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St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Catholic Academy

“As God’s children, we touch the lives of others through our thoughts, words and actions.”

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Our School Governing Body


Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.


School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

7 foundation governors

2 parent governors

1 staff governor

1 headteacher

1 co-opted governor


The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Catholic Academy is a voluntary-aided school within the Catholic Diocese of Lancaster. As a voluntary-aided school, foundation governors must always form a majority of the governing body. The constitution of the governing body is as follows:

  • 7 Foundation Governors - appointed by the Bishop of Lancaster;
  • 2 Parent Governors - elected by the parent body;
  • 1 Staff Governor - elected by the staff of the school;
  • 1 Co-Opted Governor;
  • 1 Headteacher Governor.


If you wish to contact the Governors, please write to the Chair, care of the school.

Chair of Governors

Mrs M Doherty
c/o St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Catholic Academy
Poulton Road


Foundation Governors

Foundation Governors are practising Catholics who are usually members of the Parish of St. Wulstan's and St. Edmund's and appointed by the Bishop.

The core roles of Foundation Governors are : 

  • Representing our Bishop as keepers of the Catholic vision
  • Ensuring the quality of Curriculum RE
  • Understanding and preparing for Section 48 Inspections
  • Encouraging the vibrancy and wellbeing of their school community

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