School Governors


St Wilfrid’s Governing Body was reconstituted in July 2016 and now comprises of 12 Full Governors and 7 Associate members.

The Governing body is formed of:

  • 7 Foundation Governors
  • I Headteacher
  • I Staff Member
  • 2 Parent/carers
  • 1 Local Authority member

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese. They are drawn from a wide area of the community and bring different areas of expertise to the Governing body.

The Headteacher is an ex-officio member by virtue of their post All governors serve a 4 year term except the Headteacher.

The staff governor is elected by other members of staff.

Parent governors are elected by the other parent/carers from the school.

The Local Authority governor is appointed by the Local Authority.

The Associate members do not have voting rights at Full Governor meetings. They are appointed as valuable contributors specifically in their areas of expertise. Currently all of St Wilfrid’s associate members are staff members, but the Governors are free to appoint other specialists as the need arises.

Governors’ Information and Duties

Please click here to see more information about our Governors and their duties.

Register of interests

Please click on the link to read the register of interests: Register of Governor Interests 2016-17

Our Current Governing Body

NameRoleEnd of Office
Mrs Zoe TaylorChair of Governors20.07.2018
Mrs Ann OddyVice Chair of Govenors17.09.2021
Mr Michael FerryHeadteacher
Mr Mark CoomberFoundation Governor20.11.2021
Dr Phil DalyFoundation Governor01.09.2021
Father Francis EzenniFoundation Governor01.09.2021
Mr Mike NewmanFoundation Governor01.09.2021
Mrs Jo PegleyFoundation Governor21-03-2021
Mrs Nina WareFoundation Governor
(Awaiting Appointment)
Mr Thomas LayLocal Authority Governor (Awaiting Appointment)
Mrs Fran KerrStaff Governor04.02.2021
Mr Jonathan BrydonParent Governor23.11.2021


Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes

Please use the links below to download copies of Full Governing Body Meeting Minutes:

FGB Meeting Minutes 13.09.17

FGB Meeting Minutes 27.06.17

FGB Meeting Minutes 04.04.17

FGB Meeting Minutes 15.12.16

FGB Meeting Minutes 15.11.16

FGB Meeting Minutes 06.09.16


For any previous minutes please contact the Clerk to Governors.



Clerk to the Governors

Please send all correspondence to:

Mrs Christine James-Bailey
Clerk to the Governors
St Wilfrid’s Catholic School
St Wilfrid’s Way
Old Horsham Road
West Sussex RH10 8PG

Email: clerk@stwilfrids.com