The Governing Body of Notre Dame Plymouth

The Notre Dame Governing Body comprises of 11 members. 6 Foundation Governors, 1 Parent Governor, 3 Staff Governors and 1 Community Governor.

The Governing Body meets regularly as part of 3 committees; Resources (Personnel, Finance and Premises), Standards, and Admissions and Ethos. In addition to this the Full Governing Body comes together 3 times a year for board meetings and once for a training session.

We are supported as a Governing Body by our MAT Central Team at Plymouth CAST who provide advice and support for Governors as well as additional training and updates on legislation, Ofsted and other education areas.

The aim of the Governing Body of Notre Dame is to be a critical friend. We support the Senior Leadership Team in the strategic direction of the school and meet regularly with Teachers and Support Staff to offer support and guidance. Governors interact with Students and Staff to obtain a clear picture of the workings within school and help to ensure the progression of the school in accordance with the Mission Statement.

Notre Dame Plymouth is an optimistic school promoting Christian Values,

a school where everyone belongs,

a school which values learning and high aspiration,

a school which rises to challenges and celebrates achievement.

The Governing Body strongly believe in the education of every student; Head, Heart and Hands.

Who are the Governing Body:

Governors Photo March 2018

2018-19 Meeting Dates

Awaiting confirmation

Plymouth CAST Board Information

To view Plymouth CAST Financial Statements please follow the below link;

We welcome interest in joining the Board of Governors at Notre Dame School at anytime. If you would like further information on the roles and responsibilities and how to become a Governor please contact the Clerk to Governors.

Should you wish to contact the Governors please do so through the Clerk, Mrs Helen Laird, by email at or by letter to the school address.

To contact the Chair of Governors please address your correspondence to Mr G Johnson, c/o Notre Dame School, Looseleigh Lane, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 5HN or send your email via the Clerk,

Please be aware the Clerk to Governors is a part time role so all correspondence will be acknowledged within 7 days (term time only).