I have been a Foundation Governor at St Paul's Catholic College since 2009 and have recently been appointed Chair of Governors. I believe passionately in providing education of the highest standard and thus happy to commit my time and experience to support the School. I am currently the Bursar of Marymount International School, a Catholic Day and Boarding School for girls, which is located in Kingston upon Thames.
As Chair of Resources, my role is to work with other governors and staff to manage resources and provide strategic direction, mindful of the Catholic ethos and objective to deliver the best possible education for all students to progress and perform
Chair of the Governing Body, Chair of Finance & General Resources, Honorary Treasurer
06.03.07 - 31.8.18 (3rd term)
My name is Cathy Hobday and I am a Foundation Governor. I have worked in Catholic education all my working life and I am committed to all pupils realising their full potential. I decided to become a Governor at St Paul's as I have a tremendous interest in the school. I visit St Paul's regularly and do everything I can to secure the best outcomes for our pupils.
I have now retired but decided to become a Governor as I wished to still be involved in education in a voluntary capacity. I have worked in Special Education for over 20 years, firstly as a teacher and then as Additional Support Manager, the equivalent of a SENCO, in a Further Education College. I use my expertise with Special Needs to support the work of the SEN Department and also I am Link for Admissions and I support the school as a Governor by chairing the Spiritual Life Committee and by being a Link Governor for Child Protection and Special Needs.
Chair of Spiritual Life, Special Needs Governor, Child Protection and Safeuarding Governor, Looked after Children Governor, Vice-chair T&L and S&W
1.3.08 - 31.08.19
Fr. Philip Dyer-Perry
I am Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Staines and also a Governor at Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School. I see the partnership between school, parish, and home as key to nurturing a caring and effective community in our local area. I am happy to serve this very special and wonderful school as a Governor, as I believe that a thriving and successful secondary school is a crucial part of our community, sharing our Christian mission and educating our young people.
Spiritual Life Committee
11.10..16 - 31.08.20
I am a Staff Governor who has previously worked within the pre-cast construction industry, with responsibilities ranging from factory management, maintenance, production and all other factory/office operations. I ask and seek relevant information and act upon this to the benefit of the students, while supporting the Headteacher, the Leadership Team and all members of staff wanted to use my experience gained from previous employment to help the college progress.
I was delighted to become a Foundation Governor in 2015 and am committed to supporting the school, its staff and students to continue to deliver excellence.
My background is in the investment, development and operation of the built environment (including schools) and my current focus is property strategy and estate transformation.
As a Governor I support the Finance and Resource Committee, Spiritual Life Committee and School Management and Behaviour Committee.
Finance & Resource, Spiritual Life
1.9.15 - 31.08.19
I have worked in further and higher education for the last 15 years as a specialist teacher and assessor for dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and Asperger Syndrome. I am currently employed as a disability adviser in a university offering advice and guidance to disabled students.
As Chair of Teaching & Learning and Staffing & Welfare my role is to review the quality of teaching within the school and to monitor the progress of all students; to review staffing, the appraisal process and teacher performance.
I am appointed as a Parent Governor and have two children at St Paul's.
I have a background in nursing as well as education and my experience will hold me in good stead to help support the students, staff and parents within the school.
Teaching & Learning /Staffing & Welfare, Spiritual Life
20.11.15 - 19.11.19
Sr. Paula Thomas
I am a Sister of Mercy, and currently Headmistress of St Catherine's School, Twickenham. I have over 30 years' experience in the field of education, both as a teacher of Maths and as a Head of Department, Head of Year, Deputy Head and Head.
I have been a school governor for 10 years and an inspector for ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate).
I have been in the post of Clerk to the Governors since September 2014. My role requires me to provide advice to the Governing Body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters, as well as giving administrative support during all Governing Body and Committee meetings.
James Mc Nulty
I am the current Headteacher of St Paul's Catholic College. I have worked in this school for 4 years, prior to this I was a Vice Principal in an inner London School.
I have a passion for education and am privileged to serve the young poeple of our thriving Catholic community.
I have worked in Education in Inner London schools for thirty five years. I began my career as a Drama Teacher but for the past twenty years have worked with students with additional needs as a special needs teacher and a SENCo. I retired from full time teaching three years ago and since then have worked part time in a SEN consultancy role in a school transferring to Academy Status and advising on the development of an Inclusion Department in a Pupil Referral Unit.
Having fully retired I am delighted to work with the team of Governors at St Paul's Catholic College and I hope to be able to support the students, teachers and leadership team in any way that I can.
Teaching & Learning Committee
6.10.16 – 5.10.20 (1st term)
I am appointed as a Parent Governor at St Paul's. I am a qualified Civil Engineer with over 25 years' experience within the construction industry, largely focussing on the built environment in support of national infrastructure with responsibilities including construction management, engineering integrity, commercial and budget controls, procurement and competitive tendering and health and safety. I have also previously taken a training role in behavioural management for improved performance.
I currently have two children at St Paul' s and anticipate my two younger children entering the school in 2020, and am dedicated to supporting the ongoing development and improvement of St Paul's.
Finance & General Resources and Teaching & Learning Committees
15.11.16-14.11.20 (1st term)
My name is Claire Cowdery and I was appointed Foundation Governor at St Paul's in January 2017. I have many years experience in education. I have been a teacher at St Lawrence's RC Primary School in Feltham for 16 years and I have also taught in the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Tower Hamlets. I currently teach Year 1 but spent around 20 years teaching KS2. I am also RE and Worship Co-ordinator. My Parish is St Lawrence's in Feltham where I am a Eucharistic Minister.
I have 2 children, one of whom is in Year 8 at St Paul's, the other is in Year 6 in St Lawrence's. I am looking forward to serving the pupils and staff of St Paul's as a Governor over the next four years.
Spiritual Life Committee
Teaching and Learning Committee.
2 Feb 2017 to 31 Aug 2020 (1st term)
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