Catherine Ingram - Foundation Governor - Chair of Governors
Type: Foundation Governor
Date of appointment: 15th October 2012
Term of office expiry: 31st August 2022
Responsibilities - LGB: Chair of Governors; Safeguarding Governor; Chair – Faith and British Values working party; Member – Pay Review Committee
Responsibilities - MAT: Board Director; Vice-Chair – Standards and Ethics Committee; Member – Finance and Resources Committee
I joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in October 2012, when my son was in Year 4, and became a Foundation Governor in September 2014. I took over as Chair of Saint Mary’s Governing Body in November 2014.
Prior to having my son, I worked as a Senior Customer Services Manager for BTCellnet/O2, with responsibility for four call centres across England and Scotland.
I feel I know the school very well, having been actively involved in the life of the school; volunteering one day a week in class from when my son joined Reception until he left in July 2015. I was also highly involved in the Friends of Saint Mary's when my son was a pupil, helping to organise and run social events and fund-raising activities.
I find being a governor to be both challenging and highly rewarding. I have participated in the recruitment of all new teaching and non-teaching staff, something about which I feel passionately. We have a great team at Saint Mary’s and it is very satisfying to be part of this, along with other governors, the Acting Headteacher and all the staff working to continually improve the education of children at Saint Mary’s.