St. Philip's Catholic Primary School, Messenger Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3DU

Academy Committee


Mr Godber, our Chair of Academy Committee.

On behalf of the governors of St. Philip’s I am pleased to welcome you to our school website.

Getting the choice of school right for your child is an important decision. I am sure you will share my views that the following are the most important requirements from a Catholic primary school.

We want our children at St. Philip’s to:

  • Have a Catholic education.
  • Feel safe and be well supported.
  • Be happy in school.
  • Be the best they can be in their faith development, academic achievements, and social skills.

I know that you will find all of these at St. Philip’s. I commend to you the hard working and caring staff who are so ably led by the Headteacher Mrs. Hinton. Staff and governors will continue to work hard together to ensure we fulfil our school mission statement: ‘Learning and working together through Christ.’

I look forward to working with you and hearing from you as we carry out our joint responsibilities of nurturing the future faith citizens of our country.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Godber
Chair of Academy Committee

Academy Committee

Name Role Responsibilities
Mr Stephen Godber Chair of Committee, Foundation Representative SEND, Safer Recruitment, Catholic Life, Health and Safety, Central Record
Mr Ian Bickley Vice Chair of Committee, Foundation Representative Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, Catholic Life, English
Mr Nathaniel Aryee Foundation Representative Maths
Mrs Kerri-Ann Daley-Murdock Foundation Representative  
Mrs Carmel Hinton Principal Safer Recruitment
Mrs Elizabeth Horobin Staff Representative Safer Recruitment, Catholic Life, Parent Engagement, SMSC/PSHE
Mr Anthony Wilkes Staff Representative NQT
Mr Henry Miller Clerk to the Academy Committee  

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