St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

Inspired to be our best.....

The St Joseph's Local Governing Body

Governors may be contacted via the school office. For more information about our Governors, please click here

Foundation Governors

Appointed by the Archdiocese of Birmingham

Sue McGarry (Chair) - appointed 08 June 2020

Angela Briggs - appointed 4 December 2018

Richard Hawkins - appointed 31 March 2017

Clare Tilley - appointed 13 May 2022

Parent Governors

Elected by Parents

Juan Castillo - appointed 15th March 2022

Staff Governors

Elected by staff

Rosie Gowers, Headteacher - Ex officio

James Neal, Teacher - appointed 26 September 2022

Clerk: Martin Pounce


The Local Governing Body has two committees - Curriculum and Resources.

  • The Curriculum committee incorporates the Catholic Ethos and Mission, and Education Standards Committees, whose terms of reference can be seen below.
  • The Resources Committee incorporates the Estates, Safeguarding and Health & Safety; Finance and Resources, and Pay & HR committees, whose terms of reference are also below.

Terms of reference for each sub-committee may be seen by clicking on the links below:

Curriculum Committee - Catholic Ethos and Mission

Curriculum Committee - Education Standards

Resources Committee - Estates, Safeguarding and Health & Safety

Resources Committee - Finance and Resources

Resources Committee - Pay and HR


Local Governing Body attendance at meetings for academic year 2020-2021