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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Nights are getting darker and snuggling up on the sofa with a seasonal film is definatly a favourite activity in our home and the smell of freshly made popcorn is right up there with freshly baked bread. As a source of fibre, popcorn will keep you feeling full for longer, making it an ideal snack – plus, it's actually really easy to make.
• 20g popping corn: 62kcal (260kJ)
• 3g (1tsp) of vegetable oil: 27kcal (113kJ)
• optional toppings

Method
Heat the oil in a thick-bottomed saucepan on medium high heat. (If you are using coconut oil, allow all of the solid oil to melt.)

Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil:
Wait for the popcorn kernels to pop.
When the kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn kernels in an even layer

Cover the pot, remove from heat and count 30 seconds:
(Count out loud! It's fun to do with kids.)
This method first heats the oil to the right temperature, then waiting 30 seconds brings all of the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back on the heat, they all pop at about the same time.

Return the pan to the heat:
The popcorn should begin popping soon, and all at once. Once the popping starts in earnest, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner.

Tip: As the popcorn pops, try to keep the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release (the popcorn will be drier and crisper).

Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat:

Immediately empty popped popcorn into a serving bowl

Sprinkle the popcorn with salt to taste:

Fun toppings for the popcorn - Spanish smoked paprika, cayenne powder, chili pepper, curry powder, cumin, grated Parmesan cheese.
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Nights are getting darker and snuggling up on the sofa with a seasonal film is definatly a favourite activity in our home and the smell of freshly made popcorn is right up there with freshly baked bread. As a source of fibre, popcorn will keep you feeling full for longer, making it an ideal snack – plus, its actually really easy to make. 
• 20g popping corn: 62kcal (260kJ)
• 3g (1tsp) of vegetable oil: 27kcal (113kJ)
• optional toppings
Method
Heat the oil in a thick-bottomed saucepan on medium high heat. (If you are using coconut oil, allow all of the solid oil to melt.)
Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil:
Wait for the popcorn kernels to pop.
When the kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn kernels in an even layer
Cover the pot, remove from heat and count 30 seconds:
(Count out loud! Its fun to do with kids.)
This method first heats the oil to the right temperature, then waiting 30 seconds brings all of the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back on the heat, they all pop at about the same time.
Return the pan to the heat:
The popcorn should begin popping soon, and all at once. Once the popping starts in earnest, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner.
Tip: As the popcorn pops, try to keep the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release (the popcorn will be drier and crisper).
Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat:
Immediately empty popped popcorn into a serving bowl
Sprinkle the popcorn with salt to taste:
Fun toppings for the popcorn - Spanish smoked paprika, cayenne powder, chili pepper, curry powder, cumin, grated Parmesan cheese.

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School to close on Friday 15th October 2021 and re-open Monday 1st November 2021