Local Governing Committee
St Philip Howard Catholic School is an academy of the Bosco Catholic Education Trust (Bosco CET).
Bosco CET is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st April 2016. Bosco CET have, through the Scheme of Delegation, established Local Governing Committees for each of the Academies.
Our Local Governing Committee
Chair of Governors
I was first appointed as a Parent Governor of SPH in December 2011, when my son started at the school. I became a Foundation Governor in 2012 and, in September 2018, I was appointed as Chair of Governors. I am looking forward to continuing my role within the school and looking forward to being part of its growth as an Academy school. I am a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bognor Regis. I am originally from County Mayo, Ireland.
Vice Chair of Governors
I was appointed a Foundation governor in November 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed serving the school community since then. I am married with two children who both attend SPH. I am a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows, Bognor Regis. I attended the school in the 90s and am so proud of how much it has changed and improved over the years.
I am a Foundation Governor at SPH. Previous to this I was a Governor at St Philips Primary School in Arundel for over a 13 year period. I have two children - our elder daughter was an SPH pupil, and our younger daughter will have joined in September 2020. I feel privileged to be part of a team that seeks to support such a wonderful school community and it has been amazing to see SPH grow and evolve. I have been a nurse for 36 years and am Matron at Swandean hospital, so have a real passion for promoting good mental health and safeguarding.
Albert hails from the Philippines and is an active member of the Catholic parish of Petworth & Midhurst. He has worked in the service sector for many years and, more recently, was Governor, then Bursar, at Barrow Hills School, a Catholic prep school in Surrey. Albert is also a Governor at St Catherine's School Bramley, Surrey.
I was appointed a Foundation Governor in March 2019 and look forward to serving the school and pupils in this capacity. I am married with three children, two of whom are current pupils and the other is hoping to attend from September 2020. I am a parishioner of St Joseph's in Rustington. Professionally I work for one of the Big Four accountancy firms specialising in assisting companies and their employees with the UK tax implications of working in or outside the UK. I was taught by Jesuits at Wimbledon College and believe that all children should be given every opportunity whilst at school to achieve their full potential.
I have been a parent governor since 2017 and have two sons that are both now at SPH. The parent / teacher / child relationship is crucial to steer our children along through these crucial formative years in their lives and I believe the local governing committee at St Phillip Howard helps ensure the success of this, so I was very happy to have been appointed to this position. Professionally I am an IT Manager for a local medical supplies company and enjoy running or mountain biking at the weekend.
I have been a Governor at St Philip Howard since June 2014 and currently Chair the ‘Standards’ Committee established to monitor, review and report on the whole curricular experience of students, whilst working closely with Senior Leaders and the Local Governing Committee. My passion is young people and making sure they get the best possible chance at school both educationally and spiritually, ensuring students go out into the world of work with all the essential skills they need to be successful. I have worked in an education setting for the last 22 years and have acquired a wealth of knowledge in many aspects of school life. St Philip Howard is a wonderful school and it is a great honour to be involved in this community and to play a part in its success.
I was appointed a Foundation Governor in September 2019. I spent the last 10 years as a member of the PTA at Aldingbourne Primary School, and as a parent helper. As a family we feel blessed to have our children at SPH and I look forward to offering my support and help at this school as a Governor. We are parishioners at St Richard's Catholic Church in Chichester. We have lived in the Six Village's area since 2008. As a family we enjoy being part of our local community, joining the scout group and helping out at local events.
I am really proud to be both a parent at SPH and a member of the Local Governing Committee. I have one child at SPH (currently in year 9 but time flies!) and my elder two children have both recently left. I have always been impressed with the high quality of the education at the school, as well as the school’s ethos, which combines both a caring and compassionate approach with high ambition and opportunities for all the young people. In my working life, I am the HR Director for Chichester College Group, and I am personally interested in all things to do with diversity and engagement. I am a parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows, in Bognor.
I am Sarah Schaeffer and have worked at St Philip Howard as part of their Inclusion Department for fifteen years and also spent five years at St Philips Catholic Primary School in Arundel. All my four children attended SPH and each one of them have successfully graduated from University. I am immensely proud of them all. I live in Storrington and am a parishioner of Our Lady of England. I became a Governor in 2015 and sit on the Standards and the Catholic Ethos committees. I feel extremely privileged to have been a part of the SPH family for such a long time, with all its amazing young people and staff. I will do all I can to support each and every one of them, to enable them to meet their full potential, using my faith to guide me. I feel blessed belonging to such a caring community.
Executive Headteacher Governor