School Governors

We work as a team in close co-operation with the Headteacher and all staff. The Governing body, together with the staff seek to contribute and strengthen the Catholic character of our school and the Catholic nature of all we do.

We are proud to be part of such a happy, safe and vibrant Outstanding Catholic school. We continually strive to make the school even better for each of its pupils.

Governor Information

Shaun Pendlebury
Foundation Co Chair Governor

Having attended OLMC in the early 70’s & with a daughter who followed in the late 90’s, I have a long standing affinity & passion for our school. I have lived in the parish catchment area for over 50 years & have always been impressed with the excellent standard of education over many years, emanating always from strong leadership & permeating through all the teaching personnel. I feel proud to be part of the OLMC team of Governors in which the children are central to everything we do, learning & developing in the values & traditions of our faith.

Ged O’Neill
Foundation Co Chair Governor

Being a recently retired firefighter, I now work in the NHS. A father of two boys who have made their journey through OLMC and are now flourishing at secondary school. I still feel passionate about moving the school forward through a constantly changing & challenging landscape & proud to work as Co-Chair of a vibrant pro-active team.

Angela Sharp
Foundation Vice Chair Governor

I retired from my teaching career in April 2016, having taught in many different areas within England, 2 years in Cameroon, West Africa and 3 years in Cyprus working with the children of the UK Forces. My last teaching post was Assistant Head at the Hospital school, where I was responsible for arranging home tuition for school age pupils with ongoing or serious medical conditions. This was how I first came in contact with OLMC. Within 2 weeks of retiring I heard about the opportunity of becoming a governor and I jumped at the chance. I love being around children and young people because they are so full of life, they are passionate about discovering and learning new things.

Bernie Ware
Foundation Safeguarding Governor

I am a mother of 2 grown up children who believes passionately in education.
 I have worked in Children’s Services for the past 30 years, mostly in Doncaster.
 My current role is Assistant Director for Hallam Caring Services for the Diocese of Hallam. This involves managing the safeguarding team as well as all the social workers and counsellors that work within our Catholic Schools
I feel privileged to work as a governor within OLMC school with such an excellent staff team who care deeply for all their children.

Kasia Potulska
Foundation Governor

I have been honoured to sit in the ranks of governors for several years. I am the mother of two wonderful daughters who have attended and are still attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. For six years I worked in local schools as an EAL Language Assistant and the knowledge and experience gained helped me to be involved in the development of our children. Healthy eating and physical activity are closest to my heart and I am happy to share my knowledge on this level.

Catherine Stephenson
Foundation Governor

have 4 young children. The oldest has moved on from OLMC and the youngest is yet to start. I have therefore been able to see the school go from strength to strength over the years as a parent and as a governor. I believe every child should have the opportunity to reach their potential whatever that may be, preferably within a caring, kind and nurturing environment where every child matters. I believe OLMC is such a school and am very happy to be part of the team that supports it. I am an active member of our local community, involved with various volunteering roles. I love spending time with my family especially outdoors.

Eleanor Haywood
Foundation Governor

I’m an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in primary care working within Doncaster for over 18 years. I’m a mum to two little boys, one of whom attends OLMC. I feel very privileged and honoured to be part of the governors’ team. Our school is extremely special and I feel it’s important to help, make decisions and support the staff and Head Teacher. I’m passionate about education and providing the very best for our future generation. I enjoy reading, running, and I’m currently doing my Masters in Advanced Practice.

Dr Mary Darcy
Parent Governor

I am a working mother with three children, the two eldest of whom attend Our Lady of Mount Carmel School where I was also a pupil. Not surprisingly I feel a real connection with the school.

It is a real privilege to be a member of the team of Governors, supporting the School to provide the best possible education and experience for our children so they are able to fulfil their potential. I myself am a GP in Doncaster and hope this experience is of benefit in this important role. In my spare time I love being outdoors with my family , seeing friends and watching live music.

Jeenamit Lepcha
Parent Governor

I am a Theatre Nurse Practitioner working for the NHS for the past 18yrs.
Having had my educational and professional qualifications in missionary schools, I have always valued the personal and educational growth in students. When I see the positive attitudes shared, I feel proud and glad that my son is a pupil of OLMC.

It is my privilege to be a part of the team, where I could have a parental viewpoint to support the school which will help to provide the best education for our children.

I love spending my spare time with my family and love travelling.

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If cost is discouraging you from trying to make changes to your and your family's diet, read on: healthy eating does not have to cost more.

1. Write a shopping list
2. Waste nothing
3. Eat leftovers for lunch
4. Buy frozen
5. Try cheaper brands
6. Eat more veg
7. Cook with pulses.
8. Freeze leftover bread
9. Know your kitchen Cupboard
10. Buy cheaper cuts of Meat
11. Look up cheap recipes
12. Eat smaller portions
13. Cook from scratch
14. Buy chicken whole
15. Compare pre-packed with loose - Check the price per weight (for example, £/kg).
16. Cut down on luxuries
17. Beware of BOGOF offers - Special discounts,
18. Toddlers eat the same
19. Shop online
20. Shop during the 'happy hour' - Most supermarkets discount fresh items towards the end of the day.

Check out the link for full details
www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/20-tips-to-eat-well-for-less/
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Can you eat healthily and save money? You bet your bottom dollar you can! Here are 20 tips from the NHS to help you have your (low-fat) cake and eat it.
If cost is discouraging you from trying to make changes to your and your familys diet, read on: healthy eating does not have to cost more.
1. Write a shopping list 
2. Waste nothing
3. Eat leftovers for lunch
4. Buy frozen
5. Try cheaper brands
6. Eat more veg
7. Cook with pulses.
8. Freeze leftover bread
9. Know your kitchen Cupboard
10. Buy cheaper cuts of Meat 
11. Look up cheap recipes
12. Eat smaller portions
13. Cook from scratch
14. Buy chicken whole
15. Compare pre-packed with loose - Check the price per weight (for example, £/kg). 
16. Cut down on luxuries
17. Beware of BOGOF offers - Special discounts, 
18. Toddlers eat the same
19. Shop online
20. Shop during the happy hour - Most supermarkets discount fresh items towards the end of the day.
Check out the link for full details 
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/20-tips-to-eat-well-for-less/

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Check out this link to find out everything you need to do and how to stop/limit the spending.
www.internetmatters.org/resources/online-money-management-guide/in-game-spending-tips-to-support-...

Many of the games that children play online are free. As adults, we know things are rarely truly free so it’s worth considering whether something is free to access because we are the product, paying with our data, time or attention. One of the real benefits of in-game spending is that most platforms and services will allow parents to exercise a certain amount of control over what their children are able to do. It is possible to limit the types of transactions as well as the amount of money that they are able to spend.

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly had an impact on online gaming with the popular online gaming platform Steam breaking its own record for the highest number of players playing at the same time on the platform six times during 2020 as reported by Eurogamer. Findings from Barclays Games and Esports report also revealed that the games industry saw the largest increase in spending in 2020, up by 43% compared to 2019.
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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ONLINE GAMING - IN PARTICULAR IN-APP SPENDING? 🎮
Check out this link to find out everything you need to do and how to stop/limit the spending.
https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/online-money-management-guide/in-game-spending-tips-to-support-young-people/
Many of the games that children play online are free. As adults, we know things are rarely truly free so it’s worth considering whether something is free to access because we are the product, paying with our data, time or attention.  One of the real benefits of in-game spending is that most platforms and services will allow parents to exercise a certain amount of control over what their children are able to do. It is possible to limit the types of transactions as well as the amount of money that they are able to spend. 
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly had an impact on online gaming with the popular online gaming platform Steam breaking its own record for the highest number of players playing at the same time on the platform six times during 2020 as reported by Eurogamer. Findings from Barclays Games and Esports report also revealed that the games industry saw the largest increase in spending in 2020, up by 43% compared to 2019.

🚗🚗🚗POLITE REMINDER🚗🚗🚗

Please can we all be mindful of our local residents, when parking to collect or drop off your children (even if it is for just a minute or your not leaving the vehicle) can you NOT park over driveways. This also includes the shared drive/road that goes along the side of our school to the overflow carpark and health centre, we ask you to NOT park anywhere along there or near the bungalow at the bottom as the emergency services needs 100% access to this at all times of the day, everyday.

Thank you
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🚗🚗🚗POLITE REMINDER🚗🚗🚗
Please can we all be mindful of our local residents, when parking to collect or drop off your children (even if it is for just a minute or your not leaving the vehicle) can you NOT park over driveways. This also includes the shared drive/road that goes along the side of our school to the overflow carpark and health centre, we ask you to NOT park anywhere along there or near the bungalow at the bottom as the emergency services needs 100% access to this at all times of the day, everyday.
Thank you
8th March school to re-open to all children - please see the bottom of the page for Covid-19 related information