292 Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 6SX



Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Primary School

With Mary, we put Jesus at the heart of our work, love and learning

Governor Information

The Governors of Immaculate Heart have a general responsibility for the leadership of the school but do not take Decisions about its day to day running.  This responsibility lies with the Headteacher.

 The Governing body has specific responsibilities in a number of areas including:

·        Catholic ethos of the school;

·        Curriculum and conduct of the school;

·        Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN);

·        Overseeing the school budget;

·        Appointments and disciplinary procedure in regards to staff;

·        Admissions, discipline and attendance of pupils;

·        Community and parish use of the school.

Contacting the Governing Body

All Governors can be contacted c/o the school.

The Governing Body

Register of Interests - click here

Attendance at Governor meetings 2015/16

 Chair :  Miss A. O' Brien

I obtained BA and LLM degrees and practised as a solicitor, specialising for many years in employment law and am now retired.   I have been a governor of many (Catholic and non-Catholic) schools over the past 36 years.  For eight years, I sat on the management committee of an Education Action Zone in West Yorkshire, and am now on Leeds City Council’s School Admission Appeals Panel, and sit on the Interim Executive Board of a school in Tadcaster.  I am also a director of the Leeds Diocesan Trust and was awarded the title Dame of St. Gregory by Pope John Paul II.   My aim as a governor is for our school to be outstanding in all aspects and to maintain its Catholic heritage.

Headteacher: Mrs. A. M. Phillips

I am delighted to be the Head of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and look forward to working with pupils, parents and staff in the years ahead.

I believe strongly that all children should enjoy their learning and have high expectations of what they can achieve so that they can succeed in the future. This is only successful when school and parents work in true partnership together.

Foundation Governor: Fr. T. Wiley

I am Parish Priest of Saint John Mary Vianney, which incorporates the Catholic Churches of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Saint Paul, the Apostle. I am a regular visitor to both schools, along with Fr. Sean Crawley. As part of our visits we spend time with the children in Y3 helping them prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and their First Holy Communion.


Foundation Governor: Miss. J Pulham

I live in the parish and have had connections with the school for over 20 years. My 3 older adopted children all attended and my foster daughter is now a pupil. My background is Special Education. I taught severely disabled children for 37 years and have fostered children with additional needs for more than 30 years. This is my second term of office as a foundation governor at the school. I now have the time to fully commit to the role and can use my skills as a teacher to offer help and advice to pupils who have additional needs.

Foundation Governor: Mrs. B. Greene

I have lived in the Immaculate Heart Parish since 1977. I am married to Paddy and our children attended the school. I am a Eucharistic Minister in the parish and have worked in various schools and with children with Special Needs for over 30 years. I joined the Governing Body 10 years ago and  have been awarded a "Certificate of Appreciation" by the Diocese of Leeds in recognition of services to Catholic education. My aim as a governor is to support the Headteacher and staff in maintaining the Catholic Faith, to continue to assist in the promotion of excellent education, and also to encourage life opportunities for current and future generations.


Foundation Governor: Mrs. J. Broadhurst

I was born and raised in the Parish and have lived here for the majority of my life. I married my husband Andrew in the IHOM Church. We now have 2 sons who both attend the school. I studied primary education at Trinity and All Saints Catholic College. I currently work as a Child Minder.  I believe Immaculate Heart is a great school that celebrates the individuality of each and every pupil and I feel proud to be part of the school community both as a parent and governor.



Foundation Governor: Mr. F. Kilkenny
 L. A. Appointed Governor: Mr. A Charlwood

I am an experienced school governor, having served as a governor at Brownhill Primary Academy since 2004, including 5 years as chair. As a chair of governors I have appointed a new head teacher, overseen the conversion of the school to a sponsored academy and contributed to the leadership of the school as it moved from as requiring improvement to being judged good by Ofsted. As a governor at Immaculate Heart, I want to put that experience to good use in the service of my local community. I live in the parish with my wife and two (pre-school age) children. In my day job I am Professor of Human Resource Management at Loughborough University. Over the course of my career I have also worked at the Universities of Leeds, Warwick and York.






Parent Governor: Mr A. Lock

I live in Moortown and became a Parent Governor in 2010. I’m married to Zoe and have three daughters, two of which are pupils at the school. I am currently a Director at The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, a national regeneration charity, and develop programmes that; support people back into work and training; provide positive activities for young people; create volunteering opportunities and develop community projects that improve health. My aim is to use these skills and experiences to add value to the running of the school and my aspiration is to build on the positive relationships the school has developed with parents and the wider community.


Parent Governor: Mrs. L. Beecroft

 I was elected parent governor in 2013 and feel privileged to contribute to the progress of the school and its occupants. My husband and I moved into the parish 18 years ago we have 3 children who all attend the school. I currently work as a Senior Nurse at Leeds teaching Hospitals and I have recently launched a Pilates business in the local area. I aim to utilise my experience as a nurse, Pilates instructor and mum to contribute to the continued progression of our school with the children and their development at the centre

Teacher Governor: Miss L. Hargreaves

 I have worked at IHOM for 15 years and enjoy the different roles my job entails. My love of teaching keeps me in the classroom most of the time but I am also the Assistant Head and the Inclusion Manager. I am very proud of our children and feel privileged to work with them, starting them on their educational journey.