The Local Governing Body (LGB) at English Martyrs’ Catholic Voluntary Academy has the following responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that the school is conducted as a Catholic school meeting the expectations set out for his schools by the Bishop of Nottingham including on the development of the Catholic Life of the school, the appointment of leaders and other staff and facilitating diocesan canonical inspection.
  • Supporting effective governance at all levels of the Catholic Multi Academy Trust (CMAT).
  • Safeguarding and promoting the Catholic values of the school
  • Supporting the leadership team at the school and acting as a critical friend.
  • Supporting the CMAT in the development of succession planning of leadership within the school and the CMAT.
  • Maintaining a detailed understanding of the strengths and areas for development of the school.
  • Regularly monitoring the school development plan and in year performance and progress data.
  • Monitoring performance management in the school and supporting the performance management of the headteacher.
  • Monitoring the management of behaviour, attendance, exclusions and admissions.
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the deployment of resources at the school.
  • Developing the engagement with the local school and parish community(ies).

English Martyrs’ Governing Body

Chair of Governors

David Boott – email:

Vice Chair

Jonathan Cutting


Rebecca Hughes

Governors Register of Interest and Attendance Record

NameRoleAppointed ByDate of AppointmentTerm of OfficeExpiry of Current TermBusiness and Pecuniary InterestsAttendance 2020/21Attendance 2019/20
Mr David BoottFoundation GovernorBishop1st September 20154 years31st August 2023None6/65/5
Dr Caroline HenryFoundation GovernorBishop1st November 20124 years31st October 2024None5/6 4/5
Mrs Clare NewmanFoundation GovernorBishop1st March 20194 years28th February 2023None6/6 3/5
Mr Jonathan CuttingFoundation GovernorBishop1st March 20194 years28th February 2023None5/6 5/5
Mr Joseph HopkinsFoundation GovernorBishop1st January 20214 years31st December 2024None2/4n/a
Muire DunneParent GovernorParents4th January 20214 years4th January 2025None3/4 5/5
Weronika TobiasiewiczParent GovernorParents4th January 20214 years4th January 2025None4/45/5

Annual Reports and Accounts, Members and Trustees Information and Duties

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