I’m Laura, and I joined the governing board in March 2017. My background is in primary education, with particular interests in SEND and Early Years, and I have worked as a both a teacher and teaching assistant. I am currently working at Warwickshire County Council, where the main focus of my role is working in partnership with local residents, including children and young people, to shape and improve commissioned services. Outside of work, I’m mum to a 16-month-old daughter, which keeps me pretty busy!
I was keen to become a governor as I enjoy being part of a school community and no longer have this opportunity in my day-to-day work, and I am really looking forward to getting to know the children and families at OLST.
- Ethos and Standards Committee
I am a recently retired primary school teacher and have long associations with OLST. Three of my sisters and my brother were pupils as were my four children.
I was a teacher at the school from 1989 to 2001. I am an active member of the parish as a Eucharistic minister, a reader, a catechist, singing with the choir, and chairman of Kindaid the church's social and fund raising group.
- Resources Committee
I have been a Foundation Governor of Our Lady’s for some 20 years now. I have carried out a variety of roles as a Governor, at present I serve on the Resources committee and undertake a variety of other tasks throughout the year. I believe the School and so the pupils are best supported by a mix of Governors from a variety of backgrounds and occupations. Demands on Governors however are increasingly technical and in future I see the role being occupied more exclusively by those with educational qualifications.
My daytime job is to run the Property Development arm of my family’s business.
As a Governor, I assist in the management of the School and I hope that through their education the children will be equipped to maximise their potential in life based on merit alone. I am confident that whilst at Our Lady’s they will not be held back by any other issues such as Class and Gender.
I have lived in Cubbington all of my life. My initial involvement with Our Lady’s was as a pupil when the School first opened in the 60 s and my Father was a Governor.
My hobbies include walking, Classic Cars and reading the daily paper when there is time.
-Chair of Resources Committee
-Vice Chair of Governing Body
Sean is an ex pupil of OLST and lives in Lillington. He holds a MSc in Manufacturing and Production Management and works for CSC, a company that specialises in IT solutions and services.
Sean is a Foundation Governor, Chair of the Resources committee and Vice Chair of the Board of Governors
-Ethos and Standards Committee
I was appointed as Foundation Governor during the summer term of 2016. I am a past pupil of Our Lady and St. Teresa’s school so feel privileged to be asked to serve in the capacity of Foundation Governor. My late father was also a governor so I feel I would like to carry on the good work which he and others did in order to advance the school. At present I am retired but come to the role of Governor of Our Lady and St. Teresa’s with an Education background. I hope to bring experience in Educational Management, Inspecting of schools and classroom practice to my role as Governor.
I hope the present Governing body is able to support the Head, teaching staff and all who work in this thriving school to achieve the best educational experience for the children in their care.
-Ethos and Standards Committee
I joined the Governing Body in September 2015 following a long association with OLST, both as a pupil and a parent, and as coordinator of the Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Communion which takes place in the parish. I am a member of the Ethos, Performance and Standards sub-committee. As long as I have been involved with the school, OLST has been a welcoming inclusive school with a real Catholic ethos, and a passion for helping each child fulfil their potential; I very much want to be a part of that.
I have two grown-up children and two little granddaughters. By day, I am a Partner in a local law firm. Outside work, I am a trustee of the Society of Saint Gregory - a Catholic charity which promotes good liturgy and music. I am a member of the choir at Our Lady’s, and of Kindaid, the church’s fundraising committee. My claim to fame must be that I recently had the privilege of meeting Pope Francis in person at a sacred music conference in Rome.
I joined the Governing Body in September 2014, and am a member of the Resources sub-committee.
I began attending the parish of Our Lady’s in September 2011 after meeting, and subsequently marrying, a former pupil of the school.
From then on I have tried to take an active part in parish life, and when asked to join the Governing Body of OLST, I was happy to accept. The school has an exceptionally welcoming atmosphere and puts an emphasis on looking after the needs of each individual, and it is this focus that has seen the school grow and improve over the last few years.
By day, I am the Head of Mathematics at a secondary school in Coventry, but most importantly, I’m a family man, and father of two wonderful daughters. I enjoy spending time playing sport, particularly golf and cricket, and also during the winter months, pursuing my hobby of football refereeing.
- Ethos and Standards Committee
I was very proud to be elected as a Parent Governor in November 2014, with a majority support from the parent community. OLST has always been close to my heart, as I am an ex-pupil and completed several work placements here during my early years of employment.
My allocated sub-committees are Resources and Admissions.
I am married and have one daughter and a little Jack Russell. My family is full of fun and keeps me active, we love camping holidays and fishing trips.
I work as an Operations Manager for an international Cyber Security Consultancy, with offices in Leamington Spa and New York. I have daily responsibility for a team of Project Managers, and the diaries of +50 delivering consultants.
Since becoming an OLST parent I have also been actively involved in PTA life, spending 2 years as Secretary and 2 years as Treasurer.
- Chair of Governing Body
-Chair of Ethos and Standards Committee
Our Lady and St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School has a long tradition of providing an excellent education where children have always been given the opportunity to develop their God-given faith, talents, gifts and abilities. I am proud to be part of this continuing mission in the twenty-first century where the provision of a distinctive Catholic Education in Leamington Spa is at the heart of what the Board of Governors and staff do.
Following a career in Education in Warwickshire, London and Coventry I was delighted to join the Board of Governors of Our Lady and St. Teresa’s School where I am the Chair of Governors as well as a member of the Ethos, Performance and Standards Committee.
I have been a member of the worshipping community of Our Lady’s for over twenty years where I am the Safeguarding Representative and a Reader at Mass.
My recent retirement has given me the opportunity to keep busy following my many interests namely travelling, walking, theatre, cinema and literature.
Governor Attendance 2017 - 2018
A record of governor attendance at meeings can be found here for the period 2017-2018
Governor Attendance 2016- 2017
A record of governor attendance at meeings can be found herefor the period 2016-2017