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

Name Type Appointed by First appointed – end of term Meeting attendance 2019-20 FGB and committees
Pier Anscombe Staff Elected by Staff 16.10.2005-15.10.2021 19 out of 21
Paul Barber Headteacher Ex officio 01.01.2020- 16 out of 16
Emma Briggs Parent elected by parents 05.12.2019-04.12.2023 6 out of 12
Chikodili Emelumadu Co-opted Governing Board 18.03.2021-17.03.2022
Mel Fane (Chair) Foundation Diocese 11.01.2017-10.01.2025 18 out of 20
Sandra Hogan Foundation Diocese 01.09.2009-31.08.2021 11  out of 15
Giulia de Rosa (Vice-Chair) Foundation Diocese 18.01.2012-17.01.2024 15 out of 15
Bryan Rossi-Anderson Parent elected by parents 22.02.2021-21.02.2025
Dee Simson LA proposed by LA, appointed by GB 09.10.2017-08.10.2021 11 out of 17
Helen Snow Foundation Diocese 19.11.2019-18.11.2023 15 out of 18
vacancy Foundation Diocese
vacancy Foundation Diocese
vacancy Foundation Diocese
vacancy Foundation Diocese
Ian Watson Associate Member (Admissions Committee) Governing Body 17.09.2020-16.06.2022
The following governors were also serving on the Governing Body in the last year
Kevin Golding Associate Member (Resources Committee) Governing Body 19.03.2015-18.03.2021
Blanaid McCauley Foundation Diocese 16.01.2020-04.02.2021
Jessica Winter Parent elected by parents 27.09.2019-29.01.2021
Ian Watson Foundation Diocese 12.03.2018-31.08.2020

Committee Membership

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

Headteacher Performance Management Panel: Mel Fane, Sandra Hogan  – Review Officer:  vacancy

Link Governors

School Development Plan Links

Leadership and Management:  Mel Fane

Quality of Education:  Giulia de Rosa 

Early Years:  vacancy

SEND:  Sandra Hogan 

Personal Development:  Helen Snow

Behaviour and Attitudes:  Emma Briggs

Other Links

Child Protection: Helen Snow

Looked After Children (LAC) Governor: Sandra Hogan

Governor Training and Development: Mel Fane

Health and Safety: Mel Fane

Pupil Premium Governor:  Sandra Hogan

Equalities Governor – vacancy

Sports Premium:  vacancy

Data Protection:  Ian Watson, Emma Briggs

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
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
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
Blanaid McCauley Retired 21.01.2020-04.02.2021
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