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Governors

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Mrs Elizabeth Jones MBE

1938 - 2023

In loving memory and grateful thanks

to a faithful servant of St Damian’s

'In omnibus fidelis'

 

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Governing Body of St Damian's RC Science College

Governor Profiles

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L Dean
Foundation Governor
Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment 24/02/2022

Term of office to 23/02/2026

 

I am a very proud ex-pupil of St Damian's and I want to give something back to the school. My aim as 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: 

One Education

Material Interests: None

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Headteacher

I have been working at St Damian’s since 2006 and I was appointed Headteacher in 2011. I am proud to be the Headteacher of such a strong, caring catholic community where students are at its heart and thrive. To lead such a dedicated staff, who ensure that our great students receive a world class education, is an honour and privilege. The staff at St Damian’s are exceptional and they all go the ‘extra mile’ to make St Damian’s a special place.  All stakeholders: students, staff, parents and governors are committed to our simple vision, which is to be an ‘outstanding catholic community in all that we do’! We realise that vision every day through our actions and our outcomes.

 

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: Executive Headteacher at St Anne’s RC Voluntary Academy

Material Interests: None

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K Connor
 Foundation Governor
Vice Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment 05/03/2021
Term of office to 04/03/2025

 

I am currently appointed as a Foundation Governor at St Damian’s RC Science College, having previously been a parent governor for the school for 7 years. I currently work for NHS Pennine Care Foundation which is a specialist Mental Health Trust.  This allows me to use my job role experience when supporting the school as my Link role of Safeguarding.  I also support the Finance Committee.

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

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G Carter
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 10/09/2021
Term of office to 09/09/2025

I am extremely pleased to be a governor at St Damian’s as I have been involved with the school for a number of years. Two of my children attended St Damian’s and I served on the Board of Governors as a Foundation Governor in the past.   I worked as a Teacher Trainer at a private language school where we trained teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, both at pre-service and in-service levels. I was involved in the running of the EFL teacher training department and the safeguarding and pastoral care of our trainee teachers for a number of years. I currently provide consultancy service for various organisations involved with teacher training for teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. These roles have equipped me with transferable skills that can be of great benefit to education in the state sector too, both at primary and secondary level and I am fully committed to supporting all aspects of school life at St Damian’s.

 

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests:

Foundation Governor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School

Material Interests: None

 

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C Barber
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 02/11/2023
Term of office to 01/11/2027

 

As a Foundation Governor at St Damian's I bring over 20 years experience working in education and local government with a passion for safeguarding, staff and pupil wellbeing and employee development.  In my current role I provide guidance and training to Headteachers and Senior Leaders around safeguarding concerns, safer recruitment and general human resources management.  

As a St Damian’s alumni and Mum to a current student at the school, I am honoured to hold a Foundation Governor Role.  I am passionate about breaking down barriers to education and ensuring that children receive the best support possible to allow them to reach their full potential. I also hold a position on The Manchester Football Association’s Safeguarding Strategy Group. I feel my experience allows me to reflect a full view of the education landscape from Early Years through to Further Education and beyond.

 

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests:

Saint Christopher's Roman Catholic Primary

Material Interests: None

 

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Fr Jude Lemeh
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 11/02/2022
Term of office to 10/02/2026

 

I am the parish priest of Holy Cross and St Helen parish, Ashton. I look after St Ann's Church and St Christopher's Church. I currently provide pastoral support to St Damian's RC Science College.

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests:

None

Material Interests: None

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Sr Roseline Aluko
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 21/02/2022
Term of office to 20/02/2026

 

I belong to the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Michael The Archangel, SSMA. Our charism is evangelisation through inculturation. I am a teacher of Religion on mission here in Ashton-under-lyne.  I am currently serving as Minister of Religion in the Parish of Holy Cross and St. Helen and also here at St Damian's School. 

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests:

None

Material Interests: None

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B Hatton
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment 02/11/2023
Term of office to 01/11/2027

I am new to the Governing Body of St Damian's. Both my children were fortunate enough to be educated here and I am proud to be part of the St Damian's family. I have worked in the public sector for 29 years and I am committed to supporting the Head Teacher, staff and fellow Governors in all aspect of school life.

Appointed by: Diocese

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests:

None

Material Interests: None

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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 have served on the governing board for many years. Although now retired I spent my career in merchandising/stock management. I am committed to supporting the head teacher & staff in all aspects of school life.

 

Appointed by: Local Authority

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

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A Ogden
 Staff Governor

Date of Appointment 24/11/2020
Term of office to 23/11/2024

 

I have over 15 years’ experience of leading the business services at St Damian’s, and  on the Governing Board, I am a member of the Finance and Staffing Committee, and Premises, Health & Safety Committee.  I am a very keen supporter of our school community fundraising events, having completed in the Manchester 10k and other events to raise money for charity, which is something I really enjoy.  I am 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 our school governors, St Damian’s staff work extremely hard to create a safe and inspiring environment for everyone. I am grateful for the opportunity to play an active role in supporting all St Damian’s does in delivering the very best for our pupils.

 

Appointed by: Staff

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: Foundation Governor at St Anne’s RC Voluntary Academy

Material Interests: None

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S England
Parent Governor

Date of Appointment 01/11/2021
Term of office to 30/10/2025

 

I am a parent governor with a son in year 8. I work as a transport manager for DHL and I am also a Customer committee board member for a local housing association.  A role I hold within my day Job is a member of the DHL Goteach foundation team where we link with local schools to offer CV and interview workshops. I know first-hand how hard it is for a child to not reach their full potential without the correct support network behind them.  I am hoping that my vast knowledge and life skills I have gained can have some valued input into shaping the future of our children.

 

Appointed by: Parents

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

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K Lowe
Associate Governor

Date of Appointment 15/03/2023

Term of office to 14/03/2024

 

I feel privileged to continue to work with the stakeholders of the St. Damian's community. As a former pupil, a former Assistant Head Teacher and the parent of three past pupils I have a long association with the school. I am therefore committed to ensuring the exceptional academic standards and pastoral care all our pupils deserve.  

 

Appointed by: Governors

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: Foundation Governor at St Anne’s RC Voluntary Academy

Material Interests: None

Voting rights: No

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R Eke 
Parent Governor

Date of Appointment 26/03/2021
Term of office to 25/03/2025

I am a parent governor with a daughter in the current year 10: 2023/24 academic year and am very keen to bring my skill to the governing body. I am a very passionate Science lead practitioner; I have served in diverse capacities in several schools and look forward to the opportunities that lay ahead and looking forward to bringing my skill and 15 years teaching experience and safeguarding into my new role as a parent governor.

 

Appointed by: Parents

Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interests: None

Material Interests: None

Link Governors

Training

Mrs Angela Ogden 

Child Protection/Safeguarding

Mrs Kathryn Connor

SEND

Mrs Katrina Lowe

 

Achievement inc Pupil Premium 

Mr Stephen England

Leadership and Management

Ms Loretta Dean

Quality of Education 

Mrs Joyce Gynn

Literacy

TBC

Behaviour

Mrs Vanna Carter

RE/S48

Fr Jude Lemeh / Sr Roseline Aluko

Personal Development Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CGIAG)

Mrs Rosemary Eke

Governor Attendance Reports

Committees

 

Finance and Human Resources Committee

Ms Loretta Dean

Mrs Kathryn Connor

Mr Stephen England

Headteacher

Mrs Angela Ogden

Premises, Health and Safety Committee

Mrs Katrina Lowe

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 Joyce Glynn

Mrs Kathryn Connor

Pay Appeals Committee

Any eligible governor

Appointed Governors for HT Performance Review 

(inc HT work/life balance)

Ms Loretta Dean

Mrs Joyce Glynn

Mrs Kathryn Connor

Mr Frank McCarron (External Advisor)

Admissions Committee

Any eligible governor

Residential Visits

Chair

Governors that have recently left

Elizabeth Jones 

Elizabeth Aspin

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