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St Clare’s Primary School belongs to St. Hilda’s Catholic Academy Trust which governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for, and oversee, the management and administration of the the academies run within the Trust.

All of the academies belongong to St Hilda’s Catholic Academy Trust  have a Local Management Board. The Trust Board delegate responsiblity to the Local Management Boards(LMB) for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role of the (LMB) is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Local Management Board works in close partnership with the Head Teacher and staff.  Whilst the Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance.

Membership of the Local Management Board includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community.

Parent Governors

Parents, including carers, of pupils are eligible to stand for election as governors. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school.

Staff Governors

The headteacher is a staff governor by virtue of their office. Other staff, both teaching and support, may become governors as long as they are paid (volunteers do not qualify). Staff governors are elected by the school staff.

Foundation Governors

Foundation governors are appointed by the school’s founding body, church or other organisation named in the school’s instrument of government. If the school has a religious character, the foundation governors must preserve and develop this.

 Our Governors

Local Management Board of  ST CLARE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Elected by staff Teacher Governor


Term of office until:
Appointed by:
Full Local Management Board
Rev Canon John Loughlin

Foundation governor at Trinity Catholic College, Middlesbrough


30.09.13 –


100% Attendance meetings 2017-18

The Bishop Chairperson
Mrs Marlene McCarthy 31.08.14 –


100% Attendance meetings 2017-18

The Bishop Vice-Chair
Mrs Elizabeth Eddies


100% Attendance meetings 2017-18

The Bishop Head Teacher
Mr Phillip Jeffery 29.11.2016-28.11.2020

100% Attendance meetings 2017-18

Parents Parent G0vernor
Mrs Phillipa McGouran 25.10.14 –


100% Attendance meetings 2017-18

The Bishop Foundation Governor
Mr John Shipley

Mr John Shipley is a partner of J.M Shipley & Son, Builders, Property Maintenance and Repairs.

18.11.14 –


100% Attendance meetings 2017-18

The Bishop Foundation Governor
Mr Ross Hamilton 01.10.17 –


100% Attendance meetings 2017-18

   Staff Governor
Mrs Carol Walker September 2016

100% Attendance meetings 2017-18

The Bishop Foundation Governor
Mr Colin Wilson 01.06.15 –


100% Attendance meetings 2017-18


Elected by parents Parent Governor




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