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St Joseph's Governing Body

Governors may be contacted via the school office -

Foundation Governors - Appointed by the Archdiocese of Birmingham

  • Sue McGarry (Chair) - appointed 08 June 2020
  • Tim Bem - appointed 16 January 2023
  • 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 15 March 2022
  • Phil Parker - appointed 10 November 2022

Staff Governors - Elected by staff

  • Rosie Gowers, Headteacher - Ex officio

All Governors serve a four-year term of office before seeking re-election or stepping down.

Clerk: Martin Pounce

For more information about our Governors, please click on the Governor Profiles button below.


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 2021-2022