Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN

01543 263505

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus


St. Joseph's Governors are extremely supportive and have the children's best interests and the mission of the school at their heart.  The main Governing Board meet at least three times a year.  We hope that any issues you may have can be dealt with by the Headteacher.

However, if you would like to contact one of the Governors, please email either: marked for the attention of 'Clerk to the Governors' or Alternatively, Governors are always available for a chat on Parent's Evenings!


How Governors are appointed:

  • The Archbishop of Birmingham Diocese appoints all Foundation Governors

  • Members of staff vote for Staff Governors

  • Staffordshire LA appoint LA Governor

  • Parents vote for the Parent Governor

  • Co-opt Governors can be staff or any person nominated by the Governing Board to fill a gap within the skills audit

  • Associate Members - appointed for a specific skill or task at the request of the Governing Board

Term of Office 4 years 


(PE) Parent Elect

(F)   Foundation

(H)   Headteacher

(LA) Local Authority

(S)   Staff

(C)   Co-opt

(AssM) Associate Member 

Click here to see Governing Board 2016-17

Click here to see the Governing Board Sub-Committee 2016-17

Click here to see the Attendance Register for 2014-15

Click here to see the Main Governing Board Meeting Minutes 22nd June 2016

Click here to see the Main Governing Board Meeting Minutes 23 November 2016

 Click here to see the Annual Governance Statement - November 2016

Click here to see the Governors Nominated/Link Responsibilities 2016


Mrs Martina Rowe (known as Tina) - (Chair) (F)

 Mrs Pauline Lewis – (Vice -chair) (F)         Mgr Michael Sharkey - (Parish Priest) (F) - ended 25.11.16

Mrs Deidre McLeary - (Headteacher)(H)   

 Mrs Melissa Briers - (Co-Opt)

Mrs Deidre Lewis (known as Dee) - (S)  

Mrs Jane Burke - (Clerk to the Governors)

Mr Ray King - (F)  - ends 07.04.2017

Mrs Ruth O’Leary – (LA)

Mrs Ann Bateman – (F)  

Mrs Christine Turnell - (F)

Mrs Patricia Weir - (AssM) 

 Mr Jonathon Hall - (PE)
Mr Darren Martin - (PE)

Mrs Joanne Wordsworth - (F)

Mr Peter O'Brien - (F)

Mr Duncan Poole - Resigned - 31.07.2016

Latest Letter to Parents

End of year letter from the Governing Board