Skip to content ↓

Governing Body

Our school governors are:

Term of Office    
Type of Governor
Paul Concannon 18.01.2021 - 17.01.2025           Chair of Local Governing Body     
Miss Ellen McGillycuddy 05.01.2021 - 14.09.2025 Foundation Governor
Ms Kay Huntley 15.09.2021 - 14.09.2025 Foundation Governor
Vacancy   Foundation Governor
Ms Michelle Sackey 15.09.2021 - 14.09.2025 Parent Governor
Dr Barbara Eichner 15.09.2021 - 14.09.2025 Parent Governor
Vacancy   Staff Governor
Miss Tara Davies N/A Headteacher

To contact the chair of governors please email

or write to Mr P Concannon, C/O Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Oxford Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2LF.

For any 'Company Documents' such as the Strategic Plan, Articles of Association and Accounts Information please click on the PFMAC link on the homepage

Governors oversee the management of an academy, including its strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing.

Local Governing Body Constitution:

At least six Foundation Governors appointed by the Archbishop (or as many more are required to ensure that the number of Foundation Governors exceeds the number of all other Governors by at least 2.)
One Foundation Governor position must be made available to the Parish Priest
One member of staff
Two Parent Governors
The Headteacher

Governors are responsible for:

Planning the overall vision and direction of the academy
Ensuring the core purpose of the MAC is delivered to the highest standard
Overseeing the financial probity and performance of the school
Overseeing MAC policy implementation and organisational compliance, e.g. Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Catholic mission
Holding the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to account
Establishing the following Committees or Representatives:

Catholic Ethos and Mission Committee/Representative
Finance and Audit Committee/Representative
Pay and HR Committee/Representative
Estates, Safeguarding and Health & Safety Committee/Representative
Education Standards Committee/Representative

Governors are accountable to:

The Directors for educational outcomes, compliance and the Catholic education and ethos of the academy.

The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company (PFMAC)

Our school is part of The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company (PFMAC), the family of Catholic schools in Oxfordshire, who work together to promote the teaching of Christ and the Catholic faith.  

We believe each person is a unique creation made in the image of and likeness of God, called by name, with a special vocation and gifts to bring to the world.  We seek to develop these talents in each individual by being a beacon for Catholic education in Oxfordshire. 

The Local Governing Body is entrusted, by the Board of Directors, with delegated authority within our school. Details of our responsibilities are laid out in the Scheme of Delegation.  

The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England and Wales with company number 9113542 and registered address Addison Road, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 9DG. 


For more information about The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company please visit their website