MEET OUR GOVERNORS
ST VINCENT’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
1 Pierrepoint Road, Acton, London W3 9JR
Mr Michael Arthur (Parent Governor)
I have lived and worked in Acton since 2008. I trained as a Maths teacher in 2002 and have worked ever since in state schools in Australia and England. I am currently the Head of Sixth Form at a local secondary school with prior experience as Head of Maths of a large department. I am committed to ensuring that every student maximises their potential in school and ensuring that teachers continue to develop and refine their practice. As of September 2021 I have two children in the school.
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.
Kim Burke (Chair of Governors / SEND)
I am a Catholic parishioner of St Benedict's, Ealing Abbey with a passion for Education and Social Justice. As an ex headteacher, I believe that education can change lives and that every child has a right to excellent education in order to live rich, full lives whilst contributing to the wider community for the greater good. I am a CAFOD volunteer (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development), committed to raising awareness of the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves and the promotion of social responsibility - we are responsible for each other. For me, Faith and Action go hand-in- hand. I welcome the privilege and opportunity to serve the students, parents and staff of St Vincent's School.
Alex Cornell (Local Authority Governor)
I was educated at the Leys School Cambridge before completing a Degree in Economics at Durham University. My professional career has been as a Management/Strategy consultant for 8 years at KPMG, Santander and Aon before leaving the City to join Dixons Carphone as an Account Manager in 2018. I live in Acton with my wife and two children. I am a keen sports fan - mostly Rugby (I briefly helped coaching Wasps U18 at Twyford), Football and NFL - and have assisted in the Alumni/University/Careers programs at the Leys over the years.
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.
Alastair Gloag (Associate Governor)
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.
Mrs Marcella Phelan
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.
Emma Shanahan (Foundation Governor / Behaviour and Attitudes/ Personal Development)
Ms Jenifer Travassos (Parent Governor)
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School