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 Leo Duggan and I am the Head teacher of St Lawrence School. I stepped up from Deputy Headteacher when our previous Headteacher retired in 2017 and became the substantive Head just before Easter 2018. I am married and have 2 children who are Primary School age. I love working at St Lawrence school and particularly enjoy the diversity of our community as well as the enthusiasm of our children and parents.
We are blessed with committed, long serving staff who create the environment for relationships to be strong and for all our children to get the best possible experience. When I am not teaching I love sport. I coach at London Irish and am an avid follower of Irish Rugby and the Republic of Ireland Soccer team. I enjoy cooking and also travelling with my family.
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.
My name is Monika Makosa, I am a co-opted governor and I serve on the Admissions and SEND committee. I joined St Lawrence Governing Body in September 2015.
Apart from the above role, I also work as a private carer and I am a chairwoman of the Polish Parish in Feltham. I have two children: Szymon in Year 4 and Julia Year 3, who also attend St Lawrence.
My educational qualifications include a post-graduate degree in Teaching Pedagogy as well as a NVQ in Bookkeeping. I enjoy my work as it enables me to use my skills, knowledge and qualifications to contribute to the school and the parish community.
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 Graham Reilly I am the Local Authority Governor for St Lawrence and have been since September 2015. Before that I was a parent governor elected in November 2013.
I have 3 children at the school, Emily in year 4, James in year 3 & Zachary in Nursery.
I am currently the chair of the Curriculum committee.
I am a schedule compiler for a bus company where I deal with vast quantities of data and compile various reports, documents and schedules based on current operating statistics and trends.
My main interest is Football and I am a huge Chelsea FC supporter.
I enjoy being a governor and hope to continue to make a significant contribution in the years to come.
My name is Lloyd. I am thrilled to be appointed as a Foundation Governor. I am very passionate about education, young people, social action and importantly our faith. I am really keen to contribute to the great work already being done at St Lawrence, to ensure the best education and spiritual environment is provided to the children. In order, for them to thrive and grow spiritually.
I currently work as a Project Delivery Officer and I am very fond of serving the community. I currently volunteer as a Confirmation Catechist at St Lawrence Church, Patchwork Foundation and Skills Football Club. I used to volunteer for a Foodbank, CAFOD and International Citizen Service.
I am from Zimbabwe. In my time off I enjoy travelling, socialising with friends, visiting museums and galleries. I am a big music and Arsenal FC fan.
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 Marta Lapinska. I am staff a governor and I serve on the Curriculum committee. I have been a dedicated member of St. Lawrence’s team for over 6 year now and I am currently teaching in Year 4. Becoming a member of the governing body has added a new dimension to my role as a teacher and created further opportunities for me to make a difference.
I have two children aged 12 and 7. Amelia attends St. Lawrence and Nicola currently attends Gumley in Isleworth.
Although I come from Poland, my heart belongs to England.
My name is Victor Dejean and I became a Foundation Governor on the 4th of July, serving on the Facilities Committee. I taught and managed in secondary schools and further education colleges for seventeen years, and have since supported those sectors as an educational consultant and writer - mainly on behalf of government agencies.
Though much of my work centres around mentoring, strategic planning and organisational improvement, I have also been an ICT Schools Adviser, and was heavily involved in social regeneration.
I see education as vital, not only for our young people, but for the society they will build. My wife and I have lived in the area now for three years, and it is a privilege to be able to make a small contribution to the great work that is already going on at St. Lawrence’s.
My name is Christiana Omakolo Ugowe and I became a co-opted governor in January 2017.
I currently serve on the Finance and Facilities committees.
My husband and I have two children aged 7 and 3. Our daughter has been a student at St. Lawrence since nursery and she is now in year 2.
I am a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), with over twelve years of financial and accountancy experience in both the private and public sectors.
I am very passionate about the school providing the best possible learning and spiritual environment for the students to grow and thrive in.
As a parent at St. Lawrence I want to share my skills, knowledge and time to ensure this can always be the case.
My name is Lannette Manolo Murray and I became a Parent Governor in Feb 2017. I currently serve on the Curriculum committee.
My husband and I have two children aged 6 and 2. Our daughter Lucia-Belen is in year 1.
I am a Retail Marketing Manager within a global Consumer Electronics company. I work with agencies to design, develop and execute best in class retail display fixtures for our products. Outside of work, I enjoy keeping busy with family and friends. I also have an interest in Interior Design and have recently completed an Interior Design course.
I am honoured to be Parent Governor and look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills with the Board. I have lived in Feltham for over 30 years and would like to give back to the school and community my time, knowledge and expertise. I believe in helping to provide our future generations with the skills and tools they need to become successful individuals.