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Meet the Governors

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Mr Ian Hunter

Chair & Foundation Governor

Hello, I have been a governor at our school for 6 years. I’m also a parent now of one child at the school and one child at St Mary's.

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 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 12 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 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.

Fr Musaki Narusawa

Parish Priest & Foundation Governor

Fr Narusawa was appointed parish priest on Fr Farrell’s retirement, August 2015.






Mrs Jeanette Pope

Parent  Governor

Hello, my name is Jeanette Pope and I have two daughters at Holy Family. I am really looking forward to being a parent Governor here. I was born, raised and educated in Blackpool. I work for a large manufacturing company and I am experienced in project management and finance disciplines. I have a strong academic background and I’m really keen to contribute to the running of the school.

Councillor 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 Tracey Whitmore

Staff Governor

My name is Tracey Whitmore and I have worked at Holy Family for nine years; for most of this time I have worked in Year 6. I enjoy working with children and my colleagues here at school which means I love my job! Over the past few years to name but a few; I have camped on the school field, abseiled from a 65 foot tree, dressed up as Princess Fiona and learned to drive a mini-bus (as well as helping Year 6 to achieve some fantastic results!) I decided that to help develop my role in school being a governor would be a good idea and I am now in my third year on the governing committee. I have found it interesting looking behind the scenes of how the school is managed and I feel that I can help with important decisions as I understand the needs of children in our school and those of my colleagues.

Mrs Helen Moreton

Head Teacher Governor

I am Helen Moreton, Headteacher Governor. I have worked at Holy Family Catholic Primary School since September 2005 so have now seen several cohorts progressing through school. I also love to see ex-pupils visiting and chatting about what they have been up to since leaving our school. I very much enjoy working with parents and parishioners in our community for the benefit of all our children. As an Ofsted graded ‘good with outstanding features’ school, we are very much on a journey to ‘outstanding’.

Mrs H Moreton

Ms Dawn Parkinson

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 for nine months and support a number of different schools and academies in Blackpool. I am really looking forward to working with Holy Family.




Mr Shane Patmore

Foundation Governor

I am a Finance Manager for a large Manufacturing Company. I have one child at St Mary's Academy and two at Holy Family. My wife Angela, is a Support Assistant at the school. I have been a Governor at Holy Family since my eldest started in reception. My aim is to help other Governors and Staff to understand the accounts and plan for the future.

I am the Chair of the Resources Committee which covers Staffing, Premises and Financial Planning/Monitoring.

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Mrs Katie Hedges

Parent Governor

My name is Katie Hedges, my son currently attends Holy Family Catholic Primary School.

I was elected as a parent governor & was happy to take up my position and be involved. I hope I can use my knowledge and keen attitude to help support the school, staff and the children.

Mr Garry Heap

Co-opted Governor

Co-opted Governor and Chair of the Curriculum & Standards Committee.

I live in Holy Family Parish, was married at Holy Family Church, and have two children, one at St Mary's Academy and one at Holy Family School. I have a Science and Mathematics background, and have worked in the IT sector for over 20 years.

I have been a Foundation Governor for 3 years, and recently took the role of Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee. I enjoy contributing to the many varied aspects of school governance and working with the other governors to support the school in building on its already excellent standards of education for our children.


Miss Margaret Simpson

Foundation Governor

I have been connected with schools and education all my working life. So, when asked to be a Foundation Governor at Holy Family Catholic Primary School, I felt I could support both the children and teachers. As a parish catechist, I also help prepare the children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

Mrs Julie Hutson

Foundation Governor

Mrs Hutson has just started her term of office as a governor at school. She has one daughter in Year 1.

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