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Governors

The Chair of the Governors is Mrs S Mills. The Governors of the school meet regularly each term to discuss all aspects of the management of the school including current legislation. There are separate committees which deal with Finance and Staffing, and Standrards and Strategy. The Governors are responsible for the school's budget, the upkeep of the outside of the building and, in addition, contribute to improvements within the school. If any parent has a query, please contact any Governor or the Chair of Governors whose names are listed below.

 

Chair

Mrs S Mills

Vice Chair

Mr H Anthony

Head teacher

Mrs L O'Mahony

 

 

Professor S Broomhead

Fr J Cotton

Mrs E Gardner

Mrs A Lee

Mrs J Malone

Mr A Matthews

Mrs J Hamer

 

Governors can be contacted via the school office on 01772 422431 

or via the LA on 01772 531523

Nominated Governors

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Mrs A Lee English
  Music
  Gifted and Talented
  Pupil Premium
Mrs E Gardner Child Protection, Safeguarding and Prevent
  Art
Mrs S Mills SEND
  Looked After and Vulnerable Children
  Science
Fr Jonathan Catholic Life
Professor J Broomhead Marketing
  Sports Premium/PE
Mrs J Malone Religious Education Curriculum
  Maths
  Governor Training Link
Mrs J Hamer Health and Safety 
Mr H Anthony Attendance and Staff Wellbeing
Mr A Matthews School Website
  Computing
  On-line Safety
  Design and Technology

Resources Commitee

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Mr H Anthony

Prof S Broomhead

Mrs A Lee

Mrs J Hamer

Mrs L O'Mahony

Mrs N Sayers

Curriculum Committee

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Father J Cotton

Mrs E Gardner

Mrs J Malone

Mr A  Matthews

Mrs S Mills

Mrs L O'Mahony

Mrs N Sayers

Standards and Effectiveness Committee

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Professor S J Broomhead

Mrs J Malone

Mr A Matthews

Mrs S Mills

Mrs L O'Mahony

 

Pay Committee

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Mr H Anthony

Mrs E Gardner

Mr A Matthews

Pay Appeals Committee

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Father J Cotton

Mrs S Mills

Performance Management Committee

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Mrs S Mills

Mrs J Malone

 

Declaration of Governor Interests

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Governor Register of Interests:  as at January 2019

Name of Governor

 

 

Term of Office

Other Educational establishments where I am a Governor

Relationship to members of school staff

Interests to declare

Howard Anthony

Vice Chair

Foundation Governor

 

 

 

4 Nov 2015 –

3 Nov 2019

 

None

South Ribble Borough Council Employee: Partnerships Manager

 

Committee Member at:

Preston Care and Repair: Home Support Adaptations –

 

Local Justice of the Peace

Steven Broomhead *

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

21 Nov 2017 –

20 Nov 2021

Warrington and Vale Royal College

 

Trustee at University Technical College Warrington

None

Director of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Football Club

 

Trustee of the National Football Museum

 

Director of Recycling Lives, Preston

 

Trustee of Birchwood Park, Offshore Property Company

Fr. Jonathan Cotton

Foundation Governor

12 June 2014 – 11 June 2018

 

None

None

Emma Gardner

Parent Governor

16 May 2016 –

15 May 2020

 

None

None

Anne Lee

Foundation Governor

20 March 2013 – 19 March 2021

 

None

None

Janet Malone

Foundation Governor

15 June 2017 – 14 June 2021

 

None

None

Louise O'Mahony

Headteacher

11 Sep 2013 onwards

 

 

None

None

Tony Matthews

Foundation Governor

24 May 2016 –

23 May 2020

 

None

None

Jane Hamer

Staff Governor

3 Jan 2016 –

2 Jan 2020

 

None

None

Sue Mills

Chair Person

Foundation Governor

 

4 Nov 2015 –

3 Nov 2019

St Catherine's Catholic Primary School

None

None

 

*Co-opted membership is by decision of the Governing Body.

Governor Biographies

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Howard Anthony

Why I chose to be a governor: To support my local school and church.  I was a pupil at the school in the 80s/90s and wanted to give back with my time and skills to help support this wonderful school.

What I do professionally: I manage South Ribble Partnership, which is the local strategic partnership for the borough and is a cross sector body of organisations that come together to develop services and projects to benefit the local community. I am also a Justice of the Peace (a lay justice) and regularly sit in Adult Criminal Court.

What I like to do in my spare time: I like to travel, read and cook.

 

Steven Broomhead

Why I chose to be a governor: To attempt to bring my knowledge and experience of the business and education sectors to benefit the young people and staff who attend this great school.

What I do professionally:  I have a diverse set of professional commitments:  Chair of Recycling Lives, a locally based business and charity employing over 250 people, Chair of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club, Leadership of Warrington Borough Council, and Trustee of the National Football Museum.

What I like to do in my spare time:  Manage my diary and look after my wife

 

Emma Gardner

Why I chose to be a governor:  As I have a daughter and also a niece in school, I was keen to become involved with the governing body at St Mary’s Primary school. I hope to use my experience gained through my training and employment to support the school and felt this would be a good opportunity  to contribute to both the school and local community.

What I do professionally: I have worked with children and young people for 18 years now and been qualified as a social worker for 10 years. I currently work for a local independent Fostering Agency both assessing potential foster carers and support Foster carers and the looked after children and young people in placement.

What I like to do in my spare time:

  • Spending time with my family
  • Eating Out
  • Swimming
  • Listening to Music

 

Jane Hamer

Why I chose to be a governor: I wanted to give my support to the school.

What I do professionally: I am the site manager so I am in charge of keeping the school clean and safe for all of the children and staff. I am also the welfare supervisor.

What I like to do in my spare time:

  • Reading
  • Spending time with family
  • Going for walks
  • Spending time with friends
  • Gardening

 

Anne Lee

Why I chose to be a governor: I support the school as a governor as I want to put something back into school life and continue to make be a positive influence on the children’s education. I am also keen to retain my ties with the school and the local community. I enjoy working alongside a team of like minded people who put the wellbeing, development and progress of the children first. It is a challenging role at times but it is also rewarding .

What I do professionally: Before retirement I taught at St. Mary’s for 19 years.

What I like to do in my spare time:

  • I still enjoy coming into St Mary’s to lead singing with the junior children each week.
  • Singing is a big part of my life as I am a member of a local choir and also sing with the Folk Group in church.
  •  I am still involved in education as I work part-time for Cumbria University, mentoring students who are on teaching placements and this keeps me up to date with the many changes that take place in education.

 

Janet Malone

Why I chose to be a governor:

As a member of the St Mary's parish, I feel that it is important to have positive links with school and the parish community. I look forward to sharing some time and skills to support the excellent work of this Catholic school.

What I do professionally:

I am a retired teacher. I had a very happy career in primary education and this is a time for me to give back to my community.

What I like to do in my spare time:

With my husband we enjoy spending time with our grandchildren and when they are with us there are opportunities to do more baking. I enjoy walking and singing in a local choir.

 

Tony Matthews

Why I chose to be a governor: As an active member of St Mary’s parish I was happy to accept a request from our parish priest to be a governor. My children all attended catholic schools in Leyland, and I am keen to help St Mary’s in any way I can. I hope that the experience I gained during my working life will help in supporting staff and parents to enrich the educational experience of all pupils

What I do professionally: I am now retired after spending all my working life in the NHS. During that time I worked in different areas of England, mainly in information and IT systems. I was part of the service that provides information to support many aspects of NHS working, including public health, and also spent 10 years as a hospital IT Manager. Latterly I worked within community services within central Lancashire. 

What I like to do in my spare time:

  •  Cycling 
  •  Running
  •  Playing the guitar
  •  Mountain walking
  •  Visiting family who live in different parts of the country. 

 

Sue Mills

Why I chose to be a governor: Retired from 36 years teaching at Leyland St Mary’s High School where I was SEN Coordinator, Science teacher, and previously Head of Year and Head of PE.  Now ready to use my experience to support other schools.

What I like to do in my spare time:

  • supporting Preston North End ,
  • learning Italian,
  • occasionally volunteering for the education-side of the RSPB 
  • regularly helping with the Food Bank at church.