St James Catholic

Primary School

In the loving peace, justice and joy of Jesus, we achieve.

Meet the School Standards Committee Representatives


The role of the School Standards Committee

Recent legislation has widened the responsibilities of school governors, but broadly governing bodies oversee the work of the school and make sure it provides a good quality education for its pupils.


Working in partnership with the Principal and other staff, governors are involved in:


  • setting the school's aims and policies;
  • improving standards of teaching and achievement;
  • setting the school's budget plan and monitoring expenditure;
  • interviewing and appointing teachers and support staff;
  • acting as a link between the local community and the school;
  • dealing with complaints about the school;
  • drawing up an action plan after an inspection, and monitoring the success of the plan



Mr Patrick Doyle (Vice Chair)

Mrs Ellen Dolan (Chair)

Mrs Joanna McAleenan

Mrs Linda Southerton



30/04/2019 - 10/04/2024

12/04/2020 - 03/07/2023

26/08/2020 - 25/08/2024

06/11/2020 - 05/11/2024


Staff Director Representative:




Elected Parent:


Mrs Lisa Brennan

Mr Jason Benson





Mrs Angela Backen


Elected Staff:



Mrs Louise Dore



29/03/2019 - 28/03/2023

Clerk to the School Standards Committee:

Mrs M York-Harris


Address of the School Standards Committee chair:

Canon David Evans

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

Leach Green Lane



B45 9BQ