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Governor Information

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

The governing body now consists of:

  • The headteacher
  • An elected staff governor
  • One appointed local authority governor
  • Two elected Parent governors
  • Seven Foundation governors

The governing body have access to a secure area where they can access policies, videos, minutes of meetings etc. It is accessed by following this link:


The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The Chair of Governors is Mr Matthew Gee, who can be contacted via the school office.

Mr Matthew Gee

Chair of Governors

St Francis RC Primary School

Ellenbrook Close



M12 5LZ


Our school governors are;

Matthew Gee


 2 Sep 2021 to 1 Sep 2025

Appointed by Salford Diocese

Father Kevin Murphy

Ex Officio

2 Nov 2019 to 1 Nov 2023

Appointed by Salford Diocese

Mary Garvey


23 Sep 2022 to 22 Sep 2026

Appointed by Salford Diocese

Christine Maymon


6 Oct 2022 to 5 Oct 2026

Appointed by Salford Diocese

Ifeoma Ogbologu


13 Dec 2022 to 12 Dec 2026

Appointed by Salford Diocese

Patricia Jones


24th March 2023 to 23rd March 2027

Appointed by the Governing Body

Michael Bailey LA 23rd March 2023 to 22nd March 2027

Appointed by the Local Authority

Himo Sonny-Joe


1 Nov 2021 to 31 Oct 2025

Appointed by Parents

Stephen Gregson Associate 2nd Nov 2022 to 23 March 2023

Appointed by governors

Previously a parent governor appointed by parents 

Dean Maryan


14 Nov 2022 to 13 Nov 2026

Appointed by Parents

Leah Deighan


1 Jan 2023 to 31st Dec 2026

Appointed by the Staff

Lynn Elder

Ex Officio


Appointed by Salford Diocese