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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
August 15 2016



Governors may be contacted via the school office or at

Mrs Debra Gee (CHAIR OF GOVERNORS):  Debra is a Co-opted Governor with two children at the school.  She is a school counsellor, working as part of HertfordshireCounty Council’s SafeSpace Service. Debra is the Chair of Governors, Link Governor for English and Safeguarding, and serves on both sub-committees.

Fr. Kim Addison (VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS): Fr. Kim is our Parish Priest and Foundation Governor. He is an experienced governor and is linked to the subject areas of IT, Science and RE.

Mrs Alison Spice:  Alison is a Foundation Governor and has two children at the school.  She has a background in Marketing, Corporate Events and Promotions.  For the last 9 years she has run her own Swim School business but is now taking a break to spend more time with her children.  Alison is the Chair of Learning and Achievement, link Governor for Pupil Premium and SEND, and serves on both sub-committees.

Mrs Wendy Goodinson: Wendy is a LEA Governor and an Associate Partner of Synergy Construction and Property Consultants.  Wendy has considerable experience in working with faith schools, offering advice and support for Headteachers and Governors when working on education projects including brand new schools (St Albert’s included), classroom extensions and volumetric builds.  She also manages repair and maintenance contracts, working with experienced building surveyors and mechanical and electrical services refurbishments and has been working with schools for over 30 years. Wendy serves on the Resources Committee and is Link Governor for Health & Safety.

Mr Michael Stothard M.B.E., K.S.G., J.P:  Michael is a Foundation Governor with link responsibilities for the vision, ethos and values of this Catholic school and RE. He was, for over 25 years, Headteacher of John F. Kennedy School and has acted as an adviser and governor trainer as well as clerk to the governors of a number of schools, primary, secondary and special. He was a magistrate for 30 years and was Chair of the Dacorum Bench and Family Panel. Michael is Chair of Resources Committee, serves on both sub-committees and is Link Governor for RE.

Mrs Leanne Turp:  Leanne has been a teacher at St Albert the Great School since January 2015 and our Staff Governor since June 2016.  She has been teaching for 12 years across the Early Years and Key Stage 1.  She became a governor because she felt it would be a good way to get to know the school, deepen her understanding of how a school runs and ultimately to help ensure St Albert’s is the best school it can be.  She feels that by working together, we can ensure that all children achieve their full potential and enjoy their learning experiences. Leanne serves on both Learning & Achievement and Admissions Committees.

Mrs Valerie Fitzpatrick: Valerie is a Foundation Governor and her interest in education began when working for the LB or Croydon, Education Department. Whilst her 3 children were young she helped in their school and returned to employment as school secretary at Martindale School before joining her husband in his business. Now retired, Valerie is currently a volunteer advisor at the Citizens Advice Bureau and has helped with the First Holy Communion programme at St. Mary & St. Joseph church as catechist and administrator. Her interest in education continues as she follows the progress of her 10 grandchildren. Valerie serves on the Learning & Achievement Committee, and is Link Governor for EYFS and History.

Mr Nick Molnar: Nick is a Parent Governor with one child at our school. He has 20 years’ experience in Communications, Marketing and Business Development and is a professional photographer who enjoys obstacle course racing, golf and volunteer work (especially for Great Ormond Street Hospital). Nick is a practicing Catholic who involves himself in church life and looks forward to bringing what expertise he has to help improve and develop our school for current and future pupils, staff and parents. Nick serves on the Resources Committee.

Mrs Joanne Grace: Joanne is a Parent Governor with one child at our school. She has volunteered with the PTFA and looks forward to supporting the work of the Governing Body. She serves on the Learning and Achievement Committee.

There are 3 Governors with pecuniary (business) interests registered for 2017-18.

Governor Details 2017-2018

Calendar of Meetings 2017-18

Minutes of the Governing Body meetings are available on request from the school office.