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Meet the Governors including statutory information

Mrs Julia Wallace, Interim Executive Headteacher 2022-23,

Ex Officio Governor

Interim Executive Headteacher

St Joseph’s and St Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary Schools 2022-2023

Declaration of interests Sept 2022: husband runs Dynamo Dining (hospitality)


Mrs Chrissie Beaumont, Foundation Governor

Has been a parent governor since 2011, with children attending St Mary Immaculate School. She set up and runs the baby and toddler group which meets weekly in the school.

Previously a parent governor, current 4-year term started 1.10.2019

Responsibilities 2022-23:

  • Co-Chair of governors
  • P&S Committee
  • Head Teacher’s performance management
  • RE Link Governor

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 12/12

Declaration of interests Sept 2022: Trustee of Friends of St Mary Immaculate,  husband is a Governor of Trinity School, Our Lady of the Magnificat MAC


Mr Andrew Staley, Foundation Governor

A parishioner of St Mary Immaculate since moving to Warwick in 2000, Andy is an active member of the SVP and an occasional CAFOD parish volunteer. He is married with two grown up boys now at university/college and is an IT director at BT having worked for the company for many years.

Current 4-year term started 16.8.2021

Responsibilities 2022-23:

  • Co-Chair of governors
  • Resources Committee, teachers’ pay
  • Head Teacher’s performance management
  • Health Safety and Premises Link Governor

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 10/10

Declaration of interests Sept 2022: nil


Mrs Jo Grant, Foundation Governor

A retired secondary teacher of science, Jo has been involved in counselling and pastoral care in schools for a large part of her career. Educated in Catholic schools, the lessons and values learnt there have remained with her, meaning that she wants to support her parish school.

Appointed 2013, current 4-year term started 19.5.2021

Responsibilities 2022-23:

  • P&S Committee Chair
  • Safeguarding Governor

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 12/12

Declaration of interests Sept 2022: Company Director Beauchamp Gardens Warwick (residential)


Mrs Emma Rayment, Foundation Governor

Emma is lay chaplain at Trinity Catholic School. She is married and mother to 4 children of secondary school age. As a catechist in St Mary Immaculate parish, her passion is to provide opportunities for children to grow in their Catholic faith and become who God created them to be. Her responsibilities include quality of education in RE and the Catholic life of the school, with particular interest in collective worship.

Appointed 29th July 2022 for a 4-year term.

Responsibilities 2022-23:

P&S Committee

RE Link Governor

Declaration of interests Sept 2022:

Employed at Trinity School, part of Our Lady of the Magnificat MAC


Mrs Malwina Idziac, Foundation Governor


Appointed 8th December 2022 for a 4-year term.

Responsibilities 2022-23:

Resources Committee

Other responsibilities not yet assigned

Declaration of interests awaited


Vacancy, Foundation governor

Vacancy, Foundation governor


Miss Atheane HoltElected Staff Governor

Reception Class teacher

Current 4-year term started 2.9.2019

Responsibilities 2022-23:

  • P&S Committees

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 9/10

Declaration of interests Sept 2022: nil


Mrs Joannah Whitten, Elected Parent Governor

Mum of 4, 3 of whom attend Saint Mary Immaculate/Little Angel's Pre School. Currently employed as Community Development Manager of Chase meadow Community Centre to suit my young family, but previously taught French and Italian in a secondary school for 10 years. 

Current 4-year term started 23.1.2020

Responsibilities 2022-23:

  • P&S Committee
  • SEND Link Governor

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 8/12

Declaration of interests Sept 2022: Chair, Friends of St Mary Immaculate

Husband is Company Director of Aion Engineering


Mr Vinders Bhogal, Elected Parent Governor

A dad of two boys who both currently attend St Mary’s Immaculate, Vinders is a 

Pensions Consultant and assistant coach to his eldest son’s football team at Warwick Juniors FC. 

Current 4-year term started 14.7.2021

Responsibilities 2022-23:

  • Resources Committee Chair, teachers’ pay
  • Health Safety and Premises Link Governor

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 10/10

Declaration of interests Sept 2022: nil


Ms Jackie D’Arcy, Local Authority Governor

Lectures in Sociology and Politics at Warwickshire College.

Assistant Principal for AQA Exam Board.

Town Councillor (Labour) for All Saints and Woodloes Ward.

Previously served a 4-year term as Associate Member.

Appointed 21.9.2022 for a 4-year term.

Responsibilities 2022-23:

  • Resources Committee, teachers’ pay
  • Link with local council

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 8/10

Declaration of interests Sept 2022:

Teaching Union representative


Mrs Elizabeth Mottram, Clerk to the Governors

Private landlord and clerk to the governors of 2 primary schools.

She has two grown up sons and one grandson.

She served for a term as Foundation Governor at their primary school, has taught in the secondary sector and has been a clerk for the past 20 years.

Appointed Jan 2015

Responsibilities 2022-23:

  • Clerk at FGB and all Committee meetings,
  • Training Link

Attendance 2021-22: 9/10

Declaration of interests Sept 2022: Clerk to Governors St Patrick’s Catholic Primary, Leamington Spa


Governors who have ceased office in the last year


Mr Robert Gargan, Head teacher, Ex-Officio Governor


Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 12/14


Mrs Julia FitzSimons, Foundation Governor

Governor from 2021 to August 2022. Chair of governors from 2009 to 2022.

Attendance at meetings 2021-22:15/16


Mr John Connor, Foundation Governor

Appointed 2011, serving until his sudden death on 23.3.2022

Co-Chair of governors from September 2020

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 6/6


Mr John Sullivan, Local Authority Governor

Governor from September 2014 to August 2022.

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 7/10


Mrs Elizabeth Weston, Foundation Governor

Appointed 2016, resigned September 2022

Attendance at meetings 2021-22: 8/12