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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 a foundation governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham) and Special Needs Governor.  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. Her term of office runs until Dec 2020. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

Keith Mastin (Vice Chair Local Governing Body)

 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. Keith's term of office runs until Aug 2019. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

Rosemary Wood- Foundation Governor

Rosemary Wood is a Solicitor with Brooke - Taylors Solicitors in Buxton. Rosemary is a Foundation Governor (appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham). She is link governor for Modern Foreign Languages. Her 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 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 2019. (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.)
 

louise Davis - Parent Governor

(Declaration of business interests - nil.)
 

John McNamara (Associate Governor)

 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 an Associate Governor. (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

John O'Meara (Associate 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 Aug 2018. He is now an Associate Governor. He has had 4 children attend St Thomas More School and numerous grand children. He is the link governor for Health and Safety and Technology.  (Declaration of business interests - nil.)

 
 
 

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

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