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Latest News: Latest Newsletter - Friday, January 21st, 2022

Governing Body

Type of GovernorNameTerm StartsTerm Ends
Foundation Governor Fr Dave Heywood1/9/1931/8/23
Foundation Governor Mr Paul Caswell30/1/2029/1/24
Foundation Governor Mrs Susan Ellison1/9/1931/8/23
Foundation Governor Mrs Emma Higham14/11/1913/11/23
Foundation Governor Mr Stephen McNicholls1/9/2131/8/25
Foundation Governor Vacancy
Foundation Governor Mrs Emma Shaw12/3/2011/3/24
Parent GovernorMrs Alison Horner26/10/2025/10/24
Parent GovernorMrs Sophie Jones 10/11/219/11/25
Staff GovernorMrs Jill Thomason25/6/1824/6/18
Head Teacher Ms Helen Lennonongoing
LA GovernorMrs Kathryn Clarke28/9/2027/9/24
Associate GovernorMr Matthew Bluck
Associate GovernorMiss Philomena Barrett

Committees and Governor Roles & Responsibilities

Pupil Discipline/Complaints Committee
Mrs S Jones
Mrs E Higham
Mrs E Shaw

Admissions Committee
Fr D Heywood
Mrs K Clarke
Mrs E Higham
Mrs A Horner
Ms H Lennon

Staff Disciplinary Committee
Mrs E Shaw
Mrs K Clarke
Mrs A Horner

Curriculum Committee
Mrs K Clarke
Mrs E Higham
Mrs A Horner
Mrs S Jones
Ms H Lennon
Mrs E Shaw
Mrs J Thomason

Health, Safety and Environment/Premises Committee Mrs S Ellison
Fr D Heywood
Ms H Lennon
Mrs J Thomason
Mr S McNicholls

Finance/Personnel Committee
Mrs K Clarke
Mrs S Ellison
Mrs A Horner
Ms H Lennon

Appeals Committee
Fr Dave Heywood
Mrs A Horner
Mr P Caswell

Redundancy Committee
Mrs K Clarke
Ms H Lennon
Mrs E Shaw

Appeals (Redundancy)
Mrs S Ellison
Fr D Heywood
Mrs E Higham

HT’s PM Review Panel
Mrs K Clarke
Mrs S Ellison
Fr D Heywood
Mrs E Shaw

Governors with Specific Responsibility
English – S Jones
Mathematics – S Ellison
SEND – S Jones
Safeguarding – E Shaw & K Clarke
RE – Fr D Heywood
Early Years – S Jones
Equality & Diversity – J Thomason & K Clarke
PE – E Higham & S Jones
Pupil Premium – E Shaw
Wider Curriculum – A Horner
GDPR – A Horner    
Wellbeing – Fr D Heywood

Class Links
Rec – E Higham
Y1 – S Jones          
Y2 – P Caswell
Y3 – K Clarke
Y4 – Fr D Heywood
Y5 – A Horner
Y6 – E Shaw

Meet our Governors

Fr Dave Heywood – Chair of Governors

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Archdiocese of Liverpool

Current term of Office: 1/9/19 to 31/8/23

Committees: Admissions, Premises/Health and Safety, Appeals, Appeals (Redundancy) and Head Teacher’s Performance Review Panel.

Specific Responsibilities: Fr Dave has specific responsibility for RE and Wellbeing and is linked to the Year 4 class.

Register of Interests: None



Mrs Emma Shaw – Vice Chair of Governors

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Archdiocese of Liverpool

Current term of Office: 12/3/20 to 11/3/24

Committees: Pupil Discipline/Complaints, Staff Disciplinary, Curriculum, Redundancy and Head Teacher’s Performance Review Panel.

Specific Responsibilities: Mrs Shaw is currently our Vice-Chair of Governors and has specific responsibility for Safeguarding and Pupil Premium. She is linked to the Year 6 class.

Register of Interests: None



Mr Paul Caswell

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Archdiocese of Liverpool

Current term of Office: 30/1/20 to 29/1/24

Committees: Appeals

Specific Responsibilities: Mr Caswell is linked to the Year 2 class.

Register of Interests: None



Mrs Kathryn Clarke 

Type of Governor: LA Governor

Appointed by: Warrington Local Authority

Current term of Office: 28/9/20 to 27/9/24

Committees: Admissions, Staff Disciplinary, Curriculum, Finance/Personnel, Redundancy, Head Teacher’s Performance Review Panel.

Specific Responsibilities: Mrs Clarke has specific responsibility for Safeguarding and Equality & Diversity. She is linked to the Year 3 Class.

Register of Interests: None



Mrs Susan Ellison

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Archdiocese of Liverpool

Current term of Office: 1/9/19 to 31/8/23

Committees: Premises/Health and Safety, Finance/Personnel, Appeals (Redundancy) and HT’s Performance Review Panel.

Specific Responsibilities: Mrs Ellison has specific responsibility for Mathematics.

Register of Interests: Director of St Oswald’s Pre-School and Accountant for Cactus Clothing (school uniform supplier)



Mrs Emma Higham

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Archdiocese of Liverpool

Current term of Office: 14/11/19 to 13/11/23

Committees: Pupil Discipline/Complaints, Admissions, Curriculum, Appeals (Redundancy).

Specific Responsibilities: Mrs Higham has specific responsibility for PE and is linked to the Reception class.

Register of Interests: None



Mrs Alison Horner

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Elected by: Parents

Current term of Office: 26/10/20 to 25/10/24

Committees: Admissions, Staff Disciplinary, Curriculum, Finance/Personnel and Appeals.

Specific Responsibilities: Mrs Horner has specific responsibility for GDPR, the ‘Wider Curriculum’ and is linked to the Year 5 class.

Register of Interests: None



Mrs Sophie Jones

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Elected by parents

Current term of Office: 10/11/21 to 9/1/25

Committees: Pupil Discipline/Complaints, Curriculum.

Specific Responsibilities: Mrs Jones has specific responsibility for English, PE, Early Years and SEND. She is linked to the Year 1 class.

Register of Interests:  None



Ms Helen Lennon

Type of Governor: Head Teacher Governor

Current term of Office: Ongoing

Committees: Admissions, Curriculum, Premises/Health and Safety, Finance/Personnel, Redundancy.

Register of Interests: None



Mr Stephen McNicholls

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Archdiocese of Liverpool

Current term of Office: 1/9/21 to 31/8/25

Committees: Premises/Health and Safety

Specific Responsibilities: None

Register of Interests: None



Mrs Jill Thomason

Type of Governor: Staff Governor

Appointed by: School Staff

Current term of Office: 25/6/18 to 24/6/22

Committees: Curriculum and Premises/Health and Safety

Specific Responsibilities: Mrs Thomason has specific responsibility for Equality and Diversity.

Register of Interests: None



Vacancy

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Archdiocese of Liverpool

Current term of Office:

Committees:

Specific Responsibilities:  

Register of Interests:



Mr Matthew Bluck  

Type of Governor: Associate

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Voting Rights: No voting rights

Register of Interests: Mr Bluck’s wife is employed at St Oswald’s as the Head Teacher’s PA.



Miss Philomena Barrett

Type of Governor: Associate

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Voting Rights: No voting rights

Register of Interests: None