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The governing body has responsibility for the leadership and management of our school so they work to ensure that everyone in our community is served well by the school. There are 4 types of governors at Sacred Heart: Foundation Governors who are appointed by the Bishop, Parent Governors who are duly elected from the Parent Body, a Local Authority Governor and Staff Governors. Meetings of the Full Governing Body happen six times a year in the evening and are usually half-termly. The Governing Body is organised into Portfolio Holders that lead and manage all the areas of school life. These are Leadership and Management; outcomes for children; Teaching,Learning & assessment; personal development, Behaviour and welfare; Finance; Staff and Assets.



If you are interested in finding out more about being a governor please contact the school office in the first instance to speak to our Chair of Governors.

Portfolio Holders
Teaching, Learning & Assessment Janet Mullally (Lead), Simon Quigley
Inclusion and Outcomes for Pupils Kevin Stoner (Lead)  Nicola Wallace
Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare Janet Mullally (Lead), Helen Adey
Assets Des Tallon (Lead), Ike Okonta
Staff Sally Nutman (Lead), Father Graham Smith
Finance Sally Nutman (Lead), Ike Okonta
Leadership & Management Sally Nutman (Lead), Gunn Hultin

Foundation Governors:








Nicola Wallace

I joined as a foundation governor in September 2015 after being asked by the diocese. I was eager to accept and saw this as a fantastic opportunity to be involved in my two daughters school and give something back. I am also part of F.O.S.H which I  thoroughly enjoy.
I am a freelance designer which allows me to work flexible hours around having young children.  In my spare time I like to go to the gym/train and I have a real interest in cooking.



I have been a foundation governor since February 2011. I became involved with Sacred Heart's governance because I am a stakeholder in the school - my children all attended Sacred Heart. I also share the school's ethos of providing an enabling environment for every child to thrive and reach their full potential. I was a professional civil servant for over 22 years and worked for a number of Central Government Departments, including the Department for Education, where I worked as an Early Years Advisor. Outside of work, my interests include music DJ, the arts and sports. I am a keen footballer who coached footabll in the community at foundation level. I hold an FA awarded level 2 certificate in football coaching.










Parent Governors:









Staff Governors:

Sally Nutman (Headteacher)

I have been a governor since I joined Sacred Heart in June 2010. Previously I have been a governor at St Anne Line Junior School and at Our Lady of Lourdes. I became involved with Sacred Heart Governance because as Headteacher of the school it is important to work with the leadership team to ensure that what we do is the best for our school and our community. I am a teacher at heart. I came into teaching because I love learning and enjoy watching children discover the wonders around them. During my spare time my interests are my family. Although, some of my children are grown up they are central to my leisure time, as is my extended family. I enjoy nothing more than cooking for family gatherings and walking dinner off along the sea front. 

Kevin Stoner (assistant headTeacher)

 I have been a governor since October 2010. I became involved with Sacred Heart Governance because as a member of the senior leadership team. I am committed to improving the school in any way I can. I have been Assistant Headteacher at the school since January 2006.  I currently observe during the governors' meetings.

During my spare time I enjoy cycling, sailing, archery and spending time with my family.



janet mullally (Deputy headteacher)

I have been a governor since March 2014. I became involved with Sacred Heart governance because, as Deputy Headteacher, I wish to make a real contribution to the strategic management and direction of the school. This is underpinned by a belief that every child has a right to receive a high-quality, supportive and enjoyable experience of education, in which they meet their potential fully. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family.





Rosemary Waddell (Clerk)

I worked as a School Administrator for a number of years before joining Southend and Essex Clerking Agencies. Education is interesting and a challenge and an important part of children’s lives and I enjoy my work. I have lived in Essex for the majority of my life and locally for over thirty years. When my children were at school I became a school governor and then Chair of Governors. My hobbies include reading and listening to music and I enjoy spending time with my family. My grandchildren make me smile and time spent with them is very precious.