Governing Body 2016/2017
Canon P Hartnett (Foundation Governor)
I was born and brought up in Middlesbrough. My father came over from Dublin to play football for Middlesbrough FC, he also played for the Republic of Ireland. Two of his caps and football shirt are on display at the Riverside Stadium. I studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick’s seminary in Thursles, County Tipperary and was ordained in St. Joseph’s Church, Middlesbrough on 15th June 1979.
I am currently parish priest in St. Therese of Lisieux Parish and am also parish administrator for St. Mary & St. Romuald’s Church, Yarm. Additionally I am also a Foundation Governor for St Patrick’s Catholic College, Thornaby.
Mr K Kilmartin (Chair)
I have lived and worked on Teesside for the past 30 years.
I have been a member of the Governing Body of St Therese Primary for the last 5 years; a school attended by all four of my children since it opened in 2000.
I am also Vice Chair of the Governing Body, Chair of Admissions and a member of Resources Committee
Mrs C Stott (Headteacher)
I am very proud to belong to the community of St Therese of Lisieux. I have worked in school since 2002, been a member of the governing body for 6 years and a senior leader within school for 5 years. I have served the school as head teacher for three years and I am passionate about ensuring our children receive the very best start to life and value the opportunity to support their growth and nurture our young people to ensure they are fully equipped to lead happy and successful lives.
I am also very fortunate to work with a committed and dedicated local Management Board, I ensure they are fully informed of all aspects of school life and enjoy and appreciate their advice, feedback and challenge.
Mrs L McNicholas (Staff Governor)
I have worked at ST Therese for the past 15 years from an NQT and fulfilled many roles within a primary school during my time here: class teacher from Nursery to Year Six, Phase leader for Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, SENCO, Deputy Safeguarding Officer, English and RE Lead, Assistant Head teacher and currently Deputy Head teacher.
My commitment and dedication to our school, parish and wider community is intrinsic to my daily life and in my role as Staff Governor, I am able to give the Local Management Board valuable insight into the day to day running of the school and contribute to their work of building on our many successes and achievements.
Mrs J Gallagher (Parent Governor)
Mrs I Lewis (Foundation Governor)
I am a parishioner at St Therese of Lisieux Parish in Ingleby Barwick. I am married to Tony and have two children and six granddaughters. I work in the A&E department at North Tees University Hospital.
I am a Foundation Governor and a member of the Resources Committee, Admissions Committee and Attendance Committee.
Mrs C Redman (Vice Chair)
I have been a Foundation Governor since April 2015 and currently sit on the School Improvements Committee, and have an interest in Early Years.
My background is 28 years in the Chemical Industry in a variety of roles such as Sales &Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resource and currently work on a Student Scholarship Programme.
Mr E Sherrington (Foundation Governor)
I have lived in Ingleby Barwick for over 20 years and have been a foundation governor of St Therese for 8 years. Prior to my retirement I was Headteacher of Our Lady and St Bede RC School in Stockton having served for 40 years as a teacher in various Catholic secondary schools in the Teesside area.
Although now retired my commitment to Catholic Education has not diminished. Consequently I feel very strongly that our Catholic schools must be at least as good as or indeed better than comparative state schools in order to hold their true place in modern educational society.
My particular passion is to ensure that St Therese and other schools in the Academy Trust provide sufficient opportunities for all our children, especially the challenged pupils, to develop and maximize their individual potential.
Being a governor is not always easy and can be time consuming but I thoroughly enjoy my involvement in the work of the Governing Body and the Resources, School Improvement and various other committees. I feel that, in some small way, I am repaying the debt my family owes to the Catholic Schools in this area for the quality of education they provided over many years.
Mrs D de Moor (Parent Governor)
I am mum to Lia & Luuk, a loving wife and successful director for a global company, focussed on driving innovation and efficiency into public & private sectors. I have been a parent governor since 2016, and am passionate about how our school helps to develop our children. I am delighted to be a voice of the parents on what is important to us and our children.
Mr A Chadwick (Foundation Governor)