Governing Body

Loreto Grammar School Governors - As at September 2020.

If you would like to contact a Governor, please address your correspondence care of Loreto Grammar School.

Foundation Governors:
Sister Bernadette Turtle IBVM
Sister Kathleen Hewitt IBVM
Mr Jim Lister – Chair
Mr Martin Bourke – Vice Chair
Mrs Pat Brown
Dr Kate Grady
Dr Justin McCarthy
Mr Vincent Sweeney
Prof Martin Ashley
Mrs Cathy Rawlings

Headteacher Governor:
Mrs Jane Beever

Parent Governors:
Mr Jonathan Hassall
Dr Tom Earnshaw

The governance of the trust is defined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association together with the Funding Agreement with the Department for Education. All trustees are members of the full board of trustees. In addition, trustees are members of committees which report to the full board of trustees. The board of trustees meets once each term to receive reports form its sub-committees and manage its strategic objectives.

The Board has six sub-committees:
1. Chairs and Audit Committee which meets at least termly to consider the strategic direction of the school, the internal controls, data protection and risk management;
2. Finance and Premises incorporating the Health and Safety subcommittee, which meets half termly to consider the academy’s budgets and financial performance, building and maintenance programme and other premises requirements;
3. Admissions and Pupil Welfare which meets 4 times a year to consider the school’s admissions policy, to oversee the entrance examination for entry to Year 7, entry to other year groups including the Sixth Form. Any related admissions matters are considered by this committee. This committee also has responsibility to overview all matters of pupil welfare safeguarding and behaviour;
4. Curriculum, which considers all matters relating to the curriculum offer in school considering national initiatives and challenging the school in terms of academic performance;
5. Staffing, which considers all appointments, performance management and all staff associated policies; and
6. Ethos and Values, which ensures the day to day Catholic life of the school is celebrated and upheld.

Clerk to the Governors:
Trust GS Governor Services

Charity Trustees and members:
The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Loreto Education Trust
Mr J Lister

Register of Interests Other Directorships Other Governorships Relationships to Staff Date Signed
Foundation Governors
Sister Kathleen Hewitt IBVM Loreto Education Trust Trustee  none 04/12/2020
Sister Bernadette Turtle IBVM

Loreto Developments Limited

Loreto Education Trust

Loreto College (St Albans) 

Loreto Preparatory School

Loreto Sixth Form College

Loreto High School Chorlton

none 25/11/2019
Mrs Jane Beever none

University Council Liverpool Hope University 

CES Formatio

Loreto English Education Network (LEEN)






Mr Martin Bourke none St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Stockport none 07/02/2021
Mrs Pat Brown none St Antony's Catholic College, Urmston none 05/12/2020
Dr Kathryn Grady none none none 25/11/2019
Mr Jim Lister

Tutor Trust Limited

Park Road Academy Primary School

none 25/11/2019
Dr Justin McCarthy

Loreto Education Trust

Stockton Heath Medical LLP 

St Joseph's Family Centre





none 25/11/2019
Prof Martin Ashley Your Healthy Mouth Limited none none 25/11/2019
Mrs Cathy Rawlings none Self employed Yoga Teacher none 25/11/2019
Mr Vincent Sweeney none

Altrincham and Sale Chmaber of Commerce

Greater Manchester High Sheriff Police Trust

none 07/12/2020
Parent Governors
Mr Jonathan Hassall none Part-time Judge (Civil) Crown Court Wife works as (casual) Invigilator 06/12/2020
Dr Tom Earnshaw none

Trustee of Loreto LPA

St John's Medical Centre

none 25/11/2019
Page Downloads Date  
GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2019-2020 16th Nov 2020 Download
GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2018 - 2019 15th Oct 2019 Download
GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2017 - 2018 13th Nov 2018 Download
GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2016-2017 15th Aug 2017 Download
GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2015-2016 19th Dec 2016 Download
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