The Governors of our school are:

Foundation Governors – appointed by Archdiocese of Liverpool:

Dr P. Dineen ( Current Chair of Governors) Term of Office 01.12.16 – 30.11.20

Mrs G.Unsworth (Current Chair of Curriculum) Term of Office 21.02.17 – 20.02.21

Mrs J.Wilson Term of Office 01.12.12 – 30.11.20

Mrs C.Wiggins Term of Office 28.05.12-28.05.16

Mr M. Mainey Term of Office 01.10.14 – 30.09.18

Mr I.Whiteside Term of Office 23.11.15 – 22.11.19

Mr A.Tipping (Current Chair of Resources) Term of Office 01.11.15 – 31.10.19

Mrs S. O’Neil

Mrs B.Wood-Headteacher

Staff Governor – appointed by St Oswald’s Staff vote:

Mr J. Campbell

Parent Governors – appointed by St Oswald’s Parental vote:

Mr J. Lee

LA Governor:

Mrs J.Power (Current Vice Chair of Governors) Term of Office 28.05.12 – 27.05.20

Clerk to the Governors:

Mrs H.Parkinson

Nominated Governors

Dr P. Dineen – EYFS

Mrs J. Power – Pupil Voice

Mrs J. Wilson – R.E

Mrs C. Wiggins – SEND

Mr M. Mainey – Child Protection & Safeguarding, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Mr I. Whiteside – Behaviour & Safety

Mr A. Tipping – SFVS, School Fund

Mrs G. Unsworth – Curriculum Provision

Mr J. Campbell – Online Safety

Mr J. Lee – Health & Safety, Buildings

The school is fortunate to have a full Governing Body that gives a considerable amount of time, energy and expertise to the school. The Governing Body manages the school in partnership with the Headteacher. This includes setting aims and objectives and monitoring progress.

The Governors:

  • maintain the Catholic ethos of theĀ  school
  • appoint teaching and support staff
  • promote good relationships with parents and the community
  • set and monitor the school budget
  • work with the Diocese to maintain and improve the school buildings
  • ensure that the National Curriculum is provided to all children in the school
  • decide certain school policies eg sex and relationships, special educational needs, behaviour and exclusions

The Headteacher of the school, in consultation with the Governors, is responsible for the internal organisation, management and discipline of the school. The Governors attend committee meetings once a term, followed by a meeting of the full Governing Body.

Governors Meetings – 2017/2018

Autumn Term 2017

Monday 11th September – Governors Self Evaluation Meeting at 6pm

Attendees: Dr. P Dineen, Mrs J Power, Mrs B Wood, Mrs J Wilson, Mrs C Wiggins, Mr M Mainey, Mr I Whiteside, Mr A Tipping, Mrs G Unsworth, Mr J Campbell, Mr J Lee, Mrs S O’Neill

Apologies : None

Minutes: Mrs H Parkinson

Monday 25th September – Curriculum Committee at 6pm

Monday 25th September – Resources Committee at 7.30pm

Monday 23rd October – Full Governing Body Meeting at 6.00pm

Monday 20th – Friday 24th November – Governors in school week

Monday 20th November – School Data at 6pm


Spring Term 2018

Monday 15th January – Curriculum Committee at 6pm

Monday 15th January – Resources Committee at 7.30pm

Monday 19th February – Full Governing Body Meeting at 6.00pm

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd February – Governors in school week

Monday 19th March – Annual Full Governing Body Training


Summer Term 2018

Monday 23rd April – Curriculum Committee at 6pm

Monday 23rd April – Resources Committee at 7.30pm

Monday 11th June – Full Governing Body Meeting at 6.00pm

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd June – Governors in school week

Monday 9th July- Subject Leader Presentations to Governors


Key Stage 2 Results July 2016

Key Stage 2 results 2016

RE Inspection Report 2014

Read our RE Inspection Report! At St Oswald’s there is ‘outstanding support and care for pupils and their families’ as well as ‘outstanding practice to develop pupils spiritual and moral development.’

Letter from Mrs Wood re the OFSTED Report – 19 March 2014

Covering letter re the OFSTED Report

OFSTED Report 2014

St Oswald’s OFSTED Inspection Report – 25/26 February 2014

What is Schools Sports Premium?

Find out what we are doing with our Sports Premium money!

What is Pupil Premium?

Find out how St Oswald’s uses additional funding to ensure that pupils who are entitled to Pupil Premium benefit from the extra funding.

Parent View

Ofsted have recently launched Parent View so that parents can give their views about the school at any time of the year.