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Governors

Since converting to an Academy our Local Governing Board constitution comprises 13 people: Nine Foundation Governors, One Staff Governor, Two Parent Governors, One Co-opted Governor and the Head Teacher.

Following the recent Parent Governor Ballot, we advise that the new Parent Governors are Mr Javier Salguero & Mr Simon Bailey.

Toni Fox- Foundation Governor 

As a member of the paish I was asked to become a Foundation Governor and joined the team in Sept 2017. Since retiring, from happy and challenging career in Human Resource Managment, I became an advisor at the Citizen Advice Bureau. I have an MA in Employment Law and I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I look forward to settling into the Holy Family team and hope I can make a significant contribution to the success of the school.  

Mr Chris Fields-  Foundation Governor (Vice Chairperson) 

I decided to became a Governor at Holy Family 4 years ago as I was looking to make a positive contribution to the local community. I am a Chartered Management Accountant and have held various finance roles in industry. I currently work for Gatwick Airport Limited as Head of Financial Control. Being a Governor gives me the chance to use my skills in a new area and I get a great sense of satisfaction knowing that I’m helping to shape the future of the school.

 Mr Steve Tindall- Headteacher 

 I began my teaching career 28 years ago in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames before being appointed as Deputy Headteacher at St George's College Junior School. I then moved on to be Deputy Headteacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary in Hersham where I worked very closely alongside the Headteacher in the strategic leadership and management of the school. My appointment as Headteacher of Holy Family is a huge privilege and I feel exceptionally fortunate to work alongside such a talented and dedicated team of people. My role within the governing body is to ensure that all members feel empowered and enabled to make a strategic, positive impact to the leadership and management of the school. By leading the teaching & support staff, I am also responsible for ensuring that the common vision of the governors leads ultimately to the highest possible learning experiences and outcomes for all children. As Headteacher, I sit on all governor sub-committees which keeps me nice and busy!

Fr Richard Blythen- Parish Priest - Foundation Governor

MR James Housell-FOundation Governor

I am an active member of the community and parish. I became a Foundation Governor in Sept 2017. My sons William and Frederick attend the school.

I am a Chartered Financial Planner and enjoy helping people look after their money. I get a great sense of satisfaction from being a Governor of the school.

 

Mrs Suzanne Wright- Foundation Governor (Chairperson) 

My association with The Holy Family School started in 2002 when my eldest son, Andrew, started in reception, I quickly became involved with the school,volunteering with the Parents Association. In 2008 my second son, Joseph, joined the school, and in 2009 I was delighted to be asked by Mr Delaney to become a Governor.

In my working life, I am a Purser with British Airways, having flown long-haul for 24 years, I decided a change was required, and transferred to Eurofleet last year.

I enjoy the challenges being a School Governor brings, ensuring the high standards we have come to expect at The Holy Family are met, and exceeded. It's an exciting time at School, with new teachers, fresh ideas and a team committed to ensuring the future success of our school.  

Mrs Rachel Conde - Foundation Governor  

I started my career as Business Analyst in Healthcare Insurance and worked through various Operational and Commercial change management roles.  With a keen eye for emerging trends and an inquisitive nature, I became a Lean Consultant where my passion for simplifying processes and improving customer experiences began.   I became a Lean Sigma Black Belt and have worked on transformation and improvement programmes across private sector and Local Government.

My son - Seve joined Holy Family School in September 2014.  Having had active roles in my Parish I enjoy being able to give something back to the school and contribute wherever possible.

For the past 9 years I have been working with GE Capital to work with key clients to shape and improve the mutual processes and experiences and have also been leading Commercial Women Initiative across UK & Ireland.  My day job enables me to champion talent development, remove barriers and do more with less capital expenditure – I wanted to become a Governor to help Holy Family in all of these areas….. and of course, to learn from such an amazing school along the way!

Mr Mike Meredith - Foundation Governor 

 I became a foundation governor 2 years ago through my links with the parish and now my son is at Holy Family.  For work, I run consulting business in London which helps to improve public services (hospitals, government departments, and even schools!).  When I am not working, I do lots of work in the parish (including the children's liturgy programme and work with the Parish Pastoral Council). And if I have any time left, I like playing football with my son and going cycling with my daughter. 

Mr David Perry - Foundation Governor 

 We live in Addlestone and, now retired from full time work, my wife, Annabel, and myself are active in parish life. I have been lucky to have a varied career including managing schools for children with special needs, children's homes, hospitals and care homes. Currently, my role as governor focuses on long term planning and safeguarding - both areas link with my academic work at the Universities of Oxford and Surrey. 

Mrs Julie Rawlinson- Co-opted Governor 

I started my education as a very happy pupil here at Holy Family. I spent 18yrs within the Banking Industry, where my career involved everything from the obvious Finance, to HR, Training and Health & Safety. When my children arrived all the skills I had acquired in my career came in very handy in my role as a full time Mum!  I am delighted to say my children have followed in my footsteps, as in 2006 my daughter started here in Reception, followed by my Son in 2009. I immediately became involved in School life by joining our very pro-active PTA. I was invited to join the Governing Body in 2007 as a Foundation Governor. A post I was, and still am extremely proud to uphold. I am part of a great team that work hard together, to uphold and promote the distinctive nature of Catholic Education, whilst striving to maintain the high academic achievements we have here at Holy Family.  I regularly find myself volunteering to help within School which I thoroughly enjoy. It also gives me a greater understanding of how our school works, enabling me to make more informed decisions in Governance.

Mr Javier Salguero - Parent Governor 

I have just become Parents governor in 2018. I have my two sons at the Holy Family School and I also have an active interaction with the PA. I have always had an interest in Education and I am currently a Senior Academic at the University of Surrey. My job has given me the opportunity to visit many developing countries to train academic staff in the Higher Education Sector and official veterinary surgeons working for the government.  

Mr John Furey - Foundation Governor 

My corporate background lies within Production Management (J. Lyons plc - 5 years) Senior Management within Retail Operations (M & S - 10 years), Managing Director of a retail pharmacy group (17 years) and Director, Marketing and Development for new products for a private company (4 years).

I was elected to Runnymede Borough Council in 2000, and served on all senior committees, before being elected Leader of the Council in 2005 - 2010. I am currently a member of the Housing Committee at Runnymede Borough Council.

I was elected to Surrey County Council in 2009, serving on various committees, eg Chairman of Adult Social Care Select Committee, and joined the Cabinet in March 2012 as Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Flooding.

I am a member of the Runnymede Local Area Committee and Branch Chairman of the Addlestone Conservatives.

MISS SIAN THORNTON- Staff Governor

I decided to become Staff Governor for Holy Family following six years of teaching in Key Stage One. I began not only my teaching career at Holy Family but also my undertook my first teaching experience here during my training at St Mary's. I was immediately passionate about one day being able to work for such a brilliant school and was fortunate enough to complete my NQT year here.

I  taught Key Stage One for six years and am now undertaking a new role, becoming Inclusion Manager at the beginning of academic year 2018-2019. My dedication to improving and enhancing the learning of all children, providing equal opportunity for all means that I am passionate about my role and I look forward to seeing the difference that I can make. As Staff Governor I am able to bring knowledge of the teaching and learning of all pupils within the school, as well as being able to enhance and develop my own understanding of the workings of our school. 

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Mrs ANNE Robinson - Clerk to Governors 

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