As Governors it is our role to ensure the implementation of our Mission Statement, promote high standards of educational achievement and take responsibility for the conduct of the School.
I am really proud to be a Governor at St Scholastica’sPrimary School. My two children went to St Scholastica’s between 1997 and 2010 and I could not have asked for a better educational start for them. I became a Foundation Governor in 2011 and am privileged to work with such a committed group of people who have the children’s best interest at heart. Since joining the Governing Body I have seen the senior team at the school go from strength to strength a real positive for our future – the school will keep getting better! I am pleased to work with a school that has a Catholic ethos at its core, a wonderful foundation for our children’s future life.
Mr Royer Vidal
I work in the chemistry department of a school in central London as a laboratory Technician. There were a number of reasons why I decided to become a school governor. I was looking to volunteer as I wanted to put something back in to the community in which I grew up. I have a brother who has been a school governor. It was also at this time that my parish priest put a piece in the newsletter about the diocese needing school governors. It appealed to me so I applied.
As one of the foundation governors I am appointed by the Diocese. I do believe that schools work best where the teachers and non-teaching staffrespect the contribution that they bring to the school. As I work in a school, I hope to bring some of my experience to the governing body. The school is close enough that I can walk to it from home. The church that I attend is one of the parishes that send children here.
Mrs. Naomi Mulholland
I have worked in Hackney as a teacher for over twenty five years. I have been in St Scholastica’s Primary school since 2004; first as the deputy head and as the head teacher since 2010. In this time I have been very proud to see it move from a satisfactory school to a good school with many outstanding features.
At St. Scholastica’s I believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential within a happy, stimulating and secure environment, where love and respect for each other, their school family and the wider community are paramount.
Our mission, as staff, governors, parents and members of the wider school community, is to make this vision a reality, nurturing everyone through the love of Jesus Christ, constantly building each other up in love and learning.
St. Scholastica’s Church
Fr Hector Rouco
My name is Fr Hector Rouco. I am the parish priest of St Scholastica Church, and one of the school foundation governors.
It is a joy to be involved in the life of the school and to support the leadership team in their role to guide the school community spiritually. As a priest I believe that the Catholic faith and ethos are very important elements for the school community to promote, uphold and value in our efforts to provide an integral formation to the children.
Mr. Jonathan Lafferty
I’m Jonathan Lafferty and I am a foundation governor. I was born in Scotland but moved to London four years ago for work and study. I am currently training to be a solicitor but formerly I was a teacher and educational consultant. I am passionate about education and the transformative effect it has on individuals, communities and societies. I became a governor at the school both to use my knowledge and experience in law and education to help the school, but also to understand how I can help my community.
I am one of the Foundation Governors appointed by the Diocese of Westminster. As a governor I aspire to help continually improve the standard of education that pupils receive and maintain the strong Catholic ethos of the School. I am professionally involved in education as Assistant Professor of Law at the London School of Economics.
Mrs. Althea Marshall
I am Althea. I have 3 children at St Scholasticas School and one about to start in April this year.
I wanted to become a Parent Governor because I am passionate about the education of children, the future of the next generation and would like to take an active role in my local school & parish community.
I have a strong belief that if parents are more active in their children’s learning and development it will enhance their attitude towards school, motivating them and improve their chances for a brighter future in today’s society.
My Name is Davina Attara and I am an LEA governor. I have been a governor for over 10 years and am very proud of the school and its continuous growth and achievements.
I currently work within the banking and finance sector. I was inspired to become a governor, through my own experiences of going to school in the borough of Hackney, and believe every child deserves to be heard and to be given the best start in life.
St Scholastica’s School is a great place to learn because of the wonderful close knit feeling it gives to the community and the children who go there.
Ms Saphie Amisi-Mandand
I’m Saphie, a mother of three children at Scholastica’s School. I have been a parent Governor since 2010. Being a governor has enhanced my mindset towards my children’s education, as I see and live the benefits of being part of School activities.
I have the opportunity to make a difference and also have the privilege of working with other governors and staff to help the children achieve the best possible education to help them from now and in years to come.
Mr Nick Blackham
My name is Nicholas Blackham and I am the Assistant Head at St Scholastica’s School. I am very proud to have been the teacher governor for 6 years. St Scholasticas is a wonderful school with a fantastic ethos. That ethos can be found in every aspect of the school including the governing body.
I am a governor because I want to ensure that each child gets the best education they possibly can. I have tried to ensure that the governing body is continually challenging school decisions, to ensure that every decision made is for the best of the pupils. We have come a very long way in the last 6 years. I am looking forward to helping the school achieve it’s goals in the coming years.
Mr Jimmy Healy
Hello my name is Jimmy Healy; I am the school’s Parent/Family Liaison, plus many more roles within the school. I have been a staff governor since October 2011. For me to be a school staff governor I had to be voted into the role by fellow support members of our school staff. This was done by a ballot which involved only support staff members voting in secret. I was duly elected and became a staff member on the governing board.
I find the role very exciting, challenging and worthwhile but above all I have gained a lot of knowledge of how the schools governors work as a committee to help make certain decisions on aspects that involve the well being of the school and the community as a whole.