I have been a school governor for ten years, My first post as a governor was at Atherton St George's CE Primary School and for a short time I was a governor at Hesketh Fletcher High School. At St George's I chaired the Curriculum Committee before becoming Chair of Governors in 2014. In 2015 when St George's became part of a federation with St Mark's CE Primary School, I was elected Chair.
I worked as a senior manager in a 11-18 High School and I have experience and a strong interest in the performing arts.
I am the Team Rector of the Parishes of Atherton and Hindsford and of Howe Bridge, and a proud Trustee of the Wings' CE Trust. I have lots of experience of being a school governor having served almost continuously for over 25 years in 4 different Church Schools, and seeing vast changes in education during that time. I am currently Vice-Chair of the Wings' CE Trust.
My strong focus in all that we do as trustees and governors is to improve our children's education in its broadest sense. I strive to ensure our children to have a real love of learning and aspirations to be the very best they can be.
I am Priest-in-Charge of St Mark's Newtown and am a member of the Transforming Wigan Guiding Coalition, a change team working over 7 years with £1.2M investment from the Church Commissioners to renew discipleship, re-orientate church and revive community in Wigan. I have three children who all attend St Mark’s Primary School and have enjoyed supporting the school grow and develop in recent years and since we became part of a MAT in April 2017. I studied Film and Television Studies at University and continue to put these skills to good use making films for creative communication.
I have been involved in school governance for several
years. When Atherton St George's became part of the Wings' Federation, I was elected Chair of Curriculum and Staffing Committee. With over 30 years experience in education, I have a passion for Modern foreign Languages, RE and Special Educational Needs
I have been a governor at St George's Primary School for 11 years, I am the Chair of Finance and Premises Committee, also I am involved in St George's becoming part of a federation with St Mark's CE Primary School.
I am an active member of St John's the Baptist, Atherton Parish Church.
I have worked at St George’s since 2006, and St Mark’s since 2015 and am fortunate to have the best job in the world. I particularly enjoy seeing the children in our schools flourish as a result of the ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ culture throughout our staff and governors. As part of my role I also help support other schools in the Northwest which helps keep me fresh and full of new ideas! In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading, painting and days out with my family. I have one son who has been well indoctrinated from birth and has just started working as an Early Years Practitioner in a Nursery.
I have thirty-five years experience working in various accounting roles and have been a governor for over sixteen years. I am delighted to be serving as part of the Board of Trustees for The Wings’ CE Trust and look forward to making valuable contributions to the schools in our Trust. I have two children and strongly believe every child should be nurtured to achieve everything of which they are capable….. and then a little bit more. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, reading and puzzles.
I'm Catherine Hollins. I am very excited to be a governor of the Wings' CE Trust and I'm looking forward to finding out about the wonderful experiences you have in school. I am Assistant Head of English at St Edmund Arrowsmith High School in Ashton, Wigan and I also have two boys, aged 9 & 11.