Governors

I would like to warmly welcome you to St Nicholas Catholic Primary School.

The Governors at St Nicholas work closely with the school to fulfill their statutory role and to shape the school’s policy, curriculum, accountability and ethos. The Governors, all volunteers, from a variety of backgrounds, who contribute to the work of the Governing Body through a number of committees.

Jane Burns

Headteacher

I am very proud to have been a Head Teacher at St Nicholas Catholic Primary School since 2014. The school motto is ‘Love one another’ and this is felt every day within school. The children come first in all that we set out to do and this is supported by the staff, parents, parish and governors. 

 

Martin Gunby

Chair of Governors

Coming soon...

 

Anna Pickup

Vice Chair of Governors

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.

 

Nicky Fox

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.

 

Father Duane

Foundation Governor

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Judith Putsman

Foundation Governor

I am pleased and privileged to be a member of the Governing Body of St Nicholas Catholic Primary School.  My background is in education, having been a teacher for many years, including 12 years as head-teacher of a Leeds primary school.  I have a wide range of interests, including 3 grandchildren. I also have a good sense of humour, as demonstrated by being a life-long supporter of Middlesbrough Football Club.

 

Jenny Stuart-Collins

Foundation Governors 

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Marie Ford

Foundation Governors

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Dave Kagai

Parent Governor

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Stratis Koutsoukos

Parent Governor

I am the newly appointed parent Governor (Dec ’18) I have undertaken various roles as an educator over the past 20 years in the UK, Europe and seven Sub-Saharan countries. Currently, I serve as a course director for 400 pupils in one of England’s largest Business Schools, I am an external examiner for two other universities. I enjoy working with culturally diverse groups and pride myself for representing the interests of others in a constructive and effective manner.

 

Updated 11/12/18