St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Wetherby

Governing Body

Our Governing body consists of seven foundation Governors who are appointed to act by the Diocese. We have two elected parent governors, one elected teacher governor and one representative from the local political parties. The Term of Office for all Governors is 4 years. Our Governors support our school and bring their own expertise and experience to help inform the school.

All correspondence to the Governing Body should be addressed to:-

Clerk to the Governors,  St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Barleyfields Road, Wetherby, LS22 6PR

Chair of Governors Mrs Joanne Parascandolo
Vice Chair Mr Harry Chapman
Clerk to the Governors Mrs Patricia Goodby / Mrs Fiona Science









Joanna Parascandolo

As an architect and business owner I have a number of skills that assist the governing body at St Joseph’s. My professional qualifications are particularly useful in the resources committee and the strategic development of the school’s built environment. As a business owner I am able to deal with a number of other aspects such as time management, budgeting and forecasting, personnel and recruitment and marketing.I am a mother of four children who have all attended St Joseph’s and as a parent I am able to relate to parents’ views about their children’s education and wellbeing at school. I am a practising Catholic and I am able to assist in the Catholic Life of the school through the sub-committee and through being actively involved in our links with the Parish.

Harry Chapman

I have been an LEA Governor at this great school for over 15 years. I am also a Town Councillor and past Mayor of Wetherby, a town that I am very proud of! My family consists of Jean my wife and two daughters who are now both adults with one living in Sydney Australia and the other in Harewood.  I am a keen golfer (although a bad one) having played for over 50 years and go to the gym twice a week as well as doing some cycling and running. Did the Wetherby 10k this year for the first time. In fact, this year was the first time I had ever run at all!! If I can do it anyone can.

Anthony Ruane

I am a retired solicitor having been a partner in a major law firm. As an owner of a business and a lawyer I was involved in dealing with all the requirements of a large business and those of individual clients. My experience and qualifications are particularly useful in addressing the HR, financial, and property needs of the school and I currently sit on the School’s Resources Committee which covers those areas. I am a parishioner at St.Joseph’s and both my children attended St. Joseph’s School. I am keen to ensure that the Catholic Life and educational attainment is maintained, and enhanced where possible.




Record of Governors Meetings and attendance:-

Governors Attendance Record 2017 2018     

Governors Attendance Record 2016 2017    

Archive – Governors Attendance Sept 2012 to July 2016