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Our Lady's Catholic Primary School

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Meet the Governors


Mrs Margaret McAleese

Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors with responsibility for Safeguarding and Head Teacher Performance Management



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

Vice-chair of governors with responsibility for Staff Pay



My name is Jamie Cadden.  I am an ex-pupil of Our Lady’s and my 5 children have also come through the school; 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.


Mrs Lucy Bland

Parent Governor

Mrs Caroline Brennan

Co-opted Governor

Responsibility for Health & Safety



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.


Fr. Stephen Boyle

Parish priest



I hail from Tooting Bec. After studying Mathematics at London university, I entered the English College seminary in Rome in 1986. I was ordained for the priesthood in 1992 at St. Anselm’s, Tooting Bec, and have served in Camberwell, Strood, and New Addington. I have been at St. Anselm’s Dartford since 2012.


Mr Aidan Cox

Foundation Governor

Responsibility for Finance and Staff Pay


Mrs Rachel Gibbs-McNeil

Foundation Governor

Responsibility for SEND and Staff Pay



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.


Mr Ron Miller

Parent Governor


Mrs Angie O'Grady

Foundation Governor

Responsibility for Safeguarding

Mr Paul Tabi

Foundation Governor

Responsibility for Finance and Head Teacher Performance Management



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.


Mrs Martine Wates

Foundation Governor

Responsibility for SEND


Miss Isabel Quinn

Head Teacher