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Our Governors

THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNING BODY

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.

ABOUT THE GOVERNING BODY

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

THE GOVERNORS

Governor Background

Mrs Ailish Healy
Chair of Governors

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Committee: Resources, Pay, Child Protection & Safeguarding

Term of office: 01/05/2012 to 31/08/2016. Extended to 31/8/2020

Declaration of interests: None

I have lived in the parish for just over 20 years. My son, Ryan, attended St Anselm’s until 2011 and in that time I was a member of the SPA committee. I became a foundation governor in 2012 as I wanted to continue to give my support and contribute to the success of this wonderful school. I was elected Chair of Governors in September 2017 and prior to that I was chair of the Resources Committee. I am honoured to be part of such a dedicated team of governors who willingly share their valuable expertise and time. I work full time as a Finance Manager for a global law firm based in the City of London. 

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Mr Revd. Fr. Guy Sawyer

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Committee: Religious Education

Term of office: 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2023

Declaration of interests: TBC

Mrs Anne Monahan

Governor Type: Headteacher

Committee: All

Term of office: Ex Officio

Declaration of interests: None

I joined St Anselm’s as the Deputy Head Teacher in January 2005 and was appointed Head Teacher in 2010. As the Leader of our Catholic School, my principles are grounded in the Christian values embedded our Mission Statement, ‘Learning and growing together through prayer belief and love’. I am a reflective Educational Leader with a passion for providing an inspirational and outstanding education that allows all our children to develop their confidence, skills and talents to the full. It is my ultimate aim to nurture in our pupils, empathy for others, integrity and care for our planet.


Mrs Maria O’Connell

Governor Type: Deputy Head Teacher & Observer

Committee: All

Term of office: Ex Officio

Declaration of interests: None

I joined St Anselm’s in 2004 and have been the Deputy Headteacher since my appointment in 2010. During this time it has been my privilege to help to shape St Anselm’s into the popular and successful school that it is. In a long and varied teaching career, spanning almost 37 years, within Ealing and Harrow, I am blessed to have served in Catholic schools throughout. I look forward to continuing to work with the governors of St Anselm’s to preserve and promote outstanding Catholic education where all our children thrive and succeed.


Dr Leanne
O’Brien
Chair of Pupil Committee

Governor Type: Parent Governor

Committee: Pupil, Early Years & Foundation Stage

Term of office: 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2020

Declaration of interests: TBC

I have been a Parent Governor at St Anselm’s since September 2016.  I have 2 children at St Anselm’s.  I am a scientist and a teaching fellow at Imperial College London and throughout my career I have been active in STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) outreach and education, encouraging and supporting children and young adults to study and enjoy STEM subjects.  I am Chair of the Pupil Committee and I am proud to part of St Anselm’s Governing Body, helping our school community learn and grow together in prayer, belief and love.   


Ms Linda Barnard

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of office: 01/03/2018 to 30/08/2021

Declaration of interests: None

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. 


Mr Adam Butler

Governor Type: Co-opted Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of office: 01/02/2018 to 28/02/2022

Declaration of interests:

I have been a co-opted Governor since February 2018, and I also sit on the Resources Committee. I have been a barrister practising in criminal law since 1997. I have two children currently at St. Anselm's, and want to use my role to do everything I can to ensure that every pupil benefits from the high standards to be found in our school.


Mr Darren Colson

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of office: 19/10/2017 to 31/08/2021

Declaration of interests: None


Mrs Maria O’Brien

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Committee: Admissions

Term of office: 01/04/2018 to 31/08/2021

Declaration of interests: TBC


Mrs Nicky Heskin

Governor Type: Associate Governor

Committee: Admissions

Term of office: 01/03/2018 to 31/03/2022

Declaration of interests: None

As the parent of two ex-pupils at St Anselm’s and having previously spent a number of years as Chair of the Staff and Parents' Association, I was delighted to continue my association with the school and joined the Governing Body in 2018.  I am a mother of two grown-up children and work full time in the media industry specialising in marketing post-production, production and process planning.    I assist the Governing Body with the admissions process and am proud to be able help support the growth and development of such a wonderful school.


Mrs Eileen Kinnear

Governor Type: Local Authority Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of office: 10/04/2013 to 09/04/2019

Declaration of interests: None


Mr John Madders

Governor Type:  Foundation

Committee: Resources

Term of office: Awaiting confirmation from Diocese – term will be from the date it provides

Declaration of interests: TBC

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 Marjorie Musisi

Governor Type: Parent governor

Committee: Pupil: TBC

Term of office: 13/03/20 to 31/03/24

Declaration of interests: TBC

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Mrs Johanna Collyer

Governor Type: Staff governor

Committee: Pupil

Term of office: 29/11/2019 to 29/11/2023

Declaration of interests: None

I have been working in Catholic education for 11 years, 6 of which have been at St Anselm’s. I am currently the Assistant Head Teacher and as well as teaching and learning responsibilities I also lead computing.  I am proud to be a part of the staff and governors, as we learn and grow together to strive for excellence in all areas.