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Governors - our governors

 

To contact the Chair of Governors at the school, please call 01298 23167 for details

Sue Hardman - (Chair of Local Governing Body)

 Dr Sue Hardman

Dr Susan Hardman - Sue has been a school governor for many years and is currently the Chair of the Local Governing Board and a foundation governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham) .  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. Although based in Buxton for 30 years she has lived in Germany and Japan.  She enjoys playing flute in the local orchestra and accompanying a youth choir on the piano. She is link governor for Music, Drama, Art, Modern Foreign Languages, Technology  and Training. Her term of office runs until Dec 2020. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

louise Davis - Parent Governor

Louise was appointed as a parent governor following an election in 2018 and is the link governor for Maths, Pupil Premium and Data. Her term of office runs until Aug 2022. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)
 

Ann King - Foundation Governor

Ann was appointed as a foundation governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham) and is the link governor for Safeguarding, Child Protection and PE. Her term of office runs until Aug 2023. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)
 

lorraine Maddocks - Foundation 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 Chair of the PTA at St Thomas More (Friends of St Thomas More - FOSTM). She is "Passionate about education and about children reaching their full potential". Lorraine was appointed as a foundation governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham). She is the link governor for SEND, Maths, Computing and Science and her term of office runs until Aug 2023.
"My name is Lorraine Maddocks and I am a Foundation Governor. I am married to David and have two wonderful daughters who both went through St Thomas More School. I had a career in the fashion industry as a Garment Technologist before starting my family and am currently a SENTA in a local primary school. I am passionate about education and that children of all abilities reach their full potential . In my spare time I am Chair of both the PTA at St Thomas More School and a support group for children with additional needs. My hobbies are gardening,
going to the gym, attending art classes and learning Spanish." (Declaration of business interests - nil.)
 

Fr Gerry Murphy- Foundation Governor

Fr Gerry was appointed as a foundation governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham) and is the link governor for RE. His term of office runs until Aug 2020. (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 the link governor for English and Humanities. Her term of office runs until Aug 2020. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

St Thomas More Catholic School, Palace Fields, Buxton, SK17 6AF

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