St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Live, Love and Learn with the Lord

Station Road, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9JG, United Kingdom

01937 832344

Our Governing Body


 St Joseph's Full Governing Body


   Chair of Governors (app 26.1.2021)

   Mrs Deborah Welch

   Headteacher (app 01.01.2021)

   Mrs Claire Roberts

   St Joseph's Parish Priest

   Father John Newman (until 30.04.21)

   Father Sean Molloy (from 15.08.2021)

   Foundation Governors

   Mrs Mary-Jane Murray (Vice-Chair)

   Mr David Barnes

   Mrs  Elizabeth Jackson



  Local Authority Governor

  Mrs Louise Watson

  Parent Govenors

  Ms Jenny Pinder

  Mrs Alison Scott

  Teacher Governor

  Miss Laura Pitchers

  Clerk to the Governors

  Ms Trudy Searle


  1 Jan 2021

  Ms Emma English (Foundation)

  19 May 2021

  Mr Greg Lodge (Foundation)



  Mrs Mary Young (Headteacher)





















The Governing Body at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School exists in accordance with our legal obligations, we endeavour to operate at a strategic level, leaving the School’s senior leadership responsible and accountable for the operational day-to-day running of the School. It is by achieving these aims that we can be sure that our School has effective governance.

Our core strategic functions, as a Governing Body, therefore, are in:

  1. Ensuring clarity of Catholic vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the appropriate senior leadership to account for the educational performance and Catholic character of the School and its pupils; and for the internal organisation, management and control of the School including performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure its money is well spent.

We understand that the Catholic Church expects Catholic schools to promote and uphold high standards, including academic standards as an integral part of its educational vision for the holistic formation of children and young people.


St Joseph's Governing Body

























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