Governors

School governors play a vital role in promoting high standards of educational achievement. Our governors are committed to serving the best interests of St Columba’s Catholic Primary School. As unpaid voluntary public servants, they help to sustain the school’s identity and provide a link with the local community.

The members of the governing body include:

  • school staff
  • parents of pupils
  • members of the public from all walks of life

At St Columba’s, we are extremely proud of the way in which the governors are fully involved in the life of the school, and are grateful for their time, enthusiasm and dedication.

REGISTER OF INTERESTS OF CURRENT GOVERNORS ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AT ST COLUMBA’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
(Including those who have served at any point in the last 12 months)

Full NameType of Governor

Appointed by
Date of Appointment / Term of OfficeEnd date
(if applicable)
Committee membership, voting rights of Associate Members and any special roles or chairing responsibilitiesOther educational institutions at which a governorBusiness Interests and Date notifiedAny material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)Meetings attended over previous academic year out of a total number of applicable meetings
Catherine MarkhamHeadteacher1/9/16St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Schooln/an/a
Father Solomon BulusFoundation
Bishop
1/9/1431/8/17Special Needs/Gifted & Talented & Curriculum Committee
Premises Committee
n/an/an/a3/7 FGB
Bob BurtonChairman
Foundation
Bishop
1/9/1431/8/17Monitoring & Evaluation Committee (Chair)
Headteachers Performance
Staffing Committee
Finance Committee (Chair)
Premises Committee
Governance Committee
n/an/an/a7/7 FGB
6/6 Comm
Peter SpillaneHeadteacher
Bishop
Staffing Committee
Finance Committee
Premises Committee
Governance Committee
n/an/an/a5/7 FGB
5/6 Comm
Jane HoldsworthVice Chair
Foundation
Bishop
1/9/1431/8/17Monitoring & Evaluation Committee (Chair)
Headteachers Performance
Staffing Committee (Chair)
n/an/aHusband employed by school as a Maintenance Operative (retired 19/7/2015)6/7 FGB
4/4 Comm
Kieran BurnsFoundation
Bishop
1/9/1431/8/17Monitoring & Evaluation Committee
Staffing Committee
n/aThe Science Bus
24/9/15
n/a6/7 FGB
2/4 Comm
Sean McCreeshFoundation
Bishop
1/9/1431/8/17Premises Committee (Chair)n/an/an/a5/7 FGB
Eunan HughesStaff Governor
Staff
Special Needs /Gifted & Talented & Curriculum Committee
Governance Committee
n/an/an/a4/7 FGB
1/1 Comm
Kieran MarkeyFoundation
Bishop
1/9/1431/8/17Monitoring & Evaluation Committee
Special Needs /Gifted & Talented & Curriculum Committee
Premises Committee
n/an/an/a7/7 FGB
1/2 Comm
Rachel GatehouseParent Governor
Parents
Finance Committeen/an/an/a4/7 FGB
1/1 Comm
Pam RotheraFoundation
Bishop
1/9/1431/8/17Special Needs /Gifted & Talented & Curriculum Committee (Chair)
Finance Committee
n/an/an/a6/7 FGB
1/1 Comm
Susanne RooneyLA Governor
Local Authority
24/7/12
1/9/16
23/7/15Special Needs /Gifted & Talented & Curriculum Committee
Staffing Committee
n/an/an/a4/7 FGB
1/2 Comm