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St. John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

'For I know the plans I have for you; plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11


P. Hurd


Vice Chair
M. Tumelty


Foundation Governors

H. Nutman (SEN Link Governor)
J. Ludlow


Clerk to Governors
H. Childs


Parent Governor


Parish Priest

Fr M Brentnall


St John Fisher Governance Arrangements

St John Fisher has a local governing body (LGB) which is a sub-committee of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham has given the following general remit to Local Governing Bodies:

“The first duty of foundation governors is to act on behalf of the diocesan bishop in ensuring that the Catholic character of the school is preserved and developed.”


In addition to this, each LGB is charged with:

  • Monitoring the school’s standards (including pupil’s wider outcomes)
  • Being a link between the local and parish community and the Academy Trust Company’s Board of Directors
  • Overseeing behaviour and attendance matters including dealing with pupil disciplinary matters
  • Managing admissions and complaints from parents


The Scheme of Delegation provides greater detail about responsibilities of the LGB

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors please email:



The Academy Trust is the legal entity. Further details relating to the governance arrangements for the Academy Trust can be found at the following link:

Governors Business Interest






End of Term


of office   

Patricia Hurd   


I work part time teaching at St Teresa’s Primary Academy and part time at the Diocesan book shop March 2020 October 2018 2022
Mark Tumelty 

Vice Chair

No Business Interests declared – September 2019 September 2017 2021
Helen Nutman Foundation Governor

No Business Interests declared – December 2019

December 2015 2023
Josephine Ludlow Foundation Governor  No Business Interests declared – January 2019 January 2018 2021


Governors  2019/2020


In accordance with the Articles of Association   

Patricia Hurd –Chair Appointed by NRCDES
Mark Tumelty –Vice Chair Appointed by NRCDES
Helen Nutman – Governor Appointed by NRCDES
Josephine Ludlow – Governor        Appointed by NRCDES