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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy


The Palmer Catholic Academy Governing Body 2016-2017

Foundation Governors


Mrs Marian Leslie-Povoas (Chair)


Mr Gerard Durcan (Vice Chair)


Mr Roger Melder


Mr Thomas Alexander


Mr Joseph Bau-Mann


Fr Sean Connolly

Parent Governors  Staff Governor
Mr John Jacobson  Mr Eoin McHugh
Mrs Sonia Herbert  

Governors may be contacted in the first instance by writing to the Academy

Academy Governors, as well as being charged with ensuring the effective leadership of the Academy, are each linked to specific subject areas of the academy’s curriculum.  Governors will visit the academy on a regular basis and meet with the Heads of Department of their linked subjects/areas.  Governors will then submit a record of their visit to the Governing Body and Headteacher.  The Governor Visit Record will include areas such as: Summary of visit, what was found to be effective, questions raised/discussed and key aspects to report back to the next Governing Body meeting.


Linked Subjects/Areas

Mr Thomas Alexander

Looked After Children, Safeguarding, PSHE, Data, Student Progress, Geography

Mr Roger Melder

Pupil Premium, SEN/EAL, Business Studies/ICT

Mr Gerard Durcan

English/Media, PE, Training/Teaching & Learning

Mr John Jacobson

Maths, MFL

Mr Joseph Bau-Mann

Science, Performing Arts, History

Mrs Marian Leslie-Povoas

Art & Design, Pastoral Intervention, Sixth Form

Fr. Sean Connolly

Social Sciences (Health & Social Care), RE/Chaplaincy

Register of Business Interests 

The academy holds a Register of Business Interests for all trustees and the headteacher and is obliged to declare the interests of trustees and members on the academy’s website.

Governors are also asked to declare any potential conflicts of interest arising from any matter or agenda item discussed by the Governing Body and its Committees at each meeting and this is formally recorded.