St Margaret Clitherow’s Catholic Primary School – Local Governing Body

Val Maughan, MBE BA (Hons) – Foundation Governor

Chair of the Governing Body
Link Governor for Catholic Standards

Val has been a Governor at St Margaret Clitherow for six years and brings expertise of over forty -three years as a Civil Servant to the role. She is a Catechist in her local church and involved in First Communion with primary aged children. In 2000, Val was awarded the MBE for services to the Department of Health and Social Security.

Val says, “I was impressed with the Catholic ethos from the children from St Margaret Clitherow’s and thought I would like to ensure that this continued. I live locally and have been a Brownie leader in the community for forty-eight years. I attended the school as a child and so have some of my Brownies. I recognised working with the brownies over the years, that the school gave them opportunities to realise their potential. St Margaret Clitherow’s is a lovely school and I am proud to be part of it. I want this to continue and hope that I can help our wonderful staff in some small way.”

In her spare time, Val enjoys travel, reading, meeting friends and adventures with her walking group.

Nicola Eddon, BSc (Hons), MSc – Parent Governor

Link Governor for PE and Sports Premium

Nicola has been a Governor at St Margaret Clitherow’s since December 2017. Her leadership role within the IT department of the local mental health NHS Trust requires her to think strategically and help identify solutions to problems. One of her particular strengths is in relation to service improvement and challenging current ways of working to identify more efficient and effective processes.

Nicola says, “I went to St Andrew’s RC Primary School which merged to become St Margaret Clitherow and my children both attend the school. My professional experience helps me to fulfil the role of Local Governor in challenging appropriately and encouraging innovation. I became a Governor because I wanted to play a more active role in the community where I live and help make a difference to the children who attend the school, both now and in the future. My vision for the future of the school is that it provides the best possible education and achieves the best possible outcomes for all its pupils.”

Mary Larkin – Foundation Governor

Link Governor for Safeguarding

Clare McNicholas – Ex Officio Headteacher

Katie Stammers – Staff Governor