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Jacqueline Hampson

Having completed my teacher training at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds, I began my teaching career at Our Lady & St Patrick's in 1992. Following teaching appointments in other schools for six years, I returned to Our Lady & St Patrick's in 2001 as Deputy Head. In 2004 I was appointed Headteacher; a role I still perform and cherish today.







drobertsonDiane Robertson

I was brought up in South East London and attended the Ursuline Convent in Blackheath. After completing my education, I took up a role in the MOD in London and then moved to work in Local Authority Education. As a result, I have an extensive background in Education & Children’s Services as a Manager, and I re-trained as a Teacher in Further Education & Family Learning. My last working role in Greenwich Council was in Inclusion, SEN (Special Educational Needs) & Child Safeguarding.

During my time in London, I served as a Governor at Our Lady of the Rosary School in Blackfen, and at St Mary & St Joseph School in Sidcup, before moving to Maryport in 2012.

I have worked as a Clerk to Governors for Primary Schools in London and a Church of England Primary School in Cumbria.

I have also worked as a Leader and Manager (Commissioner) in The Scout Association for over 35 years, running sections for children from aged 6-18, and supported adults in these roles. This has given me the opportunity to work with children in an informal setting, but within disciplined guidelines. I currently run the Beaver Scout Colony in Maryport; a role I enjoy very much, and I meet many of the children from our school there.

I attend Our Lady & St Patrick Church in Maryport and have recently become the Appointed Person for Marriages in the Church.

Until recently, I was a Trustee at The Settlement (Educational Charity) in Maryport.

I also serve the Community as a JP in both the Adult and Family Courts.

When I have some spare time, I like to garden, read and travel.


Father Paul Dadson

We are delighted that Father Paul has joined us as a Foundation Governor. A photograph and brief biography of Fr Paul will be added here shortly.


hlongHilary Long

Having studied English Literature at University in Manchester, I completed a PGCE in Primary teaching in 2003. After that I began my teaching career at in Our Lady & St Patrick's School. More recently, I was appointed as Assistant Headteacher working alongside Mrs Hampson to achieve the best outcomes for our children.








mwatmoughMichael Watmough

I believe that every child deserves a good education because it will make a positive difference to their life. I spent my whole career working in education, first as a primary teacher, then an educational psychologist, then a Special Educational Needs manager and, finally, an Assistant Director within a Local Authority Education and Children’s Service. I have continued to be involved in education since I retired, both in a voluntary capacity as a governor in two schools and in undertaking SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) reviews. In addition, I work as a consultant in the area of SEND. I also do voluntary work with the Lake District National Park, both as a Ranger and as an archaeological volunteer. I have been married for forty four years and we have three grown-up children.


dtysonDonna Tyson

I am married with 3 children; 2 of whom are at Our Lady and St Patrick’s School. I work as a team leader within the civil service and have been employed by them for nearly 25 years. I chose to become a governor so I could learn more about what the position involves and also perhaps to contribute in some way to maintaining our school’s excellent reputation.





lmcallisterLaura McAllister

I completed my teacher training at York St John College in 2002 where I also received a BA in Theology and Religious Studies.

I was appointed as class teacher at Our Lady and St Patricks in September 2002 and have been here ever since! I have taught classes in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and I am currently teaching in Year 4. I have recently been appointed as foundation governor and I am looking forward to developing this role.

I take an active role in my parish in Workington where I lead a Children’s Liturgy group and prepare children for receiving Holy Communion for the first time.



 Alison Graham

Photo Alison GrahamI obtained my Education degree in 1981 and have worked at Harraby School, Cockermouth School and St Joseph’s Catholic High School, retiring as Head of Year 7 with responsibility for transition from primary to secondary.  When my sons attended St Joseph’s Primary, Cockermouth I was an LEA Governor during their first ever OFSTED inspection.

Finding my hobbies of golf and gardening not very fulfilling and my boys having left home, I asked Mrs Hampson if I may join Our Lady’s in a voluntary capacity. Subsequently I was delighted to accept an invitation to become a Foundation Governor.

Hopefully I can bring my educational and pastoral experience, as well as supporting Mrs Hampson and her dedicated staff in their vision for the future of this wonderful school.


Claire Wilson

We have recently welcomed Claire Wilson to our Governing Body. Claire has one child at Our Lady & St Patrick's primary and will be a great asset to the team. A photograph and brief biography of Claire will be added here shortly.


Ronnie Morgan

A photograph of Ronnie will be added here shortly.

I was brought up and have lived all my life in the Harrington/High Harrington area of Workington. I belong to the Parish of Christ the Good Shepherd, attending St Mary's, Harrington, mostly, as I live very near to the Church. I retired from a career in banking in 2001, having worked for the Clydesdale Bank for 37 years. For the last five years of my working life I worked at the Business Banking Centre of the Clydesdale Bank in Carlisle.

I have had the privilege to have been a Foundation Governor at St Gregory's Catholic Primary School in Workington since 1994, acting as Chair previously. I am presently Chair of the Buildings/Finance/Staffing Committee and SEN Governor. Since retiring I helped set up the Educare at the school and I presently attend to the administration needs of the setting. I also run the After School Computer Club which operates each Monday and Tuesday during the term time.

I also help at the Helena Thompson Museum in Workington typing historical reports etc and teaching crochet and tatting at the monthly craft evening.



Emma Kray

We have recently welcomed Emma Kray to our Governing Body. Emma has children at Our Lady & St Patrick's primary and will be a great asset to the team. A photograph and brief biography of Emma will be added here shortly.


Toni Sloane

We have recently welcomed Toni Sloane to our Governing Body. Toni has two children at Our Lady & St Patrick's primary and will be a great asset to the team. A photograph and brief biography of Toni will be added here shortly.

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