Mr Cunningham, Chair of Governors.

The aim of the Governing Body at our school is to work with the staff in helping the children achieve their full potential in a happy, caring environment.

We do this in four main ways:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children;
  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children;
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used;
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve.

To deliver this effectively the Governor team members are representative of all the key groups involved in our school – the Parents, the Staff, the Local Authority and the Church (known as Foundation governors). Some are appointed and some are elected.

We meet termly as a group, and there are other meetings of sub-committees which meet regularly. We have three sub-groups focused on Finance and Staffing (The Resources Committee), Safeguarding and the Curriculum. In addition, each governor is allocated a specialist subject that we take particular interest in (eg. Religious Education, Numeracy, Literacy, Art, ICT, etc.) and assigned to a particular year group.

We are always keen to hear your views, so please do feel free to contact any of us directly. We look forward to a continued successful partnership with you.

Mr Mark Cunningham
Chair of Governors

Members of our Governing Body

Name Type of Governor
Mr M Cunningham Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor
Mr J Winterman Vice Chair of Governors, Parent Governor
Mrs N Freeman Foundation Governor
Mr M Gorman Foundation Governor
Mrs F McGarry Foundation Governor
Mr D Moore Foundation Governor
Mrs R Girling Acting Headteacher, Staff Governor
Ms A Carr Clerk to Governors

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Governor Profiles

Mrs N Freeman

My name is Nicky and I am nurse at The Children’s Hospital in Birmingham where I have worked for many years - just collected my 39 year service award earlier this year. It has been great to share my experiences in my career to benefit the school.

I have been a Parent Governor for 4 years and thoroughly enjoy been part of the School and its continuing ongoing development. I am a member of the Admission and Curriculum Committees.

My eldest son went to Holy Souls and he thrived there and he learnt many valuable skills which contribute to the person he is today - he is currently in Secondary Education and fondly looks back at the times and opportunities he was given whilst in primary education. Currently my daughter is in Holy Souls and she too is enjoying her time at school.

It is very rewarding to be a member of the Governing Body where there are many responsibilities and challenges - together they form a partnership which benefits the pupils and staff in the school to achieve their best potential. I am married and enjoy swimming and cross stitch for relaxation.

Mr Matt Gorman

My role as a Foundation Governor began here in 2015. I am a former pupil of Holy Souls Catholic Primary School and have lived in the Acocks Green area all my life. I have also worked in the arts, education and financial services within our strong local community.

I feel privileged to be able to volunteer my services to the school and support the pupils in the same way that I was supported throughout my time here in education. I am very proud to be a part of such a dedicated team who strive to provide the best education possible for the children of our school.