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Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Youth Sport Trust Lead School

The Pope Francis Catholic
Multi Academy Company

Local Governing Bodies

Governors oversee the management of an academy, including its strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing.

Local Governing Body Constitution:

  • At least six Foundation Governors appointed by the Archbishop (or as many more are required to ensure that the number of Foundation Governors exceeds the number of all other Governors by at least 2.)
  • One Foundation Governor position must be made available to the Parish Priest
  • One member of staff
  • Two Parent Governors
  • The Headteacher

Governors are responsible for:

  • Planning the overall vision and direction of the academy
  • Ensuring the core purpose of the MAC is delivered to the highest standard
  • Overseeing the financial probity and performance of the school
  • Overseeing MAC policy implementation and organisational compliance, e.g. Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Catholic mission
  • Holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to account

Establishing the following Committees or Representatives:

  • Catholic Ethos and Mission Committee/Representative
  • Finance and Audit Committee/Representative
  • Pay and HR Committee/Representative
  • Estates, Safeguarding and Health & Safety Committee/Representative
  • Education Standards Committee/Representative

Governors are accountable to:

The Directors for educational outcomes, compliance and the Catholic education and ethos of the academy.

School Chair of Local Governing Body Term of Office Type of Governor
Blessed George Napier, Banbury Adrian Waters 28/11/2018-27/11/2022 Foundation
St Gregory the Great, Oxford Vacant - -
Holy Trinity, Chipping Norton Pauline Brookes 18/9/2018-17/9/2022 Foundation
Our Lady of Lourdes, Witney Judith Schmidt 7/12/2019-6/12/2023 Foundation
Our Lady's, Cowley Paul Concannon 18/1/2021-17/1/2025 Foundation
St John Fisher, Littlemore John Allen TBC  
St John's, Banbury Catherine Weaver 30/8/2020-31/8/2024 Foundation

St Joseph's, Banbury

Mary Cronin 5/12/2018-6/12/2022 Foundation
St Joseph's, Carterton Michele Heath 18/9/2018-19/9/2022 Foundation
St Joseph's, Thame Sue McGarry 6/6/2020-7/6/2024 Foundation
St Thomas More, Kidlington  Anna Capilli 9/5/2018-10/5/2022 Foundation

You can find our more about our Local Governing Bodies by visiting their websites:

Blessed George Napier, Banbury

St Gregory the Great, Oxford

Holy Trinity, Chipping Norton

Our Lady of Lourdes, Witney 

Our Lady's, Cowley

St John Fisher, Littlemore

St John Banbury

St Joseph, Carterton

St Joseph, Banbury

St Joseph, Thame 

St Thomas More, Kidlington