Governing Body

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Laura Moreton


I have worked as a teacher at St Michael in the Hamlet for 12 years, teaching across all key stages. I am also the Safeguarding and Assessment lead. I feel very lucky to do a job that I love in such a fantastic school! Prior to becoming Head Teacher I have been part of our Governing body as a teacher representative for 5 years.

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Dave Patmore

Vice Chair / L.A. Governor

I have been a Governor at St Michael in the Hamlet Community Primary School for over 30 years and I have served as Chair of Governors during some of those years.

I was also a pupil at St Michael in the Hamlet many years ago, as were my 2 siblings and parents.

I am Deputy Church Warden of St. Michael in the Hamlet Church and I have been the Captain of St. Michael in the Hamlet 46th Liverpool Company Boys’ Brigade for 25 years.

I became a Governor all those years ago to put back into the school what I had received as a pupil and I am proud to be a long-standing member of this Governing Body and of this fantastic school that gives every child the level of education needed to enhance their future.

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Rachael Brackenridge

Teacher Governor

I am a Year 2 teacher here at St Michael in the Hamlet and have been part of our school for nearly eight years. I worked in Anfield in year 5 for two years prior to moving to our fabulous school. Most of my experience has been in year 5 as I moved to year 2 just last year: this is my second year in the Infants and I love it! ?

I am very passionate about education and always seeking out new ways to ensure our children are learning in the best possible way. I am music and art coordinator here at St Michael in the Hamlet and I love all things creative. In my spare time I enjoy photography, drawing, writing, listening to live music and reading.

I am very happy to be part of the governing body and look forward to the year ahead ?

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Judith Roberts

Associate Governor

Although not I am originally from Liverpool, I have lived in the area for 29 years. Both of my children attended St Michael’s school from Nursery up to Year 6. I started helping out as a volunteer reader around 16 years ago, when my daughter was in year 2. After a career in banking, I found it really enjoyable and rewarding working with the children, and when the opportunity arose, began working at the school, gaining experience and relevant qualifications along the way. I am now working as Deputy SENCo, supporting children with additional needs and their families; learning from them, while helping them to learn and grow in confidence. I am also helping out where and when needed around the school and really enjoy being part of the St Michael’s school community. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, my garden, reading and exercise, mostly walking or running with my little dog Poppy.

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Phil Watson

Co-opted Governor
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Keith Hitchman

Co-opted Governor

I am the Vicar of St Michael-in-the-Hamlet Church & Christ Church Linnet Lane (off Lark Lane).

Originally from Cornwall, I studied environmental science and worked in the wholefood industry before becoming a church minister.

I moved to Liverpool together with my family in 2010. Before becoming Vicar at St Michael’s and Christ Church in 2016, I worked in the city centre as City Missioner, acting as a Chaplain to city businesses and institutions, including Merseyside Police.

St Michael’s is a community centred, family friendly church. Many of our members have associations with St Michael’s School, past and present. We are a fully inclusive church, where absolutely everyone is welcome. Over the course of the year we put on a range of events, all of which are open to the community at large.

My partner Maggie is an artist, art trainer, and mental health activist. We have two sons.

In my spare time, I like listening to Jazz, walking our dog Joe and supporting West Ham United.

It is a real honour to have been asked to become a Governor at St Michael-in-the-Hamlet School.

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Rona Lucas

Co-opted Governor

I recently retired after 37 years of teaching; for the last 26 years I taught English, Drama and Media Studies in a Liverpool City comprehensive and was also a pastoral and safeguarding lead.

My family and I have lived in Aigburth for over 30 years and my five sons all attended St Michael’s in the Hamlet which, I believe, contributed to them developing into the fine young men they are today.

St Michael’s has always provided a strong, all-inclusive and positive foundation for young people’s lives. It is a happy, caring and thriving school with a dedicated staff; I am delighted to be part of the team through my role as a co-opted governor.