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 staff respect 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. Sandra Brierley
I have worked in education for over fifteen years and I am passionate about teaching and improving the life chances of children in my care. I am delighted to be appointed the Headteacher of St Scholastica’s. My aim is to ensure our children receive the very best education coupled with an enduring experience of their Catholic faith that remains with them throughout their lives.
My passion for education comes from my own personal experience of great teachers and great teaching. I look forward to getting to know the school community, our children and their parents and maintaining good links between the school, governing body and parish.
St. Scholastica’s Church
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.
Mrs. Althea Marshall
I am Althea. I have 3 children at St Scholastica’s 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.
Parent Governor –
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 Scholastica’s 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.