Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Governing Body Committee Structure
|Mr Mark Stephenson||Diocese||04/11/2024||Finance, Premises & Grounds|
|Chair of Governing Body|
Special interest Governor for Mathematics
|None||Brother of Mrs Callan & Mrs Garbutt|
|Mr Michael McNally||Additional Governor||10/12/2024||Finance, Premises & Grounds|
HT Performance Management
Health & Safety
|None||Husband of Mrs McNally|
|Fr Colm Hayden||Diocese & Parish||15/11/2024||HT Performance Management|
|Mrs Catherine Craig - Headteacher||Staff||Ongoing||Finance, Premises & Grounds|
Curriculum & Standards
|All aspects of primary curriculum||Member of the Trustees at Durham Martyrs Multi Academy Trust||None|
|Mrs Deirdre Horsburgh||Foundation||04/11/2024||Curriculum & Standards|
HT Performance Management
|Mrs Sarah Walton||Staff||27/10/2024||Curriculum & Standards||Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding, English||None||None|
|Mrs Gillian Tweddle||Foundation||04/11/2024||Curriculum & Standards|
Finance, Premises & Grounds
|Mrs Julie Wilmore||Staff||04/11/2024||Finance, Premises & Grounds||Special Educational Needs|
|Mr John Thompson||Foundation||14/12/2024||Finance, Premises & Grounds Pupil Discipline||Curriculum||None||None|
|Mrs Dominica Moran||Foundation||04/11/2024||Curriculum & Standards First/Pay Review||English||None||None|
|Mrs Georgina Van Winghem||Parent||31/03/2025||Curriculum & Standards||School Website||None||None|
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
St Godric’s RC Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.
For further information please view or download the full document below.
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Schools are required to display a record of Governor’s attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
✓ – Attended meeting
A/A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
X – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2020-2021
26 November 2020
25 March 2021
10 June 2021
|Mr Mark Stephenson||✓||✓||✓|
|Mr Michael McNally||✓||✓||✓|
|Fr Colm Hayden||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Catherine Craig||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Deirdre Horsburgh||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Sarah Walton||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Gillian Tweddle||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Julie Wilmore||✓||✓||✓|
|Mr John Thompson||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Dominica Moran||✓||✓||✓|
|Mrs Georgina Van Winghem||X||✓||✓|
You can view our archived attendance on our website.
Governors make regular visits to the school, both formally and informally. A record of the visit, completed by the Governor, is kept by the Head Teacher.