About the Governors

Welcome to the Governor section of the website. Here you can find out who your school governors are and what they do.  More information on the role of a governor generally is available on our:

"Governors contribute effectively to the process of school improvement because they are well informed and ask challenging questions."



Our Catholic schools are rightly celebrated for their high standards and outstanding pastoral care, and Our Lady of Lourdes school exemplifies those qualities fully.  There is a real family atmosphere in the school, and we as governors are continually impressed by the caring and thoughtful attitude of the children and all members of staff. As governors we certainly feel part of that family and appreciate the way we are always welcome to take part in the life of the school.  We value feedback from parents and children and take on board suggestions made in questionnaires or verbally and work closely with the Parents Council and PTFA.   As governors we are very aware that we are part of a team, and together with the headteacher, staff, parents and children we relish the opportunity to continue to develop and improve our school.  The Leadership team and governors work together to cultivate first class partnerships with parents and carers, as well as the local community, all of whom play such an important part in the life of our thriving school.

We also work together with the Governing Bodies of other local schools and have formalised this in a Collaboration Agreement.  The Collaboration Agreement of the Deans (local schools) can be accessed by clicking here, and the Deanery Collaboration Agreement (other Catholic schools) can be accessed here. 

If you would like to contact the governing body then please email the Clerk at [email protected].

The School Governors

Every School Governor is a volunteer who dedicates a considerable amount of time to ensure that the Governing Board is effective.

Constitution as of 1 February 2014:
14 governors – Headteacher, 1 staff governor, 2 parent governors, 1 co-opted governor, 1 LA governor, 8 foundation governors

NameTypeAppointed byFirst appointed – end of term

Meeting attendance 2020-2021

FGB and committees

Pier AnscombeStaffElected by Staff16.10.2005-15.10.202115 out of 18
Bola AyonrindeFoundationDiocese04.06.2021-03.06.2025 0 out of 1
Paul BarberHeadteacherEx officio01.01.2020-20 out of 20
Emma BriggsParentelected by parents05.12.2019-04.12.202310 out of 15
Chikodili EmelumaduCo-optedGoverning Board18.03.2021-17.03.2022 2 out of 2
Mel Fane (Chair)FoundationDiocese11.01.2017-10.01.202515 out of 15
Sandra HoganFoundationDiocese01.09.2009-31.08.202110  out of 13
Giulia de Rosa (Vice-Chair)FoundationDiocese18.01.2012-17.01.202415 out of 15
Bryan Rossi-AndersonParentelected by parents22.02.2021-21.02.2025 5 out of 5
Dee SimsonLAproposed by LA, appointed by GB09.10.2017-08.10.202110 out of 13
Helen SnowFoundationDiocese19.11.2019-18.11.202315 out of 15
Ian WatsonAssociate Member (Admissions Committee)Governing Body17.09.2020-16.09.2022 2 out of 2
The following governors were also serving on the Governing Body in the last year
Kevin GoldingAssociate Member (Resources Committee)Governing Body19.03.2015-18.03.2021
Blanaid McCauleyFoundationDiocese16.01.2020-04.02.2021
Jessica WinterParentelected by parents27.09.2019-29.01.2021
Ian WatsonFoundationDiocese12.03.2018-31.08.2020


Committee Membership

The Governing Body works with the following committee structure:
Quality and Standards Committee: Pier Anscombe, Paul Barber, Emma Briggs (Vice Chair),   Giulia de Rosa, Helen Snow (Chair) – Terms of Reference
Resources Committee: Pier Anscombe,  Paul Barber, Mel Fane (Chair),  Giulia de Rosa, Bryan Rossi-Anderson, Dee Simson – Terms of Reference
Admissions Committee:  Paul Barber, Emma Briggs (Vice Chair), vacancy, Helen Snow,  Ian Watson (Associate Member, Chair) – Terms of Reference
Strategic Planning Group: Paul Barber, Mel Fane,  Giulia de Rosa,  Helen Snow – Terms of Reference
Pay Committee:  Giulia de Rosa, Dee Simson, Helen Snow  – Terms of Reference

Headteacher Performance Management Panel: Mel Fane, Bryan Rossi-Anderson  – Review Officer:  Giulia de Rosa

Link Governors

Quality of Education:  Bola Ayonrinde

Curriculum Subject Areas:  Giulia de Rosa (Communications Faculty), Mel Fane (STEM Faculty)

Behaviours, Attitudes, Personal Development:  Emma Briggs

Additional Funding:  Bryan Rossi-Anderson, Dee Simson

GDPR:  Bryan Rossi-Anderson, Ian Watson

Health and Safety:  Mel Fane

RHSE:  Giulia de Rosa

Safeguarding:  Helen Snow

SEND:  Chikodili Emelumadu

Register of Interests 2020-2021

Name Employment Businesses/ company directorships/ charity Trusteeships Membership of professional bodies Date interest was registered Notes
Pier Anscombe Class teacher OLOL 15.10.2015
Bola Ayonrinde Little Horsted CE Primary School 07.06.2021 Has one child at the school
Paul Barber Employed at the school 07.01.2020 Brother owns CHEC (printing company-social enterprise)
Emma Briggs Business Partner, Western Sussex Hospital NHS Trust 20.12.2019 Has two children at the school, sister Mel Fane is chair of governors
Chikodili Emelumadu not declared 14.06.2021 Child at the school
Mel Fane Clinic Manager NHS Trustee of OLOL PTFA 22.11.2017 Governor at Cardinal Newman since 07.10.2019, nephew and niece at school, sister Emma Briggs is also a governor
Sandra Hogan 15.10.2015 Has three grandchildren at the school
Giulia de Rosa No interests
Bryan Rossi-Anderson not declared 02.03.21 Has a child at the school
Dee Simson City Councillor, Market Trader Trustee of Deans Youth Project 15.10.2015
Helen Snow Theatrix Theatre Club operating in school hall 15.10.2015  Child at school
Ian Watson Binary Stars IT Services Ltd Taekwondo operating in school hall 13.10.2016, 27.09.2018