As the Governing Body of a Catholic Voluntary Academy there is a duty to ensure that Saint Martin’s is a community where Gospel values, and the Catholic faith, permeate every facet of its life and work.

The Governing Body is responsible for raising expectations, being a critical friend to the academy and holding it to account. It makes decisions, reviews, supports and encourages the academy in its strategic direction. Governors have statutory responsibilities and the role the Governing Body plays in the academy is a vital one.

In an innovative and vibrant academy such as St. Martin’s the pace of change is quick, constant and involves a breadth of activities. We attempt to link particular governor interests or expertise to specific area of academy development.

The Governing Body is pleased to welcome Associate as well as Elected Governors.

Jim Connolly (Chair)18.08.2017 GDS/01.09.2017 Diocese17.08.2021/31.08.2021FoundationParent to student at the school5/5
John Cullinan (Vice Chair)06.03.2018 LGB/01.09.2018 Diocese05.03.2022/31.08.2022FoundationMember, Catenian Association4/5
Leo Burton05.06.2018 LGB04.06.2022FoundationNone5/5
Liz Dodds​06.03.2018 LGB05.03.2022ParentParent to student at the school4/5
Bernard McDermott05.09.201604.09.2020FoundationCompany Director Token Properties Limited & Westview Ventures Limited4/5
Jessica Hickey21.11.2019​Clerk to the Governors


To contact the Chair of Governors, please write to the address below:

Saint Martin’s Catholic Academy
Stoke Road
Stoke Golding
CV13 6BF
or email