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Introducing Our Governing Body​​

​We are a group of volunteers who are utterly committed to making a positive contribution to our school.  Our team sets the strategic direction of the school,  challenges and supports the school and ensures accountability.  We have a development plan in place, to ensure that, as a group, we are fully equipped to undertake governance duties effectively.  We all strive for Our Lady's to be an exceptional school where confident and polite children thrive in a happy, safe and stimulating environment.  If you would like further information, or have an interest in becoming a school governor please contact us.

Contact the governors via the school office 01928 711921 or sec.olms@halton.gov.uk 

carly 312.JPG​​​​Carly Coull - Chair of Governos

Carly has been a governor for several years and has a child in Year 6.  She works for the NHS within a community setting and believes that this, together with her experiences as a parent to two children has given her the knowledge and passion to help create a fantastic governing body.  Carly added  "I believe that our school provides a happy, safe and exciting learning environment, enabling the children to reach their true potential.  The children are exceptionally well behaved and have impeccable manners.  Our school encourages parental involvment which governors feel is extremely important." 

carly 145.JPG​​​Brenda McDermott - Vice Chair of Governors​​​

Brenda has two daughters and three grandchildren and has lived and worked in the Palacefields community for over forty years.  She worked in education for thirty years before her retirement in 2015.  She remains an active member of the local community and church.  Brenda added, "I became a governor as Our Lady's is very special to me.  I attend as many training sessions as I can to help keep me informed about my role as a governor."​

​Sheila Parhizgar - Foundation Governor​carly 145.JPG

Sheila has been a governor at Our Lady's school since 1986 and has seen many changes over the years.  Her son attended the school and her Godson is now a pupil.  She has recently retired from Riverside College where she was a tutor of Spanish, French and English for speakers of other languages.  Sheila added "Language and Literacy are my particular areas of interest and I bring my knowledge in this fields to the governing body.  As a practising Catholic, I am also keen on following the religious life of the school."

carly 184.JPG​​​Ramon Deus

Ramon was born in Liverpool and has lived in Runcorn since leaving the army in 1977.  He has been an active member of St Martins community since coming to Runcorn.  He is married with three grown up children and two grandchildren.​  He worked, as a Contract Manager, with DHL and retired early in 2009.  Ramon added "For the past three years, I have worked, on a voluntary basis, with 'Cheshire Fire and Rescue Heritage' caring for and displaying the fire engines of yesteryear.  I keep busy in retirement and sometimes wonder how I ever found time to work!"


​The school currently has a vacancy for a Parent Governor.  Parent Governors play an important role as members of the Governing Body and are welcomed as valued members of the team.  If you would like the opportunity to make a real difference and the chance to help plan the future development of the school, or would simply like more information - please follow the link below.

Nomination letter and papers - September 2017


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