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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



Helen Peace

Marian Curran

Graham Colls

Claire Farrow


Staff Governor

Louise Collins


Following the OFSTED inspection (October 2018), an interim management committee has been appointed in addition to the Governors above. Details of this can be obtained from the chair. 


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