St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Local and CAST Governance


Local Governance - The Local Governing Board

The Governing Body consists of nine Foundation Governors, three Parent Governors and two Staff Governors. The term of office for all Governors is four years.

Parent Governors are elected every four years or on the resignation of a Parent Governor (whichever is earlier). All parents of the school are eligible to be a Parent Governor and will be invited to nominate themselves for such a role should a vacancy arise.

The Local Governing Board is a hard-working group of volunteers who are passionate about education and give up so much of their time and energy to support the young children in our schools.

We have been fortunate to welcome new Governors to our school over the past 12 months who have been keen to learn about their roles and responsibilities and to take an active part of in the life of the school. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Governor, please ask.

Contact: The chair of Governors, Mr Hugh Fogarty

c/o St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
      Sancreed Road
      BH12 4DZ


The Role of the Governors

The School Governors at St. Joseph’s are parent, staff and foundation (Church) representatives who are very interested and enthusiastic about the well-being of our school, our pupils and staff. The Governing Body has organised itself to ensure that it meets all of its statutory obligations by having a named Governor responsible for undertaking a range of specific tasks.

They meet regularly and oversee the leadership and management of the school, providing expertise, critical friendship and a great deal of support to the school. Their chief concern is to ensure a high quality education for the pupils of St. Joseph’s and that the school complies with initiatives and legislation such as the Freedom of Information Act.

The minutes of each meeting are available for inspection in the school office.

Our Governors at St. Joseph’s are extremely approachable and welcome opportunities to share information about their business and to discuss school matters.


Our Governors


Chair of Governors
Contact c/o St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Mr Hugh Fogarty
Vice Chair of Governors Mr Marc Crago
Foundation Governors VACANCY
Mr Shaun Murphy
Mr Piotr Zralka
Father Chris Findlay-Wilson
Mrs Josie Harris
Mr Bryan Dion
Parent Governor VACANCY
Dr Kanika Barman
Staff Governors Mrs Michelle Keohan
Co Opted Governor Mrs Nicky O'Donoghue
Headteacher Mr Neil McDermott
Clerk to the Governors Mrs Sarah Broadfoot (


Minutes from meetings of the Board of Governors are available to view by contacting the school's Clerk to the Governors through email: or through voicemail or SMS: 07969 925993


Click here for more information about becoming a school Governor

Sancreed Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4DZ

01202 741932