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Local Governing Body

The Governors work as a team under the authority of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton and within the Xavier Catholic Education Trust Scheme of Delegation and are responsible for strategic oversight and making sure that the school provides the best possible education within a caring and supporting Catholic school environment.

The governors of Holy Family School believe it is important that boards reflect the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people. The governors are currently collecting data on the diversity of the board, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. They will use that data to inform their recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making. Due to our relatively small governing body we do not publish this diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.

Our acting chair of governors is Mrs Linda Lake. She can be contacted on

Since converting to an Academy, The Holy Family Local Governing Board consists of:

Name Term of Office Appointing Body Position of Responsibility
Steve Tindall 01/09/2012 Headteacher Headteacher



Chair Person


Lisa Kuner 20/11/23 - 19/11/27 Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Fundraising
Cynthia Anaman   Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Religious Education
David Sturdy   Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Computing, Curriculum
Linda Lake



Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

Acting Chair Person

Safeguarding, Curriculum

Liz Walmsley



Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

Vice Chair Person

Curriculum, Relationships, Health & Sex Education and RE, Strategy, Admissons

Kevin Kelly



Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Health & Safety, Strategy
Lisa Taylor

11/10/2023 - 10/10/27

Co-opted Governor Mental Health & Wellbeing, SEND, Finance, Safeguarding
Finbar O'Keeffe



Parent Governor Fundraising, community liaison
Steve Britton


Parent Governor Finance, IT

Cian Higgins

19/01/2024 - 18/01/2028 Parent Governor Curriculum, Religious Education
Niamh Hunter



Staff Governor Curriculum

Rebecca Lee

  Clerk to Governors Admin, Clerk

Governors who have served in the last 12 months:

Name Term of office Appointing Body Responsibility
James Hounsell

5/12/2021 -4/12/25

(stepped down in Dec 2023)

Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

Chair Person, Finance

Health & Safety, Strategy