Our Governors

Mrs Coxon – Chair of Governors – Foundation Governor

Mrs Bernie Coxon“My affiliation with English Martyrs began when my elder daughter joined the school in 1990. I was treasurer of the PTA for ten years and was honoured and delighted when I was invited to become a Foundation Governor in January 2000. I have had the pleasure of working with three Head Teachers all with their own fantastic visions and aspirations for our children. We have a fantastic staff at English Martyrs who work incredibly hard to ensure that every child achieves their full potential. I am a member of English Martyrs Parish and love the sense of Community when School and Parish come together.”
Membership: Admissions, Finance & Buildings, Data & Curriculum, Safeguarding, Pay Review & Staffing, Head Teacher Performance Management.
I am a Link Governor for: Year 3, RE, SEN & Safeguarding
Term of Office started: 1st January 2021  Term of Office ends: 31st December 2024

Mr Gavin Williams – Foundation Governor 

It is a privilege to serve as a foundation governor at English Martyrs Catholic Primary School.  I look forward to becoming involved in such a welcoming and vibrant school.  I have two children both at university and I have 20 years experience working as a nurse in the NHS.  I am currently the lead nurse for the Community Infectious Disease Service that covers Liverpool.  I am also a member of the parish community and look forward to further developing the links between the school and the parish community.”

Membership: Finance & Buildings, Safeguarding
I am a Link Governor for: Year 6 & The Arts
Term of Office started: 18th October 2018   Term of Office ends: 17th October 2022

Mr Hughes – Local Authority Governor

Tony Hughes“I have been a serving governor since 1989 on a range of committees (i.e. finance, staffing, buildings etc). I was chairman of the committee set up by parents (in the nineties) to lead the campaign for a new school. I visited the department for education in London with a petition to see the Secretary of State for education. My two sons Steven and Mark both attended English Martyrs primary school.”
Membership: Admissions,  Finance & Buildings, Admissions, Head Teacher Performance Management.
I am a Link Governor for: Year 5 & PE/Sports.
Term of Office started: 23rd October 2018   Term of Office ends: 24th October 2022

Mrs McMullen – Foundation Governor

” My family have had strong links to the school and parish community for many years so I was delight to be invited to be a foundation governor in September 2017.  I am immensely proud of the achievements of English Martyrs and its role in the life of the local community.  I am looking forward to making a positive contribution to the school and its talented pupils.”
Membership: Data & Curriculum, Finance & Buildings, Pay Review & Staffing
I am a Link Governor for: Year 1, Phonics & Pupil Premium
Term of Office started: 12th September 2017    Term of Office ends: 11th September 2021

Mrs Neary – Foundation Governor

“I retired as English Martyrs school bursar in 2014 after 30 years service. It is therefore a great honour to be appointed as a Foundation Governor. In my retirement, English Martyrs has always played a great part in my life and it has been my fortune to witness the achievements of the children throughout the years, led by dedicated teams of staff and headteachers. I hope that my experience will enable me in some small way to make a contribution to the present Governing Body.”
Membership: Data & Curriculum, Admissions, Safeguarding & Finance & Buildings.
I am a Link Governor for: Reception & Reading.
Term of Office started: 12th September 2017     Term of Office ends: 11th September 2021

Mr O’Brien – Foundation Governor

“I was a pupil at English Martyrs between 1977 and 1984, and my son now attends the school. As a Foundation Governor, I’m delighted to have an opportunity to give something back to the school, and help in a small way to support the staff in the excellent work they do to give our wonderful children such a high standard of education. My professional experience includes senior IT management, as well as strategic planning, transformation and contract management, and I hope that this experience may be of some benefit to the school.”
Membership: Data & Curriculum, Finance & Buildings.
I am a Link Governor for: Year 3 & Maths.
Term of Office started: 1st May 2017    Term of Office ends: 30th April 2021

Mr Middleman – Parent Governor

“Having lived in the English Martyrs parish since 1987 and the fact I have 2 children at the school I had wanted for some time to be involved and do my best to help make a difference at English Martyrs. I was delighted when I was given the opportunity as a parent governor recently and I hope to make a positive contribution. Professionally I work as a scientist and I have a passion for inspiring our next generation of scientists through various outreach activities.”
Membership: TBA.
I am a Link Governor for: TBA.
Term of Office started: 13th November 2020  Term of Office ends: 12th November 2024

Ms Pankiw – Parent Governor

My son is a pupil at the school and I was so pleased to be elected as one of the parent governors.  I am also chair of the school PTA and work with a lovely group of mums and dads to put on events to raise money for the school and pupils.  Professionally I run a homeless shelter in the City, which is equally as demanding as it is rewarding.  I’m really looking forward to making a positive contribution to the school in any way that I can”

Membership: TBA.
I am a Link Governor for: TBA.
Term of Office started: 13th November 2020    Term of Office ends: 12th November 2024

Mr Dinsdale – Headteacher

Membership: Present at all Sub Committees and Full Governor meetings
Term of Office started: Appointed as Head teacher in September 2011.

 

 

Mrs Jasper – Staff Governor

Membership: Data & Curriculum, Safeguarding
Term of Office started:
 30th October 2018    Term of Office ends: 31st October 2022