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Governing Body

Saint Ambrose College’s success, and ambition for the future, is driven by and shared with our Governing Body. 

Our Governors bring considerable expertise from many areas of public and commercial life.  They give their time freely and work closely with the Senior Leadership Team. 

The Governing Board’s duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives 
  • approving the school budget 
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives 
  • appointing, supporting and challenging the Principal



Title Forename Surname Status Appointed
Mr Matthew Arthur Foundation 07/11/2018
Dr Angela Byrne Foundation 09/08/2018
Dr Peter Goodwin Foundation

01/09/2017 (Chair of Governors)

Mr  Joe Itua Co-opted 23/11/2020
Mrs Abigail Kiernan Co-opted 20/11/2020
Mr Adrian Lewis Foundation 01/09/2017
Mr Andrew McHale Co-opted 20/11/2020
Mr Dermot  Rainey Principal 01/09/2018
Mr Peter Riley Foundation 07/11/2018
Mrs Helen Rose Parent

22/11/2018 (Joint Vice Chair)

Dr Richard Simpson Foundation  20/11/2018
Dr Ros Tavernor Parent

22/11/2018 (Joint Vice Chair)

Mrs  Laura Whittle Foundation 09/08/2019


Title Forename Surname Status Appointed Expiry of Office
Br George Gordon Foundation 18/03/2016 05/06/2020
Mr Damian Grainger Parent 22/11/2018 16/07/2021
Mrs Margaret Kerr Co-opted 25/09/2018 05/06/2020
Mrs Helen Norwood Co-opted 25/09/2018 05/06/2020
Mr Bernard Sharp Co-opted 15/11/2016 05/06/2020



Register of Business Interests:

In accordance with the Academies Financial Handbook, issued by the Education Funding Agency, the College must regularly update and publish relevant business and pecuniary interests of Governors and senior employees.  This information will be updated on a regular basis to reflect any notifiable changes by Governors and employees, and any appointments, retirements and resignations.  As a minimum this register will be updated on an annual basis.

Register of interests 2018/19

Register of interests 2019/20

Register of interests 2020/21

Contacting the Governors:

If you would like further information about the St Ambrose College Governing Body or would like to contact a Governor, please write or send an email to the Clerk to Governors. 


Clerk to Governors for St Ambrose College
Trust Governor Services
28-32 Greenwood Street
WA14 1RZ