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george slawinskiMr George Slawinski

Chair
Chair of Curriculum & Staffing Committee

Heather WilkinsonMrs Heather Wilkinson

Vice Chair

mwMr Martin Witter

Headteacher

 


jmj
Mrs Jennifer Joynson

Staff Governor


alison hughes

Mrs Alison Hughes

Parent Governor


rachel bearon

Professor Rachel  Bearon

Parent Governor

 


martyn walmsley

Mr Martyn Walmsley

Parent Governor


linda webster

Mrs Linda Webster

Parent Governor


andrew ryan

Mr Andrew Ryan

Parent Governor

 


reay illingworth

Mr Reay Illingworth

Foundation Trust Governor


pamela anderton

Mrs Pamela Anderton
Co-opted Governor


pat ohara

Mrs Pat O'Hara
Co-opted Governor

 


stuart smith

Mr Stuart Smith
Co-opted Governor


hilary rosbotham

Mrs Hilary Rosbotham
Co-opted Governor
Single Equality Governor


david westley

Cllr. David Westley
Co-opted Governor

 

 


francis williams

Mr Francis Williams
Co-opted Governor



 

Other Governors serving in the last 12 months

  • Alex Lang - Parent Governor (Apr 2019)
  • Rose Halsall - Vice Chair (July 2019)
  • Matthew Hughes - Co-opted Governor
  • Susan Brewer - Parent Governor
  • Barry Critchley - Foundation Governor
  • Jacqui Pendleton - LEA Governor

 

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george slawinskiMr George Slawinksi

Chair

Term of Office:
12 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2021

I have lived in Aughton for 38 years and joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor 18 years ago. After that period I was subsequently co-opted to continue working on the governing body when my 3 children left Ormskirk Grammar School to study for language degrees. Six years ago I was elected as Chair. Following my retirement as a dental surgeon, I became a tutor at the University of Liverpool in the School of Dentistry and also studied for a Spanish degree via the Open University. I was also involved in an EU team which monitored dental teaching standards in universities abroad. My principal interests are my children, grandchildren, digital photography, music, modern languages and science. I am privileged to work with a team of experienced Governors who are fully committed to supporting and challenging the school thus helping to provide the best possible education for every child. I believe that education is the cornerstone of our future society with good discipline, quality teaching and high aspirations being of paramount importance together with a safe, caring and happy environment in which all our children can learn effectively.

mwMr Martin Witter

Headteacher

Term of Office:
22 April 2019 -

I am the Headteacher of Ormskirk School and Sixth Form College, taking up the post in April 2019.

 

andrew ryanMr Andrew Ryan

Parent Governor

Term of Office:
1st July 2019 - 30th June 2023

As parent governor in a local primary, serving police officer and trustee of a national children's charity I have extensive experience of child safeguarding, health & safety, discipline, partnership working and managing budgets.

I also feel really passionate about supporting and challenging the new headteacher to drive progress and attainment at Ormskirk School and improve the educational experience for our children.

jmjMrs Jennifer Joynson

Staff Governor

Term of Office:
8 Apr 2018 - 7 Apr 2022

heather wilkinsonMrs Heather Wilkinson

Vice Chair
Parent Governor

Term of Office:
20 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2022

Being a Mum to Megan and Molly has been my primary role for the last 14 years, and both my girls are happy and settled at Ormskirk school. My career for 30+ years has been predominately Manufacturing/ Logistics/ IT based. In my last corporate role I led UK production and logistics for an American conglomerate for 8 years following their acquisition of a company where I was Director on the Main Board. I have a passion for all things property so I designed and built my own house in Aughton where we now live. When I was 18 and chose not to take up my university offer I made a promise to my Father that I would go back to university someday. So at 50 I did just that, I studied on the Lancaster University Business Degree where I graduated with a First. I went on to complete the first semester of my PGCE, but life took over and I chose to step away from corporate life in 2014 and following my passion for all things property my husband and I established our own successful property portfolio and management company. Selecting the right people, Motivation, Continuous Development and Improvement of processes policies and people was a key part of my career and I hope to bring that experience to my role as Governor in helping the school and the students to improve and develop. I am currently on the Curriculum and Personnel & Pupil Welfare committees and have recently taken over the role as Governor for training/school visits and Link Governor.

alison hughesMrs Alison Hughes

Parent Governor

Term of Office:
23 Feb 2017 - 22 Feb 2021

pat oharaMrs Pat O'Hara

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office:
1 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2022

I have lived in Aughton for 23 years, and was a parent governor for 12 years, first at Town Green Primary School, and more recently at Ormskirk School. My children both attended Ormskirk school including sixth form, and left with happy memories, both going onto excellent universities. I have recently been elected as a co-opted governor as I wish to continue to support this school as a governor.

After gaining a degree in nutrition, I worked as a dietitian in the NHS, and then spent 25 years working with a medical nutrition company in marketing and new product development, eventually becoming a director. I was lucky to be able to travel internationally and see many different countries and their medical practice. I now work from home for a charity for children and adults with a rare disorder (galactosaemia) as their dietitian, but still link nationally and internationally with colleagues.

My aim is to help the school continue to improve, to eventually achieve outstanding status. I want the children here to be happy and motivated, with each achieving their potential. I am currently on the Curriculum and Personnel, Pupil Welfare, and Standards and Effectiveness (SEG) Committee, and also assist in staff interviews.

linda websterMrs Linda Webster

Parent Governor

Term of Office:
25 May 2016 - 24 May 2020

I am a parent governor who currently has 3 children in Ormskirk School in years 7, 8 and 13. After studying Modern Languages at University I enjoyed an exciting career in International Sales and Marketing. I now run a business with my husband and also successfully completed a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages teaching in 2010. I am also a Parish Councillor, Foundation Governor and JP. I enjoy being part of the life of the school and helping to ensure its continued success for the benefit of all students and staff.

francis williamsMr Francis Williams

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office:
12 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2021

I joined the governors shortly after I became
Lancashire County Councillor for Ormskirk in 2001. I stood down from LCC in 2009, but have remained a governor at the school. I served on the county's Adoption and Permanence panel for seven years and also served on a panel reviewing the cases of young people detained in secure accommodation. I have taught at primary and tertiary levels, and have also practised at the Bar. I have a daughter who recently graduated from university and I am well aware of how much academic and financial pressures on young people have increased since my generation went through the education system. My hobbies include practical conservation and walking.

   

jmjMrs Pamela Anderton

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office:
9 May 2017 - 8 May 2021

I am a Teacher Governor at Ormskirk School and Sixth Form College. I have taught Business Education in both Secondary and 6th Form for the past 18 years and held a range of management and leadership roles during this time. I have been at Ormskirk School for over 5 years.
I am currently the Professional Mentor/ITT Coordinator and Quality Nominee, responsible for the quality of the Initial Teacher Training programme, working alongside departments and our training providers to ensure that our young people receive the best teaching and learning experience possible. In addition, I am responsible for the quality of the BTEC provision across the school and sixth form.
My previous roles have included Chinese Culture Challenge Day and School Trips Coordinator; Head of Faculty, for Business Education and Social Sciences, leading on the provision for Business, Economics, and line managing the Head’s of Psychology, Sociology, Health and Social Care and Child Development; Head of Department, BTEC Coordinator and Super Tutor to 4 sixth form Progress groups.
I fully immerse myself in the wider school community by participating in and supporting Enterprise events; the wonderful Musical Events that are organised by Mrs Wood; organising and participating in school trips and supporting charities such as the Marina Dalglish and McMillian Cancer Charities.
I believe in a collaborative and mutually respectful learning environment that enables our young people to grow in confidence in order to achieve throughout their time at Ormskirk School.

hilary rosbotham

Mrs Hilary Rosbotham

Co-opted Governor
Single Equality Governor

Term of Office:
1 Sept 2017 - 31 Aug 2021

david westley

Cllr. David Westley

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office:
1 Sept 2017 - 31 Aug 2021

I am a former senior manager and I retired in 2008 after 39 years with the NatWest. I am married to Marilyn and have lived in Halsall for the past 20 years.

I am an elected councillor for both West Lancashire Borough Council where I am the Cabinet Member for Resources & Transformation and represent West Lancashire East Division of Lancashire County Council that includes Ormskirk School.

I am also a longstanding member of the Rotary Club of Ormskirk and the trustee for a number of charitable organisations. My hobbies include golf, sailing, and gardening.

reay illingworth

Mr Reay Illingworth

Foundation Trust Governor

Term of Office:
12 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2021

I am a retired History teacher having spent 35 years in education with over 30 years associated with Ormskirk Schools.

I am also a parent of three children who attended the School and Sixth Form College between 1993 and 2010. I was a Teacher Governor between 1996 and 2013 and now a Foundation Governor.

stuart smith

Mr G S M Smith

Foundation Trust Governor

Term of Office:
4 Mar 2018 - 3 Mar 2022

I was a high school teacher for 38 years working in St Helens. During my career I was Head of Department, Head of Year and in charge of Careers and Work Placements. I became a parent governor when the schools amalgamated and remained one until my children moved on to University. I am now a Co-opted Governor and I am also a Foundation Governor.

rachel bearon

Professor Rachel Bearon

 Parent Governor

Term of Office:
1st July 2019 - 30th June 2023

I have 4 children; the eldest in year 9 at Ormskirk School and the others in years 2, 3 and 6 at St. Michael's, Aughton. I enjoy helping with music and all-age services at St. Michael's Church, and can sometimes be seen running and cycling on the back of a tandem around the local lanes/ I am Head of Teaching in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool, and professor of Mathematical Biology. As Head of Teaching I have been involved in several initiatives to improve the teaching provision to our ~1400 maths undergraduate students, including a comprehensive syllabus review of both our curriculum and assessment strategies. As an active research leader I have secured £8 million over the past 10 years in collaberative grants with colleges in maths and the health & life sciences. I am a college member of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, which is the organisation responsible for the allocation of public funds for research. I am an elected council member of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications, the professional and learned society for mathematicians; one of its activities is administering mathematics teacher training scholarships. I am passionate about both education and mathematics and would like to serve Ormskirk school to help all our children achieve their very best.

martyn walmsley

Martyn Walmsley

Parent Governor

Term of Office:
1st July 2019 - 30th June 2023

I am a parent governor with four children in Ormskirk Schooland have been a governor here for four years. I have also been a governor at my children's primary school for thirteen years.

My father was in the RAF, so I travelled widely when I was younger, living in various places across the UK, as well as Germany, the Middle East, Indonesia and Borneo.

I studied Pure Maths in London, and became a computer programmer, living in London until 1997. I then got an IT job with Pilkington and moved to the North West, buying a house in Westhead in 2000. In 2002 I decided that I needed to expand my business knowledge so undertook an MBA with Liverpool University, which I completed over three years during evenings and weekends. My work with Pilkington (now owned by NSG) has taken me all round Europe as well as allowing me to spend a few memorable months in Tokyo.

Closer to home, I became a magistrate in 2008, and sat in Ormskirk Magistrate’s Court until it closed in 2016. I now sit in Chorley, Preston and Burnley a couple of times a month.

I believe Ormskirk School has the potential to be outstanding and as an IT manager and Magistrate I hope my varied experiences bring a different perspective to the governing body.