St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

‘Following the loving example shown by Jesus Christ’

Who are our School Governors?

Louise Payne - Foundation Governor and Chair

Louise is a Foundation Governor joining in June 2011. She has a daughter and is married to Warwick Payne, who is one of the councillors representing Woolston on Southampton City Council. Louise worked for nearly seven years as a journalist for Newsquest, writing primarily for the Hampshire Chronicle, but also the Southern Daily Echo and the Romsey Advertiser. She now works for Hampshire County Council’s Corporate Communications Team and has been in this role since December 2008. Louise used to attend St Patrick’s School, as did her brother and sister, and is a parishioner at St Patrick’s Church, where she was married in 2009 and where her daughter was christened in May 2012.


June Burton - Local Authority Governor and Vice-Chair

June was Chair of the Governing Body until September 2018 and has been our Local Authority (LA) Governor since September 2008.  Prior to this she was Support Staff Governor for seven years.  She was the School Cook here at St. Patrick’s before her retirement in July 2010.  June has also been involved in Scouting for many years.


Stephen Deadman - Foundation Governor

Steve has been a Foundation Governor since July 2016, having been a friend of Elizabeth Kenny (previous headteacher)’s and a fellow parishioner at Immaculate Conception, Portswood for some 30 years.  A retired Accountant, living in Bitterne with his wife, Sue, they have 4 grown up children living in the Southampton area who attended Springhill, St Anne's and St George.  Steve has a Theology degree and has done voluntary work, mainly with the youth and the homeless for 40 years, running Catechetic Programmes for Sacraments, Adult Formation and Prayer in parishes. He currently runs a youth club, a Sunday Lunch Project for the homeless, Cafod workshops in schools, does Street Pastoring in Southampton and runs prayer and liturgy groups. He is especially interested in religious education, questions of poverty and cultural diversity at St Patrick’s and in contributing to all our aims for an Outstanding School, sharing Jesus' example of Love.


Kieran Nott - Foundation Governor

Kieran is a Foundation Governor, joining in July 2010. He has a son at the school; Sebastian in year 4. Kieran has 2 daughters who were previous pupils who attend St Anne's. Kieran works in the Mergers & Acquisition department of Bupa.


Siobhan Quigley - Foundation Governor

Siobhan became a governor in September 2017. She has two sons at St Patrick’s; one in year 4 and one in year 1.  She has worked as a Housing Support Worker for the last five years.   She is originally from Ireland.  


Helen Smale - Foundation Governor

Helen joined us as Foundation Governor in July 2010.  She lives in Hedge End is also involved in Parish life.


Fr Paul Lyons - Foundation Governor

Fr Paul was appointed a Foundation Governor when he took over the post of Parish Priest at St Patrick's Church in September 2017.


Antonio Lopez-Bustos - Foundation Governor

Antonio was appointed in December 2018 and has three children at St Patrick's.


Rajani Gosala - Parent Governor

Rajani was appointed a Parent Governor in January 2019.  She has a daughter in year 1.


Andy Hiscock- Parent Governor

Andy was appointed a Parent Governor in May 2019.  His daughters are in years 3 and 5 and his son is in year 7 at St George.


Mark Balaam - Staff Governor

Mark is our Staff Governor. He relocated from Manchester in 2006 to work in therapeutic care with traumatised children until 2013, when he qualified as a Primary Teacher. He has an 10 year old son. Mark is in his fifth year as a Teacher at St Patrick's. He is a Councillor on Eastleigh Borough Council. As well as local politics, Mark's interests include den-building, learning languages and visiting pilgrimage sites.


Michael Lobo - Headteacher Governor

Michael joined St Patrick’s as Headteacher in September 2017, having worked as a headteacher and school advisor in various areas over the past 10 years.




Clerk to the Governors

appointed by the Governing Body:

Carol Clark

C/O St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Fort Road

Southampton SO19 2JE

Tel: 023 8044 8502



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