closely with the relevant school staff and feed back to the full governing body which in turn assists them with their role and future direction of the school.

The Governing Body is made from several areas:

  • The Church – Foundation governors are appointed by Salford Diocese

  • School – Staff governor is a teacher and the Head Teacher is also a staff governor

  • Salford Local Authority – there is one link governor from the local authority

  • Parent governors – are elected by the parents of the school.

  • The Clerk to the Governing Body is appointed by Salford Local Authority


Governor areas for responsibility include:

  • Implementing the National Curriculum and its assessment procedures to be carried out

  • Ensuring Religious Education is carried out according to the Diocesan education framework

  • Challenging the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  • Approve and review policies

  • Staff appointments, pay and grading, other aspects of staff management

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Premises improvement and repair

Who are the Governors?

Mr I. Clarke


Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor



Reverend Michael Jones


Vice-Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor


Mrs D. Hanley


Head Teacher

Staff Governor


Mrs J. Hamer


Staff Governor


Mrs J. Romanova


Parent Governor


Mr R. Beesley


Parent Governor


Father Joseph Gee


Foundation Governor


Mrs C. Astin


Foundation Governor



Mr P. Tifu


Foundation Governor



Mr C. Tan


Foundation Governor


Cllr R. Mashiter



Salford LA Link Governor





Foundation Governor


Terms of Reference for Governor Sub-committees
Declaration  by Governors of Personal, Pecuniary and Business Interests

Each year all members of the Governing Body are required to complete a declaration form - any declarations must be published.


For the academic year 2016/2017 - there have been no declarations made by any of the school governors of the following with regard their position as a governor of The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary:

  • A personal interest.

  • A pecuniary/business interest (direct or indirect).

  • An interest that would contravene the principles of natural justice (i.e. their involvement would compromise the Governing Body’s ability to hold a fair hearing).




  • The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John R.C. Primary
  • Mount Street, Salford, M3 6LU (Sat Nav M3 6AY)
  • Email : stpeter&
  • Telephone : 0161 834 4150
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