Our Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Role of the Governing Body:

The main role of the governing body is to operate at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior leadership team responsible and accountable to the governing body for the operational day to day running of the school.

As such the three core functions of the governing body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of the Catholic vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance and Catholic character of the school and its pupils

Aligned to this, the governing body is there to be a ‘critical friend’ providing the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the head teacher and the school.

The Governing Body meets six times during the course of an academic year. Generally governors will be responsible for a specific area of governance within the school, dependent upon their skill set. The role will involve spending a certain amount of time within school to complete monitoring visits – but the time spent on this can be tailored to a specific governors time restrictions and other commitments.

How to become a Governor:

The governing body needs to have a variety of skills, knowledge and experience.

There are two routes by which you can be appointed as a school governor at St. Edmund Campion:

  1. Foundation Governors: These are appointed specifically by the Bishop to ensure the preservation and development of the school’s Catholic character, to ensure that the school is being conducted as a Catholic school, and to represent the Bishop’s education policy to the governing body. In order to be considered for appointment you must be a practising Catholic. For further information on this please e-mail:Julie.sweeney@nottingham-des.org.uk
  2. Parent Governors: There is a parent governor on the Governing Body. Parent governors are ‘representative parents’ rather than ‘representatives of the parents’, and in common with other governors, are concerned with the welfare of the school as a whole. When a parent governor vacancy arises, this will be communicated to parents and an election will take place for which any parent with a child at the school will be eligible.

The current term for a governor is 4 years, and a governor can serve up to 3 terms if they so choose.

Local Governing Body

Being A Governor Factsheet

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Governor information – Attendance to Meetings and Declarations of Business Interests

Our School Governor Profiles

Pauline Baptist (Foundation Governor and Chair)

Hello, My name is Pauline Baptist. I am married with one son, and have two grandchildren; who definitely keep me busy!

I have worked in our parish for  many years, 25 of which I spent working at St Edward’s school where I had a very happy time.

As I have recently retired, I am looking forward to spending more time in the school as a Governor and have recently taken on the role of Chair.

I know the staff of our school are committed to helping our children be the best they can be and I hope that, through my role, I can support them to the best of my ability, to continue this important mission.


Peter Bruccoleri ( Foundation Governor and Vice Chair)

I was asked to become a foundation governor by the parish priest, Fr. Joe. As a father of four and a grandfather of eight, as well as being a former teacher, I have been around education for many years. So, after some consideration, I decided to give a go. My responsibility in the area of safeguarding reflects my interest in the care and wellbeing of all children, particularly the most vulnerable.


Shevon Prince (Parent Governor)

I’m Shevon Prince Parent Governor special interest in SEND. I wanted to become a school governor so that I could make a difference to the lives of the children in our community. It gives me a unique opportunity to see first hand all that goes on behind the scenes of the curriculum.

My role entails:

  • Attending board meeting ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Having a parent voice at the table discussing achievements, educational performance of the organisation and its pupils.