St Mary's RC Primary School, Oswaldtwistle

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LIST OF GOVERNORS: September 2016


Mr D. M. Joyce                 (Chair).                      Child Protection, Pupil     Premium RE, Link

Member of the Governing Body for over 18 years and Chair for 5 years.
Previously employed as a senior manager in Further Education and more recently as a Non Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair for East Lancashire Primary Care Trust.
Currently an independent member for the north west police authorities misconduct panels.
Married with three grown up children who all attended St Marys.

Mr. A.J. Alveston                                                         Physical Education

I worked in the ceramic tile industry for many years and primarily in Sales and business management, being a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing.  Eventually it was time to change my career path and move into business management as Sales Director for Tiles UK a national tile import and distribution business. This was followed by employment as a Business Development Consultant for a Spanish tile manufacturer. The objective was to develop new markets and specification  business in the UK.

In my social time, I have been active in many sporting field's, and worked as Golf Club Secretary, Commercial Manager for a local football club and Advertising / Fund Raiser for a Lancashire League Cricket Club.


Mgr. J. Daly                      (Parish Priest)

Monsignor John Daly has been Parish Priest of St Mary's, Oswaldtwistle for eight years. He is a governor ex-officio by his position of being parish priest. As parish priest he is also a governor for Sacred Heart and St Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary Schools. 

He has been ordained a priest for 38 years.


Mrs. L. Pemberton         (Headteacher)  

I have been a teacher since 1979 originally in the secondary sector and from 1990 in the primary sector. I taught at St Mary's Burnley for 22 years and was Deputy Headteacher there for 6 years.  I came to St Mary's Oswaldtwistle in September 2011 initially as Associate Headteacher and was appointed Headteacher in December 2011. I have been married for 35 years and have 2 children and a grandaughter. 

Miss L Westwell             (Deputy Headteacher/staff governor)


Mrs L. Peters                                                               SEN, Gifted and Talented  


Mrs F Ali                                                       Numeracy, Computing

Mrs Ali has been a member of the Governing Body since May 2014.  She is currently employed as a SENCo at a Secondary School.  Her previous experience includes employment in the Law sector, a lecturer at university.  Mrs Ali lives in Oswaldtwistle, she is married and has two children.


Mrs E Leyland                                               Art/DT

I became a Parent Governor in 2014 and have recently become a Foundation Governor. Previously employed by Greater Manchester Fire Service I now work in a Primary School in Burnley. I have been married for 15 years and have two daughters, one who attends St Mary's RC School and one who has just left for Secondary School.  I am a member of St Mary's parish and regularly help out at St Mary's Brownies. 


Mrs P McGrath                                              EYFS


Mrs Beth Anderton                                      Parent Governor 







The governors at St. Mary’s:


Promotes the Catholic ethos of the school and drives its aims and values.

Supports the school as worshipping community.

Ensures  that the school constantly bears witness to the Good News in every aspect of its life.

Has the determination to help Saint Mary's to become and outstanding school.

Promotes high standards of achievement in all areas.

Serves to help every individual to reach their full potential in the image and likeness of God.

Is at the heart of strategic planning both for the present and for the school’s long term future

Actively engages in Policy Formation and review

Deploys resources effectively in support of the school's development cycle

Is active in target setting and promotion of raising standards

Involved in Performance Management

Has a planned and robust approach to monitoring and evaluation

Challenges and supports the Headteacher and teaching staff

Forms an effective partnership with Headteacher and teaching staff

Contributes to the happiness and welfare of the whole school community