Governing Body Members

The Governing Body of our school is constituted of twelve members - 7 Foundation Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 1 LA Governor, 1 Staff Governor and the Headteacher.
 
They meet together as a whole Governing Body once per term, and then separately for each of the sub-committees on which they serve.
 
Governors also undertake areas of responsibility.  This ensures that they work as part of the Leadership and Management of the school, to enable St Vincent's to live out the school Mission Statement fully - 'To love and serve as Jesus shows us'.
The Code of Conduct for Governors outlines the roles, responsibilities and expectations of Governors in relation to fulfilling their three core strategic functions:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Information about the members of the Governing Body can be found below:
  • Mrs Win Douglas

    Foundation Governor

    Chair of the Governing Body
    Chair of Standards Committee
    Safeguarding Governor

    Appointed: 19th July 2017 (4 year term of office) by the Archdiocese of Liverpool


    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mr Paul Atherton

    Foundation Governor

    Chair of Resources Committee

    Appointed: 1st September 2016 (4 year term of office) by the Archdiocese of Liverpool

    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishment: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mrs Helen Chaplin

    Foundation Governor

    Chair of Pupil Support and Ethos Committee
    Inclusion (Pupil Premium) Governor

    Appointed: 4th January 2016 (4 year term of office) by the Archdiocese of Liverpool

    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mr Peter Johnstone

    Foundation Governor

    Inclusion (SEND) Governor
    Religious Education Governor

    Appointed: 1st September 2012 (2nd 4 year term of office) by the Archdiocese of Liverpool

    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Sr Margaret Mattison

    Foundation Governor

    Appointed: 30th January 2019 (4 year term of office) by the Archdiocese of Liverpool

    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mrs Kate Simpson

    Parent Governor

    Vice-Chair of Pupil Support and Ethos Committee
    Responsible for Governor training
    Religious Education Governor

    Appointed: 26th February 2016 (4 year term of office) by parent election

    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mrs Michelle Harrison

    Foundation Governor

    Vice-Chair of the Governing Body
    Vice-Chair of Standards Committee
    Early Year Governor

    Appointed: 1st December 2011 (2nd 4 year term of office) by the Archdiocese of Liverpool

    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mr Peter Bacon

    Local Authority Governor

    Safeguarding Governor

    Appointed: 1st September 2016 (4 year term of office) by the Local Authority

    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mrs Stephanie Cooper

    Parent Governor

    Vice-Chair of Resources Committee


    Appointed: 26th February 2016 (4 year term of office) by parent election

    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mrs Kathryn Long

    Staff Governor




    Appointed: 20th January 2016 (4 year term of office) by staff election


    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mrs Debra Pennington

    Foundation Governor

    Appointed: 11th January 2018 (4 year term of office) by the Archdiocese of Liverpool

    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None

  • Mr Dominic Vernon

    Head Teacher






    Appointed: 1st September 2017


    Business/Pecuniary interests: Nil

    Governor at any other educational establishments: No

    Relationships to staff or other Governing Body members: None