St Catherine’s Catholic School is a standalone academy trust, a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust.

Responsibility for the Academy and for the funds granted by Parliament for providing education in it, is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

Trustees are also the Directors of the company and Governors.

The Trust/Governing Board focuses on the three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • Holding the Executive Headteacher, Headteacher and other Senior Leaders to account for the educational performance of the academy, the performance of key groups and the performance of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Trust, agreeing the 3-year budget and ensuring its money is spent well.

As the composition of the governing body at St Catherine’s is currently small, the majority of academy business is carried out by the full governing body.  However, the following committees are in place and hold key responsibilities:

  • Business and Compliance (including finance, audit & risk)
  • Admissions
  • Pay and Staffing

Current Trustees/Directors/Governors

Full Name Appointed by Committee Membership Named Responsibilities Term of Office

Anthony Moffatt

Chair of Governors


Business & Compliance (including finance, audit and risk)


Pay & staffing

Pupil Premium


February 2020 – 

Pat Barber



Business & Compliance (including finance, audit and risk)


Safeguarding & Looked After Children February 2020 –
Robert Clarke Members     October 2020-October 2024
David Hackett Members     May  2021 - April 2025
Nigel Mascarenhas Members     October 2020-October 2024

Janet Nelms



Business & Compliance (including finance, audit and risk)

Pay & staffing
SEN March 2020
Kim Nguyen-Quan Members     March 2021-Febuary 2025
Andrea Soubrier Members     November 2019 – November 2023

Members ensure that Trustees are exercising effective governance by utilising a range of powers including:

  • Appointing and removing Trustees/Directors/Governors
  • Appointing and removing Members
  • Directing Academy Trustees, by special resolution, to take specific action where Academy Trustees are unable or unwilling to act in the best interests of the academy
  • Amending the Academy trust’s Articles of Association
  • Appointing and removing Auditors.

Full Name

Appointed by

Appointment date

Sr Michele Totman



Sr Julie Wheatley



Maureen Agnes Christine Williams



Lyn Margaret Bourne



Congregation of La Sainte Union as a

Corporate Member

Original (signatory) members




Governors and/or Members who have resigned within the past 12 months:

No Governors or Members have resigned within the past 12 months.


The Clerk to Governors, Catriona Tuplin can be contacted via  Any communications for the Chair of Governors should be sent to her via the Clerk. Alternatively, you can write to her at the school. All communications will be treated with the strictest of confidence.


Please see attachments below for details of attendance at Governors’ meetings, Business & Pecuniary interests, Scheme of Delegation and Articles of Association.