Meet the Governors​

Our Governors are appointed to meet specific criteria for their category of governor: Foundation​, Local Authority, Staff or Parent. Our twelve current governors introduce themselves here.

Steve Deadman

Chair of Governors

Steve has been a Foundation Governor since July 2016, having been a friend of Elizabeth Kenny (previous headteacher)’s and a fellow parishioner at Immaculate Conception, Portswood for some 30 years.  A retired Accountant, living in Bitterne with his wife, Sue, they have 4 grown up children living in the Southampton area who attended Springhill, St Anne's and St George.  Steve has a Theology degree and has done voluntary work, mainly with the youth and the homeless for 40 years, running Catechetic Programmes for Sacraments, Adult Formation and Prayer in parishes. He currently runs a youth club, a Sunday Lunch Project for the homeless, Cafod workshops in schools, does Street Pastoring in Southampton and runs prayer and liturgy groups. He is especially interested in religious education, questions of poverty and cultural diversity at St Patrick’s and in contributing to all our aims for an Outstanding School, sharing Jesus' example of Love.

Fr Ross Bullock

Foundation Governors

Fr Ross was born and grew up on the Isle of Wight, which is where he first felt called to be a priest; he read Theology and Sociology at St Mary’s University College, London, followed by a successful career in education for twelve years teaching in both London and in South India. He was ordained a priest in June 2016 at Portsmouth Cathedral by Bishop Philip, having completed his seminary formation at Allen Hall Seminary in London. After his ordination the Bishop asked him to be the Assistant Priest at St Joseph’s and St Edmund’s City Centre Parish, Southampton, working under the guidance of Monsignor Canon Vincent Harvey. He served the City Centre Parish for two years and during this time he was also the Priest Chaplain to St George Catholic College and Springhill Catholic Primary School. After two years the Bishop asked him to be one of the Assistant priests for the Parish of Jersey, working with Canon Dominic Golding. After three years as an assistant priest, he was moved back to Southampton in 2019 to become the Parish Priest of St Patrick’s Woolston and Annunciation Church, Netley and now finds himself as the Priest Chaplain to St Patrick’s School which has always had close links to the parish church since it was built.

Andy Hiscock

Parent Governor

Andy has been a parent governor since the summer of 2019, he has one child attending St Patricks in year 5, he also has two older children who both attended St Patricks but are now at St George in years 7 & 9. Andy runs an early years setting in Weston and is the Governor linked with Foundation at St Patricks.

Michael Lobo

Headteacher Governor

Michael joined St Patrick’s as Headteacher in September 2017, having worked as a headteacher and school advisor in various areas over the past 10 years.

June Burton

Vice-Chair of Governors

June was Chair of the Governing Body until September 2018 and has been our Local Authority (LA) Governor since September 2008. Prior to this she was Support Staff Governor for seven years. She was the School Cook here at St. Patrick’s before her retirement in July 2010. June has also been involved in Scouting for many years.

Kieran Nott

Foundation Governor

Kieran is a Foundation Governor, joining in July 2010. All three of his children were previous pupils at St Patrick's with the most recent leaving in July 2020 and his wife is currently a teacher in the school. Kieran works for Bupa Dental Care having experience in project and financial management.

Antonio Lopez-Bustos

Foundation Governor

Antonio was appointed in December 2018 and has two children at St Patrick's.

Simon Coley

Parent Governor

Simon was appointed in December 2020 and has a son in year 4. Originally from Solihull, Simon and his family have been living in Southampton for just over 2 years. Working in the hospitality industry for all of his life, he now works for Carnival UK, after spending several years working abroad and at sea. With 2 daughters at St Anne’s, his wife and children are practising Catholics, all with links to the Philippines. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, football, music, history and travel.

Louise Payne

Foundation Governor

Louise is a Foundation Governor joining in June 2011. She has a nine year old daughter and is married to Warwick Payne, who is one of the councillors representing Woolston on Southampton City Council. Louise worked for nearly seven years as a journalist for Newsquest, writing primarily for the Hampshire Chronicle, but also the Southern Daily Echo and the Romsey Advertiser. She now works for Hampshire County Council’s Corporate Communications Team and has been in this role since December 2008. Louise used to attend St Patrick’s School, as did her brother and sister, and is a parishioner at St Patrick’s Church, where she was married in 2009 and where her daughter was christened in May 2012.

Siobhan Quigley

Foundation Governor

Siobhan has two sons at St Patrick’s; one in year 6 and one in year 3. She is currently employed as a Client Services Manager and provides housing related support. She is originally from Ireland

Mark Balaam

Staff Governor

Mark is our Staff Governor. He grew up in Greater Manchester and relocated to Oxfordshire in 2006 to work in therapeutic care with children with emotional and behavioural challenges. In 2013, he qualified as a Primary Teacher. He has an 11-year-old son. Mark is in his seventh year as a Teacher at St Patrick's. Outside of school, Mark's interests include hiking, den-building, swimming and learning languages. He is a parishioner at St Joseph's, Southampton.

Clerk to the Governors

Karen Harrison

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Fort Road


SO19 2JE


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