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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 Mrs Sophie Jones16/1/1915/1/23
Foundation Governor Mr Stephen McNicholls1/9/2131/8/25
Foundation Governor Mrs Emma Shaw12/3/2011/3/24
Parent GovernorMrs Alison Horner26/10/2025/10/24
Parent GovernorVacancy
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

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 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, Finance/Personnel, Redundancy, Head Teacher’s Performance Review Panel.

Specific Responsibilities: Mrs Shaw is currently our Vice-Chair of Governors and has specific responsibility for SEND, Safeguarding and Pupil Premium. She is linked to the Year 1 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

Elected 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 Numeracy.

Register of Interests: None



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: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: The Archdiocese of Liverpool

Current term of Office: 16/1/19 to 15/1/23

Committees: Pupil Discipline/Complaints, Curriculum.

Specific Responsibilities: Mrs Jones has specific responsibility for Literacy, Early Years and PE. She is linked to the Year 6 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:

Specific Responsibilities:

Register of Interests:



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

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

Register of Interests: None



Vacancy

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents

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