Meet the Governors

Rachael Fallon, Chair of Governors:
1/4/2018 - 31/03/22

I am a pharmacist working in the NHS in a leadership role where my focus is patient safety and governance.  I am also a parent at St Catherine's

Miss J Chwastek, Headteacher, Staff Governor:
1/9/2013 Ex -officio

As Headteacher I am automatically a school governor. I strive to provide the very best for all our children in partnership with parents, staff and other governors.

Fr Michael Deas, Foundation Governor

I am the Assistant Priest in St. Catherine’s Parish and I grew up just down the road in Rusholme.  

It is therefore very important to me that everyone in the school feels the love of Jesus and takes that out to the wider community.

Barbara Griffin, Foundation Governor
15/11/19 - 4/11/23

I’ve been a parishioner at St Catherine’s  for 28 years. My son and daughter were taught at St Catherine’s School. I’m interested in supporting the school and contributing to its continuous success.

Maria Bromley, Foundation Governor: 
22/11/2018 - 21/11/2022

I have 3 children at St Catherine's and I'm a secondary school teacher of History and Politics. I want to help make the school as good as it can possibly be.

Ann-Marie Chidgey,  Staff Governor:
19/11/2019 - 18/11/2023

I am proud to be a member of staff at St Catherine’s, I’m currently working as a HLTA.
I want to help make St Catherine’s the best it can be for our whole school family.

Mark Frost, Foundation Governor: 
22/11/2018 - 21/11/2022

As a former pupil of St Catherine's I am delighted to support the children and staff and take a keen interest in their welfare and development.  I'm a professional HR manager

Laura Starkey, Foundation Governor: 
26/11/2019 - 25/11/2023

I’m a teacher who has taught at secondary and sixth form level.  Previously I was a solicitor working with corporate clients. Also, I am a parent of 2 children at St Catherine’s.

Fr John Hitchen, Parish Priest Foundation Governor:  

I'm a Foundation Governor of St Catherine's Roman Catholic Primary School through my position as Parish Priest of the Parish.  I seek to bring the values shown by Jesus Christ - love, forgiveness and care for others - into all that we do.

Raj Mehta, Parent Governor:
20/4/2017 - 19/4/2021

I am the parent of a child in year 5 and I work in Human Resources. I am passionate about the education and well being of all our children at the school.

Elly Plaskett, Parent Governor:
20/4/2017 - 19/4/2021

I am the parent at St Catherine's and I work in Initial Teacher Training following many years as a primary school teacher and leader.  I blend the skills from my professional background with those as a parent to support school development.

Martin Lochery, Associate Governor:
10/3/2016 - 9/3/2020

I have spent the whole of my professional life involved with education. My daughters attended, and my grandchildren now attend, St Catherine's.

Martin Whyte, Associate Governor:
1/9/2014 - 31/8/2018

As a former pupil of St Catherine's, I am delighted to support the children and staff. I also take a keen interest in their welfare and development. I'm a professional HR Manager.

Helen West, Associate Governor:
10/11/19 - 9/11/2020

I work in a design and marketing company and I've been a governor for 11 years.  I'm committed to making the school as good as it can be.

Oliver Ham, Associate Governor: 

A Project Controls Specialist working in the Pharmaceutical sector. Passionate about enhancing the built environment of the School to increase the learning experience for both Pupils and Staff.

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