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Governing Body

APPOINTED FOUNDATION GOVERNORS:

Mrs. C. Clark (Chair) (appointed 19th June 2023 - 18th June 2027; term of office: 4 years).
Mrs. K. Rushton (appointed 1st September 2023 - 31st August 2027; term of office: 4 years).
Mrs R. Abbott (appointed 2nd February 2023 - 1st February 2027; term of office: 4 years).
Fr T. McElhone (appointed 7th February 2020 - 6th February 2024; term of office: 4 years).
Mr N. Gray (appointed 14th October 2020 - 13th October 2024; term of office, 4 years).
Mrs C. Treagust (appointed 29th September 2022 - 28th September 2026; term of office 4 years).
Mr S. Kelly (appointed 14th December 2023 - 13th December 2027; term of office 4 years).

APPOINTED MEDWAY COUNCIL GOVERNOR:

Mrs L. Murphy (appointed 8th October 2019 - 7th October 2023; term of office: 4 years).

PARENT GOVERNOR:

Mr M. Griffiths (appointed 24th March 2022 - 24th March 2026; term of office, 4 years).
Mrs H. Brown (appointed 24th March 2022 - 24th March 2026; term of office, 4 years).

ELECTED STAFF GOVERNOR:

Mrs S. Thomas (12th January 2021 - 11th January 2025; term of office 4 years)

HEADTEACHER:

Mrs. VL. Gallagher (appointed September 2023)

Governor Attendance 2022-2023

Governor Attendance 2021-2022

ATTENDANCE AT FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS 2020-21

SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2023-24:

Finance, Staffing and Resources: Mrs Clark, Mr Gray, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Rushton
Curriculum and Standards: Mrs Abbott, Mrs Brown, Mr Griffiths, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Treagust
Admissions: Mrs Abbott, Mr Gray and Mrs Rushton
SEN Link Governor: Mrs Thomas and Mr Griffiths
RE Link Governor: Fr McElhone 
Safeguarding Governor: Mr Griffiths
Pupil Premium Governor: Mrs Murphy
Head's Performance Management: Mrs Clark and Mrs Rushton

NONE OF THE GOVERNORS HAVE GOVERNANCE ROLES IN OTHER SCHOOLS, NOR DO THEY HAVE ANY BUSINESS OR FINANCIAL INTERESTS IN ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY.

SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2022-23:

Finance, Staffing and Resources: Mrs Clark, Mr Gray, Mrs Murphy, Mrs Redmond and Mrs Rushton
Curriculum and Standards: Fr McElhone, Mrs Abbott, Mrs Brown, Mr Griffiths, Mrs Thomas, and Mrs Treagust
Admissions: Mrs Abbott, Mr Gray, Mrs Rushton and Mrs Redmond
SEN Link Governor: Mrs Thomas, Mrs Redmond and Mr Griffiths
RE Link Governor: Fr McElhone
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Rushton
Pupil Premium Governor
Head's Performance Management: Mrs Clark, Mrs Rushton

 Governing Body Information 2023/24

 Governing Body Information 2022/23

NONE OF THE GOVERNORS HAVE GOVERNANCE ROLES IN OTHER SCHOOLS, NOR DO THEY HAVE ANY BUSINESS OR FINANCIAL INTERESTS IN ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY.

SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2019-20:

Finance, Staffing and Resources: Mrs Clark, Mr Gray, Mrs Murphy, Mrs Redmond
Curriculum and Standards: Mrs Abbott, Mrs Redmond, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Brown and Mr Griffiths
Admissions: Mr Gray, Father McElhorne, Mrs Rushton
SEN Link Governor: Mrs Thomas
RE Link Governor: Fr McElhone
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Rushton
Pupil Premium Governor:
Head's Performance Management: Mrs Clark, Mrs Rushton

NONE OF THE GOVERNORS HAVE GOVERNANCE ROLES IN OTHER SCHOOLS, NOR DO THEY HAVE ANY BUSINESS OR FINANCIAL INTERESTS IN ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY.


CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS:

Minutes of meetings can be obtained by writing to the Clerk:

Mrs K. McLean
c/o St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
Romany Road
Rainham
Kent
ME8 6JH


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN:

Fr Tom McElhone

The school is held upon a Trust, which has as its objectives, "establishing, maintaining or advancing the Roman Catholic religion in the Diocese and in one or more of the charitable objects promoted or served by the Roman Catholic Church within the Diocese."