Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX

01942 674226

Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Meet the Governors


The governing body's responsibility is to approve the strategic vision for the school, working in partnership with the Headteacher, promoting continuous improvement in the performance of the school whilst adhering to the Catholic ethos of the school.

Our Governors at Leigh Sacred Heart Primary School are;

Mrs Helen Ahmed

As headteacher of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School I am also a governor of the school. I feel privileged to work alongside the other governors of the school - they all want what is best for every child in the school.

I can't believe I have been headteacher at the school for over 15 years and that I have worked at the school since 1997 - the time has flown by!

I started my teaching career in 1989 and have taught children who have gone on to do great things (doctors, nurses, engineers, professional sports people, paramedics, physiotherapists, social workers to name but a few) I am so proud of every child I have taught and wish them all well.

 Mrs Helen Ahmed

Headteacher and Governor of Sacred Heart, Leigh



Miss A Lawton

As School Business Manager of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School I also attend governors meetings to discuss staffing, finances and health and safety of the school.

I am honoured to work with the other governors of the school – to help them support the children, staff and the whole school.

I have worked for Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School for 14 years and have enjoyed every minute.

Miss Amy Lawton

School Business Manager

Sacred Heart, Leigh

Mrs Warner

My name is Jennifer Warner and I am the Deputy Headteacher at Sacred Heart. I attend governors meetings as an observer.

I am an active member of the church community along with my family. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, playing my instruments, walking, days out and family holidays.

Sacred Heart is a place close to my heart as I attended here as a pupil and my children have also attended the school. I care so much about the children in our community. I work with the governors to answers questions about the school to ensure that our children get the best start in education that is well rounded and has the Catholic faith at the centre of all we do.

 Mrs Warner

Deputy Headteacher




Mrs Halliday

I have been married for 18 years and have two daughters. I work full time locally in the Finance office of a large plumbing distributors.

 I attended Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and then went onto St Marys Catholic High School as do my daughters.

 I became a Foundation Governor in November 2016 because I wanted to help support our Headteacher, Staff and Pupils to achieve their absolute best potential and to share the sense of community, care and support that I had felt over the years.

 It is so lovely to visit school, when restrictions allow. To see the enthusiasm and energy of the children and to see their work displayed around school.

Mrs Turton

I joined the school family as a Parent Governor in 2008, while my boys were attending the school.

At the time I would never of believed that 13 years on I would still be on the governing body.

I am very proud to be part of an inclusive school. Where I can honestly say every child matters.

I passionately believe in giving all children the best start in life from an academic education to life skills, to love and giving but most importantly a safe environment to learn and thrive.

Mrs Turton

Chair of Governors













Mrs Littlewood

My Name is Ann Littlewood and I am the staff member on the board of Governors.

At the moment I am teaching in Year 4. I have been a member of staff for 26 years and a governor for over 3 years.

I enjoy working with a team that ensures our children are given the best education that we can provide. Being a governor has also given me an opportunity to experience another aspect of school life.

Mrs Littlewood

Year 4 Teacher