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A dynamic, inclusive school; rooted in its Catholic values and respect for all people; a safe place of successful, enjoyable and challenging learning.

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. 

Do you have any questions for the governors? You can email our 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

Co-Chairs of Governors:  Mel Fane and Bryan Rossi-Anderson

Vice Chair:  Ian Watson

Name Type Appointed by First appointed – end of term Meeting attendance 2022-2023 FGB and committees
Pier Anscombe Staff Elected by Staff 16.10.2005-15.10.2023 14 out of 15
Bola Ayonrinde Foundation Diocese 04.06.2021-03.06.2025  4 out of 9
Paul Barber Headteacher Ex officio 01.01.2020- 21 out of 22
Emma Briggs Parent elected by parents 05.12.2019-04.12.2023 12 out of 13
Mel Fane (Co-Chair) Foundation Diocese 11.01.2017-10.01.2025 17 out of 20
Laura Gibbons LA Nominated by LA, appointed by board 24.05.2022-23.05.2026  11 out of 15
Giulia de Rosa Foundation Diocese 18.01.2012-17.01.2024 7 out of 10
Bryan Rossi-Anderson (Co-Chair) Parent elected by parents 22.02.2021-21.02.2025  15 out of 18
Jeremy Sice Co-opted Governing board 21.06.2022-20.06.2026 13 out of 18
Ian Watson Foundation Diocese 20.12.2021-19.12.2025  11 out of 14
vacancy Foundation Diocese
vacancy Foundation Diocese
vacancy Foundation Diocese
Dee Simson Associate Member (Resources Committee) Governing board 09.10.2021-08.10.2023 9 out of 15
The following governors were also serving on the Governing Body in the last year

Committee Membership

The Governing Body works with the following committee structure:
Resources Committee: Pier Anscombe,  Paul Barber, Mel Fane (Chair),  Laura Gibbons (vice Chair), Bryan Rossi-Anderson, Jeremy Sice, Dee Simson (Associate Member with voting rights) – Terms of Reference
Admissions Committee:  Paul Barber, Emma Briggs (Vice Chair), Ian Watson (Chair), Mel Fane, Jeremy Sice – Terms of Reference
Pay Committee:   Giulia de Rosa, Emma Briggs, Ian Watson (Chair)  – Terms of Reference

Headteacher Performance Management Panel: Mel Fane, Bryan Rossi-Anderson , Ian Watson – Terms of Reference –  Review Officer:  Giulia de Rosa

Link Governors

Behaviour:   Emma Briggs 

Communications and Marketing:  Jeremy Sice

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:  Bola Ayonrinde

GDPR:  Bryan Rossi-Anderson, Ian Watson

Health and Safety:  Mel Fane

Parent Link:  Jeremy Sice

PE/Sports Premium:  Laura Gibbons

Safeguarding Governor link group:  Laura Gibbons, Ian Watson, Emma Briggs

SEND:  Ian Watson

Register of Interests 2022-2023

Name and Category Contracts / suppliers / companies / securities / employment Other Educational Establishments Family members Gifts and Hospitality Organisations / Secret Societies Date Interest was first registered
Pier Anscombe, Staff Class teacher OLOL         15.10.2015
Bola Ayonrinde, Foundation Deputy Headteacher at Little Horsted CE Primary School Little Horsted CE Primary School Has one child at the school     07.06.2021
Paul Barber, Headteacher Brother owns Printing Company CHEC          07.01.2020
Emma Briggs, Parent     Has a child at the school, sister Mel Fane is Co-Chair of governors     20.12.2019
 Jeremy Sice, Co-opted      Has a child at the school      05.09.23
Mel Fane, Foundation Works for NHS Governor at Cardinal Newman Nephew at school,
sister Emma Briggs is also a governor
Laura Gibbons, LA Class Teacher and Year Leader Balfour Primary School         26.05.2022
Giulia de Rosa, Foundation           23.09.2021
Bryan Rossi-Anderson, Parent Programmes, Portfolio & Project Manager, Home Office   Has a child at the school     02.03.21
Dee Simson, Associate Member Market Trader
City Councillor
 Ian Watson, Foundation Binary Stars IT Services Ltd        Scouts  23.09.2021