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St Columba’s R.C. Primary School Governing Body

January 2020


Mrs Claire O'Donnell Headteacher
Mr Peter Craig (Chair) Foundation Governor & Link
Fr Ajish Foundation Governor
Vacancy Foundation Governor
Mrs Annette Vandome Foundation Governor
Mr Daniel Prentice Foundation Governor
Mrs Carolina Varela Foundation Governor
Mrs Michelle Sharpe Associate Governor
Mr Richard McTigue LA Governor- Deputy Chair
Mr Stephen Brennan Parent Governor
Vacancy Parent Governor
Mrs Carmen Athersmith Staff Governor
Mrs Rachel Jewell Clerk to the Governors
Mr Paul Lewis Bursar




Declaration of personal and pecuniary interests. 


  • Mr P Lewis - member of family employed by St. Columba's Catholic Primary School.
  • Mrs A Vandome - Braklon Ltd - member of family employed by this company which supplies school with food products.


All our Governors are exclusive to St. Columba's School: they have no affiliation to the governance of any other educational establishment.

Structure and responsibilities of the governing body 2018-19, including financial interests and meetings attended.

Committee Members of the Governing Body


Foundation Governors appointed by the Bishop of Lancaster



Resources Committee 

Paul Lewis (Bursar)

Claire O'Donnell

Danny Prentice

Peter Craig (Deputy Chair)

Richard Mc Tigue (Chair)

 Curriculum Committee

Claire O'Donnell

Annette Vandome

Carolina Varela (Chair)

Carmen Athersmith (Deputy Chair)

Health & Safety Committee

Michelle Sharpe (Chair)

Danny Prentice (Deputy Chair)

Stephen Brennan

Annette Vandome

Peter Craig

Claire O'Donnell

Chair of Governors Clerk to Governors

Peter Craig

Deputy Chair

Richard Mc Tigue

Rachel Jewell

Link Governor

Peter Craig