I joined the Governing Body in April 2014 as a Foundation Governor and was elected Chair of Governors in September 2016.
I am married with five children all of whom have been educated at OLQM – the youngest is still there.
I am a Parishioner of English Martyrs' Parish and I work as an Actuary at Aviva.
Lee is the Chair of the Finance, Staffing and Premises Sub-Committee.
I’m a proud dad to two daughters: both currently at the School. I live in Acomb, am a regular at English Martyrs' Church and, although not born and bred here, really proud (and lucky) to call York my home.
I became a Governor in March 2016 and have recently set up a Communications Group to look at all aspects of how the School talks and listens to parents, the wider community and the children. I hope I’ll be able to apply some of what I know from my day job, where I work in internal communications.
When I’m not at work (or being a Governor) I like all things outdoors-y. A walk in the hills, messing about in the sea, a drink by the river….
I have been teaching since 1996 in Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage (previously at Our Lady’s and now at OLQM). I currently teach the Nursery Class for 2 ½ days a week and feel passionately about the importance of Early Years education.
I joined the Governing Body in 2010. In that time I have had a variety of responsibilities and am currently a member of the Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee. I am an active member of my local Church, where I am the Assistant Treasurer and a member of the Finance Committee.
In my spare time I like to keep fit and healthy and have recently qualified as a fitness instructor.
I wanted to become a Governor because I have four children, the youngest two are currently at OLQM and I feel strongly about supporting them and our School.
All our children were born in Glasgow and the two eldest started school in Scotland, where I was a member of the Parent Council. It has been very interesting to see how the two areas of the country approach education. I am a Modern Languages Teacher by trade but these days I am a full-time mum and carer for our disabled son. My husband is a Teacher too so I have a good understanding of School-life and the pressures Teachers and Staff face.
In my free-time I am captain of my netball team, a Level 2 Cricket Coach at Acomb Cricket Club, and a Catechist at Our Lady’s Church.
I have quickly become involved in many aspects of the Governing Body’s work. I am the English Link Governor, I have visited a Student Council meeting and I have worked on the Chair of Governor’s Review process. I am loving being involved and feel privileged to be a Governor. I really hope to help bring our school community closer together.
I have a teaching background having taught in Primary Schools in Germany, Berkshire and Yorkshire. My work locally with the Learning Support Service included Special Education Needs Coordinator, behaviour support and hospital home / school liaison.
I have also been employed in social work administration supporting families caring for children with disabilities. I hope to bring my experience to my role as Special Educational Needs and Disability(SEND) Link Governor.
I am keen to support Staff as they seek to develop inclusivity. I continue to have a great interest in education and volunteer in School with reading in Year 3. For many years I have been an active member of the Parish community.
Fr Tony Lester (Foundation Governor)
Mr Gareth Walker (Parent Governor)
Mr David Collins (Parent Governor)