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Trustees

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Board and the Local Governing Body work with the Executive Headteacher, the Assistant Headteachers and the staff across the trust to ensure the trust provides a good quality of education for all its pupils.

Governors are not expected to make day to day decisions about how the school is run. That's the role of the headteacher and senior staff.

Governors have three main roles:

  1. to provide strategic direction for the school;
  2. to act as a critical friend to the headteacher
  3. to ensure accountability.

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

George Reynolds  Chair of Governors/Trustees,
Governor with responsibility for Race Equality, Admissions, Attendance, Foundation Stage and Numeracy.  Chair of Finance Committee

George has been involved with St.Alban’s School for years. His career in finance brings valuable expertise to the Governing Body and he has many additional roles to those listed above, too many to mention. As Chair of Governors he ensures the school is well-run in accordance with its Mission Statement, maintaining the Catholic Ethos of the school.

St Alban's Catholic Academy, First Avenue, Harlow CM20 2NP

Fr. Bogdan Kot   Parish Priest, Trustee  Governor with responsibility for RE and Music
The Foundation Governors represent the Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Brentwood, and ensure that the school upholds the traditions of catholic faith in line with canon law. Foundation Governors form a majority of all governors.

Maureen Perry, Trustee

Maureen Perry has been involved in Primary Education throughout her career, teaching in Haringey, Harrow and Hackney.  She has been a Headteacher of 3 Catholic primary schools and an Advisory Headteacher in Newham for fourteen years. 

Working as an Advisory Headteacher, focusing on the challenges facing inner city schools, those is special measures or requiring improvement, provided opportunities to develop a deep understanding of strategies to raise achievement.  Important aspects of the role included collaborative work with senior leaders and sharing best practice across schools, resulting in sustained capacity for the future.

As a School Improvement Partner in Newham and RE Inspector for the Diocese of Brentwood, she has also had the opportunity to support good and outstanding schools.

Key Skills

  • Strategic planning for school improvement
  • Monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Data analysis
  • Collaboration, teamwork
  • Developing leadership
  • Positivity and ‘can do’ approach
  • Integrity
  • High expectations

John Johnson, Trustee

Governor at St John Fisher school and was previously the Headteacher of The Campion School from 1993 – 2011.  During this time (September 2007 – 2011) John was also a School Improvement Partner allocated to schools to assist with target-setting, development and headteacher performance review and salary setting in Westminster, Newham and Barnet

Following this John became an experienced educational consultant, especially in the fields of School Leadership, English, Literacy, Assessment, Curriculum, Governance, Staffing.

Andrew McGeady, Trustee

Andrew is a director at Cube, (Construction and property consultants) . Andrew is responsible for Cost Management, Quantity Surveying services and supporting Project Management and Architectural teams. Andrew works with clients and design teams from initial feasibility to project completion to ensure that informed options and cost advice are offered so that practical, cost efficient and value engineered build solutions are achieved. For over twenty years Andrew has worked with Developers, Retailers and Private Clients providing cost management services on a vast range of projects throughout the UK. He has worked with both leading Consultancies and Main Contractors which gives him insight and understanding of all aspects of Quantity Surveying practice.

 

Mr Hugh Linden, Trustee

Hugh Linden has been on the governing body for over 20 years in the role of Foundation governor due to his association with Our Lady of Fatima church. Hugh spent his career in Product Development and Operations and uses this experience in his governance role. The school and church is at the centre of the community and Hugh finds it a pleasure to serve the community in this way.