St Bede's and St Joseph's Governors

 “ Governors are jointly responsible for the conduct of the school, ensuring that the best possible Catholic education is provided for the pupils attending the school. This means ensuring the school is run according to its Articles of Association and the Diocesan Trust Deed, that its religious character is preserved and developed, and that pupils obtain high standards of academic achievement.”

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The governors work is divided into three sub-committees;

  1. Standards, teaching and curriculum, 

  2. Finance, buildings and staffing

  3. Community links and Pastoral

Overall the governors are responsible for: 

·         The Catholic life of the college
·         Setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives of the college
·         Approving the budget
·         Reviewing progress against the budget and objectives
·         Challenging and supporting senior staff
·         Recruiting staff
·         The use of public funds
·         The quality of education provided
·        The wider contribution to the community

SBSJ Governors

Peter may, chair, foundation  

Peter may,
chair, foundation

Bernadette benyon, foundation

Bernadette benyon, foundation

Jayne Meredith, chair (community/pastoral)foundation

Jayne Meredith,
chair (community/pastoral)foundation

Thomas bright, Staff

Thomas bright,

Josephine geoghegan, chair, (standards), foundation

Josephine geoghegan,
chair, (standards), foundation

john shaw, Chair (finance), foundation

john shaw,
Chair (finance), foundation

Katherine stewart, co-opted  

Katherine stewart,


Lawrence Bentley, head

Lawrence Bentley,

Fr keiron walker, foundation  

Fr keiron walker,

Michael brooker, foundation

Michael brooker,

Helen solorz, parent  

Helen solorz,


Robert maslen, parent

Robert maslen,

fr james Callaghan, foundation  

fr james Callaghan, foundation

paul harwood, foundation

paul harwood,

marie walbran, Local authority

marie walbran,
Local authority

Register of Interests of Current Governors Serving