Governors (ID 1104)
Mrs Jo WoodheadChair of Governors, Foundation Governor, Safeguarding Governor
Mrs Jo Woodhead
Roles and Responsibilities: Safeguarding / Children Looked After / RE and Sacramental Preperation / Wellbeing
I am a foundation governor here at Sacred Heart. I am a former primary school teacher and head teacher, I therefore have extensive experience of working in catholic schools. In more recent times I have become a volunteer for CAFOD providing assemblies and workshops in all the deanery catholic schools- a role I thoroughly enjoy and which helped form my relationship with the school. I have a passion for high quality, meaningful catholic education; which I believe Sacred Heart provides and I am both proud and delighted to be part of the team!
Mrs Sarah BinnsVice Chair of Governors, Parent Governor
Mrs Sarah Binns
Roles and Responsibilities: SEND / Inclusion
Subject Links: Humanities, Arts and DT
Mrs Sue McManaminHeadteacher
Mrs Sue McManamin
Mr Andrew MeredithParent Governor
Mr Andrew Meredith
Subject Link: Maths
I have been a governor at Sacred Heart since being elected as a parent governor in March 2015. I am married to Julia, who volunteers for the school's PTFA. I have a son in Year 2 and a daughter in Reception. I worked as a secondary school teacher of French and English for 18 years in Kent, Yorkshire and
Lancashire, latterly combining my teaching role with the position of a union branch secretary in Rochdale before joining the National Union of Teachers full-time as a regional organiser.
I currently chair the Standards committee and sit on the Mission committee, with a focus on Teaching and Learning and Pupil Outcomes. I became a governor because I wanted to get to know the school my children attend and to offer any help my work and experience could provide to support and improve the school. I'm proud to be an active part of such a great community!
Mrs Patricia StablerFoundation Governor
Mrs Patricia Stabler
Subject Link: Reading and Writing
I have been a Governor of Sacred Heart for almost eight years, and I continue to find it interesting and rewarding, and very challenging at times. My previous work experience has been within the public sector and always focussed on providing an excellent level of customer service. I have a passion for reading and volunteer reading with the children on a weekly basis. I am very proud of the library at school and the support received from the Parish in updating it.
I have specific LINK responsibility for English and work closely with the English Lead as well as all the staff to support the school to ensure we improve as a whole year on year.
In addition I am also a director of the Blessed Peter Snow Multi-Academy Trust Board.
Father Malachy LarkinFoundation Governor
Father Malachy Larkin
Roles and Responsibilities: RE and Sacramental Preperation / Maths
Appointed Parish Priest of Sacred Heart and St Patricks in 2015. Appointed Parish Priest of The Good Shepherd, 2016.
Mr Michael WisniewskiFoundation Governor
Mr Michael Wisniewski
Subject Link: Forest School and Science
I have been a foundation governor at Sacred Heart for about four years, fulfilling many different roles, the most recent being Health & Safety and Forest School. I have four daughters who all attended Sacred Heart, but only one still at school now, in year 13, which was my motivation in becoming a governor, to give 'something back' to Sacred Heart. I worked for 17 years in the public sector, in an engineering role, and since 1998 I have run my own business, fulltime, with the help of my wife, Julie, in the private rented housing sector. Working for myself allows me to manage my own time, thus giving me the flexibility to be able to contribute to life at Sacred Heart. Leisure time is either taken up with being 'dads taxi' or playing squash and trying to keep fit. I have really enjoyed the years of association with Sacred Heart and am pleased to be in a position to be able to make a positive contribution to the school.
Mrs Colette ShortStaff Governor
Mrs Colette Short
Roles and Responsibilities: Pupil Premium
Mrs Liz HinchliffeClerk to the Governors
Mrs Liz Hinchliffe
We currently have 2 Foundation Governor Vacancies.
If you are interested in becoming a Foundation Governor, please speak to the Headteacher Mrs McManamin.
Clerk to Governors: Liz Hinchliffe
|Name||Position||Name of organisation||Nature of interest||Date interest was registered||Date interest ceased||Notes|
|National Education Union||Employment||Sept 2017|
|M & J Estates Ltd||Owner||Sept 2016|
|None to declare|
|Colette Short||Staff Governor||None to declare|
|None to declare|
|Sue McManamin||Headteacher||None to declare|
|None to declare|