Meet our Governors
Roy Quinn - Foundation Governor
Back in 1989, I became a Parent Governor at Knowsley Road Primary School. Knowsley Road School was later amalgamated with St Luke's School (my old school) to become one school situated on the old Rivington Road Secondary School site. I have continued to serve as a Governor since.As a Foundation Governor I was elected by St Luke's Church authorities to have a lay person’s viewpoint on the Governing Body.Over the years I have seen many changes in the way schools are run and the way they are monitored, but throughout all of this, one thing remains constant in my eyes and in my heart; that the Governors have a crucial role in ensuring that the school is successful in meeting the needs of all of its pupils, whatever those needs may be, together with helping those children achieve high standards in the process.
Ian Thomas - Co-Opted Governor
I was appointed by the school and I am now serving my second period as a governor. Governors can be can be individuals who: live or work in the community served by the school and are committed to the good governance and success of the school even though they do not work or live close to it.I have close links with Queen’s Park; I was born and brought up in Knowsley Road and went to the original Knowsley Road School as a child. Later, when I qualified as a teacher, I became the deputy head there for nine years.Now, I support the school whenever I can, and take a deep interest in what goes on in this great school. As a member of Ormskirk Street URC Church, I also have links between the school and one of its partner churches.
Karen Devine -Co-Opted Governor
I became a governor to support the school and challenge it to achieve outstanding levels of education and care for our children.I am fully committed to helping the school in any way I can and am excited for the future of the school following the appointment of our new head teacher.I like to meet with parents of Queens Park children and help to make school life as enjoyable for them as for the children.
Nichola Horsley- Co-Opted Governor.
I attend all full governing body meetings and committee meetings as requested and like to take opportunities to come into school to find out more about its successes and challenges. I am married with two children and both my children attend Queen's Park so I am committed to ensuring that our school can provide the very best opportunities for all of our children and I encourage, support and challenge school to be outstanding in all aspects.It is a great privilege for me to be able to offer my support to the school by listening, respecting and valuing parents, staff and children's opinions and ideas. I have been teaching in a neighbouring local authority for 16 years, as a class teacher, SENCO and senior leader so I bring an informed educational background to the governing body. My passion for young people and for education mean that I will endeavour to secure the very best for the school community and, most importantly, for its children.
Georgie Trainer -Parent Governor
I felt honoured to have been voted in, in October 2019 by fellow parents. I decided to stand for the role of Parent Governor because I want to aid our school in achieving it’s goals and to challenge it to be the best it can be by providing a safe, fun learning environment for our children and to provide a voice for other parents and our children.
I am a mum of two children, My first child started at Queens Park in 2011 and as a parent I’ve seen changes at our school, which have enabled it go from strength to strength.
When my youngest started at the school in 2017 I began volunteering to listen to the children read and helped to make toast. I also got involved with our PTFA which lead to me spending more time at the school and getting a greater insight into how school life works, getting to know all the staff, other parent volunteers and other Governors.
I love to help out where I can and I am committed to doing so. I take as much opportunity as possible to volunteer to help and I aim to be respectful at all times when I’m in school by adopting our school values and the Nolan Principles. I always show respect to staff and our children.