School Governors


The Governing Body of St Francis School fulfils a key role. The governors are the employers of the staff, the admissions authority for pupils and are also responsible for making decisions about how the school is run. They have legal duties, powers and responsibilities as a corporate body, not as individuals.


St Francis School has 11 governors: 7 Foundation governors appointed by the Brentwood Diocese and the Franciscan Sisters, 1 Local Authority governor appointed by Essex County Council, 1 Staff governor and the Executive Headteacher. Each governor serves a 4 year term of office. We also have Associate governors who have particular skills to offer. A list of governors can be found below.


The full governing body meets termly. In addition further meetings are held for committees; finance, personnel, curriculum and admissions. All meetings have an agreed agenda and minutes are taken by the clerk.


All governors welcome suggestions from parents to help them carry out their duties. They can be contacted via the school office.

Mr S. BurwoodFoundation Governor
Mr M. CatchpoleFoundation Governor
Mrs L. CollinsFoundation Governor
Mrs E. LesterFoundation Governor
Reverend M. ReillyFoundation Governor
Vacancy x 2Foundation Governor
Mrs S. Ginzler-MaherExecutive Headteacher
Mrs C. PeearStaff Governor
VacancyLA Governor
Mr B. WebberParent Governor
Mr P. LonerganParent Governor
Mrs L.TyrellAssociate Governor (Finance & Premises and Full Governors)
Mr P. BeaneyAssociate Governor (Full Governors)
Mr S. GrayAssociate Governor (Full Governors)
ChairMr M. Catchpole
Vice-ChairMrs L. Collins
Clerk to GovernorsMrs C. Nunn