St Mary's and St Peter's Catholic Primary School

"In God we Love, Laugh and Learn"

Meet the Governors

Mr Andy Glennon - Chair

I am a former pupil having left St Mary’s and St Peters in 1974 ! I am married to Michelle, with two grown up children. I live in Guiseley and remain a keen sports fan and avid supporter of Bradford City and Yorkshire cricket. I am currently involved in a number of projects, including working with a local Children’s charity, having previously spent some thirty years working in Finance.

Mr Jim Wilkinson - Vice Chair

I am a Procurement Specialist at Yorkshire Water, and have been there many years in job roles connected to business needs.  I have been a school governor at this school for 10 years, and visit school at least once a week to assist pupils in Year 2 with their reading. I was a past pupil at this school in my early education years.

 

Mr Anthony Dwyer - Foundation
I live within the school's catchment area, and I am a parishioner of St. Anne's Cathedral Leeds. When leaving school I followed a career in the building and pharmaceutical industries. Receiving a BSc (Hons)in Earth System Science from Leeds University.
For many years I have volunteered and been active within Christian Agencies. Attending events such as the Justice and Peace Commission.
Finally I look forward to supporting the school's staff in providing a caring environment that seeks academic excellence for it's pupils.

 

 

 

 

Reverend Father Solomon Bulus - Parish Priest

I have been Parish Priest at St Peter's and St Columba within the Parish of St Mary since September 2014.  I was born in a village called Chambal in Muvur a north-eastern part of Nigeria. After 9 years of study in Nigeria I was ordained a Deacon in December 2000 and a Priest in July 2007. My first year as a priest was a 'Pastoral Year' serving in the Lafia Diocese. In 2009 I came to London sent by the Religious Superior Council. Before coming to Bradford I was Parish Priest at St Joseph's Pudsey and St Joseph's Pontefract. 

Mrs Shannele Thorne - Staff

I have worked in this school for nine years and have previously taught in Years 2, 4 and 6. Currently, I am teaching in Year 5.  I am also the English lead across the school and work with all staff to improve the quality of reading and writing within the school. I trained at the University of Leeds for my PGCE but before this I studied at Leeds Beckett University and have a degree in English and History. 

 

 

 

 

Mr Nazakat - Parent Governor

I am father of Warisha (Year 2 ) , Taha (Year1). I am a Professional Mechanical Design Engineer and am working as a senior Design Engineer/Project Manager in Axion Polymers,Trafford Manchester. I did MSC and BSC Mechanical Engineering at the Uni Of Leeds UK and UET Lahore,Pakistan. From school to University life I was actively involved with different charities and student unions to help students in their studies and other issues. I have helped different students of under privileged background in their studies free of cost. I actively support different cancer charities to raise funds in memory of our colleague Simon Wilkinson who died in 2016 due to cancer. As my two kids are studying in school, with a third one hopefully starting in Nov-2018,I want to support all school students including my kids through my positive inputs serving as a parent governor.

 

 

 

Mr Raja Mahmood - Local Authority Governor