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The role of the Local Governing Body is a strategic one.  Its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set and agree policies to achieve those aims
  • set targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of those aims and objectives
  • challenge and support the school's headteacher and leadership team. 

Can i get in contact with a Governor?

The school's Governing Body aim to be as open and as approachable as possible, therefore we are keen to hear from you if you have any questions relating to the school from a strategic perspective.

To reach any of us please send an email via the school office with your question and we will come back to you.

Please address postal correspondence to the governor you wish to contact C/O Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Manchester Drive, Leigh on Sea, SS9 3HS.


Bernard Arscott Chair of Governors: Leadership and Management, Catholicity, Admissions Committee
Andrew Rourke Vice Chair: Finance Portfolio and Pay Committee; Staffing; Personal Development; Sports Premium
Sally Nutman Headteacher
Grace Harding Staff Governor: Assets and Health and Safety Portfolio; Personal Development
Paul Healy Foundation Governor: Inclusion and Outcomes Portfolio, Pay Committee; Quality of Education; Pupil Premium, SEND
Sarah Starling Foundation Governor: Safeguarding; Inclusion and Outcomes; Admissions Committee
Father Kevin Hale Foundation Governor: Personal Development; Catholicity
Gary Watts Parent Governor: Behaviour and Attitudes and Early Years Portfolios, Admissions Committee

Full details of our Governing body can be found in the attachments below.