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.
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 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.