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Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School

Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School We aspire that through the love of Jesus everyone should ‘have life and have it to the full.’


Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School We aspire that through the love of Jesus everyone should ‘have life and have it to the full.’

Governor Name Type of Governor     Position Appointed by Term of Office Committees Link Governor Financial and Business Interests Relationships in School/Gov at other school Attendance at Governor's Meetings 2019 - 2020      
Kathy Weston Headteacher     Staff/Headteacher   All   Headteacher          
Mark Slane Foundation      Chair Cardiff Diocese 1st January, 2014 29th December, 2021 Staffing Admissions Finance Buildings/H & S  Monitoring Safeguarding Capabilities Sport H & S/Buildings Headteacher link Safeguarding Paula's Blinds - Manager                Our Lady's Stay and Play (wraparound childcare on school site) - owned by Lorraine Slane (wife) Wife - Lorraine Slane (Administrator in school) 26/09/2019      
Carol Thompson Foundation     Vice Chair Cardiff Diocese 2nd September, 2013 1st September, 2020 Staffing  Admissions  Safeguarding Curriculum & Monitoring Attendance & Welfare EYFS       LAC None   26/09/2019      
Aubrey Oliver Local Authority       Local Authority 1st April, 2014 31st March, 2020 Finance Staffing EAL Numeracy None Governor at St. Martin's Primary School, Hereford.        
Janet Winter Non-Teaching       Staff 28th February 2021 Buildings/H & S Spirituality Safeguarding Admissions Curriculum & Monitoring   Employee of Our Lady's Stay and Play (on site wraparound childcare provider)   26/09/2019      
Lucy Joynt Parent       23rd May, 2018 23rd May, 2022     2 children in Y6          
Celia Sharland Foundation       31/08/2017 31/08/2021 Buildings/H &S Spirituality Numeracy     26/09/2019      
Alina Stojewska Parent       22/04/2016 22.04.2020 Spirituality   1 child Y6          
Colette Cutter Foundation                          
Fr Andrew Berry Foundation       03/10/2019 31.08.2021




Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Our Lady’s RC Primary School. 
I am writing to introduce myself as the Chair of Governors at Our Lady’s.  It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed Chair of Governors at Our Lady’s as I was a pupil here myself and my own 3 children also attended the school.  I have been part of the Governing Body since 1994 when I was elected as a Parent Governor.  In latter years, I was appointed as a Foundation Governor by Cardiff Diocese and have been Vice-Chair for a number of years.
As a part of the Governing Body I share a common objective which is, the wider school community – working in partnership with you as parents and carers and staff to ensure that every child can succeed and reach their full potential.  The Governing Body has 3 specific roles, which are:

  • To be strategic
  • To act as a critical friend in the development of the school
  • To be accountable to the whole school community

We work closely with all the school staff to ensure that your children receive the highest standard of care and education.
We are a ‘voluntary aided school’ which means that in order to enjoy the opportunity of educating our children within a Christian setting we are obliged to pay 10% of any building projects.  By sending your child to Our Lady’s, you accept that you have a responsibility which you cannot leave to others.  Parents and Carers are asked to help the Governors meet these responsibilities with a termly donation of up to £15 which can be paid on ParentPay.
Finally, in order to carry out our role as Governors effectively, we need to know what issues are important to you.  If you have any views to share please let us know – we can be contacted via the school office or by email:
Yours sincerely,
Mark Slane
Chair of Governors


Our Lady's RC Primary School Governors

The Chair of Governors is Mr. Mark Slane.  The Governing Body consists of a further five Foundation Governors; a representative from the teaching and non-teaching staff, two Parent Governors and an Associate Member, Mrs. A. Sztandera.

Mr M Slane                                     Chair/Foundation Governor

Mrs C. Thompson                           ViceChair/Foundation Governor
Mrs K. Weston                                Headteacher

Mr A Oliver                                      LA Governor                           

Mrs. C. Sharland                             Foundation Governor


Mrs C. Cutter                                   Foundation Governor


Father Andrew                            

Mrs J Winter                                   Staff Governor (Non-Teaching)

Mrs. A. Stojewska                           Parent Governor


Mrs. L. Joynt                                   Parent Governor

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs. L. Good

Governor details 2015 -2019