I am the Chair of Governors at St Luke and St Philip's Church of England Academy
I was born in 1946 in Silloth on the Solway Firth in Cumbria and educated at Southlands Secondary Modern School, Chorley. I am married to Dorothy with 3 grown up children. I joined the Governing Body of Whalley CE Primary School in 1996 and have served as Chair for 20 years. I am very passionate about raising standards and giving every child the opportunity to enjoy their time at school. I joined St Luke and St Philips in 2017 and I am currently Chair of the Resources Committee and Maths Governor. I am also a Trustee and Treasurer to The Bethany Project (Tanzania) UK and so often visit the Christian Children’s Orphanage and Primary School in Tanzania.
I am a new governor and look forward to helping our school achieve the best it can for all our pupils and their families. I am recently retired but have worked in a number of schools in the area and was a Headteacher of two primary schools, one in Accrington and the other in Salesbury, near Blackburn. I currently volunteer at a primary school in Clayton-le-Moors where I began my teaching career many years ago. I am a season ticket holder at Blackburn Rovers FC, love reading and going to the theatre. I also enjoy walking and finally having the time to meet friends. I am married and have one daughter. I am a strong believer in the importance of a happy school experience where every child achieves to the best of their ability.
I am a Prestonian. On leaving school I studied Geography at Durham University before working in the financial sector throughout Lancashire for several years. In 2005 I began to train to become a minister in the Church of England. I was ordained in 2008 and since then I have been based at various parishes in Blackburn. Since 2013 I have been the Vicar of St Luke, St Mark and St Philip's, Blackburn and St Aidan's Blackburn.
When I have spare time I am interested in all sports, particularly badminton which I played for many years and supporting Preston North End F.C. I also enjoy fell walking, having a meal with friends and have a love of cartography.
I am a parent Governor at St Luke and St Philip's Primary School Church of England Academy.
I am a housewife and I enjoy looking after my children. I have 6 children, 1 boy and 5 girls. I believe that education is very important and therefore fully support their education and learning. I hope for them to achieve all that they aspire and have passion for in life in the future.
In my spare time I like to research new ideas and find out interesting facts about the world. I also enjoy exercising and keeping healthy. When we have time we like playing various games and I especially enjoy bowling with my children.
I have been a primary school teacher for 9 years and a teacher at St Luke and St Philip’s Primary School for 7 years, a place where I have always found teaching exhilarating and rewarding.
I am currently working as an Inclusion Manager with previously being a Year 6 teacher (in the afternoons) and a Reading Leader. My role as a Read Write Inc Manager involves teaching as a Reading Recovery Teacher, supporting RWI staff with CPD, assistance and support when teaching and monitoring their groups.
I come from a loving family and therefore my family is my focal point and I enjoy spending time with them. I also love travelling and make it a point to enjoy seeing the wonders of the world. Reading is also a passion of mine and therefore I enjoy reading in my spare time.
Parent Governor Vacancy - Please enquire at the school Office if you are interested in joining the Governing Body.