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Meet the Governors

Welcome to St Anthony's. We are the school governors:

 

Name:

Mrs Ashworth – Head Teacher

Governor Role:

As the school headteacher, I sit on all the governor sub-committees as well as the full board. I enjoy meeting with our governors who have a fantastic range of skills, and are great at holding myself, along with the leadership to account, whilst being hugely supportive.

Work:

I always wanted to be a teacher. After studying for a Human Resources degree, I did a PGCE and started out my teaching career in a school in Gosport. I moved to St Anthony’s in a leadership role in 2009, and became the headteacher to this wonderful school in June 2014. I love my work – teaching is a vocation and ensuring we are delivering a well-rounded, high standard and fun education to the children is my ambition, whilst nurturing them and providing top quality pastoral care.

Family:

I have three of my own children and my husband works part time to help us to facilitate home life (and to help keep on top of the mounds of laundry). My family and I worship at St Joseph’s church in Southampton and we enjoy being outdoors and active.

 

Name:

Marc Miell – Chair of Governors & Foundation Governor

Governor Role:

I have been a Foundation Governor at St. Anthony’s since September 2016. I am a member of the Standards and Admissions Committee and I am the Science and Year R link governor.

Work:

I am a Pharmacist. My main role is as Training Programme Director at Health Education England, leading the training programme, curriculum development and strategy for pre-reg pharmacists across London and the South East of England. I also maintain a practice role for two days a week as Lead Clinical Pharmacist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation trust

Family:

My wife is a pharmacist at Portsmouth Hospitals. We met at university in Bath and we have two children – Adam (4) who starts Year R at St. Anthony’s in September 2017 and Matthew (2).

Interest:

I am a huge football fan and support Reading FC, but enjoy most sports.

I am proud to be a Governor of St. Anthony’s and part of the school community.

Name:

Nick O Donnell: – Foundation Governor

Governor Role:

  1. have been a foundation governor of St Anthony’s for 18 Months. I support the Resources and Management committee, and Chair the IT committee. My Link Class is year 2. I have previously held voluntary role in a leading housing association in London.

Work:

I lead all Real-estate & Facilities for Kings College London, a world leading University focused on Research & Education, I have been there 6 years , prior to this I held EMEA Wide and Global Roles in RE&F at Microsoft , HSBC, & Seagram.

Family:

I am supported by Rosie my wife and Darcy our 6 year old ( Year 1 ) daughter, we live in Hamble and attend St Margret Marys Church @ Parkgate

Interest:

Parenthood has changed everything! - We enjoy being on the water, preferably sailing or even mucking about on the Hamble foreshore. We are engaged in Theatre and the Arts and support a number of local youth activities.

 

Name:

Deacon Brian Stoker – Foundation Governor

Governor Role:

 I have been a foundation governor at St Anthony’s for two terms and have just been appointed chair of the resources and management committee. Previous to this role I was chair of an independent catholic primary school in Buckinghamshire. I have served as a governor in primary education for over 10 years and I am excited to work with a committed team at St Anthony’s. 

Linked Class:     Year 1 with Kath Adams

Link Subject:       I have special interest in SEN and Math’s Teaching

Work:

Retired. In year 2000 I left my role as MD of the UK subsidiary of a German Chemical company to train for the permanent deaconate in the diocese of Northampton. I served as a deacon for over 10 years in a parish in Buckinghamshire.

Family:

My wife (Valerie) and I moved to Sarisbury Green two years ago to be near our two daughters. One daughter in teaching and one in marketing within the children’s publishing sector. We all share an interest in music and enjoy living by the sea.

Interest:

Hobbies include walking, sport – particularly tennis. I play piano and organ, but since leaving Buckinghamshire I have retired from an active role as organist and deacon. This means I have more time for primary education and serving St. Anthony’s.

 

 

Name:

Emma Macpherson – Vice Chair of Governors & Foundation Governor

Governor Role:

I have been a Foundation Governor at St Anthony’s since July 2015 and for the past year I have chaired the Standards and Admissions Committee. My areas of responsibility are Safeguarding, Pupil Premium, Art and Year 6.

Work:

I currently work night shifts at Waitrose, which enables me to work and still look after my children full time. However, prior to this I worked as a Solicitor in private practice and the local authority in the areas of Conveyancing and Litigation.

Family:

My husband and I have three girls, aged 3, 6 and 10, the older two of which are at St Anthony’s. We have lived in Whiteley for 12 years and are now the proud owners of two guinea pigs, which our girls adore!

Interest:

I enjoy being involved in the girls’ education, which is why I feel extremely privileged to be a Governor at St Anthony’s. We attend the early Sunday morning mass at St Margaret Mary and as a family, we enjoy playing badminton, walking and baking. If I am ever able to snatch a moment to myself, I enjoy playing the piano

 

Name:

Tom Bint – Assistant Head

Governor Role:

Having been a staff governor for two years at my previous school, I am looking forward to taking up the position of associate governor here at St. Anthony’s.

Work:

After completing a PGCE at the University of Southampton, I went on to teach Year 5 at The Butts Primary School in Alton. Following this, I taught in Year 6 for four years and became Key Stage 2 Leader in May 2015, as well as leading IT and PE. I am now excited to begin carrying out my roles as both assistant headteacher and class teacher at St. Anthony’s.

Family & Interests

Away from work, I try and stay as active as possible. I enjoy going to the gym and sport (both watching and playing) has played a big part in my life from an early age. I catch up with friends at weekends as often as possible. My girlfriend is also a primary school teacher.

 

Name:

Kathryn Adams – Staff Governor

Governor Role:

I became a Staff Governor at St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in 2013 and have since joined the Standards and Admissions Committee

Work:

I have worked at St Anthony’s since September 2006 and I am currently the class teacher in Year 1. I am also responsible for the development of Art within the school which is a passion of mine following my degree in Fine Art. My favourite time of the week is Friday lunchtime when I run an Art club for children in both KS1 and 2. I am also fortunate to have the opportunity to teach art sessions for our gifted artists.

Family:

I have two children who attend St Anthony’s, my daughter is in Year 4 and my son is in Year 2. Family time is important to me and we spend a lot of time together and with extended family, including my nine nephews and nieces.

 

Name:

Daniela Ambrosetti – Support Staff Governor

Governor Role:

I became a Support Staff Governor in 2014 and have joined the Standard and Admission Committee

Work:

I joined St Anthony’s in 2012 as an LSA; additionally, I help at lunchtime so I have the privilege to know all the pupils in the school.

I qualified as a TEFOL teacher as well as Higher Level Teaching Assistant; additionally, I am also trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I have several qualifications related to Children’s psychology, all from UK. In what feels like a different life in Italy instead, I used to be a multilingual legal PA

Family:

Two children, two cats and one husband!

Interest:

Reading and …well…I’m Italian, so baking and eating pizza!

 

 

 

 
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