Governors

We are very grateful to our Governing Body who volunteer their time to serve our school.

Foundation Governors are appointed in the name of the Archbishop and form the majority of the governing body of a Catholic school. They have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school and to ensure that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed.

Governing boards have three core functions:

• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

• overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

 

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Patrick Moloney
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Patrick Moloney

Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

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Patrick Moloney

Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

I have been a Governor at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School since 2006 and Chair from 2010.

I was Headteacher of two London Primary schools from 1979 until 2005 and also acted as interim Head at schools that had been categorised as requiring improvement. From 2000 until 2012 I worked at two London Universities and was responsible for the training and assessment of students seeking Qualified Teacher Status. After qualifying as a School Improvement Partner (SIP) in 2009 I continued to advise Headteachers in my role as SIP for about three years. My training as a Section 48 OFSTED Inspector started in 2007 at the Diocese of East Anglia and then I continued to work as a Religious Education Inspector in Primary and Secondary schools for Southwark and Brentwood.

I became a Governor of St Vincent’s in order to continue my commitment to improving the quality of education for children of all abilities and backgrounds. I am proud to be part of a team that works closely with the Headteacher in helping St Vincent’s maintain Outstanding status for the past decade.

Father Christopher Colven
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Father Christopher Colven

Foundation Governor

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Father Christopher Colven

Foundation Governor

As Parish Priest at Saint James’s, Spanish Place my responsibility as a foundation governor is to strengthen the links between parish and school. I also act as chaplain to the school community which involves a pastoral concern as well as participation in the sacramental life of Saint Vincent’s. My previous experience as a governor in schools in Hackney, both at primary and secondary levels, has given me a deep commitment to the contribution which Catholic education has to make in both valuing and enhancing the rich diversity which is to be found in our great metropolis.  I believe that the incredible synthesis we have at Saint Vincent’s which creates such an atmosphere of warmth and security is intimately bound up with its identity as a faith school and I feel privileged to play a part in on-going endeavor.

 

Noelita Ilardia Larrauri
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Noelita Ilardia Larrauri

Foundation Governor

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Noelita Ilardia Larrauri

Foundation Governor

I am an economist at HM Treasury, working in the diocese of Westminster. As a practising Catholic I wanted to contribute to the church by becoming a foundation governor, as children are the future of the Church and an excellent Catholic primary education can be a strong foundation stone for a child’s faith. I am delighted to be a governor at St. Vincent’s in the diocese where I work, sitting on the admissions and staffing committees. I asked to be a governor at this school as it is the local school to St. James’s Spanish Place where I am a former parishioner and where I was married, and is therefore close to my heart.

Ray O' Halloran
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Ray O' Halloran

Foundation Governor

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Ray O' Halloran

Foundation Governor

Throughout my adult life I have always held a strong belief in both education and giving back to, and having an active role within, the community where I live and work. I have been a Foundation Governor for the Diocese of Westminster for many years since my daughter, who is now 32, was in La Sainte Union.

I am an Engineer by trade and my current role is as one of the Directors for the Howard de Walden Estate, based here in Marylebone.

It is such an honour to be asked to become a Foundation Governor at St. Vincent’s and I look forward to working with you all in the future.

Karen Scarborough
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Karen Scarborough

Co-Opted Governor

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Karen Scarborough

Co-Opted Governor

I am delighted to  support the school as a co opted Governor.  My role includes being the  Safeguarding Governor,  sitting  on the Finance & Premises and  Staffing sub- committees.  In addition, as a Westminster City Councillor I help to liaise with the local authority.

Eric Wilkins
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Eric Wilkins

Associate Governor

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Eric Wilkins

Associate Governor

I am an Assistant Head and Head of Sixth Form at Queen’s College, London, just round the corner from St Vincent’s. It is fantastic to be an Associate Governor at such a busy, successful and nurturing school as St Vincent’s, and I greatly enjoy visiting the school, discussing the progress of the pupils, and hearing about all of the exciting activities that go on throughout the year.

Amelie Ober
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Amelie Ober

Parent Governor

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Amelie Ober

Parent Governor

A parent at St. Vincent’s since 2010, I have been able to enjoy the lovely community life of the school through assemblies and masses as well as the numerous events organised by the parents association. I am also very committed to our Catholic faith and have been involved in the children liturgy and the teenagers groups at Saint James’s for many years.

I am deeply honoured to have been elected a Parent Governor and wish to contribute to even stronger links between Saint Vincent’s and Saint James’s and help build a happy community of Catholic families in Marylebone.

Laurence Relton
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Laurence Relton

Parent Governor

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Laurence Relton

Parent Governor

I am honoured to have been elected as a Parent Governor to St Vincent’s.

With two children at the school, and a third who I hope will follow in their footsteps, my aims are to contribute to the maintenance and building of the already strong sense of community around St. Vincent’s and to help promote its Catholic values and its pursuit of educational and pastoral excellence.