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Welcome to our Governors’ page 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Governors at St.Rose's

What is a Foundation Governor?
Foundation governors are appointed by the Diocese of Westminster to represent the interests of the diocese and to ensure that the religious ethos and character of the school is maintained through the decisions of the governing body as a whole.

Being a school governor means being committed to giving time and energy to the role. Each governor contributes to the work of the governing body and shares the load. Governors are asked to take part in regular meetings, read papers and find out about the issues being discussed. In practice, this means going to one full governing body meeting each term, together with one committee meeting. Our school's governing body meetings are held on a weekday evening at the school. Governors' understanding and appreciation of the working of the school can also benefit from the occasional visit, perhaps once a term, during the school day. Governors receive training and support to help them in their role. All governors have a duty to act in the interests of all children in the school and maintain discretion and confidentiality.

The role is extremely rewarding and fun too!

You do not have to be a parent or carer of a child at the school to be a foundation governor and indeed we would encourage applicants from the wider community who fulfill the criteria set out above.

How Can I Become a Foundation Governor?
In order to be appointed as a foundation governor to a particular school in the diocese, the following criteria apply.

In respect of the school or college for which a person is or is to be a governor, you must not at any time be:

  • related to any member of the school or college staff
  • related to any governor whether elected, appointed or ex-officio, of the school or college
  • employed at the school or at any other Catholic school or college

In addition you must be a practicing and committed Catholic and not be disqualified by law from being a school governor.

How can I find out more?
If you are enthusiastic, committed and have an interest in education we would love to hear from you, please contact Karen Jarvis on 07847 079025 or alternatively contact our clerk Maria Wiles c/o school office who will arrange for an application form to be forwarded to you and who will help you through the application process

Foundation Governor and Chair
Mrs Karen Jarvis
Karen is Chair of our St Rose's Governing board and Chair of the Standards Committee.

Renewal Date: 31/08/18

Foundation Governor and Vice - Chair
Mrs Sarah Kelly
Sarah is Vice-Chair of our St Rose's Governing board and is a member of the Standards Committee.

Renewal Date: 04/12/18

Parent Governor
Ms Ruth Topping
Ruth is Chair Person of our People, Finance and Premises Committee.

Renewal Date: 31/07/18


Foundation Governor
Mrs Abi Whittaker
Abi is a member of our People, Finance and Premises Committee.

Renewal Date: 31/08/18



Parent Governor
Mrs Moira Coughlan
Moria is a member of our People, Finance and Premises Committee.

Renewal Date:  01/09/2020

Parent Governor
Mrs Nahile Harris

Nahile is a member of our Standards Committee.

Renewal Date: 31/07/19

Foundation Governor
Mrs Theresa Dolt
Theresa is a member of our People, Finance and Premises Committee.

Renewal Date: 31/08/17




Staff Governor

Miss R James

Miss James is our staff governor. She is on the People, Finance and Premises committee. 


Associate Member

Father Paul McDermott


Headteacher (Acting)

Miss Ella Ryan

Miss Ryan is a member of the People, Finance and Premises committee and the Standards Committee. She meets regularly with the Chairs of the Governing Board.
Renewal Date: N/A