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Governors - our governors

 

 

Keith Mastin (Acting - Chair) - Chair of Personnel Committee; Chair of the Strategy Group

 Vice Chair of Governors

Keith Mastin – Keith was elected a Parent Governor when his three children were at St Thomas More and was subsequently appointed a Foundation Governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham). He worked for 30 years as a senior manager in Age Concern England and is currently managing a charity for visually impaired people in Cheshire. Currently Chair of Personnel and Strategy Committees and is the link governor for performance management. Keith's term of office runs until Aug 2019. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

John McNamara - Chair of the Buildings and Finance Committee

 John McNamara

John McNamara BSc(Econ) FCA - John is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with Deloittes after graduating in Monetary Economics from The London School of Economics. He has spent most of his working life managing his own accountancy practice whilst at the same time acting as Financial Director for a multi-national telecommunications company. In recent years he has been acting as a Non-Executive Director for a venture capital company as well as advising SMEs on financial and commercial matters. John is also a Director of the Out of Hours Service that covers Stockport and Trafford. John does some charity work, mainly for the High Peak Hospice of which he has been Financial Trustee since it started. John is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham. He is Chair of the Buildings and Finance Committee and is a member of the strategy group. His term of office runs until July 2017. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

Rosemary Wood - Chair of the Curriculum Committee

Rosemary Wood is a Solicitor with Brooke - Taylors Solicitors in Buxton. Rosemary is a Foundation Governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham) and is Chair of the Curriculum Committee. She is also a member of the Personnel Committee and the Strategy Group. She is link governor for Modern Foreign Languages. Her term of office runs until Aug 2019. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)  

Sue Hardman - Chair of the Pupil Welfare Committee

 Dr Sue Hardman

Dr Susan Hardman - Sue has been a school governor for many years and is currently a foundation governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham), special needs governor and chair of the Pupil Welfare Committee. Sue's mother is French and Sue is bilingual, also speaking fluent German and currently studying Japanese A-level. She is married with 4 children, all of whom attended St Thomas More School. The family has been based in Buxton for 25 years but lived in Germany and more recently in Japan for several years. Her children are now working and living independently. Sue worked as a community paediatrician, which meant that she was helping to look after children with special needs or long term illnesses and disabilities in the local community. Sue has now retired and is concentrating on music and her grand children. She enjoys playing flute in the local orchestra and accompanying choirs and pupils doing music exams, on the piano. Sue also enjoys helping the music department at school. As well as being Chair of the Pupil Welfare Committee, Sue is a member of the Curriculum Committee and the Strategy Group. Her term of office runs until Dec 2020. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

John O'Meara - Foundation Governor

 John O'Meara - foundation governor

John O'Meara - attended St Thomas More School from 1962 until 1966. From Aug 1966 for 44 years he worked as a Service Engineer installing and maintaining industrial weighing equipment and weighbridges. He became a Parent Governor when it was first established in 1985 and then a Foundation Governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham) until the present day. He has had 4 children attend St Thomas More School and at present 3 grand children are attending. John is a member of the Buildings and Finance Committee and Pupil Welfare Committee. He is the link governor for Health and Safety and Technology. John's term of office runs until  Aug 2019. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

Sue Thornhill - Foundation Governor

 Sue ThornhillDr Sue Thornhill - Sue was appointed a Foundation Governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham) in 2003, when the oldest of her 3 children was at St. Thomas More School. She works as an Environmental Consultant, mostly for clients such as the Peak District National Park Authority, Natural England and the National Trust. Before having a family she did a Biology degree and research work at a number of universities. Sue is also the Safeguarding Representative for Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish. She is currently on the Pupil Welfare committee and is the link governor for Careers/ Eco/ Fair trade/ Sustainability/ PE. Her term of office runs until Aug 2019. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

Ann Woolacott - Foundation Governor

 Ann Woolecott - Foundation GovernorAnn Woollacott - Ann was born and educated in Waterford, Ireland.  At seventeen she commenced her general nurse training in Waterford and on completion moved to Leicester in 1983 to train as a midwife.  She was happily married for eighteen years to Gordon who sadly passed away in 2007.  Her only son Edward was educated at St. Thomas More and Aquinas and is currently studying politics at the University of Essex.  In 2011 Ann retired early following thirty-two years service in nursing and midwifery.  Ann was appointed as a foundation governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham) and is on the pupil welfare committee. Her term of office runs until Aug 2018. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

lorraine Maddocks - Parent Governor

Lorraine has a wealth of experience of school governance and of working in an educational setting, having been a Parent Governor at St Anne's Primary School and a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant in primary education for seven years. She is currently Vice Chair of the PTA at St Thomas More. Lorraine is "Passionate about education and about children reaching their full potential". She will serve on the Curriculum Committee. Lorraine is the link governor for Computing and ICT and her term of office runs until Aug 2019. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)
 

Lucinda Barrett (LA Governor)

 Lucinda Barrett LA Governor Dr Lucinda Barrett is the LA Governor (appointed by the Local Authority). Her term of office runs until March 2019. She is a retired Research Fellow from Salford University and has been instrumental in reports on academic workload, gender equality in HE and the design of effective classroom environments.  She has lived In Buxton for twenty- eight years and her four children went to St Thomas More School. She serves on the Pupil Welfare and Curriculum Committees and is Governor lead on Equalities. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

 

Jennifer Conlon - Staff Governor

Mrs Conlon is Head of RE at St Thomas More Catholic School. Her term of office will run until Sept 2018. She is a member of the Pupil Welfare Committee. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)  

Theresa Ryan - Associate Governor

Mrs Ryan is Deputy Headteacher at St Thomas More Catholic School. Her term of office will run until Sept 2019. She is a member of the Pupil Welfare Committee and the Strategy Group.(Declaration of business interests - nil.)

Sue Waldron  -  Associate Governor           

Mrs Waldron is the school Business Manager at St Thomas More Catholic School. Her term office will run untiil Sept 2019. She is a member of the Buildings and Finance Committee.(Declaration of business interests - nil.)  

Brendan Hickey - Headteacher

 B Hickey HeadteacherBrendan Hickey - Brendan was born and raised in South Wales before moving to Manchester in 1984. He began his teaching career in Cheadle Hulme High School, Stockport in 1988, then moved to Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic School as Head of Mathematics in 1995. The school achieved Maths and Computing Specialist College Status in 2002 and he became Deputy Head in 2004. He has been Headteacher of St Thomas More Catholic School since January 2009. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

 

 

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