Governors

Governors Roles 2018 -19

 

Chair of Governors

 

Mrs Tina Hamilton

 

Vice Chair of Governors

 

Mrs Gillian Raikes

 

Governors

Mrs Teresa Mooney

Mrs N Dickinson

Mrs Joanne Tomlinson

Mrs Lyndsey Talbot

Mr J Beesley

Mrs S Gilbertson

Mrs S Felix

Mr Jones

Mr A Houghton

Tina Hamilton

Chair of Governors

Membership: Admissions, Buildings, Curriculum, Data & Assess, Finance, Safeguarding, Staffing, Head Teacher Performance Management.

I am a Link Governor for: Year 3 & RE.

Term of Office started: 1st January 2017

Term of Office ends: 31st December 2020

“My affiliation with Our Lady's began when my elder daughter joined the school in 2003. I was  delighted when I was invited to become a Foundation Governor in 2005. I have had the pleasure of working with two Head Teachers all with their own fantastic visions and aspirations for our children. We have an amazing staff at Our Lady's who work incredibly hard with the Parents and Children, to ensure that every child achieves their full potential. I am a member of Our Lady of Compassion Parish and enjoy our school making an active link between Parish and School life.  My Daughter and son had a fantastic grounding at Our Lady's and are both proud to be able to say that are past pupils of our brilliant school .”

Sarah Gilbertson

Foundation Governor

Membership: Staffing, Curriculum.

I am a Link Governor for: Year 6 & Science.

Term of Office started: September 2018.     Term of Office ends:

I joined the governing body as a Foundation Governor in September 2018. As a parent of two children who both currently attend the school, and as a past pupil myself , I was both delighted and honoured to be appointed. I graduated from university in 2002 with a BSc (hons) in Science with Qualified Teacher Status and have been a Primary school teacher ever since. My professional career has provided me with experience in both Key Stage 1 and 2 and I currently teach in year 6. I  hope that this experience will enable me to make an insightful contribution to the present Governing body. I am a member of the parish community and my family have had strong links with the school and parish for many years. I look forward to helping maintain the current links between the school and the parish, as well as supporting the school and the staff in the excellent work that they do. As a Governor, I believe our role is to look at how we can help the pupils and support the staff in making sure the school is the best that it can be, maintaining its high standards of education.

John Beesley

Foundation  Governor

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I have had strong links with the parish community and school for many years. I was a pupil at Our Lady’s from 1976 to 1982 and have been organist at the parish church since 1991.

My daughter now attends the school, so I was delighted to join the governing body as a Foundation Governor in 2018. In my role I look forward to doing whatever I can to support the in school in continuing to provide the excellent standard of education and care for our children that they already do.

Gillian Raikes

Vice Chair of Governors

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My affiliation with Our Lady of Compassion school began when my eldest daughters started at nursery here in 2003. I was a member of the PTA for a number of years and was delighted to be invited to become a Foundation Governor in 2009.

 

I have had the pleasure of working with two Headteachers both of whom have had their own visions and aspirations for our children. They, along with all the fantastic staff, work incredibly hard to ensure each child achieves their full potential.

  

I am a member of Our Lady of Compassion Parish and love the sense of community when the school and parish come together in numerous events throughout the year.

Rosila Felix

Foundation Governor

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I was appointed as a foundation governor in September 2018. My key responsibility as a foundation governor is to promote Bishop’s education policy, and support the school in ensuring adherence to its Catholic ethos.

 

I am originally from India where I completed all my education in a Catholic institution. I trained as a nurse having gained a BSc degree in nursing from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore. Since 2006 I have been working as a critical care nurse in the NHS. My family moved to Formby in October 2016. Prior to this we lived, in the leafy suburb of South West London, in Putney for 8 years. We are regular members of the OLOC parish, and this has helped us establish strong friendships with several individuals and/or families. Both my daughters currently study at Our Lady’s, which they have thoroughly enjoyed thus far and have been supported throughout.

Dr Marianne Allen

Parent Governor

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I am honoured to support the school as a parent governor. Professionally, I work in Alder Hey Hospital as a neurodevelopmental paediatrician with safeguarding as a subspecialty and endeavour to help contribute utilising my skills in this role. I have an interest in education and have recently completed a module in Edge Hill University on teaching and learning. 

Personally, I am invested in Our Lady of Compassion, being a mother to three children who will attend, with one in reception, another due to start pre-school in September and a seven month old. I strive to link the parent community with the governing body to further improve communication for the benefit of all our children, present and future.

Joanne Tomlinson

Staff Governor

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I have been a member of staff at Our Lady’s for approximately 20 years. During this time I have held a diverse role within the school working with both key stages and currently a Learning Mentor, which includes being part of the Safeguarding Team.

I have been privileged to be a member of the Governing body for some years now, initially as a Foundation Governor, however more recently as a Staff Governor.

 Our Lady’s is a community, where the staff, Governors and Parents work together to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which our children are respected and valued, therefore being able to flourish and fulfil their potential. I feel very lucky to be a part of this.