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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.



Martin Walwyn


I joined the Governors at Dovecot in 2018 as a co opted Governor. I am a retired schoolteacher, having spent over 37 years working in different Liverpool Secondary schools and have experience of Governance in a number of Liverpool Primary schools. My hobbies include playing golf, walking and making outdoor play and learning equipment.

I am Link Governor to Year 3, together with Maths and English, but have a particular interest in the strategic development of the school, to ensure that all children have access to the best possible learning opportunities. 


Schools are such special places, providing a haven of wonderful experiences, led by staff who are committed to seeing a job done well. Dovecot Primary School is one of those places and I am proud to have been invited to be part of it.


Karen Barr


In May 2021, I was asked to be Interim Headteacher of Dovecot Primary School.  Previous to this I was Deputy Headteacher and SENCO at Phoenix Primary School.


I am originally from Cumbria and came to Liverpool to train to be a teacher.  I loved the city and its people so much that I stayed and now have my own family here.  I am married to Damian, who is also a teacher and we have two boys called Dan and Jack.  We have a dog called Rosie.


I enjoy going for long walks with my family, especially in the forest.  I love reading and carry my Kindle around in my bag incase I find a lovely place to sit and read.


I love watching my son Jack play football and I am an avid Liverpool FC fan!


I love that Dovecot Primary is a family school and that the children are at the heart of everything we do.  I feel extremely lucky to have joined this amazing community.



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. 

Sarah Wilson


I have recently become Staff Governor at Dovecot School, having worked at the school for three years. I enjoy working as Class Teacher in Year 4 and enjoying watching the children learn and build the building blocks to their future.  

My aim is to help provide our students with not only an excellent education but with a sense of self-worth and emotional well-being.  As a member of staff, I feel I have a good all-round understanding of our school and have a good relationship with staff, parents and students. 

I have an interest in Computing and Physical Education in school and work hard to make sure that the children gain a variety of experiences through lessons and visits.  

I’m very honoured to have become a Governor at Dovecot.