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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

Please find below our current governing body membership:


Governor Category Term of office Special Appointment Committee

Mrs Francine Walsh-Howarth



Chair of Fabric and Finance Committee


31/8/17 Child protection/Looked After Children/Young Carers Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

Mr Neil Whitelaw

 Vice Chair

Chair of School Effectiveness Committee


31/8/17 Maths/Health and Safety/Website School Effectiveness/ Staffing
Miss P Garner Head Teacher 31/8/19  

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

Mrs E Woodruff Deputy Head (Non Voting) 2/11/17  

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

Mrs A Mann Staff 25/1/17  EYFS Lead/ICT School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Mrs C Greenwood

Staff (Non Voting) 03/7/20 School Business Manager

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

Miss M Nicoll Foundation 31/8/17 EYFS School Effectiveness/ Staffing
Mr P Royle (Chair of Governors at St Ambrose Barlow RC) Foundation 31/8/17 Inclusion(SEN/EAL)

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Fr B Lomax  Foundation  26/5/17  RE  Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Mrs K O'Connor Parent 31/7/20 Website Support School Effectiveness/ Staffing
Mrs V Allen Foundation 24/9/17 English/KS2 Finance and Fabric/ Health and Safety
Mrs A Dease LA  2/6/17  RE  Finance and Fabric/ Health and Safety
Mr K Radymersky  Parent 9/7/19  ICT

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Dr A Gbegbaje Foundation 31/8/19  Science Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

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