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Governor Mr McElhinney has given noticed and would like to step down from his role as Parent Governor. Mr Mc Elhinney was a member of the Resources Committee and brought specific Human Resources skills to the Governing Body. He played an active role in the recruitment of our Family Support Worker.

Would you be interested in becoming a Governor at Sacred Heart? Have you a skill set that could support the Governing Body? We are specifically looking for someone with Building and Property Experience, Health & Safety experience, Human Resources. If these are qualities which you would like to share please take the opportunity to contact the office to speak with Mr Broderick or email school


What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher.

It is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources and being responsible for finance in school.


Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.


The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)


The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.

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Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Brooke Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 0LB
Telephone Number: 01257 262659