Governors who have recently resigned
This is Rory McCormack. He was head from 1995-2017. Rory retired after spending 23 years devoted to the community of St Lawrence. He is still a good friend to the school and keeps in touch to let us know what he is up to.
Joe Akpovi, former co-opted Governor with 3 children who attended St Lawrence.
The family re-located to USA in July 2016.
Luca Piletto - Foundation Governor
I moved to the UK 19 years ago from Italy after finishing school there. I moved to Feltham in 1999. I have one daughter currently attending St Lawrence’s and an older daughter who is in Secondary school; she also attended St Lawrence’s. I have worked in and managed businesses in the building sector, food sector and hairdressing. For many years I have been running a business in Feltham and I am very much part of the local community. I have been a Foundation Governor since 2010. I really enjoy my role because it enables me to contribute my skills and knowledge to the school and the parish community. I have served on the Admissions, financial and Buildings Committees.
My name is Ade Marques, I joined St Lawrence Governing body in November 2013 as a parent governor. I am currently the Chair of Governors and I have served on different committees such as Strategy, curriculum and admissions committees. I am a Management Consultant, and I manage Transformation programmes for public sector organisations.
I find it rewarding being a governor as it enables me to serve our school community and contribute to the strategic direction of the school.
My name is Bridget Brinkley and I very pleased to be appointed as a Foundation Governor of St. Lawrence’s School. I have lived in the parish of St. Lawrence’s since 1992 and over the years have volunteered in various roles in the parish before being appointed as Pastoral Assistant in 2011. I feel very fortunate to do a job I love and I care passionately about our parish and our school life. I am an ex-parent of St. Lawrence’s School and therefore know first-hand how important Catholic Education is in an ever changing world.
When I am not at St. Lawrence’s Church or school I am often to be found at Feltham Young Offenders Institute which many of you will know is just down the road from us on the borders of our parish. I am part of the Catholic Chaplaincy team there and mainly work with the younger boys, 15- 18 years old.
I am supported in my work by husband Karl, our daughter Hannah and from NZ our son Michael.
I am very much looking forward to being part of the governing body, learning more about school life and serving the school community.
My name is Emily Lonnen. I am one of the Staff Governors here at St Lawrence. I am currently teaching in Y6 and have been for 3 years. Having been a member of staff here for 6 years, I felt that I wanted to give something else back to the community of St Lawrence.
My first degree was French and during that time I lived abroad teaching English and this was where I found my love of teaching.I love teaching English and in particular, I love grammar!
When not teaching I enjoy travelling and socialising with friends. I come from Scotland and I love returning home to see my family- especially my 4 year old niece, Isla.
My name is Patricia Owen and I live on the outskirts of Hanworth Park with my daughter
Kirsty. I have four children, Edward, Gareth, Andrew and Kirsty and two grandchildren Robert who is 19 and at Portsmouth University and Rebecca 15 currently at St. Mark’s. Edward came to St Lawrence School in September 1975 followed by his two brothers and sister and then his own two children. I was a member of the PTA from 1976 to 1993 during which time my roles included secretary and chair. In 1989 I was put forward as parent Governor and four years later became a foundation Governor.
My allocated class is the nursery and I try and go in to help 2 – 3 times a month on a Wednesday, a role I really enjoy. I am on the Admissions, Finance, Facilities, Strategy and SEND committees. My connections with the school have lasted a long time and I feel honoured to be part of the team.
My name is Peter McKay and I am a Foundation Governor. I joined the Governing Body in September 2015 and I’m Chair of the Finance Committee and serve on the Curriculum, Strategy and Admissions Committee. I have one daughter, Julia, who attended St Lawrence’s from 2004- 2012 and she now goes to St Paul’s Catholic College.
I have lived and worked in the local area for over 12 years and have extensive experience as a Retail Analyst. I graduated with an MA degree in Spanish and Classics from Glasgow University in 1991. I also have a postgraduate qualification in Business Administration and Systems Analysis.
I’m a strong supporter of Catholic education and I am keen to make any contribution that I can to support its continued success. I want to ensure that St Lawrence’s remains an outstanding example of a caring, supportive and academically successful school.