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Christ the King

Catholic Primary School

Thornbury, bristol



School Governors

Our Role

The primary role of the Full Governing Body (FGB) is to work in partnership with the Head Teacher and School Leadership Team to maximise the learning opportunities for all the pupils and to implement the School Development Plan.  Each year we publish an annual report which summarises our achievements and workings.

Governors’ Annual Report 2012 - 2013 Governors' Annual Report 2013 - 2014
Governors’ Annual Report 2014 - 2015 Governors' Annual Report 2015 - 2016

Governing Body Composition

The formal Instrument of Governance provides for 12 Governors which consists of:

  • Foundation Governors of which at least 3 will be parents of children registered at the school; appointed by the Bishop of Clifton Diocese;
  • 1 Local Authority appointed Governor;
  • 2 Parent Governors; proposed and elected by parents and carers of children at the school;
  • 2 Staff Governors (including the Headteacher where s/he chooses to be a Governor and 1 of the schools teachers ;

The term of office for each Governor is 4 years from date of appointment or election.  Governors are selected based on their skills and experience.

Foundation Governors are appointed by Bishop Declan and represent the Bishop.  They are appointed specifically to ensure:

  • that the religious character of the school is preserved;
  • that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed;
  • that the religious education curriculum is in accordance with the Bishop's policy for his diocese. (Schemes of work should be based on the curriculum directory).

Once in place each Governor plays a full and equal part in the running and management of the school. Nobody is there to represent their particular group.  The majority of Governors do not have an educational background, however, they bring experience and expertise from their home and work lives which the school find invaluable.

Our Governing Body is split into 4 sub-committees - Resource, Teaching & Learning, Admissions and Foundation.  Please click here to find out more about each sub-committee and their responsibilities.

Our Governors for the academic year 2016-2017 are:

Name Type of Governor Term of Office Register of Interests Committee Membership Additional Responsibility
Mrs M Mainwaring Head Teacher Sept 2012 - None Resource, Teaching & Learning, Foundation & Admissions  
Mrs M Baskerville Foundation Nov 2014 - Oct 2018 None Teaching & Learning, Foundation & Admissions

Chair of Governors

Link Governor for Science

Mrs C Mason Local Authority Sept 2016 - Aug 2020 Parent of Children in Yr3 & Yr 5 Chair of Teaching & Learning

Vice Chair & Link Governor for Humanities, SEND, Inclusion, Pupil Premium & Attendance

Mrs C Trayler Foundation Sept 2013 - Aug 2017 Parent of a child in Yr 5 Chair of Resources, Foundation, Admissions

Chair of Governors 2014 - 2015.

 Link Governor for Humanities

Mrs A Willan Foundation Nov 2012 - Oct 2016 Parent of Child in Yr 6 Resources, Foundation Link Governor for Child Protection, Science
Fr George Malecki  Foundation Sept 2016 - Aug 2020 None Vice Chair of Teaching & Learning Link Governor for Arts
Mr E Kilmartin Foundation Jan 2015 - Dec 2018 Parent of Child in Yr2 Resource, Foundation & Admissions Link Governor for Health & Safety & Science
Mrs Sarah Lewis Parent Elected Sept 2016 - Aug 2020 Parent of Children in Reception & Yr 3 Resource & Admissions Link Governor for Humanities & PTFA
Mrs G Brooks Foundation May 2013 - Apr 2017 Grandparent of Children in Reception & Yr 3 Foundation, Teaching & Learning & Admissions Link Governor for ICT & Arts
Mr Jason Stossel Parent Elected Sept 2016 - Aug 2020 Parent of Child in Yr 1 Resources Link Governor for Arts
Mrs R Yemm Teaching Governor Sept 2013 - Aug 2017 None Teaching & Learning  
Mr D Rees Associate Sept 2013 - Aug 2017 Parent of Child in Yr 1 Resource  
Vacancy Foundation TBC TBC TBC TBC


All our sub-committees meet at least 4 times per academic year and our Full Governing Body meet at least 5 times per academic year.  The Chair of Governors and Head Teacher meet regularly to be kept informed of matters arising.

Please click here to find out what our Governor responsibilities are and how they execute them.