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Learning together, growing together


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.



Jackie Salim-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. 

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. 


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.