Curbridge Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 5JZ

01993 702480

Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

We Learn with God as our Guide


local governing board Representatives

I have been Parish Priest at Our Lady and St Hugh's Church since 2011 and act as the Religious Education link and spiritual adviser to the school. I enjoy visiting the school on a regular basis where I find a positive atmosphere and staff who are committed in their desire to serve the children.
Fr Pat Broun - Foundation - Parish Priest/RE
I became a Parent Governor in November 2016. 
Mike Holland - Parent - Parent Links/English
I was delighted to be invited to become a Governor and started this in July 2018.In the early 1980s I spent two years in Tanzania through Voluntary Service Overseas, lecturing in accounting, management and other subjects – mainly in Swahili, at a Christian Conference and Training Centre in Dodoma.I then worked in finance roles mainly in the international aid area of the charity sector. More recently I have worked for a creative writing charity, a child mentoring charity and Age UK in Lewisham and Southwark. I had various Trustee and similar roles in London and then moved to Witney at the end of 2018.
Nick Kavanagh - Foundation - Chair of Resources Committee
I became Principal of Our Lady of Lourdes on 1st September 2019. Previously, I have been an elected staff member on the governing body of another Catholic Primary School as well as Head at a Catholic Prep School.
Mr Daniel O'Connor - Principal
I became a foundation governor in September 2019. I grew up in Witney but moved away in 1987. I moved back to Witney in 2004 after marrying my husband Dave. I work as a team leader in the operating theatres in a local hospital in Oxford. 

I attend Our Lady and St Hugh's church where I am a Parish Catechist and part of the team teaching the confirmation courses to both young people and adults. 

My interests include music and the arts. I am a member of several choirs and have keen interest in painting and sewing. My responsibilities as link governor are for Religious Education and Health and Safety. 
Allison Warren - Foundation - RE/ Health and Safety
I became a foundation governor in Feb 2016 and chair of the Committee in Oct 2016. I am married to Carl and we have three sons and five grandchildren of primary school age. We moved to Witney on retirement after many years in Oxford where I managed an academic journal but also sat as a magistrate in the city and was very involved with Marriage Care, both as a counsellor in Oxford and as chair of the charity’s board in London. I am very pleased to be able to use that experience in my role as chair helping to build relationships and facilitate the work of the committee. I also have responsibility as link governor for Teaching and Learning.
Judith Schmidt - Foundation - Chair/Teaching and Learning
I am a Qualified teacher and currently work in Year 2 at Our Lady of Lourdes. I live in Witney with my four children who, like me, all attend or have attended the school. I am an active member of the school community, being a member of the Friends committee. I have been a Parishioner of Our Lady and St Hugh Church since birth and I organise and run the Children's Liturgy. Currently I am also a Trustee of our link nursery - St Hugh of Lincoln.
Sophie Smith - Staff - RSE
I became a foundation governor in November 2016. I am married to Sarah and currently look after our 3 children. Previously, I was a Royal Air Force Officer, specialising in IT Systems, then worked as an IT Manager for a publishing company in Kidlington. I attend Our Lady and St Hugh's church where I am a Eucharistic Minister. Having a keen interest in maths and PE, I feel privileged to have been given the responsibility as the link governor in these subjects.
Jeremy Taylor - Foundation - Maths
Joseph Amuah-Fuster - Foundation - Science/Admissions