The Governors of our school are:

LA Governor:

Vacant Post

Foundation Governors – appointed by Archdiocese of Liverpool:

Mrs J.Wilson Term of Office 01.12.12 – 30.11.20

Mrs C.Wiggins Term of Office  06.02.2017 – 05.02.2021

Mr M. Mainey (Chair Chair of Curriculum) Term of Office 01.10.14 – 30.09.22

Mr P. Bates Term of Office 21.03.2018 – 20.03.2022

Mr P. Allison Term of Office 16.01.2020 - 15.01.2024

Fr. M.Barrett  Term of Office 22.07.2019 - 21.07.2023

Mrs B. Coulton Term of Office 

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

Mrs J. Whitworth Term of Office

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

Mrs S. O’Neil Term of Office 01.09.17 – 31.08.21

Mrs R. Lancaster Term of Office 30.01.2020 - 29.01.2024


Mrs B. Wood

Clerk to the Governors:

Mrs F. Clague

The Governors:

  • maintain the Catholic ethos of the  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.

Register of Governor’s Business Interests

Under the County Council’s Financial Scheme, every governing body is required to establish and update a register of governors’ business interests.  This means that governors and headteachers must register and declare business interests that might relate to their duties.  The register was updated in the Autumn Term 2019 with the following declarations :

Mr P. Bates – Headteacher at St Annes, Ormskirk

Fr. M.Barrett - Governor at All Hallows Catholic High School

Governors Meetings:

Autumn Term 2020

Monday 5th October - Curriculum Committee


Spring Term 2020

Monday 20 January 2020  – Curriculum Committee at 6pm

Attendees: Mrs J Power, (Chair)  Mrs B Wood, Mrs C Wiggins, Mr M Mainey, Mr J Campbell, , Mrs S O’Neill, Mr P Bates,  

Apologies :

Minutes: Mrs F Clague

Monday 20 January 2020  -Resources Committee at 7.30pm

Attendees: Mrs J Power, Mrs B Wood,, P.Allison, Mrs S O’Neill, Fr.M.Barrett 

Apologies : Mrs J Wilson

Minutes: Mrs F Clague


Monday 16 March 2020 – Full Governing Body Meeting at 6.00pm

Attendees: Mrs J Power, Mrs B Wood, Mr M Mainey, Mrs J Wilson, Mrs C Wiggins, Mr A Tipping,  Mr J Campbell, Mrs S O’Neill, Mr P.Bates, Fr.M.Barrett, P.Allison, R.Lancaster

Apologies : 

Minutes: Mrs F Clague


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St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5EB

T: 01772 613402