St. Agnes' Catholic Primary School

Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly with your God

Our School Governors

Please download the vacancy document below.


What is a school governor?

Governors are volunteers who collectively make up the school’s Governing Body. The overall responsibility of the Governing Body is to support the school to provide the best possible education for all children.

What are governors responsible for?

  • helping to decide on the school’s values and aims, agreeing plans on the future direction of the school and checking on progress with these plans.
  • acting as a critical friend to the head teacher to support and challenge them in managing the school.
  • deciding how the money allocated to run the school is spent.
  • interviewing and appointing members of staff.
  • making sure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, and to its local community.

Who are the Governors at St Agnes'?

St Agnes' Governing Body is made up of members, as specified in its Instrument of Government, split between the various categories of governor as follows:

  • two parent governor (elected by all parents)
  • one local authority governor (nominated by the local authority and approved by the Governing Body)
  • seven Foundation governors (people from the parish, nominated by Hexham and Newcastle Roman Catholic Diocese and approved by the Governing Body)
  • one teacher governor (elected by the teaching and support staff)
  • one associated governor (co-opted by the Governing Body)
  • Head teacher

Governors serve for four years although they may be re-appointed for a further period after this time.  

There are currently no declarations of interest from members of  the Governing Body.