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Governing Body

St 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


 Surname       Name                     Status                     Appointed                 
Arthur            Mr Matthew       Foundation       07/11/2018     
Byrne             Dr Angela           Foundation       09/08/2019     
Goodwin       Dr Peter              Foundation       01/09/2017  (Chair of Governors) 
Grainger       Mr Damian        Parent                 22/11/2018     
Itua                Mr Joe                Co-opted           23/11/2020    
Kiernan         Mrs Abigail        Co-opted           20/11/2020    
Lewis             Mr Adrian           Foundation        01/09/2017     
McHale         Mr Andrew         Co-opted          20/11/2020    
Rainey          Mr Dermot          Principal             01/09/2018    
Riley              Mr Peter              Foundation        07/11/2018     
Rose             Mrs Helen           Parent                  22/11/2018  (joint Vice Chair of Governors) 
Simpson      Dr Richard          Foundation         20/11/2020    
Tavernor      Dr Ros                  Parent                 22/11/2018  (joint Vice Chair of Governors)
Whittle         Mrs Laura            Foundation        09/08/2019     

Surname    Name                     Status                     Appointed                   Expiry of Office         

Gordon       Br George          Foundation       18/03/2016                05/06/2020
Kerr             Mrs Margaret    Co-opted          25/09/2018               05/06/2020
Norwood    Mrs Helen           Co-opted          25/09/2018               05/06/2020
Sharp         Mr Bernard        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