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:

Patrick Groves (Chair)

Maureen Sweeney

Tony Brown

Hannah McGuire

Nicola Jones

Parent Governor:

Dawn Marron

Staff Governors:

Dominic Hemington (HT)

Adam McCarthy


Any members of the LGB who were not present at any given meeting will be noted in the attendance record for 2021 please see below.

Attendance Record 2021

SCHEDULE FOR LGB Meetings 2021/22

Please see the below timetable of Governing Body meetings.



AUTUMN September  28/09/21
October  18/10/21
November  29/11/21
SPRING January 17/01/22
February 28/02/22
March 21/03/22
May 03/05/22
June 06/06/22
June 27/06/22


All meetings begin at 5:30pm.


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