MEET OUR GOVERNORS
ST VINCENT’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
1 Pierrepoint Road, Acton, London W3 9JR
Mrs Pat Brady (Staff Governor)
My links with St Vincent’s started in 2001, when my eldest of five children joined St Vincent's. As a parent, I was an active member of the PTA and a parent volunteer. In 2015, I joined the School Office Team, with key roles such as Attendance, School Welfare Officer, and most recently Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. With this experience, I bring to the Governing Body a rounded perspective of the children and families that make up the St Vincent’s community. I am interested in all areas of the school curriculum, especially the strategies that enable our children to reach their full potential both academically and emotionally.
Roberto Brianti (Chair) (Foundation Governor)
I was born in Hammersmith and I have lived in West London all my life and in Ealing for the last ten years. I attended St Mary’s Catholic Primary and the London Oratory Schools and am a Chartered Accountant in practice in London as a partner. I am married with two children (twin boys) currently at St Vincent’s. In my spare time I enjoy football and walking our dog and have a passion for skiing.
Kim Burke (Foundation Governor / SEND)
Jules Faulkner (Parent Governor)
I joined the governing body after six years as a parent at St Vincent’s, during which time I was a regular volunteer involved in various aspects of school life. Prior to motherhood, children and families were at the heart of much of my work as a producer of documentary films covering subjects ranging from adoption to child protection. I’m especially interested in the positive impact which access to the arts has on children’s learning and am passionate about the joy of reading!
Ricardo Geada (Foundation Governor / Safeguarding)
I am a Foundation Governor for St. Vincent's school and have two children currently attending the school. For approximately 5 years I have been heavily involved in the schools PTA. in my professional life I am a qualified solicitor with over 10 years experience having worked both in private practice and in-house. I attended St. Joseph's Primary School in Holborn and the London Oratory Secondary School.
I am currently the Headteacher of Saint Christian’s Roman Catholic School in St John’s Wood. I am an experienced educationalist who has taught and held leadership positions in both secondary and primary settings. In addition to my work within Schools, I am a member of the Diocesan Board of Education in Herefordshire.
Fr Fergal Maguire (Foundation Governor/Parish Priest/Catholic Life and Religious Education)
I am the Parish Priest at St Aidan’s and Our Lady of Lourdes, Acton - parishes which both serve the school. I am also the school’s chaplain.
Jonathan Powell (Co-opted Governor / Chair of Resources Committee / Health and Safety)
Jonathan joined St Augustine’s Priory as Bursar and Clerk to the Governors in January 2017. He was co-opted as a Governor of
St Vincent’s in 2018. Born in Sydney, Jonathan was educated at Wellington College and read modern languages at Southampton University before serving in the Royal Navy. In 1990 he moved to the not-for-profit sector and from 2000 to 2016 was CEO of three charities. Jonathan is a Magistrate on the West London bench, a role he has fulfilled for more than 20 years.
He lives in West Ealing, is married and has two children. His wife, Sarah, works in the pharmaceutical industry. Their daughter works for Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf and their son has recently completed a degree in chemistry at Durham University.
Robina Sorohan (Parent Governor / EYFS)
I have been a parent at St. Vincent’s for the past five years, with children currently in years 3 and 5. During that time I have been involved in the PTA and served as Chairperson for the last three years. Part of this role involved working closely with the school staff and leadership team, which has given me an insight into the responsibilities of the Governing Body and the challenges faced. In my professional career, I am Financial Controller for a local estate agent and prior to that spent 15 years working with accountancy firms, so will be able to draw on that knowledge and experience to support the Governing Body as required.
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School