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Our Lady of LourdesCatholic Primary School & Nursery

“Christ at the centre of our school where we live, love and learn together”


Welcome to the website of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Yardley Wood, Birmingham. If you are worried about a child please speak to a DSL in school or telephone 01213031888 - CASS

Meet the Governing Body

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School is blessed to have an experienced and dedicated Governing Body who work tirelessly to ensure that our children receive a high quality education in an environment that develops them spiritually, socially and academically. The Governors bring many educational, legal, financial and spiritual skills together so that we have a secure leadership structure overseeing the running of the school.


Our Governors play a very active part in the life of our school and they work closely with Mrs David and the rest of the staff to make sure…

  • that the schools vision and mission is clear
  • that Catholic life and RE are evident and central to all that happens at OLOL
  • that all children are safe
  • that the school is being managed correctly
  • that the buildings and resources are fit for purpose
  • that the budget is being well spent
  • that the staff are held accountable for their performance
  • that the performance of the children is everything it can be


Please read the short biographies below to learn a little more about your school Governors.

Canon Sean Grady, Foundation Governor

Chair of Governing Body

Responsibility for HT Performance Management

Vice Chair of Catholic Life Committee

Mrs P David, Head Teacher

Member on all Committees

I have been a Catholic teacher for 25 years and at a senior level of school leadership for 15 of those. I have been a Governor at 4 schools in that space of time and the contribution of Governors to the wellbeing, leadership and successful development of a school cannot be underestimated. I am privileged daily to work with this group of Governors, who are not only committed to strategic leadership as their role requires but also to the development of holistic Catholic Education and what that looks like for the children and families of OLOL.

Deacon Tim Anthony, Parent Governor

Safeguarding and PREVENT Link Governor

Chair of Finance and Resources Committee

Computing Link Governor/ASC Link Governor

I have been a Parent Governor since 2005, during the time in which my three children have attended the school. It has been an absolute pleasure to watch them and their classmates grow into confident, well-rounded individuals, ready to meet the new challenges of secondary education. To my mind, this is what Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School does best.

Together with academic progress, the "twin thread" of spiritual formation is at the heart of what we provide for each pupil. As a secondary school teacher myself, it is always easy to identify those children who have been given a firm foundation to their faith. The partnership between Our Lady of Lourdes School, the parish and the home is the essential basis for this, and I am always very proud of the children in their commitment to the Faith and charitable works.

Mrs Anna McGlone, Foundation Governor

Chair of Catholic Life Committee

Vice Chair of Performance & Standards Committee

Catholic Life and RE Link Governor

I have been a foundation Governor since April 2014 and a parishioner for the last 12 years with 2 children currently attending Our Lady of Lourdes School.

I have worked at a Girls Catholic secondary school for the last 13 years which is both interesting and rewarding ensuring the pupils have a safe and practical environment to learn in.

As the link Governor for R.E I am privileged to help support and develop the important link between the school community and Our Lady of Lourdes Church in all its aspects of catholic life. It is very encouraging to see all the work that staff, parents and governors do to strive to develop and maintain the high standards at the school. What is paramount, is that every child is safe and has every opportunity to learn and develop both academically and spiritually.

Mrs Kathleen Price, Foundation Governor

Responsibility for HT Performance Management

Performance & Standards Committee

Single Central Record Reviewer 

English Link Governor

My appointment as Foundation Governor at Our Lady of Lourdes School commenced in March 2017. I have been a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes for thirty-seven years and have served as a Eucharistic Minister in the parish for twenty years. I am a retired Head teacher of a Catholic primary school, therefore I feel I can use my experience of teaching and leadership in helping and supporting the school in continuing to move forward. I am delighted to have this opportunity to serve the school and parish in the role of a governor.

Mrs Maisie Greavy, Foundation Governor

Finance and Resources Committee Member

EYFS Link Governor

This is my second term of office and I am in my eighth year as a governor at Our Lady of Lourdes School. I am on the Finance and Resources Committee and I am the EYFS link governor. I am married, am a mother and grandmother and I live in the parish. Having retired from teaching after many years in the school I have a well-established educational knowledge in all areas of teaching and learning. I visit the school as often as I can and enjoy meeting with the staff, children and parents and where needed, I am always willing to lend a hand.

I am enjoying my experience of school governance and working with others as part of a team, making sure that our children have access to an education of the highest standard. 

It is very pleasing to see what we have achieved so far and I look forward to continuing our hard work to ensure that every child will be given a great head start in life both academically and spiritually at Our Lady of Lourdes School.

Mrs Ann Carbery, Foundation Governor

Performance and Standards Committee Member

Maths Link Governor

 I have been a Foundation Governor since 2001, at which time I was a new parent to Our Lady of Lourdes School. As a Catholic teacher myself, it is extremely important to me that our children have the best opportunities to grow and flourish, both personally and academically and it is a great privilege for me to be able to work alongside the board of governors and staff to ensure this continues to happen.

As maths is a subject that I personally enjoy, it is an honour to work alongside a very well-informed and dedicated subject leader in my role as Maths Link Governor. It is amazing to see the progress that our children make and the distending levels of support that are available to those that need it. 

Mr Mike Moran, Foundation Governor

Performance and Standards Committee Member

Science Link Governor

For a number of years I have supported the parish as a Eucharistic minister and reader at Mass.  I have broad experience of Catholic education through the headship of two Catholic schools and working at the Diocesan Education department.  In addition I have worked as a school improvement adviser for a local education authority combining this with Ofsted inspection.  My three children attended Catholic schools and I am committed as a governor to help the school continue to provide the excellence and whole child formation for which our Catholic schools are renowned. 

Mrs Lesley Loughran, Staff Governor

Performance and Standards Committee Member

SEND Link Governor

Health & Safety Governor

Hello. My name is Lesley Loughran. I have worked at Our Lady of Lourdes school for almost 24 years and the school is very much part of my everyday life. I have been involved with the Governing Body for 17 years and have in that time built up extensive experience and knowledge of Health and Safety and how the school is run on a day to day basis.

I am currently a staff Governor working within the Performance and Standards Committee. I support all the staff where I can and my passion is seeing the children in our school striving to work towards their individual potentials. In my position as a HLTA and governor I am lucky enough to see our children go through their school journey and hopefully I have some influence in making their journey successful.

Ms Bina Shah

Local Authority Representative Governor

Finance and Resources Committee Member