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St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary School

Where charity and love are, God is there


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

Colleen Collett


Local Governor Committee

Katharine Butters

Vicente Jr. Reyes

Father Richard McKay

Shelagh Hetreed


Principal (Article 46) and Accounting Officer

Rachael James


Parent Governor

Edwina Ogu-Mgbeoduru


Staff Governor

Natalie Barker


Clerk to the Governors: Karen Roskilly


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

St Nicholas Governor Structure