Message sent from:

Governing Body Profiles

St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School has a single Governing Body led by the Chair of Governors, Mr Dominic McIlhargey.  The Governing Body currently consists of 13 members, made up of Foundation Governors appointed by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, a Local Authority representative, Parent representatives, Teaching and Support Staff Governors, an Associate Member and a Clerk.  Governors play an active part in the life of the school and attend regular meetings.  We are entrusted with upholding the Catholic ethos which is at the heart of our School.


To contact the Chair of Governors, please contact the school office or email the Clerk to Governors, Mandy Randall at clerk@stthomasbecket.e-sussex.sch.uk

Dominic McIlhargey (Chair of Governors)

My name is Dominic McIlhargey and I have been a Foundation Governor for 4 years and have found the experience very rewarding.  I have 4 children in the school, two in KS1 and two in KS2.  I have an interest in SEND, having taught in a school for children with speech and language difficulties for several years.  I am very proud to be a Governor at such an excellent school and am delighted to support the Headteacher and her staff in upholding the strong Catholic ethos of our school.


Augustine Anunta (Foundation Governor)

My name is Augustine Anunta and I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in September 2016.  I am a passionate and devoted Catholic with diverse background and qualifications spanning across several disciplines.  I have years of experience in the education sector.  I have served as a Registrar / Assessments officer at a higher institution of learning within the UK.  I am also a successful entrepreneur and now run my own multi-industry company operating in the Information Technology and Beauty industries.  I am happily married with a son who attends St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School.  I hope to contribute my quota in making St Thomas a Becket a beautiful and supportive Catholic learning environment.


Sherry Farmer (Local Authority Governor)

My name is Sherry Farmer and I am the Local Authority Governor.  I have been a Governor since my daughter joined the reception class at St Thomas a Becket in 2005.  My professional background is as a Financial Controller in the pharmaceutical and metal industries.  Since having my daughter I have worked in practice and am currently working as a School Accountant at a local secondary school.  I am a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.  My family and I attend St Joachim’s Church in Hampden Park.