Chair of Governors
Child Protection Governor
"Although I was born in East Lancashire I grew up and was educated in Worcestershire. I returned to the North-West in 1978 and am a resident of St. Annes. I have two grown up daughters, one of whom is a teacher in a local school and the other is studying at UCLAN.
I have a BDes in Interior Design from the Royal College of Art but have had two changes of direction in my professional life; first in teaching and for the last 15 years I have been a bursar in a primary school in Blackpool. I have been on the governing body since 2002; firstly as a parent governor and more recently as a community governor. Having been involved in education in one way or another all my life I am a firm believer in the importance of good quality education for all. I joined the governing body in the hopes that I can contribute to ensuring that LSA continues to improve and develop.
I am currently the chair of governors and I serve on all the standing committees. I am also the child protection governor. My outside interests include travel and walking both in the UK and abroad."
|KATHARINE WYKES |
"I was educated in the U.S. and the U.K. and I moved to Lytham St. Annes in 1978, following university. I worked for 26 years at BAE Systems in Warton as a Human Factors Engineer Technologist and in Engineering Management. I am a Fellow of the Ergonomics Society.
I left BAE at the end of 2004, keen to pursue other interests and to take the skills that I had developed in industry and apply them to the Third Sector. I currently work for a consortium of mental health related charities across Lancashire, advising them on partnership working and helping them to develop as a group so that they are able to tender for work contracts and provide support for each other.
I also do voluntary work for Age Concern, where I support a local lunch club every week. I have a web site through which I sell antiquarian books, a big interest of mine. I became a governor as I want to support and put something into my local community and I feel quite passionate about the importance of education and young people. I have been on the LSA governing body for four years. I am vice chair of the governing body and I chair the Every Child Matters committee. I am also a member of the Finance and Pupil Disciplinary committees.
I have a little dog and I enjoy any activities that we can do together. I enjoy making jewellery and I have recently joined a reading club to encourage a lapsed past time."
|"I was born and educated in Bridgwater, Somerset. I have a BA in Social Sciences and I am a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals. I moved to this area in 1980 from Sheffield.|
I spent 34 years in higher education, culminating as services director/head of department and member of the senior management team at Keele University, where I was involved with information management, IT, strategic planning and financial and human resources management. I am now an information industry consultant to private and public sector organisations in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
I am married, with three grown up children, all of whom were educated at the school and my interests are cinema, theatre, music, current affairs and sport, particularly rugby union (I am an officer at Fylde).
I became a governor firstly because the governance and management of a large secondary school interests me. I felt it was a role that I could bring something to; at Keele I was a senior manager responsible for 100 staff and a budget of £5m. I was also a member of the senior management team and have an awareness of all key issues in managing universities. My wife and I have always been committed to comprehensive education and are grateful to the school for the education of our children.
I am a community governor and a member of the Finance committee. I am the Curie college governor."
"I am a 'local' girl. I grew up in Cleveleys, went to school at Fleetwood High (formerly Fleetwood Hesketh High) and live on the Fylde Coast.
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry from the University of Leicester and I am a Chartered Accountant having trained and qualified with Price Waterhouse in Manchester.
For the last 18 years I have worked at senior level within the 'quasi' public sector; since 2003 I have held the post of Vice Principal Resources and Planning at Blackpool and The Fylde College. I am new to the Governing Body, having been appointed as a Community Governor in June 2009. I have joined the governing body as I believe that as a community governor I could play a very small part in ensuring that the young people of our community have the best chance possible to grasp the opportunities my education has given me. Because of my experience in facilities management and coordinating large capital projects I have been asked to join the Premises Committee."
Chair of Finance Committee
"I was born in Manchester and educated at Stockport Grammar School. I trained initially as an accountant achieving an Institute of Secretaries status.
I spent 8 years in the Engineering industry as Marketing Director for Europe's largest manufacturer of metals. Following that my principal work has been in the volatile Transport Industry; recognition of which was being presented to the royal family at Buckingham Palace. I retired as a principal shareholder in one of the largest transport operators in the North West in 1996.
My son was a product from the original High School, my eldest grandchild is in the sixth form and my youngest has just joined from Primary
I am a founder member of the Institute of Directors
I have been chairman of a NHS Primary Care Trust for 7 years.
I am currently a director in the Age Concern Group.
I am currently chair of the Finance Committee."
Cllr. Mrs. B Ackers
|"I was born and educated in Leigh, Lancashire and have lived in Lytham since 1981. I am married, with one daughter. My professional background is in teaching; most recently as Deputy Head at Tulketh High School in Preston. I have also run my own Communications Consultancy, and served for six years as Non-Executive Director on the Board of the North West Lancashire Health Authority. In May 2007 I was elected to Fylde Borough Council.|
I have always been passionate about raising standards in all areas of Education, hence my interest in being a governor. I am on the Staffing and Curriculum committee.
I played county netball and tennis for Norfolk and my present interests include tennis, golf, walking my dog, and a lifelong interest in Drama. "
Chair of Premises Committee
"I was born in Yorkshire and moved to Blackpool in 1952. After several years living in Poulton I moved to St. Annes in 1982. I am married and I have a daughter and two grandchildren.
I am a retired Planning Chemical Engineer. I was a Fylde Borough Councillor for eight years. I was approached to become an LEA governor due to my background in industry and an interest in local affairs.
I am Chairman of the Premises committee and a member of the Finance and Every Child Matters committees.
I enjoy watching Football and Cricket and listening to Big Band and classical music. I am also involved in charity work. "
Whittle College Link Governor
"I was born in and educated in Bolton before gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Liverpool University.
Since then I have had various roles in Engineering Management, most recently as Technical Director with main responsibilities for Product Design and Development at Dudley Industries Ltd., Lytham; the main manufacturing centre for the Rentokil-Initial Group.
I retired in 2005 and in 2009 I became a town councillor for Fairhaven Ward.
I have been an LEA governor since 2008.
I believe that a good education is essential in the formation of the future generation and I want to help to steer this in the right direction.
I am on the Finance committee and the governor for Whittle College."
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|ANN DE RIZZIO |
"I have one son in Year 9 and am a parent governor.
I am a part-time lecturer at Myerscough college and an LEA governor at a local primary school.
I have a keen interest in equality of opportunities for all and raising the standards and quality of education for all young people.
I am currently on three committees; Premises, Safety and Staffing and Curriculum.
I am the sixth form governor."
|RACHAEL BAGOT |
Parent Governor (from March 2011)
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|BARRY BRYAN-DIXON |
Kings College Link Governor
|"I was brought up and educated in Essex but have been a resident of St. Annes since 1986. I am married with a wife, six children and four grandchildren. I served in the armed forces for 23 years as a combat medic and A&E technician.|
I retired from the forces in 1981 and since then have been a bus driver. I am semi-retired which enables me to work at LSA as an invigilator and welfare assistant.
I am on the Premises committee, I am the Special Needs governor and the governor for King College."
"I was born in Stockport Cheshire and brought up and educated in the Midlands.
I am married, have two boys in the school and have lived in Lytham St. Annes for 21 years.
My working life has been in the commercial function of the aircraft industry, the last 25 years in BAE Systems at Warton.
Over the years in the aircraft industry part of my role has been involved with the recruitment and development of young people and since my retirement I have had a keen interest in the development and potential of young people which is why I very much wanted to become a governor. I hope my skills will contribute to the continuing success of the school.
I have been a Parent Governor since the beginning of 2009 and I am on the Every Child Matters committee."
Chair of ECM Committee
"I was educated at Lytham St. Annes High School (as it was then known), following early childhood in Accrington.
I studied History at the University of Leeds and after switching my academic interest, I graduated in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield, going on to gain an MPhil in Political Philosophy. I have been a civil servant, working first for the old Employment Service (now Jobcentre Plus) and, since 2004, for the Child Support Agency (now part of the newly-formed Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission). My work in the latter organisation, in particular, has involved me directly in making decisions that materially impact upon at least one aspect of the welfare of many children/young persons growing up in today's society, and has given me an appreciation of the often difficult backgrounds of many children of school age.
I became a parent governor in February 2009. Strictly speaking, I am not a 'parent'. However, I live with my partner and her two children, both of whom are currently students at the school.
My particular interests as a school governor are in teaching standards, the quality of the education and overall school 'experience' provided, and student welfare issues. For those reasons I opted to sit on the Staffing and Curriculum Committee and the Every Child Matters Committee.
My interests outside of work include serious classical music/opera; both participating in and watching sport, particularly football (I am a lifelong Arsenal supporter) and test cricket; and European travel."
"I was born and grew up in Cheshire, the only daughter of a Polish war veteran, where I attended an all girls grammar school. I moved up to the Fylde Coast when my father retired and then settled in Lytham St. Annes about 20 years ago.
I am married with two daughters - one just started University after attending this school from the age of 11 - 18 and my other daughter is currently in Year 10 at this school.
I have always worked in administration working my way up from an office junior at a small consulting engineers' firm in Cheshire to being a Senior Secretary at BAe before starting my family. When returning to work I decided to move to an education field and worked part time at Blackpool & the Fylde College for three years before starting work as the Examinations Officer here at school in 2002.
I am the governor for support staff at school and the Link Governor for the governing body.
I like to keep active out of school and enjoy yoga and ballroom dancing."
"I am a native Canadian who moved to England in 2002.
I hold a Master's degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University and speak German and Hungarian fluently. I have been with LSA for 5 years teaching Modern Foreign Languages.
Prior to teaching I spent time working for the Lancashire Professional Development Service but before that had worked primarily in the field of Communications and Public Affairs for a variety of organizations such as NATO and the Canadian Government.
I have been a staff Governor since January 2009 and enjoy working on the development of school policy."
Chair of Staffing and Curriculum Committee
"I am teacher of Drama and Performing Arts at LSA. I joined the school in September 2007 but have links with the Drama department through my professional theatre work that go back to 1999. I am an associate director of Splendid Productions, one of the country's leading theatre companies specialising in work with and for students of Drama.
My background is varied, including a six year stint as a plater in the VSEL (now BAe Systems) shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness and fifteen years work as a touring actor and director which included work with English Touring Theatre, English National Opera, Really Useful Company and Welfare State International amongst many others.
I am the author of Artaud and his legacy, a guide for teachers and students, published in 1999 and more recently, my adaptation of Antigone (2009). I continue to combine my teaching with professional theatre work in the belief that each informs and improves the other.
I am a staff governor."