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Local Governing body

The role of the Local Governing Body (LGB) is to challenge and support the leadership of our school. 

At St Francis Xavier the LGB play a key role in shaping how strategy translates into policy and practice. From September 2021 a link governor(s) oversees each of the following areas

  • Safeguarding
  • Quality of Education
  • Pupil Premium
  • Leadership and Management
  • Careers
  • SEND
  • Personal Development
  • Behaviour and Attitudes

The link governors meet with members of staff, parents, and pupils to gain a deep understanding of each area and triangulate findings before reporting back to the wider LGB.

Seven LGB meetings are held throughout the academic year. The first is held early in the Autumn term to agree governance matters for the whole year, then two per school term are held thereafter. 

Governors also take part in an annual ‘Immersion Day’ in school which focuses on key priorities. 

The LGB is a subcommittee of the St Margaret Clitherow Trust board.  


Governors and roles

    • Sarah Everitt - Foundation Governor RC
    • Emma Farrelly - Parent Governor 
    • Revd Martin Fletcher - Foundation Governor CofE 
    • Very Rev. Canon Michael Loughlin - Foundation Governor RC       
    • Stuart McGhee -  Headteacher          
    • Mike Morrison -  Foundation Governor RC 
    • Catherine Perry - Foundation Governor CofE
    • Emma Simpson -  Staff Governor       
    • Annette Sowden -  Foundation Governor  RC
    •  Jill Stockdale - Foundation Governor CofE 
    • Dr Jim Whiston - Foundation Governor RC       
    • Nigel Wilford - Parent Governor    

The Chair of Governors, Dr Jim Whiston, is a member of the St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust Board. He can be contacted at jwhiston@sfxschool.org.uk or in writing to the school postal address.


Governors and roles

Governors (ID 1164)

  • Jim Whiston
    Chair of Governors
  • Mike Morrison
    Vice Chair of Governors
  • Sarah Everitt
    Foundation Governor RC
  • Emma Farrelly
    Parent Governor
  • Revd Martin Fletcher
    Foundation Governor RC
  • Very Rev. Canon Michael Loughlin
    Foundation Governor RC
  • Stuart McGhee
  • Mike Morrison
    Foundation Governor RC
  • Katherine Perry
    Foundation governor
  • Lorraine Wilson
    Clerk to Governors
  • Emma Simpson
    Staff Governor
  • Annette Sowden
    Foundation Governor RC
  • Jill Stockdale
    Foundation Governor CofE
  • Nigel Wilford
    Parent Governor



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