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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 for 19/2020

Please find below our current governing body membership:


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

Mrs Vikki Allen 


Chair of School Effectiveness Committee


24/6/2020-23/6/2024 Salford Diocese Child protection/Young Carers/Inclusion Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

Mrs Francine Walsh


Vice Chair

Chair of Fabric and Finance Committee


1/9/17 - 31/8/21


Salford Diocese
 English/Whole School Curriculum
School Effectiveness/ Staffing
Miss Patricia Garner

Head Teacher

Non Voting Attendee

1/9/15 - ONGOING  Salford Diocese School complaints coordinator 

School Effectiveness/ Staffing

Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety

Mrs Emma Woodruff Non Voting Attendee 2/11/17 - 1/11/21  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


Miss Margret Nicoll Foundation 1/9/17 - 31/8/21  Salford Diocese Early Years

School Effectiveness/ Staffing


Mr Philip Royle Foundation 1/9/17 - 31/8/21  Salford Diocese Premises/Health and Safety

Fabric and Finance/Health and Safety

Rev Mgr Paul Smith   Foundation  28/9/18-27/9/22 Salford Diocese  Religious Education

School Effectiveness/Staffing 

Fabric and Finance/ Health and Safety


Mrs Kim O'Connor Parent 1/8/16 - 31/7/20 Governing Board Computing School Effectiveness/ Staffing
Mr Leslie Borritt Foundation 24/7/18-23/7/22  Salford Diocese Maths

School Effectiveness and Staffing

Finance and Fabric/Health and Safety

Mr Phil Roebuck Parent
Mrs Jane Goulding  Parent  01/09/19-31/08/23  Governing Board  Computing

School Effectiveness/Staffing

Miss Mary Beardshaw Foundation  10/12/2019- 9/12/23 Salford Diocese  

Finance and Fabric/Health and Safety

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