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


Resources Committee
P Murphy, V Misner, V Snejberkova-Taylor

Teaching and Learning Committee
V Misner, P Murphy, C Gregory , A Cawthorne

RE and Catholic Life Committee
Fr T Whitwell, V Snejberkova-Taylor , P Murphy

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

Appraisal Governors and Pay Committee
P Murphy, V Misner, C Gregory


Child Protection – V Misner
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – C Gregory
Children Looked After – C Gregory
Training Governor – J Broughton
Complaints – V Misner
Governor to accompany SIA – V Misner
Health and Safety – C Gregory
RE and Catholic Life – Fr T Whitwell
Pupil Premium – P Murphy
PE and Sports Premium – P Murphy
Early Years -A Cawthorne





Fr T Whitwell is a Foundation governor for St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds.

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

Name & Role Personal Statement
Ms V Misner
(Chair of Govs)
Miss C Gregory
(Vice Chair)


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.”

Fr T Whitwell
(Foundation Gov.)


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.”

Mr P. Murphy
(Foundation Gov.)


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.”


Miss A Cawthorne

(Parent Governor)


Mrs L Barry

(Parent Governor)


 Mrs J Broughton

(Staff Governor)


GOVERNORS ATTENDANCE at full Governing Body meetings (Sep 2019 – present): 
(number of attended meetings out of all possible)

P Murphy (2 out of 2) = 100%
Fr T Whitwell (1 out of 2) = 50%
V Misner (2 out of 2) = 100%
C Gregory (1 out of 2) = 50%
V S-Taylor (2 ouf of 2) = 100%
J Broughton (2 ouf of 2) = 100%
L Barry (2 ouf of 2) = 100%
A Cawthorne (2 ouf of 2) = 100%

GOVERNORS ATTENDANCE at Committee meetings (Sep 2019 – present): 

Meetings of GOVERNORS with specific responsibilities (Sep 2019 – present):