Meet our Governors

The Governing body of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary play a key role in school life and influencing school policy and procedure. All members of the governing body regularly give up their own time to support the school.

Chair of Governors

Mr Anthony Gundersen 

Nominated Safeguarding Governor

Headteacher Governor

Mr Christopher Davey

Vice Chair of Governors

Mr Paul Whelan

Foundation Governor

Miss Annette McAvoy

Foundation Governor

Mrs Christine Armstrong

Nominated Governor for Pupil Premium

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Foundation Governor

Mrs M Ferguson

Nominated Catholic Life Governor

Local Authority Governor

Mrs Clare Fitzgerald

Nominated Governor of SEND and Inclusion

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Staff Governor

Mrs Bev Marsden

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Parent Governor

Mrs Joanne Tanner

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Parent Governor

Mrs Clare Dunn

Governing Committees: 


  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee

  • Human Resources Committee

  • Buildings and Finance Committee

  • Chairs' Committee

  • Staff Discipline, Grievance and Dismissal Committee

  • Appeals Committee

  • Headteacher's Performance Management Review Committee

Chair of Standards and Effectiveness Committee - Mrs C Fitzgerald

Chair of Human Resources Committee - MIss A McAvoy

Chair of Buildings and Finance Committee - Paul Whelan

Building and Finance Committee:

Head teacher (or representative), Chair of Governors and/or Vice-Chair of Governors, Miss A McAvoy, Mrs M Ferguson. Committee Chair: Mr P Whelan (Vice-chair of governors)

Human Resources Committee:

Head teacher (or representative), Chair of Governors and/or Vice-Chair of Governors,. Committee Chair: Miss A McAvoy

Standards & Effectiveness Committee:

Head teacher (or representative), Chair of Governors and/or Vice-Chair of Governors, Mrs C Armstrong, Mrs C Fitzgerald, Mrs B Marsden. Committee Chair: Mrs C Fitzgerald

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests:

Currently none of our Governors had any business or pecuniary intersts, no governor has a governance role in another educational institution. A recored is maintained by the Clerk of Governors and any paperwork in relation to this is held in school.

Governor's Appointments:

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Governor Documents:

More information on our Governors:

I became a school governor whilst my 2 daughters were at Blessed Sacrament. I am keen to ensure any child that comes to our school gets the best possible education and a really good grounding for the future. 

Mr Tony Gunderson    Chair of Governors

Mr Paul Whelan            Vice Chair of Governors

I was invited to join the Governors some 20 years ago by a certain Fr. Garvey. Since then I have learnt a huge amount about the primary education system in this country and have had the pleasure of working with many exceptional members of the BS team. In my day job I work in IT for a large multi-national bank and I bring my experience of financial planning/budgeting, employment law and people management to my role as Foundation Governor. I am currently chair of the Finance & Buildings Committee.

Miss Annette McAvoy

I was a pupil at Blessed Sacrament and have very fond memories of my time at the school.  When it was time for my son to start school I had no hesitation in selecting Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School for him.   Once my relationship with the school was renewed I wanted to be more involved so I applied to be a school governor.  I am a bank manager and bring my experience of HR procedures, leadership skills and finance along with fund raising and helping in the community.

Mrs Christine Armstrong

I was a secondary teacher for 33 years, and head of year for over 20 of them. When I retired and had time to spare I decided to offer my services to Blessed Sacrament as a governor, I went to school there and so did both my children. Skills include listening, empathy with children, experience of risk assessment and health and safety issues when organising school trips.


I am currently a secondary school teacher and a parent at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School. I have become involved with the Governors as the Local Authority Governor. I am also the chair of the Standards and Effectiveness Committee.

Miss Clare Fitzgerald

Being a Governor is a key aspect of my role as Headteacher. I support Governor colleagues in all committee and full Governing Body meetings linked to the Leadership and Management of the school. Apart from to advise and guide, my role is to ensure the highest quality up-to-date and accurate information is shared with Governors about all aspects of school life, as well as being there to answer those all important challenging questions. 

Mr Christopher Davey

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Having worked at Blessed Sacrament for four years, I felt it was important that I became more involved in the wider life of school and particularly the business of how the school is run.  I feel that my role as a staff governor gives me the opportunity to see the school from a different perspective to that of a class teacher.

Mrs B Marsden

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I have been a member of the Blessed Sacrament Parish Community for over 30 years, and was keen to renew my relationship with the school, when my children enrolled. I work as an Assistant Head Teacher at a secondary school for children with severe and complex learning difficulties on the Wirral.

Mrs C Dunn

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Blessed Sacrament school motto is ‘aim high- live life to the full ’ which, as a parent with a child currently in school, is an ethos I wholeheartedly support and wanted to be involved in facilitating.  This is why I volunteered for the of Governor . I come from a non educational background but have numerous transferable skills which I hope will be put to good use during my five year tenure as parent governor.

Mrs J Tanner