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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


Governors of St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Kentish Town


Rachel Polnay            Chair of Governors  Parent governor              appointed until 31/12/2022

FR John Deehan                                          Foundation governor               appointed until 31/08/2023

Rory Hearty                                                  Foundation governor                      appointed until 18/07/2026

Cathy Purves                            Vice Chair  LA governor                             appointed until 08/07/2026

Diane Savva-Brown                                     Acting Headteacher, governor  appointed until  08/02/2025

Vacant                                                         Staff governor 


Brigid O'Brien                                               Foundation governor               appointed until 31/08/2024

Catherine Morton-Abuah                              Foundation Governor              appointed until 31/08/2026

Jenny Rossiter                                             Foundation Governor              appointed until 31/08/2026

Margaret Harvey                                          Foundation governor               appointed until 31/08/2026

Vacant                                                          Foundation governor


Governors linked to School Improvement


Rachel Polnay                                         Attendance and Punctuality, Pupil Premium and Higher Attainers

Cathy Purves                                          Safeguarding 

Catherine Morton-Abuah                        Teaching and Learning

Rory Hearty                                             Health and Safety

Brigid O'Brien                                         Special Educational Needs Disabilities, Inclusion and Wellbeing

FR John Deehan and Jenny Rossiter    Religious Education, Worship and Catholic Life and Mission


Resources Committee


Cathy Purves - Chair, Rachel Polnay,  Jennifer O'Prey, Diane Savva-Brown and Maria Mahoney/ Dionne Jackson. 


Admissions Committee


Rachel Polnay and TBC.    


None of the governors are related to any of the staff or have any family connections with them. 


Communication with the Governors


Any communication from parents or staff for the governors or the clerk to the governors, should be handed to the school office in a sealed envelope marked Private and Confidential for the attention of the Chair of the Governing Body (or the Clerk to the Governors). This will ensure confidentiality and will be forwarded to the relevant party as soon as possible. 


In this section of the website you can also find the terms of reference of the Governing body and the Resources Committee and the record of Governor Attendance for the academic year 2022-2023.