Meet the Governors
The All Hallows Catholic College Governing Body
Mrs C Watson (Chair)
I live and worship as part of the Saint Albans Catholic Community. I am immensely proud of our outstanding education provision from pre-school to 6th form and have two children benefiting from an excellent value based catholic education. I’m grateful to the staff and all involved in our church schools and welcome the opportunity to contribute. I work as Head of Human Resources, Training and Volunteering for a respected and complex local healthcare charity and have over 20 years’ experience in Human Resource Management and post graduate qualifications in Management, employment law and counselling. I believe some of my skills and competencies can add value in a school setting.
Ms A Caine (Vice-Chair)
I have been a governor at All Hallows Catholic College since 2009. Initially as a parent governor and from 2013, a Vice Chair Foundation governor.
I am a qualified nurse, on the Specialist Practitioner professional Register for Occupational Health.
I am the Director of a successful Occupational Health company which I founded 18 years ago.
I advise large companies on employee fitness for work and rehabilitation programmes. I work with many complex cases which require a considerable amount of expertise, compassion and clinical judgement. I work closely with other professionals such as; HR advisors, employment law solicitors and Health and Safety managers.
During my time at All Hallows Catholic College, I have been part of the successful journey from school to Academy status. As governors we hold the Head and Senior Leaders accountable for the educational performance of all students and staff. We ensure the schools financial position is strong and funds are spent strategically to enhance the Catholic education we provide.
Mr J Knight
I became a Foundation Governor of All Hallows in 2010 and shall reach the end of a second term of four years office in August 2018. I am a parishioner of St Alban’s Church in Macclesfield. I have lived in Macclesfield for over 40 years and my two children attended All Hallows in the 1990s, both progressing to universities. I have been Vice Chair of All Hallows Governing Body for a period and have chaired Committee and Board meetings.
My working background has been in government, higher education, professional bodies and voluntary organisations. My work has included strategic direction and leadership of organisations along with problem solving, performance management, project management and delivering achievements. I also have experience in the design and delivery of policies and services and in monitoring financial performance.
Mr A Davison
I have been a foundation governor at All Hallows since 2014 and am also on the governing board at St Pauls Wythenshaw. I have had previous experience as a governor in the UK and at international schools overseas.
I have worked on national education reform projects in Africa and Asia since 1992, specialising in project evaluation and the reform of administrative systems. I am currently leading the UK governments largest ever education project evaluation (in Pakistan)
My particular interests as a governor include the quality of teaching and learning, and data analysis.
Miss L Alberti
Joining All Hallows Catholic College in 2017 as a Foundation Governor, I look to support our inclusive approach, champion creativity and promote all learners developing positive habits for learning.
An art and Design teacher for 16 years, Senior Leader for 8, I am now Director of an Arts Education Organisation, with the mission to ensure no young person is isolated due to additional need but has a place and an outlet for creativity and learning, that allows for raising of aspirations, self-value and connecting with community and place.
Mr T Beesley
Before joining All Hallows as Principal in September 2018, I was Headteacher of St James’ Catholic High school in Stockport for six years and Headteacher of All Saints Catholic High School, Rossendale, for four years. I have also worked at schools in the Wirral, Manchester and South Africa, where I spent two years teaching and working as a volunteer with Street Children.
Dr G Keogh
I have been working in the education sector for over 10 years, having taught in secondary schools, universities, teacher-training colleges and adult education providers in both Ireland and the UK. I moved to Manchester from Dublin in 2014 to take a lecturing position at the University of Manchester, and subsequently began working at All Hallows in 2016 as an RE teacher. I also currently coordinate the school’s PSHCE programme. I live in Macclesfield where I enjoy being surrounded by nature, and am passionate about education, philosophy, music, and health and wellbeing. I have been the staff representative on the board of governors since 2020
Mr D Roberts
I became a School Governor in 2003 at St John’s Primary School in Macclesfield and was Chair of Governors for ten years. With a building relationship between St John’s and All Hallows, I then became a Foundation Governor for AHCC in 2014, initially bringing my experience of supporting primary school and the transition into secondary education. I work for the NHS, developing and delivering improvement programmes that aim to better the health and wellbeing of the patients and population of Greater Manchester. Much of my work focuses on programme management and working with clinical colleagues, commissioners, and the hospitals across the region, bringing innovation into the health and social care system.
Mrs H Rawlinson
I have been a governor in a small, rural, Church of England, primary school since 2008 and the Chair of Governors since November 2014. I joined All Hallows Catholic College as a parent governor in December 2017. My son joined the College in 2015 and I have a daughter at primary school.
I have worked in financial services, retail and utilities with roles ranging from customer services to strategic planning, operational risk and project management. In 2014, I took a complete change of direction and became a Clerk to Governors for multiple schools including academies, church schools and special schools across both primary and secondary education phases, until 2017.
I have completed the National Governance Association’s Chairs’ Training Programme (2017) and Clerks’ Programme (2015).