St Francis School is part of Falmouth MAT.  Within the MAT governance structure, St Francis School has a Local Governing Board and their work feeds into the on-going work of the MAT Board of Trustees.

The 3 Core Functions Of The Governing Board

The governing board exists to provide strong strategic leadership to a school, ensuring accountability for its educational and financial performance.

The GOVERNANCE HANDBOOK assigns 3 core functions to the board:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent


Current School Governors:

Name Category Term of office start date Term of office end date
Mr Scott Wilson Co-Opted (Chair) 07/02/2019 06/02/2023
Rev Geoffrey Bennett Foundation 07/02/2019 06/02/2023
Mrs Hannah Stevens Ex-Officio 01/02/2018 N/A
Mrs Vicky Peters Co-Opted 07/02/2019 06/02/2023
Miss Christina Hourigan                Parent 23/05/2018 22/05/2022
Mrs Nicki Sweeney Parent 18/03/2019 17/03/2023
Mrs Bethan Medlyn Staff 29/03/2019 28/03/2023
Mrs Leila Doney Co-Opted 13/06/2019 12/06/2023
Mrs Tracy Stepney Co-Opted 13/06/2019 12/06/2023
Mrs Sharon Bullock Co-Opted 13/11/2019 12/11/2023


School Governors that have served in the last 12 months:

Name Category Term of office start date Term of office end date
Mrs Doreen Varker Co-Opted 28/02/2015 28/02/2019
Mr Nigel East Co-Opted 23/05/2018 26/04/2019
Miss Ruth Banyard Co-Opted 06/07/2015 12/06/2019

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2018/19

Governor Pecuniary Interests 2019-20


Should you wish to contact the governors, the email address is


To view December’s newsletter from the governors please click here


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