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Meet the Governors

 

The Governing Body of Holy Family School meet once per term as a full group, but have committees running every month. These meetings are where we set the strategic framework of the school and monitor its implementation. We act as a 'critical friend' by holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the well being of the children.  The governing body also oversees the finances of the school; making sure money is spent in the best way to support the ideals and needs of the school : Gary Nuttall - Chair of Governors

 

Holy Family RC Primary School Governing Body

 

Mr Gary Nuttall - Foundation Governor (Chair of Governors)

Responsibilities : Finance & Building Committee, Children and Learning Committee, Head teachers Review

Term of Office : September 2014 - September 2018

Pecuniary Interests : None              | Meetings attended 95%

I am a foundation member and was appointed Chair of Governors in November 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Primary School. I am also a member of the Finance, Personnel and Children & Learning Committees. I have 2 boys in the school.  My children have always been happy at Holy Family, which I attribute in part to the fact it is a small ‘family’ school with excellent staff. They have been challenged and developed both through the teaching and learning, extra curricula activities and a focus on the catholic faith .

I am a chartered accountant with nearly 20 years’ experience in finance, change management, process improvement and leading large teams. As Chair, my key responsibilities are to:

  • Provide support, challenge and encouragement to Mrs Davison to ensure that school improvement is the focus of all working practices, policies and strategy.
  • Build a team of governors with the necessary skills, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Lead the governing body to ensure that the governors work as an effective team and understand their accountability.
  • Delegate tasks so that all members contribute, feel that their individual skills, knowledge and experience are well used and that the overall workload is shared.

I am a passionate, driven and focused individual, who leads by example. I firmly believe that Holy Family Catholic Primary School is on its way to becoming an outstanding school. I am extremely proud to be part of this journey and am enjoying the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of the children in our School.

 

Mr Peter Mitchell  - Parent Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)

Responsibilities : Finance & Building Committee

Term of Office : September 2015 - September 2019

Pecuniary Interests : None              | Meetings attended 95%

 

I am a recent addition to the team having joined the team in September 2015. I am involved in the Finance and Building committee, and I am also the lead on the schools website, helping it develop and be hopefully more informative. I hope to use the website to improve our communication with parents, students and the wider community. My wife Catherine is an active member of the Friends of Holy Family, and I have two boys at the school. My work is in ICT and I spend most of my time working with schools helping them implement large IT projects. I am really looking forward to working with the school and other governors in keeping the momentum going in the exciting changes and fabulous new feeling that is permeating the school.

 

Mrs Kerry Cleary - Parent Governor

Responsibilities : Personnel Committee, Children & Learning

Term of Office : September 2015 - September 2019

Pecuniary Interests : None              | Meetings attended 100%

I joined the governing body in September 2015 and have been very proud of the things we have been able to achieve as a team of governors in that time. I am chair of the Personnel Committee and I am a member of the Children and Learning committee. I am also the named governor for Safeguarding and RE. I have three children in the school who are currently in nursery, year 2 and year 4 and who all love coming to Holy Family. I run my own training and consultancy business helping people within the NHS, schools and charities to make sure that their organisations recruit the right staff  and manage those people well to ensure the children and vulnerable adults they care for are provided with the best and safest care possible. I am really excited about being able to bring my experiences at work and my experience as a parent to help our school to continue to learn, grow and succeed for all of our children. 

 

Father Stephen Woolley  - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities : Finance & Building Committee, Personnel, Admissions, Head teachers Review

Term of Office : September 2013 - Current

Pecuniary Interests : None              | Meetings attended 90%

 

Mrs Angela Bower  - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities : Finance & Building Committee, Children and Learning Committee, Head teachers Review

Term of Office : September 2013 - Current

Pecuniary Interests : None              | Meetings attended 100%

I am a Foundation Governor and was a Founder teacher at Holy Family when it first opened. My career has always been in education, teaching, management and support for Languages and Science in many Trafford schools.  My own family came to Holy Family, and my Grandchildren also come. I have always had a deep affiliation to the school and the church. I am also a volunteer in school helping with reading. I attend the Sacramental preparation services, masses, Lenten services, Christmas shows and productions. I support events by the Friend of Holy Family as I value our school as being part of a larger family of the Parish of Holy Family Sale Moor. Until recently for many years I served as a Eucharistic Minister and helped numerous ways within the parish.

 

Mr Nicholas McHugh - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities : Children and Learning Committee

Term of Office : April  2015 - Current

Pecuniary Interests : None              | Meetings attended 100%

I have worked in the education and training sector for over 5 years managing teams of up to 18 people. I bring to the role a strong background in performance management and complex data analysis. I am married and have 2 young children, one already attends Holy Family and the other will be joining in September 2016. I am an active participant in the wider school and church community and relish the opportunity to play a part in the growth and development of the school.

 

Dr Serena Carr  - Local Authority Governor

Responsibilities :

Term of Office : February  2016 - Current

Pecuniary Interests : None              | Meetings attended 100%

I am Holy Family's LA governor. I had heard about the enormous enthusiasm to grow and improve at Holy Family and I was delighted to become part of the governor team in November 2015. As a practicing Catholic, I wanted to help ensure that we can provide excellent Catholic schooling to local children, in a nurturing environment.

I live in Sale and I have two young children (aged 1 and 3). I work as a hospital Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine. 

I am used to working in teams in my work role and I try to add the same enthusiasm, energy, integrity and supportive feedback into my role as governor.

 

 

Mrs Linda Davison  - Head Teacher - Statutory Right

Responsibilities : Attendance at all Committees

Term of Office : Statutory

Pecuniary Interests : None              | Meetings attended 100%

I’ve been at Holy Family for 10 years; 8 as the Headteacher. Previously I worked at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary in Altrincham for 12 years. Being the Headteacher of a Catholic school is so important to me, knowing I am supporting and guiding the children on their faith journey.

My role is not just to lead the school, but to work closely with the governors and staff to make improvements to Holy Family where necessary. Holy Family has been on a journey since our previous Ofsted Inspection in July 2014 and I am proud of all the hard work all stakeholders including our parents and pupils have put into making the school what it is today. As Headteacher I am automatically a Governor of the school.

I currently hold curriculum responsibilities for Religion and Maths. I was delighted with the outcome of our recent Section 48 Religious Inspection where the inspector started the report with ‘This is an exciting time to be a pupil at Holy Family.’

Nothing makes me prouder than seeing the achievement in our children both academically and socially.

Chair of Governors        Mr Gary Nuttall

 

Vice Chair of Governors   Mr Peter Mitchell

 

Parent Governors          Mrs Kerry Cleary

                                          Mr Peter Mitchell

 

 

Foundation Governors     

                                         Father Stephen Woolley

                                         Mrs Angela Bower

                                         Mr Nicholas McHugh

                                         Mrs Jane Simister

                                

 

Local Authority          Dr Serena Carr 

 

Staff                     

                                        Mrs Linda Davison  Statutory Right

 

 

                             


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