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Mr Gordon Fisher

Committees: Resources

Background: CEO of plc company upto 2006, now Business management consultant, motivational speaker for Institute of Directors, volunteer for Young Enterprise and North London Hospice.

Personal Statement: This is a very special school, an outstanding school in every sense of the word. The privilege of being a Voluntary Aided Catholic School may not always be appreciated. I see my job at the school, apart from the statutory requirements, as being part of a vibrant Governing board that will ensure the school, it's fabric and reputation continues to maintain its great momentum.
Father John McKenna

Committees: Catholic Life

Christian Meditation for children and parents each week; Classroom masses and Feast day celebrations.

Personal Statement: It is a real privilege and a joy to serve the spiritual needs of the school, parents, children and staff.
Mr Peter Moger

Committees: Chair of Resources

Background: I have worked in the art publishing business for the last 20 years. Since 2009 I have run my own business specialising in the supply of art based products and services to the museums and visitor attractions in the UK, Europe and USA. I am a parishioner at Vita et Pax and have served as a eucharistic minister for many years. I have two grown up children who both now work.

Personal Statement: St. Catherine's seems to be a wonderful environment for young children to learn in and the ongoing achievements are something that all the staff should be very proud of.

Having two children who have benefited from a strong catholic education, I am very keen to help other children to have a similar experience. I am looking forward to becoming more involved and giving support wherever the head teacher and other governors feel is most appropriate.
Sylvia Lehrian

Committees: Resources, Admissions and Safeguarding

Background: Marketing Director/ New Business Development Director in the private sector for most of my career. I have also worked in the public and voluntary sectors in a number of capacities. With regard to voluntary roles - I have been Vice Chair of governors at a Catholic secondary school; Mentored with Young Enterprise; been involved with people with learning disabilities; Mental Health Act Manager.

Personal Statement: I am delighted to join the governing body at St Catherine's and be given the opportunity to support the Head and the Staff at the school in ensuring that all the children continue to be given a wonderful experience in their early years of education.
Mrs Alessia Errico (Chair)

Committees: Resources and Learning and Achievement

We have been living in Barnet for 11 years; I have a Biochemistry MSc and PhD in human genetics. As a scientist, I have worked for Cancer Research Uk for 9 years to study what goes wrong in our body when cancer spreads and to help identify possible therapeutic avenues. In September 2013, I became editor of a clinical oncology journal at ‘Macmillan Science and Education’, ensuring the scientific quality of the content and supervising the different stages prior to publication. In June 2015, I will join Cancer Research UK as a Research Funding Manager, overseeing the results of their 15 centres and 5 institutes across the UK and ensuring that funds are distributed in line with Cancer Resaerch UK scientifc strategy.

Personal Statement: Education is a fundamental right for every child regardless of financial opportunities; as Parent Governor I will enthusiastically assist the school in building on its strengths, offering all our children the best start in their education path with a productive, challenging and happy environment that allows them to nourish and develop their talents.
Mrs Casey Tolaini


BackgroundI have lived in the Barnet area all my life. I am married and have two children at St Catherine’s, Kit and Indie. Although I work full-time, I have loved St Catherine’s since the day my son started in nursery and enjoy being as involved as possible, including several years on the PTA and the Parents Partnership Forum. I work at University College London as a Service Improvement Manager, helping staff to improve their services for other staff and students, which I really enjoy.

Personal Statement:Working in education means I naturally have an interest in it, and one of the things I find brilliant about St Catherine's is the focus on a well-rounded education, which goes wider than academia alone. The diverse range of knowledge, skills and talents they develop at St Catherine’s will stand the children in really good stead as they progress through their years in education and out into the big, wide world.

I am really looking forward to representing fellow parents and working with the Board of Governors to contribute to the continual improvement of St Catherine’s.
Jasmeet Fyfe

Learning & Achievement Committee, Training Link Governor

Background I have lived in Barnet for most of my life, and am married with two children who both attend St Catherine’s. I work in sales for a children’s publishing company, and have a passion for literacy and creating a love of stories and the written word.

Personal Statement: Using my extensive previous experience as a governor, I have the skills to help maintain St Catherine’s outstanding reputation and the ability to represent the parent body by asking difficult questions when situations demand. I have experience of Ofsted inspections, enlisting local authority support, making ever tighter budgets balance and encouraging schools to listen to parent concerns. I am thrilled to be part of the St Catherine’s governing body and look forward to contributing to the continual improvement and success of our school.
Rosana Hermosa
Catholic Life (Sports Premium)
I am a qualified Primary Teacher and hold a Master in Philosophy and Educational Sciences, Diplomas in Management and Supervision and Safeguarding Children. During the last 16 years, I have worked with over 60 schools in London. I have managed and provided support to Practitioners and Learning Mentors assigned to schools providing early intervention to families and vulnerable children with poor attendance, low attainment and/or at risk of exclusion. I have designed and delivered accredited training for school staff in parental engagement, attendance, behaviour, etc.

Personal Statement:
I have two boys in this school. During the last 6 years as a Parent Rep, I have shown my commitment, enthusiasm and passion for the school and its values. My approach is based on a deep respect for staff, the school, children and families. I have the ability to drive St. Catherine’s towards new ideas and directions when given the opportunity.
Miss Maureen Kelly (Headteacher)
Mrs Ellie Carruthers (Teacher)

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