Governors Information

The Governing Body is comprised of five types of Governors:

Foundation – appointed by the Archbishop to preserve the religious character and ethos of the school
LEA – appointed by the Local Authority
Parent – appointed from and voted in by parents
Staff – appointed from and voted in by the school staff

Associate members – appointed through school for their skill set and expertise
There are twelve Governors on our Governing Body and one Associate Member.

The Full Governing Body meets termly.


There are two committees that also meet termly: Standards and Effectiveness, Resources and Premises.
Other committees meet when needed include: Admissions; Attendance; Discipline & Dismissal; Performance Management and Pay.

School Self Evaluation and Development

Governors are responsible for monitoring the school’s performance.

This is done through the Governors’ Self Evaluation Form: A nominated governor is attached to each of the school’s main

Areas for Development;

  • Mission and Ethos

  • The Quality of the Education we provide

  • Behaviour and Attitudes

  • The quality of our Personal Development for each child, including RSE ( Relationships and Sex Education)The effectiveness of our Leadership and Management incorporating curriculum, pastoral, senior leadership and governance

Nominated governors meet regularly with senior staff to support and challenge them in moving the school forwards in achieving the best outcomes for our community. The link governors report progress to the full governing body termly.

Other aspects of school life are reported to governors through fortnightly meetings between the headteacher and Chair of Governors as well as through the headteacher’s termly report to the full governing body.

Governors Attendance 2021 - 2022

For more information on the Governors, please view the following document.

St John Fisher Catholic High School Committee Membership 2020-21

Governors Attendance 2021 - 2022