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:

  • Finance and Resources with Audit, Risk and Compliance
  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Pay and Staffing 
  • Admissions 
  • Head Teachers Performance Review

Current Trustees/Directors/Governors

Name Appointed by Position  Terms of Office

Committee Membership                             

Anthony Moffat LSU Members

Chair of Trustees

Link Governor for Pupil Premium

March 2020-

August 2022

Finance and Resources with Audit, Risk and Compliance
Pay and Staffing
HT Performance Review
Pat Barber LSU Members


Link Governor for Religious Education/Catholic Life

March 2020-

August 2022

Pay and Staffing
HT Performance Review
Kim Ngugen-Quan LSU Members Trustee

March 2021-

February 2025

Finance and Resources with Audit, Risk and Compliance
Robert Clarke LSU Members 


Safeguarding Link Governor

October 2020- 

October 2024

David Hackett LSU Members  Trustee

May 2021 -

April 2025

Curriculum and Standards
Nigel Mascarenhas LSU Members Trustee

October 2020-

October 2024

Curriculum and Standards
Nicola Thompson   Headteacher  September 2021 All
Tracey Aromolaran  Parents/ Carers  Governor December 2021 - December 2025 TBC

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



Rosemary Gould 



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:

Janet Nelms resigned on 31 October 2021.

Sr Julie Wheatley resigned on 30 November 2021

Andrea Soubrier resigned on 22 June 2022

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.