St John Fisher RC Primary School

Come Follow Me and I Will Make You Fishers of Men

Manor Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 7SW, United Kingdom


‘Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men’As we walk in the footsteps of Jesus we let our FAITH shine through our prayers, thoughts, words and actions.We welcome you as we would welcome our friends and family with LOVE, respect and compassion.We seek to be the best in all that we learn and do, showing creativity, self-belief and PASSION for learning and life.We will have COURAGE to change the world for the good of others and be proactive in protecting all of God’s creation. FAITH LOVE PASSION COURAGE


Governor Meetings and Attendance 2019 - 2020

The Chair of Governors and Vice Chair attend regular fortnightly meetings with the Headteacher. Notes are taken and shared with all governors.




Governors Present

Governors Absent

15th October 2019

Resource Committee


Donal Townson, Nicola Duffy, Nina Peplow, Claire Higgins, Mandy Harris


14th November 2019

Curriculum Committee


Donal Townson, Lindsey Hamnett, Nina Peplow, Mandy Harris,  Claire Sumner


14th November 2019

Full Governors Meeting and Training 

from Global Policing (GDPR)

Donal Townson, Lindsey Hamnett, Claire Higgins, Claire Sumner, Nicola Duffy, Nina Peplow, Danielle Emery, Mandy Harris

Father Kinsella

Deborah Singleton

 5th December 2019 

 Visioning Meeting guest facilitator 

Peter Eavers 

 Donal Townson, Lindsey Hamnett, Claire Higgins, Claire Sumner, Nina Peplow, Mandy Harris, Lewis Turner

Members of the school leadership team also attended: Louise Pountain, Danielle Knowles, Robert Tanti




Additional Meetings Attended by Claire Higgins:


Monday 30th September 2019 - Meeting with the Head Teacher and School Business Manager to discuss Pupil Premium

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - LA Governor Training - Looked After Children

Friday 1st November 2019 Traficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery

Thursday 7th November 2019 - LA Governor Training - Pupil Premium

Saturday 24th November 2019 - Salford Dioceses New Governor Induction Training

Tuesday 26th November 2019 - LA Governor Training - Health and Safety

Wednesday 12th December 2019 - Meeting with Site Manager to do a H&S site walk around and review the H&S processes (H&S audit) 

Wednesday 15th January 2020 - Governor support at a football tournament at Manchester United

Tuesday 21st January 2020 - Meeting with the Headteacher for an update meeting covering SEN, safeguarding and pupil premium

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 - LA Governor Training - Finance

Thursday 30th January 2020 - completed an online NSPCC Child Protection for Governors training and I have signed up for the regular newsletters

Tuesday 4th February 2020 -  completed an online fire marshall and fire warden training to support my role of H&S Governor to show compliance at the audit.

Wednesday 5th February - a full day in school to support the school with the H&S audit carried out by Tameside.  I have followed this up with an action plan which Mark and I are working on.

Friday 6th March 2020 - LA Safeguarding trainee at Hyde Town Hall.

Additional Meetings and Visits Attended by Donal Townson:

Tuesday 24th September 2019 - Year 6 Worship

Tuesday 8th October 2019 - Year 4 Worship

Wednesday 6th November 2019 - Meeting with School Improvement Partner (SIP)

Monday 11th November 2019 - LA Training on Education Inspection Framework

Thursday 21st November 2019 - Meeting with History and Geography Coordinator for update

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 - Heads and Chairs Meeting with the Diocese

Friday 10th January 2020 - Visioning Working Party meeting with Head and Deputy

Tuesday 21st January 2020 - Supported Plog-ollution in the community 


Additional Meetings and Visits Attended by Lindsey Hamnett:


Tuesday 14 January 2020 Meeting with PSHE lead Mrs Shaw

Tuesday 14th January 2020 Meeting with Mental health and well-being lead Mrs Shaw

Tuesday 14th January 2020 Meeting with Nursery teacher to discuss EYFS Mrs Shaw

Wednesday 22nd Jan 2020 Meeting with RE lead Mr Tanti


Additional Meetings and Visits Attended by Danielle Emery:

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Trust Governor website training
Wednesday 22nd May 2019  SEND Training for Governors (Tameside)
Tuesday 25th June 2019 New Governor Training Module 1(Tameside)
Tuesday 2nd July 2019 New Governor Training module 2 (Tameside)
Tuesday 9th July 2019 New Governor Training Module 3(Tameside)

Monday 16th December 2019 Meeting with English and Computing Lead and walk round school



Click here to access the Governance attendance records for 2018-2019

Manor Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 7SW, United Kingdom