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St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together

Meet the Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Name Role
Mrs E Keene Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor
Mrs R Nash Executive Principal
Father J Peyton Foundation Governor
(vacant) Foundation Governor
Mrs C Fealy Parent Elect Governor
Mr P Rathbone Parent Elect Governor
(vacant) Local Authority Governor
Mr M Morgan Associate Governor
Miss H Delaney Staff Governor
Mrs G Lottarew Clerk
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Name

Elizabeth Keene

Type of Representative

Foundation Representative appointed by the Diocese

Term of Office

October 2017 – October 2020

Subject & House Links

Mathematics, PHSE

Committee

Finance & Resources

Pecuniary Interests

None declared

 

 

I have been an active Governor at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Secondary School for many years and taught for thirty three years as a teacher, mostly at SS. John and Monica Catholic Primary School. When I retired I was acting Head teacher.

I was asked to become a Governor at St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School. I agreed with enthusiasm as I have a passion for Catholic Education as it helps children to develop their full potential, not only academically, but spiritually and morally.

I am an active member of Ss. John and Martin's Parish. I am a reader, a member of the choir and I am the assistant Parish Treasurer.

I love reading, drawing and painting with water colours and socialising with family and friends.

I have become very involved with this school, and as Chairman of an enthusiastic and dedicated Governing Body, my ambition is to help the school, along with an excellent staff and supportive parents, to achieve the highest possible standards. We are working hard to become a good school.

 

Name

Paul Rathbone

Type of Representative

Vice Chair of Governors appointed by the Diocese

Term of Office

October 2017 – October 2020

Subject & House Links

Mathematics, PHSE

Committee

Finance & Resources

Pecuniary Interests

None declared

 

 

I began volunteering as a Parent Governor in 2016. I have served on various platforms within the school, moving on to Foundation governor and most recently l was appointed Vice Chair to the board of governors for St Thomas More School, all of which have provided me with valuable experience to carry out my role as vice chair for St Thomas More.

 

I work as a Project Manager in property engineering. I bring 19 years’ experience in the industry; with my extensive project management experience and delivery of projects across the whole development cycle from acquisition, through feasibility, design & procurement leading onto delivery and occupation.

 

I am a self-motivated, responsive, results orientated project manager who enjoys challenges and assumes responsibility for performance. My leadership style is compliant yet competitive and challenging, team focused towards delivering value and service quality.

I like to approach each project with attentive relationship style for each client, focused towards understanding and delivering their individual needs and requirements.

 

I’m a parishioner of St Thomas More, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and attending Moseley rugby club who my son plays for.

 

I’m committed to ensuring we deliver the best possible Catholic education for the children of St Thomas More, and believe that by harnessing the power of the three key ingredients available to us – the school, the family and the parish - we can all work together to make all our children the best they can be.

I have a real passion for children to develop and achieve the best possible education and by dedicating my time to be a proactive and effective school governor l believe we can achieve the best results for the children and St Thomas More.

 

 

Name Carmel Fealy

Type of Representative Parent Governors appointed by the Diocese d

Term of Office March 2016 – March 2020

Subject & House Links Safeguarding, Early Years

Committee Curriculum

Pecuniary Interests None declared

 

 

I have been volunteering as a parent governor since 2016.  I have three young children, two of my children attend Thomas More School and both are enjoying their time there and are extremely engaged within the school environment.  I have a passion and drive to ensure I help the St Thomas More in any way possible this in turn inspires me to help spread the vision that St Thomas More has.

 

I believe that parent governors have a special role, and should always try to assess issues

and decisions from the point of view of parents/carers and families. This is not the same as

representing individual parent’s points of view – it is about making sure that parent/carer

perspectives however diverse are always considered.

 

I believe that clear direction and leadership are fundamental to an effective school governing body

and consequently a successful school.  

I have a proven track record of managing teams and driving through change in some challenging times and believe that this experience will be of importance to the Governing Body and the school equally.

 

I am on the school run most days and regularly catch up with fellow parents. I am confident within my role as Parent Governor and fully embody the parents view during governors’ meetings, whilst supporting the staff to ensure our school accomplishes the best it possibly can.  

As a parent I place significance importance in education and a happy school life, while keeping the Catholic ethos at the forefront of everything that we do.

 

Helen Delaney

 

Type of Representative

Staff Governor

Term of Office

July 2017- July 2021

Subject Link

Behaviour

Committee

Curriculum

Pecuniary Interests

None

 

 

I am a long serving, dedicated member of the teaching staff of St Thomas More School. I have worked here for over 10years, under 3 different management teams. I was initially appointed as a senior leader and English co-ordinator, but have always seen my main calling as teaching my class.; a job I love. I currently work as a lead classroom teacher in year 3, a role which also affords me the opportunity to support and coordinate sacramental preparation: an example of parish, school and parental partnership.

 During my time at St Thomas More, I have always enjoyed excellent relationships with children, parents and colleagues. I have always been prepared to support and represent, as needed, and have provided a trusted and confidential ear.

 My Catholic faith defines me. I am a very active member of my home parish; Sacred Heart and Holy Souls where I lead the children’s liturgy, read and serve as an extraordinary minister for the Holy Eucharist. Having worked previously in two non-faith schools; I see it as a privilege to be able to lead children not only towards their academic potential, but also to help them find their way in their journey of faith.

I strive always to lead by example and service to help create a successful school where Christ truly is at the centre of our living and learning together.

 

Type of Representative

Executive Principal

Term of Office

14th April 2016 – 14th April 2020

Subject & House Links

All

Committee

All

Pecuniary Interests

Husband works for Zurich Municipal Insurance

 

My name is Rebecca I am the Executive Headteacher of St Thomas More, St Brigid’s and St Columba’s Catholic primary schools. St Brigid’s and St Columba’s form part of the Lumen Christi MAC.  I am also a wife and mum. (Four year old boy/ Paddy)

I have been the Principal of St Brigid’s since April 2010. Previous to that I was head teacher at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School in Coventry for six years.

I studied Theology at Newman College for four years and achieved a 2:1 Hons degree. I am passionate about education and believe that every child should have the opportunity to succeed.

I am so proud to be part of  St Thomas More and Lumen Christi and hope that by working hard I can make a difference to the lives of all our children.

Being the Executive Principal of three schools within our MAC has provided me with the opportunity to share and develop good practice across the schools. This is working to good effect. There are so many opportunities for all schools in the MAC to work together- the future is very exciting.

 

 

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