Governors

A Welcome from our Chair of Governors, Mrs E Jones

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Once again as Chair of Governors I am delighted to welcome all our parents, old and new, to our website. I hope you will find all the information you need here, but if not please don’t hesitate to get in touch either with the school or myself via school. 

This last academic year has seen St Damian’s receive many accolades, you may have read about these in the press or from Mr. Logue’s recent letter to parents. In July we were particularly proud to be named Secondary School of the Year by the Manchester Evening News. We were also named as the top school in Tameside in the Real Schools Guide published by the MEN in July of this year. Our examination successes have continued and we have continued to go from strength to strength. I am sure this will continue this coming academic year.  The staff once again has exceeded all expectations, not because of things laid down by Government and external agencies, but because of their own desire to help your children ensure they receive the best possible education. You can be sure your children are receiving not just an academic education but an all-round Catholic education. We are rightly proud of our reputation for the outstanding pastoral support of our children. We are fully inclusive and every child matters to us and with the excellent experienced staff we have and the facilities available I am confident in saying your child couldn’t be at a better school. It is a school where we recognise each child’s individual needs, talents and contributions.

 

As Chair of Governors I think you will have learned how proud I am of St Damian’s and assure you we will do our very best to ensure your child enjoys their stay with us, is kept safe and achieves their full potential and leaves here as a responsible, respectful, educated, caring member of the community with values that are second to none.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future at one of our various events.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Jones

Chair of Governors

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Governor Profiles

Mrs E Jones

 Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment 20/02/2020

Term of office to 19/02/2024

 

I have been associated with St Damian’s for over 40 years and I am proud to be Chair of this great school. I am very active in all aspects of the school including performance, L&T and our Catholic ethos. I know the staff and pupils and very importantly they know me.  I feel privileged to be part of a Governing Body who cares so much for the pupils and who work so hard to ensure the pupils receive a first class all around education based on our Catholic ethos.  My hobbies are spending time with my family, reading and I am a lifelong season ticket holder at Manchester United. 

 

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

Mr S Logue 

Headteacher

I have been at St Damian’s now for ten years, four years as Headteacher. It is such an honour and privilege to lead such a dedicated staff to ensure that our great pupils receive a world class education. Our Community; pupils, staff, parents and

governors are committed to our simple vision, to become outstanding in all that we do!

 

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

Mrs L Dean

Foundation Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment 28/11/2017

Term of office to 27/11/2021

 

I am a very proud ex-pupil of St Damian's and I want to give something back to the school. My aim as Vice Chair is to work alongside the Headteacher to ensure that the pupils achieve their full potential.   I have worked in a variety of management roles in Financial Services and Banking for over 25 years and my current role is within HR.  This experience has enabled me to be an active member of the Finance committee and the Headteachers performance management committee. 

 

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: 

Co-Operative Bank

Material Interests: None

Rev Fr S Firth

 Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 20/02/2020

Term of office to 19/02/2024

 

I'm parish priest of the Catholic Parishes in Ashton under Lyne and a governor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Christopher's primary schools.

I work with youth across the diocese of Salford and enjoy the many varied aspects of ministry. I have an active role as School Chaplain working closely with our liturgy group and RE team to ensure that pupils develop spiritually

 

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: 

Ex-Officio Governor at St Christopher’s RC Primary School & Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Material Interests: None

Mrs E Aspin

Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 20/02/2020
Term of office to 19/02/2024

 

I have been a governor of St Damian’s for a number of years and bring my experience of being Chair at a local Primary to this role. My daughter attended St Damian’s and has been very successful in her career. I work for the LA in the capacity as a member of the care team.  

 

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests:

Chair of Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Primary School

Material Interests: Local Officer (Tameside)

Mrs L Keogh

Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 07/07/2020
Term of office to 06/07/2024

 

I feel very privileged to be a governor at St Damian’s. I have known the school since my eldest son started the school in 2004 and my youngest son is still a pupil in Year 10. I know it to be a caring school which strives to give the best quality education to our children based around our Catholic ethos.

I was a foundation governor and vice chair at St Christopher’s before coming to serve on St Damian’s governing body. I know many members of staff and our pupils through our Catholic community of school and church. I am a practice nurse in Stalybridge. My hobbies are running and keeping fit.

 

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

Mrs A Ogden

 Staff Governor

Date of Appointment 25/11/2016
Term of office to 06/12/2020

 

I have worked in the education sector since 1994 having previously worked for the NHS as a Finance Officer.  My role on the Governing Board is the financial management of the school and member of the Finance and Staffing Committee.  I have responsibility for H&S including helping train staff in CPR and use of AED defibrillators.  I am an assessor for the DofE award scheme at St Damian’s, and I support our school community in fundraising events, which is something I really enjoy.  I am very passionate about being part of a team that continues to deliver high standards and outcomes for all our pupils. Along with the guidance and support of the school governors, St Damian’s staff work extremely hard to create a safe and inspiring environment for everyone and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the views and ideas of the staff.

 

Appointed by: Staff

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

Mrs K Lowe

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment 03/04/2017
Term of office to 02/04/2021

 

I feel very privileged to be given the opportunity to continue to work with the whole community of St. Damian's in ensuring the children of our school continue to receive exceptional

teaching and high quality support for their wellbeing. Having previously worked in the school for twenty years and as a parent of two children currently attending the school I feel I am well placed to represent the interests of all our parents for their children. 

 

Appointed by: Parents

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

Mrs K Connor

Parent Governor

Date of Appointment 24/04/2018
Term of office to 23/04/2022

 

I currently have two children who attend St Damian’s RC. I work for TMBC, currently working across Adult, Children and

Education Services as an Assistant Team Manager. This allows me to use my job experience to my role of Governor and

member of the Finance Team.

 

Appointed by: Parents

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

Mrs M Mackenzie

 Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 20/02/2020
Term of office to 19/01/2024

 

Initially I became a Parent Governor at St Damian's when my sons attended the School and latterly I was appointed as a Foundation Governor. I support the Chair through my experiences and feel that I have gained and brought a wealth of experience in a constantly changing environment.  I am a retired College Lecturer in Information Technology and worked for many years at Tameside College. 

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

Mrs G Carter

Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 20/03/2017

Term of office to 19/03/2021

 

I am extremely pleased to be a governor at St Damian’s as I have been involved with the school for a long time now.  Two of my children attended St Damian’s and I served on the board of governors as a foundation    governor in the past. I am currently chair at a local primary school and I work as Head of Teacher Training at a private language school where I am involved in the running of the EFL teacher training department, operational issues and the safeguarding and pastoral care of all our     trainee teachers. Both of these roles have equipped me with transferable sills that can be of great benefit to St Damian’s.

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests:

Chair of Governors at St Christopher’s R C Primary & Nursery School

Material Interests: None

Mrs J Glynn

Local Authority Governor

Date of Appointment 24/02/2020
Term of office to 23/02/2024

 

I am the local authority governor for St Damian's and my son is in Year 11. My other child left St Damian’s a few years ago and is now a successful Social Worker. I work as a merchandiser for an education resources

supplier. My aim is to play a strategic role in raising school standards, ensuring accountability & evaluating school performance through for example termly governors’ exams analysis meetings.

 

Appointed by: Local Authority

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

Committee Block

Terms of Reference

 

Chair

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Vice-Chair

Ms Loretta Dean

 

 

 

Training Link Governor

Mrs Joyce Glynn

 

Child Protection/Safeguarding /SEN Governor

Mrs Kathryn Connor

 

 

Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs Louise Keogh

 

English Link Governor

 

 

 

Maths Link Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Management

Ms Loretta Dean

 

 

 

Achievement

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Teaching and Learning

Mrs Margaret  MacKenzie

Behaviour

Mrs Kathryn Connor

RE/S48

Fr Simon Firth

 

Finance and Human Resources Committee

Mrs Liz Aspin

Ms Loretta Dean

Mrs Kathryn Connor

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Headteacher

Mrs Angela Ogden (SBM)

Premises, Health and Safety Committee

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Mr Adam Simpson (Robertson Group FM)

Mr Jamie Maxwell (ICT Service Delivery Manager)

Mrs Angela Ogden (Health & Safety Officer)

 

 

 

 

Complaints Committee

Any eligible governor

Pupil Discipline Committee

(Pupil Exclusions)

Any eligible governor

Pay Committee

Ms Loretta Dean

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Mrs Margaret MacKenzie

Pay Appeals Committee

The remaining members of the Governing Body, excluding those employed at the school and those with a pecuniary interest.

Appointed Governors for HT Performance Review 

(inc HT work/life balance)

Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Ms Loretta Dean

Mrs Margaret MacKenzie

(Mr Frank McCarron) External Advisor

Admissions Committee

Fr Simon Firth

Mrs Joyce Glynn

Mrs Liz Aspin

Residential Visits

Chair

 

Reserves: 

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

 

Reserves: 

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

 

 

 

Reserves: 

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

Reserves: 

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

 

 

Reserves: 

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

 

 

Reserves: 

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

 

 

 

Reserves: 

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  2

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves: 

Any other eligible governor

Quorum:  3

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