St John Plessington Catholic College

Governing Body

Chair of Governors' Welcome

Welcome to this, the Governors’ section of the college website.

As the college’s accountable body, we governors carry out our statutory duties at a strategic level, in support of the leadership and management, exercising scrutiny and, when necessary, challenge.

The members of our Board of Governors are skilled and committed to their various roles.  We recognise that in today’s ever-changing and fast-moving world of education, we must be prepared to broaden our understanding of what is required of us and govern accordingly.

We are now identified as the Local Governing Body within the structure of the Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust, governing for the present much as we have always done, alongside those other schools which have joined us in the HFCMAT.


Regardless of changes in the structure of governance, we are mindful at all times, and in everything we do, that our faith defines us.  We, together with the whole college community of which we are an integral part, strive continuously to prove ourselves, ‘Always faithful to Christ.

As to the future, we are confident that SJP will continue to build on its past success, being in no doubt that, under its exceptional leadership, the quality of teaching and pastoral care is second to none in the realm of Catholic education. 

Emily McArdle
Chair of Governors
Academic Year 2018 - 19