Introducing our Governors 1

“I have been a parent at St James’ since 2012 and have been looking for an opportunity to have a more active involvement in the school. I applied for the parent governor role as I have a daughter in Class 2 and will have a daughter attending Nursery in the next school year so am keen to have a positive imput into the school. I am an Accountant so it was only natural that I would also be on the Finance and Premises¬† Committee too, and I am hoping to be able to give advice and guidance when required. St James’ has a lovely community feel to it and I want to help develop it to be the best in the area. The school has so much to give and even in my short time of being a parent I have seen the school develop hugely. Although I am a “newbie” to the Governor life, I have already learnt a great deal about the school and the community. I look forward to many years with St James’ “Nicola Kirkham: Foundation 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 and District Commissioner, sometimes all at the same time! Jackie Walker : Headteacher Governor