Ian Roscoe – (Chair of Governors) Co-Opted Governor
I became a governor at St Michael’s during 2007 and have been Chair of Governors since 2013.
Born in Prescot, Merseyside, I moved to Louth in 1993 and have lived in the town ever since. Although educated to degree level in computer science, I have a long established career as a builder’s merchant.
I have two daughters who have both been educated at St Michael’s with Evie, my youngest, currently in her final year at the school.
I believe that a child’s first experience of school instills a love of learning and establishes the key skills that they will use throughout their life; primary education is vital and it is a privilege to be part of that at St Michael’s.
Matthew Archer (Vice Chair) – Co-opted Governor
I currently have two children at St. Michael’s and have been a co-opted governor for two years. My motivation for joining the school’s governing body was to help support my childrens’ education.
I work for Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, having previously worked for ten years at East Lindsey District Council in the culture, health and sport sector.
I currently sit on the finance, curriculum, pupil premium and sports funding committees.
Lynda Taylor – Co-Opted Governor
I have lived in Louth for over 40 years where my two sons attended a local primary school and then secondary schools in Louth. I have worked at St Michael’s in the school office for over 27 years and plan to retire in 2018 but still intend to carry on my role as a school governor. I have worked for the LEA in education since my marriage in 1975. I was a Finance Officer at the Divisional Office, Admin Assistant at the Agricultural College, Child Guidance Clinic, Lincolnshire Adult Education and Clerk to the Governors for Lacey Gardens Junior School.
Over the past 27 years, I have been happy to work in the primary school where children are valued and an ethos of caring and high expectation drives staff and pupils alike. It has been a pleasure to get to know families whose children (and parents) have attended the school. I was delighted to be co-opted as a governor to give something back to the school that feels like my second family and be able to continue and support the school in any way I can.
Alison Billings – Co-Opted Parent Governor
I have lived in Louth all my life. I work as an Advanced Surgical Practitioner at the local hospital and I am starting the third year of my Masters in September. I enjoy reading and walking my two dogs. My two children have both attended St Michaels Primary School as well as my nieces and nephews, they could not have had a better start to their school education. I feel very lucky to be part of the team that makes this school what it is. We are very lucky to have such dedicated teachers and being a Governor is my way of showing my appreciation for all that the team does in providing a caring, inspiring learning environment. My main role is ensuring that the school is a safe environment and that the policies that are in place are up to date and accurate. I come in to school and do walkrounds as well as fire drills. I work with others to ensure that the statutory document for Health and Safety within schools is filled in annually. As a Governor, it is lovely to see how happy the children are when I visit and how the values of the school are represented in all they undertake and achieve.
Jane Fletcher (Link Governor) – Foundation Governor
I have lived in Louth for almost 30 years and been a Foundation Governor at St Michael’s for 6 years. I am Assistant Church Warden at St James’s Church and am now retired having worked as a Secondary teacher for 22 years and more recently as PSHE Education Adviser working with Primary, Secondary and Special schools across Lincolnshire. Having had a career in Education I enjoy being able to continue to support pupil well-being through my participation on the Governing Body at St Michael’s.
Karen Donnelly – Co-Opted Parent Governor
I am the parent of a Year 6 pupil and have been a governor since they were in reception. If I tell you that I work for Lincolnshire County Council as a specialist speech and language teacher, it will come as no surprise to learn that I am the special educational needs governor.
I love being a governor at St Michael’s, it’s a privilege to support and challenge such a wonderful school.
As a parent governor I represent you so if you ever want an issue raising, please come and find me on the playground.
Emily Wood – Staff Governor
I am a staff governor at St Michael's C of E primary, where I have worked as a teacher and SENCO for 13 years, across all three primary key stages. I grew up in Louth with a large, extended family. I went to school in Louth where I made many friends for life and I am now enjoying raising my own little family in our lovely town. I love my job, every day is different and life in school is never boring! I feel privileged to work with the children and their families, and I am proud to serve as a staff governor, to strive to improve outcomes for all of our children at St Michael's.
Mark Anstey – Parent Governor
I am a contract manager for Bibby distribution working alongside DS Smith. My daughter is currently in year five at St Michaels. My interests include coaching swimming for the local club Louth Dolphins and most forms of motorsport. I enjoy spending time away from work and being at home with my family.
Josie Hamilton-Cook – Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor for 5 years and this will be my last year as my daughter moves up to secondary school in September. I enjoy being a part of the governing body as I feel part of the decision making process and get involved in all aspects of school life at St Michael's. I am proud to have a role working with such a passionate and dedicated governing body who really care about its pupils and staff. I sit on the health and safety committee but my real passion over the last couple of years has been improving the school meals provision. My professional background is in food and nutrition so I want to ensure the children of St Michaels are being provided with the best quality of food. I work as a freelance product development consultant in the food industry as well as managing our holiday home business and looking after our rental properties so I like to be busy!
Janet Mckee – Foundation Governor
I have been a Foundation Governor at St Michael's School since 1999. My two sons attended the school in the 70's. My association with the school continued and became closer over the decades as I was music teacher "next door" at Monks' Dyke from 1977 until 1993, and organist at St Michael's Church from 1979. Much of my work as a governor has been as a member of the Personnel Committee, but it is a joy and privilege to serve the school in any way I can.
Kevin Ferguson – Local Authority Governor
Originally from Inverness in Scotland, my wife, 3 children and I have lived in Louth and the surrounding area for the past 13 years.
Professionally I have been a retail store manager for The Co-operative Group for the past 21 years and I was manager of the Louth store for 11 of those.
I was invited to join St Michael's initially as a community governor in 2008 and it is a privilege to be able to make a contribution to the school success through membership of the governing body.
Rod Baddon – Co-Opted Governor
I am a family man; a trained Food Scientist who has worked in many aspects of the Food industry in the UK. I recognise the invaluable and positive influence which good schooling gives to all young people for life.
My aim is to support the school management to make a safe and inspiring learning environment for the children enabling them to maximize their wide ranging potential.
Ben French – Parent Governor
I am an Assistant Principal at Tollbar Academy in Grimsby, having been a PE teacher for the past 15 years.
My role as Assistant Principal includes overseeing pupil’s attendance, academic progress, behaviour and general welfare, as well as being responsible for safeguarding students across the entire Academy.
The knowledge and experience that I have gained over the past 15 years, enables me to help and support the governing body in the day to day running of St Michaels.
My eldest child is currently in year 2 and my youngest is joining St Michaels in foundation stage in September, so I have a vested interest in the school to ensure the school continues to progress and grow in the right direction, throughout my term on the governors and beyond.
As a secondary teacher, I am fully aware of the importance of a solid primary education, for any child, as the building blocks to develop academically, socially and emotionally and fell very strongly that a primary school should be a place where children can develop these skills, whilst being in a safe and enjoyable environment.