Dear St Martha’s Parents and Carers,
We, as governors, would like to welcome you, introduce ourselves and tell you a little more about the role of our Governing Body at St. Martha’s.
Our main role is to work with Aidan McGovern and Hayley Pink, who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, and the staff to deliver a high quality of education for each and every child at St. Martha’s.
At St. Martha’s you and your child will be treated like family, with care, consideration and respect. We take the well–being of every child very seriously and will strive to ensure that they reach their full potential, spiritually, academically and in their personal development.
As Governors we ensure that:
- The school has a strong and clear vision and ethos.
- Standards are high and that all children at St. Martha’s have access to the best possible education.
- The resources of the school (budgets, staff and building) are managed well and appropriately.
The safety and wellbeing of both children and staff are of the utmost importance and are actively considered by Governors in all the decisions we make.
We meet as a Full Governing Body every half term (six times a year). All Governors belong to one of our two sub committees – Leadership and Management or Teaching, Learning and Achievement.
Governors come into school to visit classes, undertaking learning walks, attending events such as assemblies and masses and helping with projects.
Foundation Governors: Claire Ampomah (Chair of Governors ), Ludencio Falculan, Sharon Johnson, Kirsten Kerry. Rob Ashwell, Lijesh John, Monika Bill-O'Connor.
Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese of East Anglia and have a special responsibility to maintain the Catholic ethos of the school.
Executive Head teacher:
Monika Bill-O'Connor, Lijesh John
Parent Governors are elected by the parents providing a parental viewpoint at the Governing Body. Parent Governors are not representative of individual parent’s concerns or issues.
Local Authority Governor:
Local authority Governors act in the best interests of the school and the wider community and promote the interests of the school in the wider community.
Who we are:-
Claire Ampomah (Chair of Governors)
“I was the chair of the PTA for 8 years until I became a governor. I grew up in Kings Lynn. I have 3 children, Rachel, Joshua and Lexie who previously attended St. Martha’s. I have degrees in Mathematics and Psychology. I was a teacher of Mathematics and Science for VSO in Zimbabwe and I worked for Marks & Spencer before I had my children.
I now own, run and manage, with my husband Ben, four local community pharmacies. We have been in business in the local area for 17 years.
I am your Local Authority Governor.”
Contact Information: c/o St Martha's RC Primary School, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4AY. 01553 774829
Hayley Pink - Head of School
“I have been a governor at the school for 10 years. I have also taught at St Martha’s for the past 15 years as both a supply, part time and full time teacher through all classes from reception to year 6. I have 3 children, Harry, Lily and Joseph who previously attended St. Martha’s.
I have been a teacher for 22 years. I was the deputy head at Ingoldisthorpe School before having my children and am now the Deputy Head teacher and special needs co-ordinator, as well as Designated Safeguarding Lead at St. Martha’s, which is a challenging but very enjoyable and rewarding role.
Aidan McGovern - Executive Head Teacher
“I have been the Headteacher at St. Martha’s since January 2003. During this time the school has grown in numbers and diversity and we are embarking on a new stage in the life of the school with a £3,000,000 extension, which will be completed in the summer of 2016.
I have seen several changes at St. Martha’s over the years and I am delighted to be part of a wonderful team of Staff and Governors.
I have 4 daughters who have all been educated at St. Martha’s and a dog named Paddy.