Governors

Mrs Z Kwiatkowska, BA (Hons) – Chair of Governors
I have a background in education of 29 years, 21 of those as a Headteacher of a three form entry Catholic Primary School. I am totally committed to bringing out the best in our young people in every possible way so that they may become responsible adults in the future. I have seen my own three grown-up children thrive and develop beyond my expectations at St Bede’s and I am honoured to serve the school as one of its Governors and support the whole team as the College moves forward to nurture future generations of pupils.

Mr T Walsh, LLB (Hons) P.G. Dip. Law
I am a qualified solicitor with my own practice with offices spread over the Northwest. Working initially as a legal advisor to the College I was invited to join the Governing Body in late 2013. I have also worked as a governor at various other schools and as an interim governor for Trafford Council. In the summer of 2016 I was appointed Chair of Governors by consensus. Whilst Chair of Governors the board was re constituted and we appointed the new Headmaster, Mr d’Arcy. I am currently the vice chair of Governors. St Bede’s College is a gem within the Diocese of Salford and I am proud to be associated with the College and working with the staff to ensure children’s aspirations are achieved.

Mrs R Kennedy, MA
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist working in the centre of Manchester and in Stockport. My previous professional role was in Media Relations and I worked for many years in the Press Office for Manchester City Council. I am Chair of Governors at St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School in Withington, and have served as a governor at St Bede’s College since 2013. My four children all attended St Bede’s and it is an honour and a pleasure to be part of the new team supporting Mr d’Arcy in his leadership of the school.

Revd P Daly, Ph.B, STL
I am a priest of the Diocese of Salford, currently parish priest of Our Lady and St. Joseph’s, Heywood, and also as the Episcopal Vicar for Formation. In that latter role I coordinate, on behalf of the Bishop, the areas of spirituality, liturgical formation, faith formation at every age, youth ministry, marriage and family life. I am also a former student of St Bede’s which played a key role in my own path to priesthood. I am honoured to be a current Governor and a former Chair of Governors.

Mrs C Hopton, MSc, MCSE

Clare has most enjoyed 30 years of working as an IT professional in Commercial Aviation and Finance industries.  She is a strong believer in continuous education and has obtained an MSc in Computer Science together with a number of IT professional qualifications in her discipline, through self-funded study, whilst working full-time. Clare focuses on sharing her professional knowledge and encourages the study of Computer Science in her previously voluntary roles with STEM ambassador programme, Get Safe Online and BCS the Chartered Institute for IT. Clare is a proud dyslexic and feels that her unique way of rationalising problems and solutions, create opportunities that may otherwise have been overlooked. She is delighted that GCHQ actively recruits people with dyslexia as code breakers – this has gone a long way towards dispelling the myths about this specific learning style. Clare is married with a 13 year old daughter and is honoured to be a part of and to serve St Bede’s family.

Mr D Frost
I have served Catholic education for 27 years, initially teaching RE and advising Oxbridge candidates, then as pastoral lead and eventually associate principal of St David’s Catholic College in Cardiff. I became the principal of Holy Cross College and University Centre, Bury, a decade ago and have enjoyed working in the diocese and the wider community in a number of capacities, including close links with higher education through serving on the General Assembly of Manchester, the Court of Lancaster and the Senate of Liverpool Hope universities. I have two young children myself, of 11 and 8, both in Catholic schools, so it was a privilege to be asked to serve St Bede’s with its long tradition of excellence and faith.

Dr J Mulkeen, MPhil, PhD, PFHEA
I have worked in Higher Education for over 28 years in a number of lecturing and management roles and hold Principal Fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy. My current role as Associate Dean Academic in Salford Business School reflects my interest in developing engaging education that is accessible for different markets and social groups. I have sat on national trailblazing groups for apprenticeships and am actively involved in advising Colleges and Universities about business and management education.

Dr O J Omofuma MBBS, DSRH, MRCGP (London)
Joseph is a doctor of 19yrs and has practiced as a GP in the last 6 years with a background in emergency medicine. As part of a strong Christian faith, he serves voluntarily as a leader in a local community church in the centre of Manchester. In addition he enjoys motivational speaking and is a John Maxwell Certified Coach/Speaker. He is also a champion for youth empowerment and believes in inspiring others to maximize their potential. He is married with three children all of which currently attend St Bede’s.

Mr S Majzoub
I have over 25 years of Senior Managerial roles in large corporate companies the latest being a Senior Managing Consultant role in IBM. I have been a single dad for over 10 years looking after my now 14 year old son. I understand the importance of distilling good values in young people and bringing them up to be independent and equipped to build their future and shape their lives. I am honoured and pleased to be in this position and look forward to serving St Bede’s.