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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 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 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 Michael Fatyga, I was appointed a Foundation Governor in 2010 and I am currently Vice Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Facilities Committee.

 

I have two girls, one who attends St Lawrence’s and is in year 4 the other who is now attending Gumley House Convent School.

 

By Profession I am an experienced Facilities Manager and have knowledge in all areas of Facilities Management and Statutory Compliance.

 

I am also a qualified Electrical Engineer with qualifications in Health & Safety and Fire Risk Assessments. As Chair of the Facilities Committee I want to ensure the Head and Governing Body is provided with the professional support they need, to ensure we provide the best teaching environment we can which is safe for both staff and children this is now getting extremely challenging with the year on year budget cuts.

 

Key projects we have carried out have been the refurbishment of the Infant Classrooms, new fencing along the Victoria Road and works to the drainage across the site.

                                                 

 

 

 

My name is Leo Duggan and I am the interim Headteacher of St Lawrence School. I stepped up from Deputy Headteacher when our previous Headteacher retired in 2017. I am married and have 2 children who are 5 & 8. I love working in 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 particularly football and rugby and also travel.

 

 

 

Graham Reilly 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 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 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 Peter McKay

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.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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