Our Governors

“Governors take their responsibilities for safeguarding seriously and a specific committee meets regularly to check this aspect of the school’s work.Throughout the school there is a strong culture of keeping pupils safe and protected.” OFSTED May 2017

“Parents spoke very highly of the school and its provision for all, citing all the staff as approachable, friendly and helpful. One parent of a child who is relatively new to the school in lower Key Stage 2 said that no issue was too small and even ‘a minor hiccup’ is dealt with quickly and positively. All stakeholders feel involved in the whole community, something that is driven passionately by the headteacher and the parish priest who is the chair of governors. Both are ever present and offer warmth and love to all.” RE Inspection July 2017

  • Mr M Downey - Chair of Governors
  • Mrs A Doyle - Vice Chair - Foundation
  • Fr Clarke - Foundation
  • Miss A Murphy - Foundation
  • Mr J Brooks - LA Governor
  • Mr J Murchan - Foundation
  • Mrs J McMahon - Parent Governor
  • Mrs E McKenna - Parent Governor
  • Mrs A Willis - Co-opted
  • Mrs S Lee - Staff
  • Mrs E Clayton- Headteacher

There is currently 2 vacancies for Foundation Governors

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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX