All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and to ultimately to represent the school community.  School governors are volunteers. 

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the headteacher, staff, Dioceses of Shrewsbury and Chester and the Local Authority. Whilst the headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the Governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives. Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support the headteacher, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.

We have a team of dedicated Governors. They meet regularly and attend all necessary training to ensure the children at Holy Spirit School are provided with the best possible education and experiences.


Father John Feeney - Chairperson

Mr Jonathan Mills - Vice Chairperson

Mrs Joanne Cartmell - Headteacher

Mrs Kate Dolmor - LA Governor

Mr Martin Revans - Catholic Foundation Governor

Mrs Natalie Grimes - Catholic Foundation Governor

Mr Damien Prescott - Catholic Foundation Governor

Mr Jason Bunce - Parent Governor

Miss Holly Skelton - Staff Governor

Mrs Leanne Shaw - Clerk to Governors


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