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St Joseph's Academy

St. Joseph's
Catholic Academy


Governing Board

The role of the governing board is to be a critical friend of the school. We work as a team along with the teaching and the non- teaching staff in order to ensure we provide education at a high standard in a warm and friendly environment in keeping with the teachings of Christ.

The core responsibilities of the governing board are:

  1. To ensure the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.
  2. To hold the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure the money is well spent.

We have three full governing board meetings alongside a minimum of two-three subcommittee meetings per academic year.


Chair of Governors -  Rev Mr Simon Hegarty

Vice Chair of Governors -  Ms Margaret Rae

Foundation Governors - Mr Patrick Abel

                                              Rev Mr Simon Hegarty

                                               Mrs Jane Connealy (Egan)

                                               Ms Margaret Rae

                                              Mrs Rebecca Taylor

Parent Governor - Mrs Amy Sear

                                    Mr Jack Bennett

Staff Governor - Mrs Hannah Fern


  • Staffing
  • Learning and Development
  • Admissions
  • Premises
  • Finance
  • Catholic Life

Governing Body Structure September Sept 2023