Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn. Together we will soar to new heights

Brunswick Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 2JE

01744 678670


Holy Spirit Governors


School governors are the largest volunteer workforce nationally with over 300,000 school governors in England.

The governing body carries out its functions with the aim of taking a largely strategic role in the running of the school. This includes:

  • setting up a strategic framework for the school
  • setting aims and objectives for the school
  • agreeing policies and targets for achieving the objectives
  • reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress
  • ensuring accountability to stakeholders

The governing body acts as a “critical friend” to the head teacher by providing support and challenge. The head teacher is responsible for the day-to-day, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body. The governors and head teacher work together in partnership to raise standards in the school.

There are several types of governors; they are:

  • Parent governors: parents and carers of pupils at the school are eligible to stand for governorship at the school. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school.  If insufficient parents stand for election, the governing body can appoint parent governors.
  • Staff governors: both teaching and non-teaching staff are eligible for staff governorship. Staff governors are elected by the school staff and must be paid to work at the school – volunteers are not eligible.  The head teacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of his/her office and counts as a member of the staff category.
  • Authority governors: LA governors are appointed by the Local Authority. In Liverpool, the City Council is the appointing body.
  • Foundation governors: foundation governors are appointed by the school’s founding body, usually diocese or trust. If the school has a religious character the foundation governors must preserve and develop this.


We are a voluntary aided school and our proud of our Catholic Ethos. We expect  staff of all denominations to be supportive of the Catholic Faith.

Our School Governors are:


Type of Governor

Date Elected

Term to be renewed

New Appointment Date

Justin McAuley (Chair)




Jimmy McNamee (Vice Chair)




Angela Roberts




Kevin Quigley




Helen Killilea




Kelly Taylor




Lucy Mayor




Sinead Walsh


01.09.22 (First Appointed)


Alex Platt




Catherine Brooks

 Local Authority Governor


Nichola Lamble

Deputy Headteacher Associate


Liam Henry

Foundation 25.3.24



Foundation tbc

 Clerk to the governors 

St Helens Council Clerking Services


If you would like to contact any of the governors please send in a sealed envelope for their attention and our office staff will pass this onto them.

 Governor Attendance 2023 - 2024