Steve O’Keeffe

I have a strong connection with the school having attended Pope Paul during the 1970s.

I have been a parent governor since 2017 and have proudly served on the full governing board in supporting and overseeing the school’s senior leadership team. The role is quite unique in representing the views and interests of the parents at a strategic level. I am following my father’s footsteps who also served as a Pope Paul governor in the early 1980s.

I have professional training and experience in safeguarding matters and have used this skillset to lead and drive improvements within the school setting. The school is a safe and happy environment for our children to learn but there is an absolute duty for the governors to put in place effective safeguarding systems and polices to protect our children.

I also currently serve on the School Resources and School Improvement Committees.

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Date of most recent appointment: 31.01.2017
Term of office: 4 years
Appointed by: Parent Body
Committee membership/responsibilities: School Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee, Governor Responsible for Safeguarding, Designated Child Protection Governor, Designated Safety Governor and Staff Well Being
Business and pecuniary interests: None