Barwick Road, Cross Gates, Leeds, LS15 8RQ

0113 293 0240

St Theresa's Catholic Primary School

Walking in Theresa's Little Way


Welcome to the Board of Governors’ page

Below is a table of the current Board of Governors at St Theresa’s School.  As you can see we have 12 Governors and 7 of them are Foundation Governors i.e. those appointed through the Church to uphold the Catholic ethos and distinctive nature of our Catholic School.  We also have a Local Authority Governor, two Parent Governors and a Staff Governor along with an Associate Governor who monitors Health and Safety on behalf of the staff and their professional associations.

Please see the letter below following the Parent Governor Elections in December 2020:

Chair of Governors’ letter; successful Parent Governor Dec 2020 

01/09/2021 onwards:

Chair of Governors: Mr M Nicholson
Vice Chair (shared): Mrs A Barnicle and Mrs L Oswald
Head Teacher:


Mrs J Ryan 



Foundation Governors: Deacon S Quigley 1/4/2021 to 31/3/2024
Mrs M Mahoney  01/09/2021 to 31/05/2024
Mrs L Oswald 01/03/2020 to 28/02/2023
Mr M Nicholson 01/09/2021 to 31/8/2024
Mrs A Barnicle  01/09/2021 to 31/8/2024
Mrs K Gilmore  01/09/2021 to 31/08/2024
Staff Governors: Mrs C Carrington 01/09/2021 – 31/08/2024
Mrs J Ryan Head Teacher Governor
Parent Governors: Mrs N Tasker June 2022 (Dates to be confirmed)
Mrs T Jacobs 1/1/2021 to 31/12/2024
Local Authority Governor: Mrs J Stones 1/5/2021 to 30/4/2024
Clerk to the Governors: Mrs S Hawkshaw
All communications should be addressed to the Chair of Governors, care of the school.

Please refer to the CONTACT US page of our website for the school address. 

In the spirit of open Governance there are a range of documents printed here for you consideration including the annual Governors’ Newsletter, the committee structure of the GB, the Terms of Reference and the GB Code of Conduct.   There is also the Governors’ Annual Review of Effectiveness statement:

2019 – 2020:

St Theresa’s GB Action Plan 2019-20 Review March 2020

2018-19 Annual Governance Statement 

Pen Portraits of Governors for Website 2019 – 2020

Register of business interests for website 2019 – 2020

Meeting Structure and Governors Responsibilities for 19-20

Terms of Reference Sept 2019

Governors Code of Conduct Sept 2015 (on-going)

2018 – 2019:

Proposed Meeting Structure for Governors 2018-2019

Pen Portraits of Governors for Website Sept 2018

Membership of Governors Committees 2018 – 2019 V1

Sept 2018 Governors Newsletter Final

2017-18 Annual Governance Statement

2017 – 2018: and earlier

Governors’ Newsletter Autumn 2017

2015-16 Annual Governance Statement St Theresa’s Board of Governors

Governors’ Newsletter Sept 2016

We also encourage parents to express their views about the school.  The way this is done is usually through parent questionnaires.  The results of the latest questionnaire are published below:

2018-2019 Parents’ Questionnaire Results

Parents can also express their views about the school through OFSTED’s Parent View system which can be accessed through the following link:

Our Governors are very committed to their role and take both attendance at meetings and training very seriously.  Attendance and Training are detailed on tabs to the right of this main page.

If you wish to make a complaint and want to involve the Board of Governors then you need to make reference to the school’s Complaints Procedure on the link below:

Complaints Policy


Communication with Stakeholders Policy