Angela McCann, MA (Ed), BEd (Hons, NPQH – Ex Officio Headteacher

Angela held the post of Staff Governor for a number of years before becoming an observer to the Governing Body in her role as Deputy Head, so was well aware of the work of the Governing Body before taking up the post of Headteacher.


Angela says, “I initially sought to become a school governor as I felt that I had the experience, skills and desire to make a positive contribution to the continuous development and success of the school, and wished to play an active role in the school and the parish community.  I was appointed as an NQT at St Alphonsus RC Primary School in September 1992, then gained promotion to the Senior Leadership Team and eventually to the role of Deputy Head Teacher, before becoming the Headteacher in 2014.


I am now extremely proud and privileged to lead St Alphonsus’ and want to see the school continue to thrive and grow, providing the best education, opportunities and experiences for our pupils which will enable all pupils to succeed and be the very best they can be.”



Eileen Smith – Foundation Governor

Link Governor for SEND Provision

Eileen joined the Governing Body of St Alphonsus’s Catholic Primary School ten years ago after having been approached by her parish priest.

Eileen says, “I live in the area which the school serves and which my children attended and so I know the community well.  I joined the Governing Body because I thought I could contribute.” 



Margaret Trevor BSc, PgC, MSc – Foundation Governor

Chair of the Local Management Board

Link Governor for Quality of Education, Safeguarding

Margaret has been part of the Governing Body for over five years. Now retired, as a Senior Lecturer at Teesside University she undertook mentoring and personal tutoring of diverse groups of students, and was continually involved in curriculum development and key skills assessment.  One of her subject areas was Health and Safety including UK legislation.  Her prior employment in the NHS gave her the opportunity to be Charted in both Engineering and Science and she therefore brings a strong Maths and Science base to the governing team.

Margret says, “I was born in Beaumont Road, my mother, sister and daughter still live in North Ormesby.  When I lived in the area, I was a regular church goer and reader at Sunday Mass.  Several generations of my family have attended this parish school over the years.  I went to the school myself before the current premises were built.  I have vivid memories of the old school buildings including the annex.  I particularly remember we all had flags and waved out of the window of the annex when Princess Margaret visited Middlesbrough.  As a Governor I hope to give back to the school community.

I am currently involved with the charity ‘Safe Families’.  In a multicultural world I hope the school will be a true safe haven for all.  I have supported the work of gaining the School of Sanctuary Award and hope to continue with this.  I also hope to support the staff in the areas of Maths and Science. I understand the educational challenges the school faces, but I believe the school could be outstanding.” 


In her spare time, she enjoys doing and designing mathematical puzzles, walking and visiting historical sites.


Emily Smith – Staff Governor

Link Governor for Quality of Education


Helen Bell – Foundation Governor

Link Governor for Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and Mental Health


Erin Bielby – Parent Governor