The All Hallows Catholic College Governing Body
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Joining All Hallows Catholic College in 2017 as a Foundation Governor, I look to support our inclusive approach, champion creativity and promote all learners developing positive habits for learning.
An art and Design teacher for 16 years, Senior Leader for 8, I am now Director of an Arts Education Organisation, with the mission to ensure no young person is isolated due to additional need but has a place and an outlet for creativity and learning, that allows for raising of aspirations, self-value and connecting with community and place.
I have been a governor at All Hallows Catholic College since 2009. Initially as a parent governor and from 2013, a Vice Chair Foundation governor.
I am a qualified nurse, on the Specialist Practitioner professional Register for Occupational Health.
I am the Director of a successful Occupational Health company which I founded 18 years ago.
I advise large companies on employee fitness for work and rehabilitation programmes. I work with many complex cases which require a considerable amount of expertise, compassion and clinical judgement. I work closely with other professionals such as; HR advisors, employment law solicitors and Health and Safety managers.
During my time at All Hallows Catholic College, I have been part of the successful journey from school to Academy status. As governors we hold the Head and Senior Leaders accountable for the educational performance of all students and staff. We ensure the schools financial position is strong and funds are spent strategically to enhance the Catholic education we provide.
I have been a foundation governor at All Hallows since 2014 and am also on the governing board at St Pauls Wythenshaw. I have had previous experience as a governor in the UK and at international schools overseas.
I have worked on national education reform projects in Africa and Asia since 1992, specialising in project evaluation and the reform of administrative systems. I am currently leading the UK governments largest ever education project evaluation ( in Pakistan)
My particular interests as a governor include the quality of teaching and learning, and data analysis.
I had a long teaching career culminating in Headship of two Inner-city Manchester Catholic Primary schools. I was involved in working with the Diocese of Salford and Manchester Education Authority.
After early retirement I was asked if I would become a Governor at All Hallows’ and I became Chair in 2013. I am a Foundation Governor.
I had two Granddaughters at All Hallows’ who are now at University and my Grandson joined our College in 2014.
I am still passionate about giving each young person the best possible education in a Catholic setting as a meaningful preparation for life.