Board of Governors at St Ursula’s Catholic Junior School

Parents bear the prime responsibility for educating their children, but the Church does not expect them to do this alone. St Ursula’s Catholic Junior School helps parents to fulfil the promise they make at their children’s baptism, and helps their children to root themselves into the wider family of God’s Church.

Our Board of Governors have an extremely important role to play in our school. Formally, they attend meetings of the full board of governors and various committees ensuring that our school is being true to its mission as a Catholic school, maintaining as high as possible a standard of teaching and learning, and is being managed efficiently and effectively in accordance with the Church’s teaching and the law of England and Wales.

Our governors, whether they have been appointed by Bishop Alan as foundation governors, elected by parents as parent governors, or represent the staff or local authority of Havering, have another vital role of supporting and challenging the head teacher, Senior Leadership Team, staff and pupils. They do this by being regular visitors to our school, by asking questions of all members of the school family and by being a link between the school and the wider community.


For more information, contact Kathy Smith, Chair of Governors, via the School Office.




Our Chair of Governors is Kathy Smith. If you wish to contact her, please send a letter or email to the school for her attention.



Chair of Governors:

Mrs Kathy Smith


Vice Chair of Governors:

Mr Solomon Chinamo


 Foundation Governors:  

Mrs Kathy Smith, Mr Soloman Chinamo, 

Mrs Vicky Jones, Mr Don Bebel,

Mrs Elizabeth Okwudi, Mrs Fran Palau-Manderson



Mrs Clare D'Netto BA (Hons) NPQH


Parent Governors

 Mrs Eda Niland

Mrs Sonia Charles


Staff Governor

Mr Adam Wilson


Representative Governor:

 Mrs Jean Cox

 London Borough of Havering




For details about Governors Details and Registered Interests  click here.



Financial Interests: All Governors are required to complete a pecuniary interest form, none declared to date.