Governors

School Governors

 

MRS J. BURNS- HEADTEACHER

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MR. M. GUMBY - CHAIR OF GOVERNORS.

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MR. S. McMONAGLE- PARENT GOVERNOR/ VICE CHAIRMAN

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STEVE PERKINS – FOUNDATION/FINANCE GOVERNOR

I am a semi-retired salesman in the amusement industry. My wife and I married in St. Nicholas Church 43 years ago we have 5 children all of which attended St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School.  I was a parent governor for 10 years and have been a foundation governor for 26 years with an interest in the financial running of the school.  I have always been an active member of the parish being involved in the annual galas, Christmas fair and numerous social evenings.  St. Nicholas Parish School has always been close to my heart as it has always provided a wonderful place where your child will begin their education.

 

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NICKY FOX – DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER/STAFF GOVERNOR

My whole career has been in Catholic education and I have been privileged to teach at St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School since 1996. My two children attend Catholic schools within the Diocese of Leeds and both have had very happy and positive experiences in their schools.  I always try as a teacher and a school governor to ensure that all the children at this school will also have this experience.  I have been Deputy Head at St. Nicholas since September 2015 and look forward to ensuring that the children in our care see their years at this school as very positive.

 

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 ANGELA RICHARDSON - PARENT GOVERNOR

 

JENNY STUART-COLLINS - FINANCE GOVERNOR

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ANNA PICKUP – FOUNDATION GOVERNOR/FINANCE

I am a former pupil of the school and was born and raised in this parish. I went to university in Newcastle where I met my husband, and we now have a little boy called Joseph.  I do not live in the parish anymore but still attend mass at St. Nicholas Church.  I work as an accountant and have a keen interest in the finances of the school.  My dad has been a governor in the school for over 30 years and it is a very special place for both me and my family.  I joined the governing body in 2014 so that I can stay involved with the school and use my skills to help support the Head Teacher and staff in the running of the school.

 

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FATHER EUGENE MCGILLYCUDDY – PARISH PRIEST/FOUNDATION GOVERNOR.

I have been a priest in the Diocese of Leeds for over 40 years. Currently I am the Parish Priest of this Parish (Blessed Edmund Sykes).  I am a school governor of two primary schools St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School and Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School in Seacroft.  I am also on the Governing body of Corpus Christi High School.

One of my main roles in both schools is a pastoral and spiritual one providing the staff and children with firm family base upon which to grow in faith, building our community and gaining appreciation for the common good with the dignity of all. It is a great honour and a privileged to be of service to St. Nicholas in the name of Jesus Christ and the Diocese of Leeds.  Yours in Christ. Father Eugene McGillycuddy.

 

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JOANNE SCANLON – FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

I have lived in the parish for the majority of my life, attended St. Nicholas School and was married at St. Nicholas Church. As a parent, both my daughters attended the school where they enjoyed every day and were given a first class start to their education.  As a family we attend St. Nicholas Church regularly to celebrate mass and are active members of the parish community.  I currently work in Community Nursing and have links to many schools which gives me an excellent insight into the life within a primary school.

I have been a Foundation governor at St. Nicholas for 9 years, a role which I am extremely proud to hold. My aim as a Governor is to help maintain the catholic ethos of the school and the strong links within the church, whilst supporting the Head Teacher and the staff to ensure that pupils, both present and in the future are given every opportunity to reach their full potential and receive an excellent education in a caring environment.

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TONY BRITTEN

I have been a Governor here at St. Nicholas for many years and Chair for the last 4 years. I am very proud to be involved as a Governor with such an amazing school who with wonderful pupils and dedicated staff have turned this school into the place it is today.  I am also a Governor at Notre Dame Catholic 6th Form College.  Along with the above I represent the Leeds Diocese on the Family Services Scrutiny Board and am also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Knight Commander of St. Gregory – a papal knighthood.  I qualified with a degree from the University of Manchester and with further qualifications from Leeds University I went onto be a Teacher.  Having taught in a number of Leeds Schools I understand the needs of both pupils, parents and staff and am able to bring to the board experience and knowledge to provide the school with the best outcomes.

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 Policy for the Induction of New Governors - Click Here to read.

Governors Handbook January 2014 - Click Here to read.

Chair of Governors Leadership Development programme - Click Here to read.

Complex Needs Service: News Update - Click Here to read.

Governor Briefing for Post 16 document - Click Here to read.

Equalities Network Agenda - Click Here to read. 

Register of Interests- Click Here to read.