Meet the Rosary School Governors
Governors usually serve for a four-year term of office. They can resign during that period and they can apply to be re-appointed for a second term at the end of it. All governors undergo safeguarding checks before their appointment is confirmed, and if they serve a second term, there is a second round of safeguarding checks.
Paul Kehoe was appointed by the Bishop as a Foundation Governor in January 2024 and was elected as Chair on 24 January 2024. He works for Clifton Diocese Schools Partnership Officer and is also one of the directors for the Little Way Catholic Educational Trust.
Mary McGinty was appointed by the Bishop as a Foundation Governor in 2020. She sits on the Standards and Ethos Committee and attends the Strategic Committee meetings. She is the link governor for RE and Music across the school and the nominated Safeguarding Governor. Mrs McGinty has no pecuniary interest in the school; she is not employed by the school in any capacity and she does not serve as a governor elsewhere.
Kathryn Southworth is a Foundation Governor, appointed on 16 February 2023. She sits on the Resources Committee and has been elected Vice-Chair of Governors. She is the SEND Link Governor. Mrs Southworth is not employed by the school, and does not serve as a Governor at another school. She has no pecuniary interest. Her husband is a director of the Little Way Catholic Educational Trust.
Helen Knight is a Foundation Governor, appointed on 3 July 2023. She is a retired secondary Headteacher and has a wealth of experience and expertise to offer. Mrs Knight is a member of the Standards & Ethos Committee. She is currently serving as a Governor at another school outside of Gloucestershire.
Chris McDonald is a Foundation Governor, appointed on 12 May 2023. He is Head of Religious Education at St Peter's Catholic High School and is therefore a valued member of the Standards & Ethos Committee. He is not employed by the school and has no pecuniary interest.
Rosy Savory is a Co-Headteacher of the Rosary School, working alongside her fellow Co-Headteacher, Jenefer Knighton. Both serve as Governors and attend all meetings, but share one vote. All staff at the school undergo rigorous safeguarding checks before appointment and while in post. Mrs Savory and Mrs Knighton are employed by the school. Their work is appraised annually by a small group of three governors. As Co-Headteachers, they are responsible for the running of the school. Mrs Savory is also the school's Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children. Mrs Knighton is the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Victor Ugbede self-nominated to serve as a Parent Governor and began his term of office on 1 September 2023. He has 2 children who are pupils here. Mr Ugbede is not employed by the school and has no pecuniary interest. He does not serve as a Governor elsewhere.
Thomas Ellington self-nominated to serve as a Parent Governor. He was appointed on 26 January 2024. He has one child and s step-child at the school. He is not employed by the school .
Heidi Otter was elected as a Parent Governor from October 2019- October 2023. She is remains on the Governing Board as a Strategic Planning Committee Member. She has no voting rights, but does have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. She was formerly the nominated Safeguarding and Link Governor for SEND. Mrs Otter has no pecuniary interest in the school; she is not employed by the school in any capacity and she does not serve as a governor elsewhere.
Maeve Maxwell served for many years as a full governor at the Rosary School, but now is an 'Associate Member' who attends particular committees, without voting rights, to lend her expertise and wisdom to discussions. Mrs Maxwell has been invited to serve as a committee member by the Governing Board and with Diocesan approval. She attends meetings of the Standards & Ethos Committee.