Introducing our Governors 1

“I have been a parent at St James’ since 2012 and have been a Parent Governor for over four years. The role gives me the opportunity to have a more active involvement in the school. I first applied for the parent governor role when my eldest daughter was in Class 2 and my youngest was about to join  Nursery. My eldest daughter has now left and attends Alder Community High School. My Youngest daughter is now in Year 3. I am keen to have a positive imput into the school and bring skills to the school to support and give insight from a parents point of view. I am a full-time Management Accountant for the NHS and so it was only natural that I would also be on the Finance and Premises Committee too. I am able to give help and guidance when it is required. St James’ has a lovely community feel to it and I want to help develop it to be the best in our area. In the 4 years I have been a Parent Governor I have seen the school develop and grow. The school has an excellent team of teachers and leaders who are dedicated to give every child the opportunity to develop, learn and succeed in the future.” Nicola Kirkham: Parent Governor

“During my career I have been a Mechanical Engineer, Youth Worker for Salford Diocese and I am now a retired Secondary School Teacher. I am also a retired member of Glossop Mountain Rescue Team. It is a pleasure and a privilege to serve the community of Hattersley as a governor of St James’ Catholic Primary School.” Peter Brown: Foundation Governor

“The Governing Body at St James’ is a hardworking, friendly group of people and I am privileged to work with them. Being the Headteacher of a Catholic School is very important to me as I enjoy being part of the wider community and supporting our children along their faith journey.  I have been a staff governor on my two previous schools’ governing bodies as I like to be involved in decision making and to have a school wide view of what is happening. Out of school I like to make music, be outdoors and I am an active Guide Leader, sometimes all at the same time! Jackie Walker : Headteacher Governor