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St Swithun Wells'Catholic Primary School

‘where the love of God is always present’


Our Governing Body

On behalf of the Governing Body I welcome you to our School's website. 


As Governors, we are elected and appointed to reflect the various sections of the community which have an interest in our school.The Diocese supports the appointment of the school’s Foundation Governors, which as a Catholic School make up the majority of the Governing Body. Parents and Teachers elect governors to represent their interests and one Governor is appointed as the Local Authority Governor.


Foundation Governor

Our Foundation Governors represent the interests of the Diocese and ensure the continuing Catholic ethos and vision of the school.

Parent Governor

Parents of pupils registered at the school are eligible to stand for election as a Parent Governor. They are elected by other parents at the school.


Staff Governor

The Headteacher is automatically eligible to be a full member of the Governing Body by virtue of their office. Both teaching and support staff who are paid to work at the school are eligible to stand as staff governors. They are elected by other members of the staff at the school.

LA Governor

Local Authority governors are appointed Hillingdon local authority and are appointed from the local community.





Ita King

Chair of Governors (Foundation)

Michael Kelly

Vice Chair of Governors (Foundation)

Barry Jansen

Foundation Governor

Fr Paulo Bagini

Stephanie Mullally

1 vacancy
David Kearney

Maria Polycarpou

Zuzana Vlasakova

Foundation Governor

Foundation Governor

Foundation Governor
Local Authority Governor

Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Kristy Davis

Maire Byrne

Headteacher Governor

Staff Governor

Bernie Sharkey
Tiffany Bolton

Finance Officer Associate Governor
Deputy Head Associate Governor


The Governing Body has responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.


We take a largely strategic role in the running of the School which includes:

  •  Setting up a strategic framework for the School;
  •  Setting its aims and objectives;
  •  Ensuring financial accountability and compliance;
  •  Setting policies and targets to achieve the objectives;
  •  Reviewing progress; and
  • Reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress.  


The Governing Body acts as a "critical friend" to the Head teacher and staff by providing constructive advice and support. Governors also act as a sounding board for ideas and help where needed. A critical friend will challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and so seek to arrive at the best solution.


We are responsible for raising standards through the three key roles of:

  • Setting strategic direction;
  • Ensuring accountability; and
  • Monitoring and evaluating school performance


Contact Details

If you wish to contact a member of the Governing Body please do so through the school office.



Ita King


Governing Body Constitution, Declaration of Interests and Attendance