School Governance

‘At Cathcart Street we recognise and respond to the diversity of pupil needs and seek to remove barriers and boundaries to learning.’

Our school's Board of Governors have a vital role in running our school.  We have a combination of parents, staff, community and Local Authority appointed Governors. 

The Role of Governors and the Governing Board:

  • The Governing Board is responsible under the Education Act 2002 for setting the overall strategic direction of the school
  • Governors monitor the performance of the school with a constant focus on driving up standards towards
  • The Governing Board approves school polices, including for safeguarding and health and safety
  • Governors act as a ‘critical friend’ to the school – providing support and challenge to the Headteacher
  • The Governing Board is accountable to the parents of children at the school, and in turn it holds the Headteacher to account on behalf of parents.
  • The responsibilities and powers of Governors are exercised in partnership with the Headteacher.
About Cathcart Street Primary School's Governing Board:
  • Cathcart Street's Governing Board works with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team.  
  • The Chair of Governors is Julie Merry.
  • The Vice Chair of Governors is Graham Rossiter.
  • The Clerk to Governors is Carolyn Totty.
  • We aim to ensure that pupils receive an outstanding education in line with our school’s philosophy of a commitment to the inclusion of all pupils by increasing the participation of the children within the community and the school curriculum by continually seeking to raise standards of education for all within a curriculum that delights in celebrating individual achievement.
  • Members of the Governing Board are made up from teachers, parents and members of the local community.
  • The Governing Board meets at least once a term to discuss specific issues including curriculum, safeguarding, health & safety, finance and personnel. All governors perform their roles on a voluntary basis.

If you wish to contact to any of the governors or the clerk, please do so via the school office.