Governing Body

In accordance with the Government’s requirements for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of the St Francis of Assisi Governing Body are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategies direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The full Governing Body meets six times a year, in September, November, February, March, May and July.


  • RE and Catholic Life Committee
  • Finance and Resources Committee
  • Pupil Support Committee
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Pupil Admissions Committee
  • Appeals Committee


  • Attendance – PS&S Comm
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding – V Misner
  • Children looked after – V Misner
  • Complaints – V Misner
  • Early Reading and Phonics – C Hart
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)  – C Hart
  • Equalities – PS&S Comm
  • Government grant funding – Pupil Premium (PP), PE and Sports Premium, Top Up Funding – PS&S Comm
  • Health and Safety – Resources Comm
  • Literacy – PS&Stds
  • Maths – PS&Stds
  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) – RE Committee
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) – C Gregory
  • Training Governor – V. Taylor
  • Well – being (pupil and staff) – PS&S Committee

The Trustees of the Diocese of Leeds have appointed the following persons to serve as Governors:

Chair of Governors – V Misner

Vice Chair of Governors – S Hardiman – Douglas

Foundation Governors – C Gregory,  M Parker, C Hart, J Esteller

Parent Governor – Y Akhtar

Staff Governor – vacancy

 GOVERNOR INFORMATION 2021-2022 click here