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Meet the Governors

2016-01-26 18.37.08

Mr Ian Hunter

Chair & Foundation Governor

Hello, I have been a governor at our school for almost 14 years. Both my daughters were pupils at Holy Family and are now at 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.

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 5 and a son in EYFS.

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Sr Margaret Ochigbo HHCJ

Foundation Governor

Hello, have been a Foundatin Governor at Holy Family for a couple of years.  I also enjoy running First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in the parish.

Mr David Higham

Parent Governor

I was elected as a parent governor just before the Covid pandemic caused school  to be closed. Now that school is opening up again I am enjoying  learnign about the role of a governor. I have two daughters at Holy Family.


Mrs Ellen Davies

Foundation Governor

My name is Ellen Davies. I am a Foundation Governor and a member of the Finance and Resources Committee. I have been a school Governor for about twenty 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.



Mrs Sarah Cookson

Parent  Governor

 I was elected as a Parent Governor and am excited to be part of the team of Governors.  I look forward to learning more about the role and the lovely school my son attends.


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Mrs Cheryl Spencer

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Spencer has recently been welcomed as a c0-opted governor of Holy Family.  She has a son in Year 2 at our school.

Mrs Vivien Pickup

Foundation Governor

My reason for being a governor is to assist the Headteacher and her senior management team in achieving a good to outstanding school. To better assist, the governing body have just done a skills audit and as a result taking on 3 new governors to fill highlighted needs.

I get back as much as I give from both staff and children. There's such a welcome when I go into school and I always go home with a buzz.


Ms Sadie Brumwell

Foundation Governor

Ms Brumwell is also a parish catechist and, with Sr Margaret, helps prepare children to receive the Sacraments. 

Mrs Gemma Unsworth

Staff Governor

I’m Gemma Unsworth. I am the staff governor and I have been the reception teacher at Holy Family for 14 years. 

I am an Early Years Senior Leader of Education for the North West CTE, and I love all things early years. In my spare time, I love spending time outdoors with my family. 

Mrs Ewa Bradford

Foundation Governor

Hello, I have been a governor at our school for about three years.  My two older sons both attended Holy Family before moving on to high school. I currently have one son in the infants.


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  eleven years ago where I became interested in politics and was selected to stand as Councillor for Warbreck Ward in  Local Elections where I was fortunate to be successful in my first attempt.

Mrs Helen Moreton

Head Teacher Governor

 Hello. I am Helen Moreton, Head Teacher Governor. I have had the privilege of being part of Holy Family Catholic Primary School since September 2005, so have now seen several classes of children progress from EYFS to Year 6. I also very much enjoy ex-pupils visiting school to chat about how they have been getting on since leaving primary school. It's also rewarding to listen to their ideas of what they would like to do in the future. Another area that I enjoy, is working with parents and the parish community for the benefit of each pupil. Holy Family School has Christ at its centre and our Mission Statement, 'In all things, love', is lived out in every area of school life- it's a very special community!

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Mrs Helen Lewis

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.


Foundation Governors

Mr I Hunter - Chair of Govenors

Mrs J Hutson Vice Chair of Governors

Sr M Ochigbo HHCJ

Mrs E Davies

Mrs V Pickup

Mrs E Bradford

Ms Sadie Brumhall

1 Vacancy

Parent Governors

Mr D Higham

Mrs C Cookson

Staff Governor

Mrs G Unsworth

Headteacher Governor

Mrs H Moreton

LEA Governor

Cllr D Scott 

Co-opted Governor

Mrs C Spencer

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