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Mrs Margaret McAleese

Foundation Governor

Enhanced DBS

 

Term of office: 9.9.15 – 8.9.19

Roles: Chair of Governors, Early Years Governor, Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee; Pay and Policy governor; Head Teacher performance management

 

Biography

My name is Margaret McAleese and I am proud to be a Foundation Governor at Our Lady’s RC Primary School.  I have been chairperson for eight years.  I am a retired teacher, having taught for 40+ years in Army and Catholic schools.  I am particularly passionate about developing children’s skills in mathematics.  I enjoy cryptic crosswords and walking.

Mr Jamie Cadden

Foundation Governor

Enhanced DBS

 

Term of office: 21.6.15 – 20.6.19

Roles: Vice-chair of governors, chair of Resources Committee, member of Teaching & Learning committee, member of Staffing Committee

 

Biography

My name is Jamie Cadden.  I am an ex-pupil of Our Lady’s and my 5 children have also come through the school – the last of which is finishing Year 6 this year.  I have therefore had an association of over 30 years with the school.  I am a Foundation Governor which entails being nominated by the parish and appointed by the diocese with the aim of upholding and promoting Catholic education.  I have a great passion for most sports, but especially football and rugby and am a qualified FA coach.  I also have a passion for Our Lady’s which is why am so happy to offer my time and energy to help the school flourish.

Mr Paul Tabi

Foundation Governor

Enhanced DBS

 

Term of office: 3.2.14 – 3.2.18 

Roles – Resources Committee,  Financial Governor, PE and PSHCE

 

Biography

My name is Paul Tabi and I am a Foundation Governor at Our Lady’s Catholic School.  I have lived in Dartford for over 12 years and my children have all attended the school. I work for a Bank and therefore have a good understanding around anything financial.

 

As Governors we work closely with Miss Quinn to ensure that the school is performing well and meeting all its targets. I am particularly interested in physical education.

 

I enjoy spending quality time with my family and going on holidays. Visiting new places is something I very much enjoy.

 

Charles McCarthy

Foundation Governor

Enhanced DBS

 

Term of office: 31.1.16 – 30.1.20

Roles: Teaching & Learning Committee

 

Biography

My name is Charles McCarthy. I have a background in Catholic Education at a senior level. Most recently, as a Specialist Leader of Education I organised initial teacher training across a consortium of primary and secondary schools. I have a particular interest in teaching and learning in the classroom.

 

In my life away from education, I enjoy being a professional grandparent being able to spend time with the newest generation of our family. I enjoy outdoor activities. I used to be a Duke of Edinburgh leader and still find time to work with young people engaged in the programme.

Mrs Rachel Gibbs-McNeil

Foundation Governor

Enhanced DBS

 

Term of Office:23.4.13 – 22.4.17

Roles- Foundation governor appointed by the Diocese to help support the Catholic ethos of the school. Vice Chair of the teaching and learning committee & Numeracy and Literacy governor.

 

Biography

My name is Rachel Gibbs-McNeil and I have been a school governor at Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary School for 4 years. I am particularly passionate about contributing to the school & the local community. I have 3 children, two of whom still attend Our Lady’s and I am an active member of Saint Anselm’s church.

I work full time as a Head of Commercial and Operations for a Global content business in London which, along with my 3 beautiful children, keeps me terribly busy!  Being a Governor of Our Lady’s has allowed me to contribute to the school with both my business head, my Catholic heart and my commitment to helping the children of the school.

Mrs Caroline Brennan

Staff Governor

Enhanced DBS

 

Term of office: 1.9.15 – 31.8.19

Roles: Resources committee; Health & Safety; policy committee

 

Biography

I have worked at Our Lady’s as a teaching assistant for 12 years but have been involved for a lot longer as a parent and as a previous pupil myself.  I love working in the school environment and thoroughly enjoy helping the children achieve their very best.  As a staff governor my role includes Health & Safety.  This is very important as the children need to be safe whilst in school.

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