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Christine Nurse

 

I have been a Governor at Dovecot school for about 17 years and have been the Chair of Governors for 8 years. During this time, I have seen many changes, in particular, from the old leaky building, to our bright, modern welcoming building.

I have particular responsibility for Child Protection and I am on the Curriculum and Resources Committees. I attend meetings regularly and enjoy visiting the school where I always find a warm welcome, happy children, dedicated staff and a lovely, safe environment.

I am very proud of Dovecot School, its children and the staff and Governors, who work together to promote the highest standards of education. I feel very honoured and privileged to be part of the team at Dovecot School, and hope that in some small way, we are helping our children towards a brighter and better future through a good education.

 

Kathryn Honey

 

I have worked at Dovecot since September 2017 and am thoroughly enjoying being a part of the whole school community. I am privileged to work with a fantastic group of staff and Governors who give their all to ensure Dovecot is the best it can possibly be and a place where the children feel happy, safe and secure.

I have always wanted to work in education right from an early age, lining my teddies up on the stairs and taking the register! I was one of the rare few who knew where I was going and what I wanted to be when I grew up. I trained at the University of Hertfordshire and completed a four year Bachelor of Education Honours degree. St Helens was where I began my teaching career in 1992, and have also worked in Halton Local Authority.

I am also Head teacher at Blueberry Park Primary School and am fully committed to establishing a strong partnership between our two schools to ensure that we constantly improve and reach the high expectations we have.

 

Julie Moss-Jones

 

Hi, I have been a Governor at Dovecot Primary School since September 2003, as both a parent Governor that I am now, and previously as a co-opted Governor. I have three boys, Edward, Oliver and Jaiden, all of whom have been educated here at Dovecot, and two of whom have gone to do well at Secondary school and college. Jaiden is currently in Year 2; he is enjoying his time here as did his brothers before him. All three boys have a keen thirst for learning and doing well and this all started here at Dovecot Primary School. They have also learnt many valuable life skills here, in particular how to be a good citizen.

Although I no longer work for a living due to carer responsibilities for my parents, I am kept very busy with them, and my many roles at Trinity Church in Page Moss.

I am very proud of Dovecot Primary School; in the 15 years I have been here there have been many changes, and it has undergone a few trials, but no matter what has happened the staff and Governors have worked together, risen to the challenges and remained thoroughly committed to providing a happy, safe and caring environment for the children to learn in. The thing I love best about Dovecot Primary is the fact that it is an all inclusive school; all children regardless of background or ability are valued and encouraged to do their best and to try new things without fear. Each child is nurtured and inspired to be the best they can possibly be.

I am very privileged to be involved in the School and I am very grateful to all the Parents that choose to bring their children here. Dovecot is a good school and I and the other Governors and staff are committed to building on it's many strengths.

 

Jackie Smith

I was a primary school teacher for 25 years.  During that time I taught all year groups from Year 1 - Year 6, and was a Local Authority Moderator for Key Stage 1 and a Specialist Leader of Education. 

I left the classroom to work for School Improvement Liverpool where my primary role is to train and support teachers and senior leaders with the primary curriculum. 

 I  have been a Governor at Dovecot Primary School for 3 years. I have current and extensive experience in education as I have been a teacher for over 30 years and a headteacher for 9 years working with children aged 4 -11. I have safeguarding and safer recruitment training and I am also responsible for Safeguarding in my current post. I sit on the Curriculum & Standards Committee and I am passionate about providing the best opportunities possible for all pupils and ensuring they reach their full potential. I support and challenge the work of the school so that it can continue the good practice taking place. I enjoy working with such a committed team of staff and Governors at Dovecot Primary School and helping to direct the work of the school.  

Colette Giblin

 

I became a Governor for Dovecot Primary School in February 2016 and I really enjoy visiting the school and meeting with children, parents and teachers and sharing in their many achievements.

I work full time for one of the local universities in teacher training, and before this taught I.T. in secondary school. I have three grown up sons and hope to use my experiences as a mother and as a teacher to improve outcomes for all children. It is a privilege to be part of this positive, warm and friendly community at Dovecot Primary.

Lilian Connick

 

In September 2018 I became a co-opted Governor at the school.

For the first 20 years of my working life I worked at a respected insurance company where I specialised in life assurance, pensions and investments.

Twenty years ago, I had a complete change of career and began working at a very busy local engineering company. I was the assistant to the Managing Director. I was involved in all aspects of the company including financial control, accounts, purchasing, sales, logistics and production.

Although I don't have any children of my own, I have had the honour of being godmother to 11 of my friend's children, their ages range from 2 to 38 years. I take my duty as a godparent very seriously and have been heavily involved in their upbringing. I have regular contact with all of them.

I read a lot and love to travel. My friends and family are very important to me and I value the time we spend together.

I hope with my varied background, I can bring something of value to the school and hopefully make a difference to the pupils and the staff at Dovecot. 

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