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The governing body in schools and colleges is made up of:

  • staff representatives
  • community governors, including parents
  • foundation governors (representatives from church/diocese)
  • other local sponsors, e.g. businesses


Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of their sub-committees. Governing bodies in schools and colleges are accountable for:

  • the use of public funds
  • the quality of education provided
  • the wider contribution to the community


School governor duties will include:

  • setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the budget
  • reviewing progress against the budget and objectives
  • challenging and supporting senior staff
  • playing a part in appointing staff

Chair of Governors

Frank Toner


Vice Chair

Colleen Collett



Marian Curran

Claire Farrow

Graham Colls

Christophe Fricker


Staff Governor

Louise Collins


Parent Governors

Edwina Ogu-Mgbeoduru


Clerk to the Governors: Karen Roskilly


To contact the governors please send an email to, or write to Frank Toner C/O St Nicholas of Tolentine RC Primary School, Pennywell Road, Bristol BS5 0TJ

St Nicholas Governor Structure 2020-21

St Nicholas Members Declaration 2020/2021