'I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me.' Philippians (4:13)

School Governors - General Information

The Governing Body has overall responsibility for the School and information about the ways in which the Governors discharge this responsibility is given in the School Profile.

Hopefully, you will find here all the information you need but if not, please do not hesitate to e-mail, telephone (023 9282 3766) or call in to the School.

The Governors are proud of the way in which the School consistently achieves excellent examination results and commendable Ofsted Reports. Both the staff and the Governors are deeply committed to the School and its pupils. The whole School community endeavour to create a warm, caring environment in which all can feel secure, have a sense of purpose and foster a commitment to genuine Christian values. We firmly believe that each individual is of equal value and we strive to ensure that each pupil achieves his or her full potential.  Governors are appointed by the Diocese.

St Edmund's Catholic School:

Is totally committed to Gospel values and the education of "the whole person".

Has a good working atmosphere within a well-ordered school.

Has a well-established and sensitive pastoral care system.

Expects high standards in dress, behaviour and courtesy.

Possesses the latest technology, which is used to support learning activities.

Has a range of out-of-school activities.

Includes Homework as an integral part of each pupil's academic programme.

Has an active Parents, Teachers and Friends Association.

Holds regular parent consultation evenings.

Opening Prayers for the FGB Meeting of 15 May 2024

Prayer Lead: In the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit

All: Amen

Reader: The theme for today is: WE ARE HELPED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. Reader: We go into this meeting in a season the Church is celebrating Pentecost- Feast of the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus referred to as the Helper and Teacher in Jn 14:26. The Pentecost day illuminated the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the faithful- ordinary tradesmen and women with expertise neither in languages, in public speaking, nor in the Scriptures received ability, and delivered exhortation and teaching that produced incredible results- convincing and converting 3,000 persons in one day. This help of the Holy Spirit is available to us too, as we see in the Word of today [pause…]

Reader: Today’s passage is taken from Acts 2: 1-8 & 38-41.

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house… And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?

...And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

Prayer Lead: Reflection: - If by the working of the Holy Spirit, ordinary fishermen became eloquent preachers, let us be confident that irrespective of our fields of expertise, the Holy Spirit will produce a superlative performance in any task or Committee we are appointed.

Prayer Lead: So let us pray, everyone… .

All (slowly): Almighty God our Father, we thank you for your promise of your Holy Spirit. We pray for the manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit in us as governors. That the Holy Spirit may guide and help us through every task assigned to us as individual governors and through every decision and action as a body. We pray also, for the power of the Holy Spirit to help our students as they write their GCSE. We ask these through Christ in whom we receive your power to do all things, Amen.

Prayer Lead: St. Edmund of Abingdon

All: Pray for us.

Governors Meeting Agendas

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Governors Attendance

 Governor Attendance 2022-2023.pdfDownload
 Governor Attendance 2021-2022.pdfDownload
 Governors Attendance 2020-2021.pdfDownload
 Governors Attendance 2019-2020.pdfDownload
 Governors Attendance 2018~2019.pdfDownload
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Membership of the Governing Body


Mr D Knight MBE (Chair of Governors)

Mr C Ikeatuegwu

Mrs S Carvalho

Fr Paul Nwune

Mr J Hoare

Mr C Whitfield


Associate Member

Mrs H Clarke



Dr M Whitworth



Mrs O Adeojo

Mrs S Venables (Vice-Chair of Governors)



Mr S Graham (Headteacher)

Mr I White (IT Network Manager)



Ms L Henderson

To find out more about each Governor please click here to view their Profiles.


The Governors may be contacted by writing to the Chair at the school address:

Chair of Governors
c/o St Edmund's Catholic School
Arundel Street

The Clerk of Governors can also be contacted by writing to the above school address.

Governor Committees


Admissions Finance & Personnel Policy, Assessment & Standards

Mr D Knight MBE (Chair)

Mr S Graham

Mrs S Venables

Dr M Whitworth


Mr C Whitfield (Chair)

Mr S Graham

Mrs C Carvalho

Mr J Hoare

Mr C Ikeatuegwu

Mr D Knight MBE

Mr J Cooper (School Business Manager)

Mr I White

Mrs S Venables (Chair)

Mrs O Adeojo

Mrs H Clarke

Mr S Graham

Fr Nishan Edward

Dr M Whitworth



Declaration of Interests

There are no Governors with any Declaration of Interests relating to Governors or members of staff.

Useful Information

 DPO 4 - Governors GDPR Compliance Statement.pdfDownload
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