I 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
01.02.10 - 31.8.21
Rosa (Stef) Danesi
I am a Chartered Member of the CIPD with over 15 years HR experience across various industries. At present I have full responsibility for all HR activities for Northern Europe, with duties focusing on driving our people management strategy, managing the HR Team, processes and procedures, change management. I have been recently appointed as Learning Director for the EMEA Region.
I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join St Paul’s Governing Body and I am looking forward to contributing with my expertise to continue the school’s journey on driving excellence and shaping the future of the next generations
Finance & General Resources
01.02.18 - 30.8.21
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.
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 have worked in the Education Sector for over 6 years and at St Paul’s as the Finance Officer for over 2 years now and am delighted to become a Staff Governor. I know it will be highly rewarding to help ensure that every child at St Paul’s receives the very best education and achieves their best possible outcomes.
I am currently studying for a Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management. I am keen to incorporate the new skills and knowledge that I acquire from this into my role as Staff Governor.
Finance & General Resources
18.03.19 - 17.3.23
I 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.
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.
My background is 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.
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 am the current Headteacher of St Paul's Catholic College. I have worked in this school since 2013 and 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, Finance & General Resource Committee
6.10.16 – 5.10.20 (1st term)
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)
I have many years experience in education. I was a teacher at St Lawrence's RC Primary School in Feltham for over 16 years where I taught in both KS1 and KS2. I was also the RE and Worship Co-ordinator. I have also taught in the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Tower Hamlets. I am currently a Year 3 teacher at Falcons Preparatory School for Boys in Richmond. My Parish is St Lawrence's in Feltham where I am a Eucharistic Minister.
I have 2 children at St Paul'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)
Jo ChappellJo Chappell
Clerk to Governing Body
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
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