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Queensway, Swinton, Salford, M27 8QE


St Mark's RC Primary School

We believe that all people matter



The Governors of St. Mark’s are responsible for the management of the school, in acting as a critical friend to the headteacher and her staff and most importantly in being the voice of the Bishop, by supporting and maintaining the catholic ethos which envelops the Education of our children. Their responsibilities include:

  • Agreeing and monitoring the financial budget
  • Overall responsibility for staffing
  • Ensuring the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • Setting and monitoring appropriate targets for pupil achievement
  • Maintaining the school fabric, including insurance
  • Determining the admissions policy
  • Maintaining the catholic ethos of the school

The Governors meet regularly. Minutes of these meetings are available in school should parents ever wish to see them. 

Click here to see the Governor Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests

Click here to see our Governor Attendance

Governor Attendance March 2018

Please find below our current governing body membership:


Governor Category Term from - Term to Appointed by Special Appointment Committee

Mrs Francine Walsh


Chair of Fabric and Finance Committee


1/9/17 - 31/8/21 Salford Diocese Child protection/Young Carers Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety


Vice Chair

Chair of School Effectiveness Committee


  Salford Diocese
Mathematics/Premises/Health and  Safety/Child Looked After
School Effectiveness/ Staffing
Miss Patricia Garner Head Teacher 1/9/15 - 31/8/19  Salford Diocese School complaints coordinator 

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

Mrs Emma Woodruff Non Voting Attendee 26/11/13 - 2/11/17  Deputy Head Teacher/Literacy Lead

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Mrs Alexandra Mann Staff 26/1/17 - 25/1/21  Governing Board  EYFS Lead/ Computing Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

Mrs Cathryn Greenwood

Non Voting Attendee 4/7/16 - 03/7/20 School Business Manager

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

Miss Margret Nicoll Foundation 1/9/17 - 31/8/21  Salford Diocese Early Years School Effectiveness/ Staffing
Mr Philip Royle (Chair of Governors at St Ambrose Barlow RC Secondary) Foundation 1/9/17 - 31/8/21  Salford Diocese Inclusion(SEN/EAL)

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

   Foundation   Salford Diocese  Religious Education

Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Mrs Kim O'Connor Parent 1/8/16 - 31/7/20 Governing Board English (shadowing) and Computing School Effectiveness/ Staffing
Mrs Vikki Allen Foundation 25/9/17 - 24/9/21  Salford Diocese English/Online Safety Finance and Fabric/ Health and Safety
Mrs Angela Dease LA  3/6/17 - 2/6/21  Local Authority  Religious Education Finance and Fabric/ Health and Safety
   Parent    Governing Board  Computing

Finance and Fabric/ Health and Safety

Dr Angela Gbegbaje Foundation 1/9/15 - 31/8/19 Salford Diocese Science

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

All other sub committees drawn from the governing body as and when needed.