Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

Bush Babies Nursery

Our Governors

The Governing Body is made up of a team of very dedicated volunteers with a desire to ensure that the quality of education at Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School is outstanding.

Governors Statutory Information

Governor information updated September 2023

Standing Orders and Financial Scheme of Delegation updated September 2023

Governing Body Structure updated October 2022

To contact the governors or to request a copy of the minutes from the governor meetings please email: clerk@holyfamily.swindon.sch.uk

Who are School Governors?

School governors are volunteers who help in the leadership of the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors - together they are called the 'Governing Body' or 'Board of Directors' (if the school is an academy.

School governors play an important role in the life of Holy Family School. They provide strategic leadership and accountability and support the school in delivering its aims and objectives and ensuring the correct policies, plans and procedures are in place. The Governors meet regularly to provide challenge and support for the school - they are the Headteacher's "critical friend".

At Holy Family, the role of Governors also includes the promotion of the school's Catholic character and Mission.

Most of our Governors are "Foundation Governors" who are appointed by the Bishop of Clifton and they are responsible for ensuring that the religious character of the school is upheld and the school is run in accordance with Diocesan policies.

A "Parent Governor" (or carer) will be elected by other parents and will have a child on role at the school or nursery. Holy Family School believes very strongly that it is important to have a parent voice on the Governing Body to provide a different perspective to the running of school operations.

The Headteacher and two members of staff are "Staff Governors".

If you would like to speak to any of the Governors about their role or their vision for the school or any other matter, please get in touch via email: clerk@holyfamily.swindon.sch.uk

To apply to become a foundation governor applications can be found here: Clifton Diocese foundation governor application form.

Governance Handbook

Parent/Governor Election Nomination Form

Parent/Governor Supporting Documentation

Foundation Governors

4 Foundation Governor Vacancies

Chair: Andrew Szeliga (Admissions, Safeguarding, Head's Performance Management, Pay, Health and Safety Governor)

Vice-Chair: Mrs Elaine OConnell Prater (Admissions, Head's Performance Management, Pay, SEND)

Foundation Governor: Anne Clark (Safeguarding)

Committee Governor 

Linda Ostaszewska

Parent Governors

Hannah McGrogan

Barney Westbrook

Staff Governors

1 Staff Governor Vacancy

Headteacher: Karen Bathe

Headteacher: Nadia Mossop

Kelly Kordula

Kayla Jolly - Clerk to Governors