St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together

Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Name Role
Mr P Rathbone Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor
Mrs K Madia Headteacher
(vacant) Foundation Governor
(vacant) Foundation Governor
Mrs C Fealy Parent Elect Governor
Mr P Wall Parent Elect Governor
(vacant) Local Authority Governor
Mr M Morgan Associate Governor
Miss H Delaney Staff Governor
(vacant) Clerk


Paul Rathbone

Type of Representative

Vice Chair of Governors appointed by the Diocese

Term of Office

October 2020 – October 2023

Subject & House Links

Pupil Premium/SEND/Year 6


Performance and Standards

Pecuniary Interests

None declared


I began volunteering as a Parent Governor in 2016. I have served on various platforms within the school, moving on to Foundation governor and most recently l was appointed Vice Chair to the board of governors for St Thomas More School, all of which have provided me with valuable experience to carry out my role as chair for St Thomas More.


I work as a Project Manager in property engineering. I bring 19 years’ experience in the industry; with my extensive project management experience and delivery of projects across the whole development cycle from acquisition, through feasibility, design & procurement leading onto delivery and occupation.


I am a self-motivated, responsive, results orientated project manager who enjoys challenges and assumes responsibility for performance. My leadership style is compliant yet competitive and challenging, team focused towards delivering value and service quality.


I like to approach each project with attentive relationship style for each client, focused towards understanding and delivering their individual needs and requirements.


I’m a parishioner of St Thomas More, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and attending Moseley rugby club who my son plays for.


I’m committed to ensuring we deliver the best possible Catholic education for the children of St Thomas More, and believe that by harnessing the power of the three key ingredients available to us – the school, the family and the parish - we can all work together to make all our children the best they can be.

I have a real passion for children to develop and achieve the best possible education and by dedicating my time to be a proactive and effective school governor l believe we can achieve the best results for the children and St Thomas More.



Name Carmel Fealy

Type of Representative Parent Governors appointed by the Diocese

Term of Office March 2020 – March 2024

Subject & House Links Safeguarding, Early Years

Committee Curriculum

Pecuniary Interests None declared


I have been volunteering as a parent governor since 2016.  I have three young children, two of my children attend Thomas More School and both are enjoying their time there and are extremely engaged within the school environment.  I have a passion and drive to ensure I help the St Thomas More in any way possible this in turn inspires me to help spread the vision that St Thomas More has.


I believe that parent governors have a special role, and should always try to assess issues

and decisions from the point of view of parents/carers and families. This is not the same as

representing individual parent’s points of view – it is about making sure that parent/carer

perspectives however diverse are always considered.


I believe that clear direction and leadership are fundamental to an effective school governing body

and consequently a successful school.  

I have a proven track record of managing teams and driving through change in some challenging times and believe that this experience will be of importance to the Governing Body and the school equally.


I am on the school run most days and regularly catch up with fellow parents. I am confident within my role as Parent Governor and fully embody the parents view during governors’ meetings, whilst supporting the staff to ensure our school accomplishes the best it possibly can.  

As a parent I place significance importance in education and a happy school life, while keeping the Catholic ethos at the forefront of everything that we do.


Helen Delaney


Type of Representative

Staff Governor

Term of Office

July 2017- July 2021

Subject Link



performance and standards

Health and Safety

Pecuniary Interests



I am a long serving, dedicated member of the teaching staff of St Thomas More School. I have worked here for over 10 years, under 3 different management teams. I was initially appointed as a senior leader and English co-ordinator, but have always seen my main calling as teaching my class; a job I love. I currently work as a lead classroom teacher in year 3, a role which also affords me the opportunity to support and coordinate sacramental preparation: an example of parish, school and parental partnership.


During my time at St Thomas More, I have always enjoyed excellent relationships with children, parents and colleagues. I have always been prepared to support and represent, as needed, and have provided a trusted and confidential ear.


 My Catholic faith defines me. I am a very active member of my home parish; Sacred Heart and Holy Souls where I lead the children’s liturgy, read and serve as an extraordinary minister for the Holy Eucharist. Having worked previously in two non-faith schools; I see it as a privilege to be able to lead children not only towards their academic potential, but also to help them find their way in their journey of faith.

I strive always to lead by example and service to help create a successful school where Christ truly is at the centre of our living and learning together.


Type of Representative


Term of Office


Subject & House Links




Pecuniary Interests



Kate Madia