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Our Governors


To ensure that every child receives the best possible education the Governing Body fulfils a vital role (as defined by the School Governance (Roles, Responsibilities and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013) by:

  • Ensuring clearly defined vision, ethos and strategic direction for the School
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Through the Governing Body and its committees, governors provide knowledge and wisdom, gained outside the School, to benefit the School using their financial, planning, administration and parenting skills, to inform and advise the School leadership team on various issues.


The Governing Body of St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School is made up of foundation governors (appointed by the Diocese of Westminster), parents (elected by parents), the Head Teacher, staff (elected by School staff), a governor appointed by the Local Authority and co-opted and associate governors (appointed by the Governing Body for their specific skills and expertise).

The full Governing Body meets six times a year and;

  • Plays a central role in reviewing and developing the School Improvement Plan and all formal policies connected with the school
  • Ratifies all important strategic decisions taken by the school


Governor Background

Ms Linda Barnard

Interim Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

Governor Type: Interim Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of Office: 01/10/2021 to 31/08/2025

Named Governor: Deputy Safeguarding


Declaration of Interests: 

I have always been interested in education having studied our education system at degree level, and I was also a school governor for many years at a secondary school in Northamptonshire.  I am the Bank of England’s Senior Staff Counsellor and an integrative psychotherapist, a British Association of Councillors and Psychotherapists Accredited and Registered Counsellor.  I have been counselling for over 15 years, and have been the Bank’s lead counsellor since November 2005.  Alongside this role I am an advisor to the Bank’s Inclusion Team particularly focusing on wellbeing and community. 

Fr. Derek McGuire

Governor Type: Diocesan Governor

Committee: Pupil and Curriculum

Named Governor: Religious Education

Term of Office: 06/07/2021 to 31/08/2025

Declaration of Interests: 

Mr John Madders

Governor Type: Foundation

Committee: Resources

Named Governor: Health and Safety 

Term of Office: 01/09/2020 to 31/08/2024

Declaration of Interests: 

I became a governor in 2020 and sit on the Resources Committee. My background is in accounting mainly as a management accountant. My two children attended St. Anselm’s for part of their primary school years and benefited greatly from the education and care provided here. I want to help the school maintain its excellence in education and care.

Mrs Eileen Kinnear

Governor Type: Local Authority Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of Office: 09/04/2019 to 08/04/2023

Declaration of Interests:

Mrs Karina De Souza

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor

Committee: Pupil, Curriculum and Out of School Club

Term of Office: 31/03/2021 to 31/08/2024

Named Governor: SEND 

Declaration of Interests: 

Mrs Marjorie Musisi

Governor Type: Parent Elected Governor

Committee: Pupil, Curriculum and Out of School Club

Term of Office: 12/03/2020 to 11/03/2024

Named Governor: ECT (Early Career Teachers) 

Declaration of Interests:

I’ve been a parent governor at St Anselm’s since March 2020.  I’m a mother of two young children, my son attends St Anselm’s school. My husband also attended St Anselm’s many, many years ago, and I know it’s been consistent in its care, high standards and academic achievements.  

I have been a Police Constable in the Metropolitan Police service since 2005.  A large part of my policing career has been in Community engagement and partnership work, with a focus on youth work.  I’ve worked in school and college settings across the city, and have always had an interest in early years education.  This role as governor has given me great insight into the day to day running of a school, the decision-making processes and the importance of having a strong management and governing body team. 

I’m passionate about safeguarding young people and prompting their welfare. I believe greatly in providing children with the skills to become responsible citizens and to contribute positively to their school and community.  

I look forward to supporting the school and leadership team to continue in the excellent work they do.  

Mr Peter Boonman

Governor Type: Parent Elected Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of Office: 28/09/2021 to 27/10/2025

Declaration of Interests: 

I was elected governor in September 2021 and am a member of the Resources and the Admissions committees.  I have worked in various management positions in the banking industry in the Netherlands and in the not-for-profit sector, both internationally and in the UK. After a career in Income Generation and Project Facilitation, I currently support family offices, philanthropic foundations and charities, advising them on strategies, business planning, project design. I facilitate capacity building in a range of subjects and provide hands-on support. My particular interests are around impact and facilitating training. I look forward to supporting the governing body of St. Anselm’s.

Mrs Seema Shibu

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of Office: 01/03/2021 to 31/08/2024

Declaration of Interests: 

Gareth Nash

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of Office:

Declaration of Interests:

Having attended St Anselm's some 30 years ago, I am delighted to return and support the school in the capacity of Foundation Governor. I currently sit on the Resources Committee and hope my many years of experience in holding senior leadership positions in both public and private organisations can be of value to our school. 

Mrs Caroline Jackson

Governor Type: Staff Governor


Term of Office:

Declaration of Interests:

Miss Tania Hunt

Governor Type: Ex-Officio

Committee: All

Term of Office:

Declaration of Interests: