I am delighted to be the Chair of Governors at St Philip's. Having previously been involved with the school in the role of school nurse, I look forward to combining my professional skills with the role of governor and my faith to promote good Catholic education within the school. I hope that my knowledge of safeguarding will support the school in ensuring the well-being of children at St Philips. My own children enjoyed the benefits of a sound Catholic education and I hope that my contribution to the governing body will support many other children to benefit from high quality education.
I currently have two children at St Philip's Catholic Primary and have been involved with the school since my youngest (who has now left) joined the school in 2013. I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in 2018 and am now Chair of the Resources Committee. As the Pupil Premium Link Governor. I am keen to support the school in their drive to improve outcomes for these groups of children. I currently work for Stockport Council as a Governor Support Officer. Previously, I was a teacher for 17 years and am keen to use my professional experience in education to support the school to maintain high standards.
My association with the governing body began when I was first elected Parent Governor many years ago. As previous chair of governors, I am very proud to be of service to St Philip's which is a school which sets very high standards, both personal and educational, for all its pupils within a Catholic setting. Throughout my working life I have worked within a setting of secondary education, but I am very well aware of the expectations and challenges of primary school. I particularly enjoy visits to the school where I see happy children actively engaged in their learning.
My three children enjoyed a very happy time over an 11 year period at St Philip’s so when I was asked to become a Foundation Governor I was delighted to accept. For me this is a good way to give something back to the school. As my work background is in finance, I decided to join the Resources Committee to contribute my experience in this area. I am also the R.E link governor; our family regularly attend Mass at St Philip’s Church where we enjoy being part of the friendly, welcoming congregation. St Philip’s is a fantastic school and I look forward to being able to support it where I can.
I joined the governing board in 2020 when my oldest daughter was in Year 5. I have 2 further daughters who are or will be a part of the St Philip’s family. In addition to supporting the PTA, I became a governor as I wanted to give back to the community my girls were a part of. I am the Development and SEND link governor. I serve on the Steering and Resources committee and also attend the full governing boards.
I work for the NHS within Business/Operational Management supporting a large team and ensuring services are supported. I am responsible for the division training competencies, equipment contracts - procurement and maintenance, and monthly governance for the various services. I have worked for the NHS for over 13 years and worked throughout the COVID pandemic.
I have a long engagement with St Philip’s as a former pupil and now as the parent of two daughters attending the school. When I was asked if I would consider becoming a Foundation Governor I happily agreed. I have a strong interest in how the school progresses, both from a parent’s perspective and now from a governor’s perspective. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing success of St Philip’s. I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and look forward to my role as Link Governor for EYFS.
I am Italian, but I have lived in the UK since 2002 when I first came to study for a Master’s degree and a PhD in Materials Science.
Thanks to my Roman Catholic upbringing and faith, I was asked to become a Foundation Governor, a position of responsibility that I gladly accepted in 2018. I am a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee. As the Link Governor for Science and Maths I am actively engaged in the life of the school, particularly through the promotion of Science and Engineering, something further facilitated by my position as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. I am the parent of two boys who attend this school and therefore I have a vested interest in ensuring the success of this charismatic school and hope to support the Catholic ethos that the school embodies.
I am an experienced digital leader with over 17 years of experience solving problems for people and organisations using technology. I moved to Stockport five years ago and am keen to get involved with supporting the local community, particularly in the education sector, given my past experience of working on BBC Bitesize. The opportunity to become a governor at St Philips was extremely appealing for that reason, particularly given my Catholic upbringing. In my spare time I like to play or watch sport (particularly football), travel and spend time with my family.
I was raised in Offerton and after leaving school became a technician in the British Army. After my training I received my first posting to Germany in 2000. I also carried out operational tours of Kosavo in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. I have been a parent of a child at the school since 2014 and my youngest will leave in 2029. I was very pleased to be voted in as parent governor to help the school and happily accepted the position of Health & Safety governor which links with my skills and experience. Since 2009 I have been running my own business, a company which looks after the cleaning of industrial kitchens. I work closely with health and safety, risk management, employment law, accountancy, stock purchasing and vehicle maintenance.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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