Ss. John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Primary School is part of The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust (WCAT). The executive board for the trust delegates most of its responsibilities to the Local Governing Body of the school.

The Local Governing Body is composed of Foundation Governors representing the Diocese, and elected representatives from staff, parents and the Local Authority.

The Governing Body is responsible with the Headteacher for the overall administration and organisation of the school. Governors are appointed to:

  • Support the work of the school

  • Oversee the management of the school

  • Make decisions on school policy

  • Decide how the budget is spent

  • Interview and select staff

  • Set standards of achievement and behaviour

  • Make sure that all activities are rooted in the Catholic nature of the school, and fulfil the aims set out in the Mission Statement.

Foundation Governors:

Sr Damien O’Mahony

Maureen Sweeney (Chair)

Patrick Groves

Tony Brown

Parent Governor:

Dawn Marron

Staff Governors:

Dominic Hemington (HT)

Adam McCarthy


SCHEDULE FOR LGB Meetings 2019/20

Please see the below timetable of Governing Body meetings.

Any members of the LGB who were not present at any given meeting will be noted in the attendance record for 2019/20. All meetings begin at 6:00pm.


AUTUMN September  10/09/19
October  15/10/19
November  12/11/19
December 10/12/19
SPRING January 14/01/20
February 11/02/20
March 10/03/20
SUMMER April 28/04/20
June 09/06/20
July 14/07/20




Business & Pecuniary Interest

There are no members of the LGB who have relevant business and pecuniary interests.