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St. Francis' Catholic Primary School

"For it is in giving that we receive." St. Francis of Assisi

Governor Profiles

Angela Brouner - Chair of Governors since November 2016 

Foundation Governor since February 2015

I was delighted to be appointed to the Board of Governors at St Francis School as a Foundation Governor. I personally benefited from a Catholic education and value the experience this gave me as one that I can bring to the role.

I have lived in Surrey with my husband for eight years and we have a child at St Francis. I am a Regulatory and Compliance Director within a Consulting department of an Audit firm. 

 

My roles have included project management, assessing performance against internal and external standards, and the assessment/improvement of governance arrangements, and I am pleased to bring my skills and knowledge to St Francis in my role as a Governor.   

I am committed to working closely with the Governing Body, the Head, the school staff and in partnership with the school community, to support the schools immediate to longer term

Nathalie Walsh - Vice Chair of Governors since March 2017 

Parent Governor since November 2015

I was a pupil here at St Francis myself and am proud to have 3 children here myself now.  It has always been a caring and friendly school probably largely due to its strong links in the community.  I feel community responsibility is hugely rewarding and an important aspect of my life.

My professional background is in health and social research.  Having worked in the NHS for several years managing large research programmes, I then began working for myself as a research consultant.  I am pleased to be able to transfer my project management skills and data analysis and presentation skills to my governor role at our school.

I am passionate that children have a rounded, challenging and fun education.  They must feel safe and valued and ultimately enjoy these foundation years of their lives.

 

Mary Tomlin - Local Education Authority Governor
 

Local Education Authority Governor since 1991

It has been my privilege to serve as the Local Education Authority (LEA) Governor of St. Francis’ Catholic Primary School for more than 25 years.  I am fully committed to our catholic system of education within the public sector. All my four children attended St. Francis where I believe they made a good start in their education for life and four of my five grandchildren now attend catholic schools in Leeds.  I hope that my long experience as a governor and as a chartered accountant working mainly in the charity and NGO sectors make me a useful member of the governing body.

Steven Tully 

Foundation Governor since January 2013. 

I have lived in Caterham since 1999 and have a daughter at St Francis'.  I also had a son at St Francis' until he left to go to secondary school recently.

My family attends church at All Saints in Oxted and I was pleased to be appointed a foundation governor in 2013. Being a governor is hard work but its a very rewarding experience. Its great to be part of a team with common aims to help our school to provide all the children with the support and encouragement they need to make the most of their abilities. 

I bring to the governing body a number of years experience in financial services as a financial adviser and a compliance professional to add to the various skills of my fellow governors.

Anton Padmasiri 

Foundation Governor since March 2015

This is my first ever assignment as a school governor. I have 2 daughters both pupils at St Francis. I am currently employed at Fidelity Worldwide Investment as a senior product manager. At Fidelity I am primarily responsible for the compliant and competitive management of the pension product we offer customers. I have been within the financial services sector for almost 15 years with experience gained within banking, brokerage, wealth management and investment platform organisations. I have qualifications in management accountancy and financial services.

Anton Padmasiri

I hope to engage effectively with the fellow governors and apply the knowledge and experience gained through working on large-scale change programmes within the private sector towards improving the learning experience of the pupils and the teaching experience of staff at St Francis.

Julie Jones 

Foundation Governor since March 2015

I am delighted to be Foundation Governor at St Francis and bring my skills in communication, engagement and project management to the Governing Body. I have worked for a FTSE100 Insurance company as Employee Communications and Engagement Manager for over 10 years, managing several critical change programmes during that time.

Julie Jones

 

I have two children at St Francis and believe all children deserve - and are entitled to - an education that enables them to grow and thrive and reach their full potential.

Angela Eade - RE Lead 

Foundation Governor since March 2015

I am very pleased to be appointed to the Board of Governors of St Francis’ School, where I hope that the skills which I have learned during my working and family life will prove to be useful.

My work experience has been within the recruitment and training industry and I progressed through the ranks before being involved for many years at a senior management level.  In my final position, before retirement.

Angela Eade

I was responsible, not only for recruitment and training, but for the marketing and PR of the company.

My family have always been involved in our community and I served for many years on the PTA at my children’s Catholic school, where I ended up as chairman. I was a member of the parish council in West Norwood, as well as serving on numerous committees over the years.

I look forward to being an active part of the St Francis’ Community.
 

Kate Ashforth - SEND Governor 

Kate Ashforth photoFoundation Governor since September 2016

I was delighted to join the team of governors at St Francis School, as I feel very strongly about education for all. With a background in healthcare as the Speech and Language Therapy Manager at the Royal Marsden Hospital,  I have a keen interest in supporting all ranges of ability. In my early career I worked with children with speech and language delay and am highly aware of the importance of communication as building blocks for ongoing education.  

Having moved to Caterham relatively recently, it is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in the centre of the community and with such a dynamic school. Our daughter has just turned four and is currently at nursery but will be starting school in 2017. As a Catholic I firmly believe in the ethos of the school and highly value a Catholic education.

I hope to bring my healthcare background to the governing body and contribute in continuing to drive the school forward.

Eleanor Hooper - Foundation Governor and Safeguarding lead 

Foundation Governor from September 2017

Ellie Hooper has recently joined as a Foundation Governor. More details to follow shortly.

Emma Gawn - Parent Governor since Nov 2018 

Parent Governor since November 2018

I am a part-time primary school teacher with 18 years experience (mainstream and special needs).  I write and implement Education Health Care Plans and work with many health/educational professionals. Combining my parental/professional roles will allow me to help shape St Francis and its ever-changing needs.

I’m an active member of the PTA; organising the Summer Funday and being rep. I’m keen to support the ongoing improvements of school/home communication.

Every child deserves the opportunity to fulfil their full potential in a happy learning environment and I contribute positively to decision making processes of the governing body.