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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
August 15 2016




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Mrs Debra Gee (CHAIR OF GOVERNORS):  Debra is a former Parent Governor, now Foundation Governor, and has served as Chair of Governors since September 2016.  She has one child at the school and works as a school counsellor as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s SafeSpace Service. Debra serves on both subcommittees and is the Link Governor for Safeguarding, Human Resources, After-School and Breakfast Clubs.


Mrs Alison Spice (VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS):  Alison is Vice Chair of Governors, a Foundation Governor and has one child at the school.  She has a background in Marketing, Corporate Events and Promotions.  Alison works in the office of St Thomas More Catholic Primary School.  She is the Chair of Resources subcommittee, and link Governor for Pupil Premium and SEND.


Fr. Kim Addison: Fr. Kim is our Parish Priest and Foundation Governor. He is an experienced governor, linked to the subject areas of IT and RE and serves on both sub-committees.


Sarah Alves: Sarah is a Parent Governor and has 3 children at the school. She has a background in healthcare, working for the London Ambulance Service as an Emergency Medical Technician and in a GP practice as a phlebotomist. Sarah serves on the Curriculum Committee and is the link governor for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).


Eamonn Browne: Eamonn is a Co-opted Governor with two children at the school. He has been running accounting and book keeping for two businesses for over 25 years. He has joined our governing body to help maintain the very best level of education within our school and to continue to foster the Catholic ethos within these challenging times. Eamonn serves on the Resources Committee and is link governor for Sports Premium.


Remedios Felices Pelayo: Reme is a Parent Governor and has one daughter in the school. She works in the private sector in a finance department and has joined our governing body to support St Albert’s to be the best it can be. Reme serves on the Resources Committee and is link governor for PSHE.


Mrs Valerie Fitzpatrick: Valerie is a Foundation Governor and her interesting in education began when working for the LB of Croydon, Education Department. 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 and St Joseph church as catechist and administrator. Valerie serves on the Curriculum and Admissions Committees, and is link governor for EYFS and English.


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.


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 is Chair of Curriculum sub-committee and serves on the Admissions Committee.

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