AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR GOVERNORS
JULIE ACKROYD-FOUNDATION GOVERNOR (Joint Vice-Chair)
I have worked at Our Lady & St John Catholic College Blackburn for 34 years and during this time, one aspect of my job I have particularly enjoyed is liaising with primary schools, including Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. As a result, I was proud to have the opportunity of joining the governing body in 2015.
My subject specialism is English, which I have enjoyed teaching to a range of pupils over the years. I am currently the Safeguarding Lead at Our Lady & St John and I also have a specific responsibility for Children in our Care; my governor responsibilities in these areas therefore complement this.
I am a member of the National Trust and I enjoy reading and going to the theatre; I am currently trying my hand at flower arranging!
I am married with two grown up children. Born and bred in Colne, I have always been an active member of Sacred Heart Parish (now part of the Good Shepherd Parish). For a number of years, I was a Children’s Liturgy group leader. I am currently a member of the church choir.
It is a privilege being associated with Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. I will continue to work hard to serve its community and support everyone in it, in the best way I can.
CLARE SPICER-FOUNDATION GOVERNOR (Joint Vice-Chair)
I, too, am a teacher and have been at Our Lady & St John Catholic College for a number of years. Prior to that I taught Geography, History and RE in Scunthorpe where I worked for 3 years. I came back to Lancashire, my natural 'home', to get married and have been at OLSJ since, starting as a class teacher and progressing through various pastoral and academic roles to my current position as Deputy Headteacher. During this time I have also completed a Master's degree in Catholic Leadership.
My spare time is spent with my husband and children, although by September I will need a new hobby as my children will all be away studying and/or working.
I love to walk my dog, Finney, in fair and foul weather! I live by my motto of 'lifelong learning' and aim to enrol for a new evening class each year. So far I have tried my hand at pottery, watercolours, stained glass and international cooking and, most recently, have recently completed a diploma in floristry.
I am a parishioner of Brownedge St Mary's Church in Preston and feel privileged to be a governor at OLPS where I hope I am able to serve the school (my specific governor role is with EYFS) and community in faith and action.
If you need to contact any of the governors for any reason please contact the school first. Due to data protection school is not allowed to give out any contact details for our governors.
Letters should be addressed to:
The Chair of Governors,
c/o The Clerk to the governors
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour RC Primary School
|Committee Meetings||Full Governing Body Meetings|
|Thurs 28th Nov 2019 Finance|
|Thurs 28th Nov 2019 Curriculum||Thurs 12th Dec 2019|
|Thurs 12th March 2020 Finance|
|Thurs 12th March 2020 Curriculum||Thurs 26th March 2020|
|Thurs 11th June 2020 Finance|
|Thurs 11th June 2020 Curriculum||Thurs 2nd July 2020|