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St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School

We follow Jesus every day in all we do and all we say

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St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School

We follow Jesus every day in all we do and all we say

Meet the Governors

St Peter's Governing Body


Our governors are representatives of the local community, parents, staff and the church. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills. They are responsible for overseeing the organisation, curriculum and budget of the school and offering support. The governing body supports the school in achieving educational excellence whilst still maintaining a strong Catholic ethos.


The day-to-day running of the school, however, is entrusted to the head teacher and staff.


The governing body plays a crucial part in improving and developing the school and in helping every child to achieve their potential. The three key roles for governors are:


  • to provide the strategic overview
  • to act as a critical friend
  • to be accountable


The full governing body meets every term and is open to all parents and staff. To carry out its many duties, the governing body is divided into smaller working parties or committees. These meet as necessary and include:


  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee

They then report back and make recommendations to the full governing body. Committees and working parties play a key role in the strategic management of the school and joining at least one of them is an essential part of being a school governor. The school encourages governors to visit to familiarise themselves with the work of the school in order to keep the full governing body up to date.



Barbel Seiberl - Chair of Governors


Eileen McNamara - Vice chair


Fr. Sean Carroll: Foundation Governor


Emer Hughes: Foundation Governor                                    


Vacancy: Foundation Governor


Barry Wynne: Parent Governor


Vacancy: Parent Governor


Frank Murray: Link Governor


Jennifer Ude: Clerk to the Governors 


Picture 1 Therese McGonagle: Foundation Governor
Picture 2 Ellen Robertson: Teacher Governor
Picture 3 Margaret Falvey: Head teacher Governor
Picture 4 Peter Cleak: Foundation Governor