Governors

 

 

Amanda Miles

What type of governor are you?
Foundation governor
When were you appointed?
September 2013 (reappointed September 2017)
What role do you play on the governing body?
Chair of governing body
Chair of headteacher appraisal panel
Member of the pay & staffing committee
Attached governor for middle phase
What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?
Experienced primary teacher and children’s author
What are your links with St Anne’s?
I was very interested in becoming a governor and knew Chris Donovan through my parish (St Joseph’s in Epsom)
What are your interests and hobbies?
Writing, reading, films, cooking, music, singing, swimming and Pilates.
 

Aidan Coletta

What type of governor are you?
Foundation governor
When were you appointed?
September 2013 (reappointed September 2017)
What role do you play on the governing body?
Joint vice chair of governing body
Member of headteacher appraisal panel
Member of financial monitoring group
Attached governor for upper phase
Governor representative on school travel plan group
Accompanying governor on Health & Safety site inspections
What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?
Divisional CEO of a UK plc.
Scout and Venture Scout Leader at St Ann's Church.
Match official for the Football Association and the Football League.
What are your links with St Anne’s?
Our two children attended St Anne's between 1979 and 1988
What are your interests and hobbies?
I enjoy watching all sport and playing golf. I am also interested in IT and aviation.

Kathryn Donohue

What type of governor are you?

Foundation governor

When were you appointed?

October 2017 (having previously served as a parent governor from October 2013)
 
What role do you play on the governing body?
Safeguarding governor
Attached governor for personalised learning (including SEN, pupil premium & looked after children)
What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?
In the past I have worked for a charity which recruits business support to help pupils in an innner city environment develop their academic and work related skills. In that capacity I worked closely with Tower Hamlets primary, secondary and special needs schools and therefore understand the issues and challenges they face. My youngest child has had speech and hearing difficulties in the past and I am passionate about ensuring education is inclusive and understand its importance in a child's development. I currently teach geography at secondary school, giving me great insight into the transition from primary to secondary school. This role requires me to keep up to date with government educational priorities.
What are your links with St Anne’s?
I have had three children in the school, two of whom are now at secondary school.
What are your interests and hobbies?
I enjoy cooking and gardening.
 

John Foudy


What type of governor are you?
Foundation governor
When were you appointed?
September 2013 (reappointed September 2017)
What role do you play on the governing body?
Honorary Treasurer of the Governors Fund
Member of financial monitoring group
Member of admissions committee
What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?
Experience of school finance
What are your links with St Anne’s?
My son is a pupil
What are your interests and hobbies?
History, music, film and football
 

Chris Donovan

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What type of governor are you?
Staff governor (headteacher)
When were you appointed?
September 2006
What role do you play on the governing body?
As headteacher, I attend almost all governor meetings, often providing other governors with the information they need to make their decisions and to hold the leadership of the school to account.
What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?
Although I am now a relatively experienced headteacher, I always welcome the challenge and support that I receive from the governing body.
What are your links with St Anne’s?
I have been headteacher at the school for ten years; previously, I was deputy headteacher at St Joseph’s in Epsom and, in this role, I led on a major project across all the deanery schools, including St Anne’s.
What are your interests and hobbies?
Music (especially composing), walking (particularly in wild and mountainous areas), cycling, theatre & reading

Sr Mary Kenefick

 

 

What type of governor are you?
Foundation governor
When were you appointed?
2005 (reappointed May 2014)
What role do you play on the governing body?
Representative of SMG Congregation
Member of headteacher appraisal panel
Attached governor for RE, upper phase and pastoral care of staff
What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?
I have been a skilled educationalist for over thirty years and have held a variety of curriculum and management roles in a variety of primary schools in the UK.  I am a Religious Sister and hence have an acute interest and mission in supporting the Catholicity of St Anne’s Catholic school community.
What are your links with St Anne’s?
My Religious Congregation owns the property, though the diocese holds the Trusteeship at present.
What are your interests and hobbies?
I enjoy patch-working, crochet, listening to music and meeting my friends.
 

Chris Gomez

What type of governor are you?

Foundation Governor

When were you appointed?

December 2015

What role do you play on the governing body?

Joint vice chair of governing body

Chair of admissions committee

Attached governor for lower phase

What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?

A passion for early childhood education and care; an area in which I have worked for almost forty years. Since leaving school and training as a nursery nurse, I have built on this qualification personally and professionally. In 2012 I was awarded a PhD in early childhood education. I am especially interested in the social and cultural place of young children in different societies and intergenerational relations.

What are your links with St. Anne’s?

Having been a parent governor at my children’s school in Putney, London in the 1980’s, I was eager to become a governor again when I moved to Epsom Downs in 2013. I responded to an advert for a Foundation Governor on the newsletter at St. John the Evangelist, Tadworth, where I regularly worship and was delighted to become a governor at St Anne’s.

What are your interests and hobbies?

I love all kinds of theatre, and enjoy swimming, walking, music, reading and talking to my cats.

Susan Reeves

What type of governor are you?

Parent governor

When were you appointed?

November 2015

What role do you play on the governing body?

Member of headteacher appraisal panel

Attached governor for the middle phase

What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?

Legal and analytical skills

What are your links with St Anne's?

My three children are pupils at St Anne's.

What are your interests and hobbies?

Running, swimming, reading

John Little

What type of governor are you?

I am a Foundation governor

When were you appointed?

September 2014

What role do you play on the governing body?

Member of financial monitoring group

Member of admissions committee

What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?

I am a Qualified Accountant and also a parent.

What are your links with St Anne’s?

My daughter is at St Anne’s as were my three nieces and two nephews.

What are your interests and hobbies?

I enjoy music, reading and football (Crystal Palace)

Cecilia Harrington

What type of governor are you?

Staff governor

When were you appointed?

October 2017

What role do you play on the governing body?

To be confirmed

What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?

I have been a TA at St Anne's for 12 years and worked in administrarion/fleet prior to that. In my TA role I proivde pastoral support for our most vulnerable children and work with disadvantaged children (pupil premium). I am also the school's Bike It champion.

What are your links with St Anne's?

My children both attended St Anne's, so I have been involved with the school for 16 years.

What are your interests and hobbies?

Walking my dogs, riding my horse, cycling, reading and exploring our beautiful countryside.

Tosin Adegun

What type of governor are you?

Parent governor

When were you appointed?

October 2017

What role do you play on the governing body?

To be confirmed

What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?

Experience in investor relations, corporate finance, public relations, corporate communications and reporting, marketing and branding. My love for ecouraging children to thrive academically.

What are your links with St Anne's?

I have two children currently attending the school.

What are your interests and hobbies?

Reading, dancing and spending time with my family, particularly my rambunctious boys!

Charmaine Boyles

What type of governor are you?

Local Authority governor

When were you appointed?

October 2017

What role do you play on the governing body?

To be confirmed

What professional and personal expertise do you bring to the school?

I am a full time solicitor and non-executive director of a UK leading provider of gender diversity initiatives.

What are your links with St Anne's?

I attend St John the Evangelist in Tadworth and learnt about the opportunity to become a governor at this school within the parish

What are your interests and hobbies?

I love spending time with my young family, going to the theatre, meeting with friends and pilates.

* Foundation governors are nominated by the Diocese (apart from Sr Mary, who is nominated by the Congregation of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God); these governors will always form the majority of the governing body. One governor is nominated by the local authority. Parent and staff governors are elected by the parents and staff respectively. All governors serve a term in office of four years.

Summary of Register of Business Interests

Governor Name of Organisation Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date Declared
Tosin Adegun UK Government Investments UK Government Investments Employee 13/12/2017
Charmaine Boyles Toyota (GB) plc Automotive business Emplyee 3/11/2017
Aidan Coletta n/a n/a n/a 27/09/2017
Kathryn Donohue The Glyn School School Teacher trainee 13/09/2017
Chris Donovan St Anne's Catholic Primary School School Headteacher 28/09/2017
John Foudy London Borough Primary School School Bursar 13/09/2017
Christine Gomez Open University Education Lecturer 10/01/2016
Cecilia Harrington St Anne's Catholic Primary School School Teaching assistant 5/11/2017
Sr Mary Kenefick Diocese of Westminster Religious Order University Chaplaincy Ministry 06/12/2015
John Little Ministry of Justice Government Department Employee 13/09/2017
Amanda Miles n/a n/a n/a 10/09/2017
Susan Reeves Department for Education Legal Department Employee 10/09/2017

Click here to see the attendance record for governors during 2016-17.