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Governance Statement.

Governors would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard in school during the last academic year to provide an outstanding learning environment.


We are progressing with the bishop’s invitation to join the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Lots of hard work is being undertaken and all being well, we will join the B.E.B.C.M.A.T. at Easter, or thereabouts 2024.


Father David Burns continues to support us in our school with both whole school and weekly class mass’ being celebrated which are greatly enjoyed by our children.

Being part of The Catholic Cluster of Blackpool schools continues to allow us to work together.

Our Section 48 inspection will be this year using the new frame work.

R.E. week was based on “ Season of Creation.”

The First Holy Communion Celebration in June was a massive success, congratulation to the children who received this and also those who received the sacrament of Confirmation.

Please enjoy the school canvas hanging in the hall created by our children. Some of our children’s work is also displayed in church, please lets us know what you think of it!

School were delighted to attend mass in Church again after a long absence, well done to the child who participated.  


A special emphasis has been put on writing.

Meet the teacher mornings were a great success and will continue this academic year.

Our education extends beyond the classroom with many visits “out of school” to support the learning, including cinema trips and themed dress up days.

School have put a focus on Physics and are looking to develop the curriculum in this subject

School are also to include “Outdoor Learning” to support our curriculum.

Despite the size of our school we excel in interschool sporting events and both year 3/4 and 5/6 teams reached their respective Lancashire finals; incredible!

We will offer parent evenings.

Independence and Individuality. 

Staff, morale and mental health are reported to be well despite recent social challenges.

We are hoping to continue a more normalised pace to school life.

Our attendance is in line with other schools at 94.9%.

We will again look to invite parents into school under the advice of the Director of Schools.

Community and Environment. 

The government will continued to provide vouchers for eligible children over the holidays.

Our Lentern “over 55 coffee afternoon” was a great success , it featured a selection of songs from our school choir.

We will continue to support the children fundraising for many great causes, this year they will feed a child for a whole year, wow!

Governors wish Mrs Barnes all the best on the arrival of a future pupil.

Long time governor and previous chair of governors Mrs Vivien Pickup has resigned as a governor. We would like to thank her for her excellent service and wish her all the best in the future.

School always encourage parents to consider becoming a governor and help support and challenge the head teacher. Anyone interested in learning how you can do this should leave their details at reception to find out more.

Thank you,

Ian Hunter

Chair of Governors.

Meet the Governors

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Mr Ian Hunter

Chair & Foundation Governor

Hello, I have been a governor at our school for almost 10 years. Both my daughters were pupils at Holy Family with the youngest recently transferring to St Mary’s Catholic Academy.

     I enjoy the understanding I have gained about how the school works from the head and teachers. I look to reinforce our vision in all decisions we take.

        I am delighted with the skills our governors bring to our meetings.  We are determined to aspire to ever improving standards at our school.


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Mrs Julie Hutson

Vice Chair and Foundation Governor

Mrs Hutson has been a governor at Holy Family for 3 years.  She has one daughter in Year 4 and a son who is yet to start school.







Mrs Ellen Davies

Vice Chair and Foundation Governor

My name is Ellen Davies. I am  the Deputy Chair and a member of the Curriculum Committee. I have been a school Governor for 15 years. I have been actively involved with the school and parish for over 40 years. I am the Playgroup Leader, so it has been good to see the children develop in a caring and happy environment. The school has improved over the years with a dedicated staff team which keeps the children at the heart of all they do.


Mr Danny Scott

Local Authority Governor

My name is Danny Scott and I joined the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, in 1971 as a Radio Mechanic. I was stationed at Portland in Dorset until 1977. I then joined the Prison Service where I worked in several prisons as a Physical Education Instructor in the North East before moving to the North West in 1994 as Physical Education Manager at Lancaster Castle. I moved to Blackpool seven years ago where I became interested in politics and was selected to stand as Councillor for Warbreck Ward in last years Local Elections where I was fortunate to be successful in my first attempt.


Mrs Ewa Bradford

Parent  Governor

My name is Ewa Bradford and I have three sons- two at St Mary's Catholic Academy and one at Holy Family. I am relatively new to the role of governor but  I am looking forward to being more involved. I currently enjoy volunteering at school, helping children learn to read and I am also fortunate enough to be able to support staff on various school visits and trips. 



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Mr David Higham

Parent  Governor

Hello I’m David, my daughters Florence Y4 and Isabella  Y2 attend Holy Family and couldn’t be happier. From my view and knowledge so far it’s an amazing school with the children always at forefront of decisions.
I am brand new to the role of parent Governor and unfortunately COVID 19 has limited my role to date . I’m hoping to be more productive in the coming months .I hope to assist Mrs Moreton and staff where possible to ensure Holy Family remains as great as it is.




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Mrs Gemma Unsworth

Staff Governor

 Hi, I’m Gemma Unsworth and I have worked as the EYFS teacher, PE Coordinator and EYFS/KS1 Manager at Holy Family for over 10 years. I am new to our team of Governors and I’m looking forward to becoming in other aspect of school life. I absolutely love my job and I am extremely proud of our team  at Holy Family. I am particularly interested in play-based learning and Physical Education.


Emma Allonby - Head teacher Governor

I am Emma Allonby, Head teacher Governor. I had the privilege of becoming the Head here at Holy Family in 2022.I enjoy working with the Governors, parents and parish to provide the best Catholic centred education for all pupils.


Mrs Danielle Bowater

Clerk to Governors

I work for the Local Authority, Governor Services. I support Governors by taking minutes of their meetings and providing advice on governance. I have worked for the service since November 2018 and support a number of different schools and academies in Blackpool. I am really looking forward to working with Holy Family School.


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