About the Governing Body


A big welcome from the governors here at Our Lady of Sorrows! We work as a team with the Head Teacher for the benefit of all the pupils and staff. We are all volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, including education, health and business.

The core functions of the governors is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its students and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

You can find out a little more about each of us below. If you would like to contact us, we would be happy to hear from you. You can contact us via the school office either by letter or by email, ‘FAO Governors.’ 

About Us 







Sean McLaughlin

Chair, Foundation Governor

My name is Sean Mclaughlin.
I would like to introduce myself as the Chair of Governor of Our Lady of Sorrows.  I have been a Governor
for over 20 years and have enjoyed helping the school progress over the years.  I am a farther of two who
attended Our Ladys.  My background was working for British Coal but now work in the Care Sector. 
My areas of interest are Maths and RE.  As a Governor I hope to help achieve the best for the School
 and its Staff.











Amy Tucker

Vice Chair,
Foundation Governor


My name is Amy Tucker, I have been a Governor at OLOS for 2 years and have recently been appointed

 as Vice-Chair of governors.  Education is an important part of childrens lives.  I feel that children spend

as much time in a school/education setting as they do at home and therefore it is important to provide a safe and nurturing environment for them to thrive in and become the best that they can be. My role as a governor

 aims to monitor and question all practices within school to help achieve a high standard of education

and wellbeing for all pupils.  Within this role I am responsible for specific areas including safeguarding,

attendance, behaviour and pupil premium and finally safer recruitment. 
My background as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner within Emergency Medicine and my voluntary role

within grassroots  football means I have a vast amount of training and experience within safeguarding

in different settings and therefore feel I can bring this experience to Our Lady’s and all my link roles.