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Helen Halfpenny - Pen Portrait


I joined the Governing Body of St Mary’s as a Foundation Governor in 2016 when both of my children attended the school. I have a keen interest in the school, its children, staff, educational success, and its continuing ethos in the Christian tradition.

I wish to give something back to the school for the support my children were given, along with the enjoyable and Christian education they received. I believe it is essential we provide a safe and happy environment for our children to learn in.

In my working life I was a catering manager for a NHS hospital and have formal training in catering management, hotel management and the hospitality industry. Since leaving work I enjoy playing an active part in the community in a voluntary capacity. I am the treasurer for both St Mary’s Foodbank and the Sutton Centre Under 5’s Nursery.

I am practising Christian of St Mary’s Church and have recently joined the PCC. My hobbies include amateur dramatics at the local St Peter’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society in Ravenshead, where I’ve taken part in productions for over 30 years.


We are all part of this special journey to move the school forwards whilst ensuring a Christian spirit is kept present each and every day.