Meet the Governors

Lytham Church of England Primary School Governing Board


You can find out everything you need to know about the Governing Board at Lytham Church of England School.  We have included information about the members of our Governing Board.

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Governor Action Plans

Governor Profiles:

Mrs. M O’Neill - Chair of Governors

Member of Finance and Premises, Staffing and Curriculum, Governors’ Self Evaluation

Having studied Law at University I moved into the world of Finance, becoming an Area Manager for Abbey National before becoming an Independent Financial Adviser. 

My most challenging role to date however is as Mum to two amazing children, and it’s from this viewpoint that my passion for education stems. 

Initially as an Associate Governor, I was thrilled to become a Foundation Governor for St Cuthberts Church Lytham, where I am a member of the congregation. 

I have the privilege of holding the Chair role, being the link governor for safeguarding, computing and ICT, and music.


Mrs A. Wooldridge – Headteacher

As an Authorised Lay Minister and having taught in primary schools within Blackpool and Lancashire it is now my privilege to be Headteacher of Lytham Church of England School. Although I am new to post I have been made to feel incredibly welcome by the whole school community and I am keen for us to work together to make Lytham CE the best it can be!

I live in South Ribble with my husband Tim and our five cats, and we love nothing more than exploring new places together. Tim and I are both active members of All Saints Church in Anchorsholme and we are also volunteers for the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner.


Mrs D Barnes

Member of Staffing and Curriculum, Admissions, Governors’ Self Evaluation, Headteacher Appraisal, Grievance

I was appointed as a Foundation governor from St. Cuthbert’s when I retired from teaching and am enjoying the many new challenges that this role involves. I am chair of the Staffing and Curriculum Committee as well as chairing the Governors’ Self Evaluation Committee. I have lived and been involved in the Lytham St. Annes community over forty years, both professionally and on a voluntary basis. I have two grown up children and four grandchildren.

Rev. N Wells

Member of Christian Distinctiveness Committee

I am the Vicar of St Cuthbert’s arriving in 2016 and therefore a Foundation Governor of the school.  Through my ministry I have been a governor of three other schools, including time as chair of governors.  Being involved in schools is one of the aspects of Christian ministry I really relish, enjoying working with the children and supporting staff and parents.

Dr. S Hayes

Member of Finance and Premises, Pay Committee, Grievance

I am a member of the Governors as the representative of the Lytham School Foundation - an old  local charity established in the 1700s to provide education for the children of Lytham St. Annes. Lytham C of E school is one of the local schools supported by the Trust. At  present I am involved in school particularly in the subjects of Science and French- and having French grandchildren have been able to bring them into school to tell the children about French school life.


Dr. H Bonney

Having studied at university and worked as a doctor in Glasgow for 17 ½ years I moved back to Lytham in 2012, where I grew up. I took early retirement on medical grounds from the NHS and now concentrate on voluntary work including having been Chairman of a national charity for 7 years. Although never having worked in the sector I am passionate about education and was absolutely delighted to be appointed as a Foundation Governor of Lytham CE school by St Cuthbert’s Church, where I have attended since being a child.


Mr. K Holden

Member of Finance and Premises, Grievance

I currently Chair a charity in Preston providing support for primarily disabled ethnic minorities, assisting them to secure employment by developing their skills through a range of training courses & the charity also offers services to support carers .

In my earlier career I managed a number of different businesses in the UK ,US & far east including a major IT training and consultancy company I felt it important to put something back into the community and use my experience to help the school achieve its aims. My current role is that of chair of the Finance, Premises, Health & Safety Committee.

Rev. A Wood

Member of Finance and Premises, Governors’ Self Evaluation, Christian Distinctiveness

I have just recently retired as the vicar of St John's lytham and still reside in lytham.  I am passionate about education and have been a governor in both primary and secondary schools for over forty years.  I have two daughters one of whom is a teacher and three grandchildren. My youngest grandchild is profoundly deaf and autistic. I enjoy reading travelling and mathematical puzzles.

Mrs. A. Lumby

Staff Governor

Member of Staffing and Curriculum


Ms. V Harumal

Member of Staffing and Curriculum, Governors’ Self Evaluation Committee

I am a parent of Lytham Church of England and my daughter is currently in Year 3. I hold a BA(Hons) Business and IT Management degree from Glasgow Caledonian University and my line of work is in life assurance. I am privileged to be a part of this fantastic governing body and feel passionate to support the school in its progression. I am keen for all our children to have maximum opportunities in discovering their full potential and enthusiastic to be a part of this invaluable journey.


Mrs. G Fenton 

Parent Governor

I have been a primary school teacher for the last 15 years but recently gave this up to be a full time Farmers wife! I was delighted to be elected as Parent Governor. Both of my children attend Lytham C of E; a school that strives to support every child to be their very best, embedding the values of the Christian community. I feel privileged to be part of a strong, effective governing body who always seek to make their school reach the highest standards of all sectors of a Primary School.

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs J Burbridge