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, January, March, May and June.


Resources Committee
P Murphy, V Snejberkova-Taylor, V Misner, Juan Esteller Dura

Joint Review Committee
P Murphy, V Snejberkova-Taylor, V Misner, C Gregory

Appeals Committee
C Gregory, Louise Barry, Juan Esteller Dura

Teaching and Learning Committee
P Murphy, Fr T Whitwell, V Snejberkova-Taylor, C Gregory,  A Cawthorne

RE and Catholic Life Committee
Fr T Whitwell, V Snejberkova-Taylor , J Broughton

Pupil Admissions Committee
P Murphy , V Snejberkova-Taylor, V Misner, C Hart

Performance Management
P Murphy, V Misner, C Gregory



Child Protection and Safeguarding – V Misner
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – C Gregory
Children Looked After – C Gregory
Training Governor – J Broughton
Governor to accompany SIA – V Misner
Health and Safety – C Gregory, Juan Esteller Dura
RE and Catholic Life – Fr T Whitwell
Pupil Premium – P Murphy, L Barry
PE and Sports Premium – P Murphy
Early Years Foundation Stage -A Cawthorne


PECUNIARY INTEREST OF GOVERNORS – Pecuniary Interest of Governors


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

Mr P. Murphy (Chair of Governors)


As a past pupil at St Francis of Assisi I have a strong motivation to repay the school’s investment in me as a child and feel I am best placed to do this at the head of a strong Governing Body.

I work closely with Mrs Vera – Snejberkova – Taylor and the governing body to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome for all of our children across all year groups.

I am a regular visitor to the school and enjoy seeing the children develop as they progress through their journey of education supported by the catholic ethos.”

Fr T Whitwell (Vice Chair of Governors)


I am the parish priest for the parish of St Maximillian Kolbe which includes St. Francis of Assisi and St Anthony’s of Padua.

I am a foundation governor at St Anthony’s and Foundation governor at St Francis of Assisi governing body. I am instrumental in ensuring we serve God, pray, love and shine every day.”

Ms V Misner (Foundation Governors)

Awaiting statement.

Miss C Gregory (Foundation Governors)


My name  is  Catherine Gregory, I am a long standing Foundation Governor. I am a practising Catholic and I am a parishioner of St Francis  Of Assisi.

I will work to fulfill my responsibilities as a Governor and hope to  assist the school  in any way that I can.”

Mrs A Cawthorne – Parent Governor

Mrs L Barry – Parent Governor

Mrs J Boughton – Teacher/Staff  Governor

Mr Juan Esteller – Foundation Governor

Mrs Claire Hart – Foundation Governor