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Meet the Governors

Governors are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality of education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School is managed by the Pope Francis Multi Academy Company, and the Local Governing Body at St Thomas More is accountable to the main Board of Directors at the PFMAC.

The 3 Core Functions of the Governing Board

These are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

This is outlined on page 13 of the Governance Handbook.

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure the school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies

The Local Governing Body at St Thomas More School currently consists of:

Role Name

Foundation Governors


Sofia Massa (Chair)

John Bellasis

Shirin Kumar

Marta Navas Mir

Janice Relano

Alison Templer (Vice Chair)

Rocio Vicens

Pablo Callejo

Staff Governor

Rania Naser

Parent Governors

Dr Anand Kulkarni

Bernard Meta

Co-Opted Governors

Rhian Pye

Chris Robins


Julieann Exley

Previous Governors (resigned in the last 12 months):

Anna Capilli Francis (left February 2023)

Breda Bowles (left August 2022)

Further Information

If you would like to view a copy of the minutes or other documents from a Governor meeting, please contact the school office on  To contact the Chair of Governors, please use