The school's governing body operates a fully delegated budget under the local education authority's scheme for the local management of schools. It is also responsible for the management and delivery of the national curriculum and for improving and maintaining the quality of teaching and learning in the school.

Governors of St. Edmund's & St. Thomas' School are:

Chair of Governors:

Mrs. S Kendall

Vice Chair of Governors

Carmel Howard

Foundation Governors:

Mrs Sue Kendall

Fr. John Cullen

Mrs Margaret Kerbey

Ms Carmel Howard

Mrs Claire Newbery

Mrs. Julie Doran

Mrs Anne Magennis

Parent Governors: Mrs Kate McDonald   MsClaire Sharrock

Staff Governor:

Mrs. Louise Ashcroft


Mr Kieran Loftus


L.E.A. Governors:

Cllr Paul Cummins 

Clerk to Governors:

Mrs Sue Blackwell

The governing body meets at least once a term to consider the headteacher's report, finance, local and national issues, and any other matters relating to the running of the school.

Governors committees : Finance, Curriculum, Premises, Staffing, Pay Committee, Safeguarding

The Governors have a special subject monitoring link. Please see below.

  Subject Link Governor
Religious Education  Sue Kendall Fr John Cullen
Early Years Foundation Stage Clare Newbery Kate McDonald
SEN Julie Doran
Maths Margaret Kerbey Claire Sharrock
English Sue Kendall Carmel Howard
Science Anne Magennis Fr John Cullen
P.E. Cllr Paul Cummins
Geography Anne Magennis Margaret Kerbey
History Sue Kendall
Art Carmel Howard
Computing Claire Sharrock
DT   Sue Kendall
Music Anne Magennis
MFL Julie   Doran
Safeguarding Anne Magennis

Meet The Governors

Mrs Sue Kendall Chair of Governors

I have been a Foundation Governor since September 2012 and live in the Parish of St. Edmund where I serve as a Parish Catechist.I have three grown up children all former pupils of St Edmund and St.Thomas' school where I attended as a pupil as did my late husband Paul. I hope to serve the Parish families as a Governor and to support the work of our Headteacher and Staff in ensuring our children have the best opportunities through a first class education.


Mrs Anne Magennis

I have been a governor at our school since my own children attended St Edmund's and St Thomas'. Initially my role was as a parent governor and I am now a foundation governor. I work in the NHS as a consultant surgeon with a particular interest in education and training. I feel I bring many skills from my main occupation to the very important job of school governance. I enjoy being part of our school and parish community and work hard to maintain high standards of education for our children.


Mrs Julie Doran

I have been a member of the governing body of St Edmund’s and St Thomas' for approximately 20 years. Both my children attended this primary school and now my grandchildren are here. I am an active member of our parish church of St Edmund’s and I am at present working in Sacred Heart as a Teaching Assistant.

Register of Governor Interests

There is a statutory requirement to publish a register of governors' business interests including whether they are members of other school governing boards. Please click on the file link to see this information.

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Contact the School

St Edmunds & St Thomas' Primary School

Oxford Road
L22 8QF

Main Contact: Mrs Sue Blackwell Mrs Annie Hoban

Tel: 0151 928 5586

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