St. Clare's Catholic Primary School

"I have come that you may have life & have it to the full"  John 10:10

Our Governors

Fr. Stephen Webb

I was appointed as the Parish Priest over 5 years ago, and since that time have served as a Foundation Governor of both St Clare's School and Our Lady & St Brendan's School, both being the parish primary schools.
The education and well-being of our children is important to me, both as a priest and a trained teacher. I very much enjoy the opportunities to meet with and celebrate with our school communities, constantly trying to strengthen the links between home, schools and parish.

My name is Debbie Holroyd and I have been a Foundation Governor at St Clare's for the last 9 years. I am a member of the Staffing and Admissions Committee and I am the named governor for Special Educational Needs and Disability. I have two children who have both recently attended St Clare's and I am also a former pupil of the school, myself. I feel very passionate about giving children the best start in life and so I will continue to support the school in their journey to provide the highest level of aspiration and achievement for all our children.

My name is Marian Booth and I am a Foundation governor at St. Clare's school. I have a long association with both the school and Church, having lived in the Parish for many years. Two of my sons attended the school and were baptised and received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation in the church. It is an honour and privilege to serve our faith community.

I am Mary Murtagh and I have been a part of St Clare's community for the majority of my life, attending the school and marrying in the church. Four years ago I became a school governor with responsibility for Safeguarding, Child Protection and Looked After children. Each governor is also assigned to a class. Mine is Year 1, a delightfully energetic group of children. It is most fulfilling to be a part of this developing school life.

Eileen DiFiori I worked in retail for a number of years but for the last 20 years I have worked for a high street bank. I have had connection with St Clare’s school since 1985 when my oldest child attended. Since then I have been a proud supporter of the school, firstly as a parent on the PTFA and then as Governor. I’ve been on the Governing body since 2007. I find being a governor very rewarding and it's a pleasure to continue to support our lovely school. I have two grown up children who both attended St Clare’s; my daughter is now an Assistant Head at a Catholic Primary School and my son is at Leeds university studying Engineering.

My name is Mr.Nicholas Kiwomya and I have been a Foundation Governor at St. Clare's school since 2008. I work as a project manager in the public sector and wish to contribute my skills and experience to the Governing Body and Leadership Team, in making the school as best it possibly can be. I am passionate in my desire to help achieve the best for all the children of St Clare's, as well as for their families and the wider community.

My name is Sarah Kenyon. I am the staff governor for the school. At school, I am the Deputy Headteacher and teach 0.5 in Year 3 as well. I started teaching at St Clare's 27 years ago as a newly qualified teacher, before spending 11 years at St Francis Catholic Primary School, returning to St Clare's in 2012. I love teaching at St Clare's and care greatly for the children and families in our care.

I am Deborah Kane and I am a Parent Governor. My association with St Clare's spans a decade as two of my children attended here. I recognise the importance of a close partnership between home, school and parish.

I am Justine Langley a parent governor in school. I also work two days a week here as part of my college placement to be a teaching assistant. I am very interested in helping in any way as a governor at St Clare's.