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St Luke's Catholic Academy

St Luke's

Catholic Academy

Pyenest Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LU

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

The Multi-Academy Trust Board and the Governing Body work with the Executive Headteacher, the Head of School and the staff at St. Luke's Catholic Academy to make sure the school provides a good quality of education for all its pupils. For Information about the trust please see the Trust Website Link on the top of the page. Or click here 

Governors are not expected to make day to day decisions about how the school is run. That's the role of the headteacher and senior staff.

Governors have three main roles:

  1. to provide strategic direction for the school;
  2. to act as a critical friend to the headteacher
  3. and to ensure accountability.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

To contact the Chair of Trustees please email the clerk to governors clerk@ourladyoffatimatrust.essex.sch.uk

Please note - your enquiry will be sent to the chair person of the local governing body of the school you are enquiring about.   

John Johnson  Chair of Trustees,

Governor at St John Fisher school and was previously the Headteacher of The Campion School from 1993 – 2011.  During this time (September 2007 – 2011) John was also a School Improvement Partner allocated to schools to assist with target-setting, development and headteacher performance review and salary setting in Westminster, Newham and Barnet

Following this John became an experienced educational consultant, especially in the fields of School Leadership, English, Literacy, Assessment, Curriculum, Governance, Staffing.

Fr. Bogdan Kot   Parish Priest, Foundation Governor Governor with responsibility for RE and Music
The Foundation Governors represent the Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Brentwood, and ensure that the school upholds the traditions of Catholic faith in line with canon law. Foundation Governors form a majority of all governors.

Mr Kendal qualified as a teacher from Liverpool Hope in 1995, with B.Ed Theology and Religious Studies. Before becoming the Executive Headteacher of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust in Harlow, Essex (April 2017) Mr Kendal was a Headteacher for ten years in a one form entry Catholic Primary school in Hertfordshire. I have been in education for 23 years, always serving in Catholic schools.   Mr Kendal is passionate about developing a love of learning, for children to learn to love themselves and to love others.

Hervé Rolland

With a master’s degree in business and a focus on languages, Hervé went on to lead the global development of many Small & Medium Sized Companies in various leadership roles for nearly 20 years until he decided in 2018 to work as a Business and Leadership Coach.

His coaching experience of leaders in small and medium sized organisations in the subject of strategy, leadership, performance and governance are being used to support and challenge the school leadership.

Hervé is a keen French/English speaker and a practicing catholic of our Lady of Fatima Church.

Rev Tony Rowley

Tony went to St Mark's school, Harlow at the age of 11 and left school at 16 to do an apprenticeship in chemistry. After twenty years he went to  Plater College in Oxford to do a diploma and then onto university to do a degree in Theology. Tony has been involved in education for over twenty years, as a teacher of RE and a head of department in secondary schools. He has a keen interest in the Catholic education system at all levels. Tony was ordained a permanent deacon in 2021.

 

Gerard  Morris

Gerard moved to Harlow 4 years ago to be near his family. Before retiring Gerard worked at Whipps Cross Hospital for 37 years starting as a hospital electrician  and finishing as the electrical estates manager for the hospital. 
The Catholic Church has always been integral in his life and for his family. 

Theresa Walstow

Theresa Walstow was born in Epping, and attended St Marys' Catholic Primary School in Chingford followed by St Paul's Secondary School in Woodford Green (now Trinity Catholic High School). Theresa was a former secondary school teacher, (subject specialism being Food Technology, Textiles, Child Development and Health and Social Care, for 32 years plus. 

Theresa is fully committed to the importance and provision of Catholic Education for our children.

 

The Trustees: 

John Johnson, Chair of Trustee

Governor at St John Fisher school and was previously the Headteacher of The Campion School from 1993 – 2011.  During this time (September 2007 – 2011) John was also a School Improvement Partner allocated to schools to assist with target-setting, development and headteacher performance review and salary setting in Westminster, Newham and Barnet

Following this John became an experienced educational consultant.

Key Skills

  • School Leadership
  • English curriculum and  Literacy
  • Assessment and data analysis
  • Curriculum
  • Governance for school improvement
  • Collaboration, teamwork
  • Integrity
  • High expectations

John Johnson has been a trustee since  January 2023

Fr. Bogdan Kot   Parish Priest, Trustee  Governor with responsibility for RE and Music
The Foundation Governors represent the Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Brentwood, and ensure that the school upholds the traditions of catholic faith in line with canon law. Foundation Governors form a majority of all governors.

Key Skills

  • Religious Leadership
  • Governance for school improvement
  • Collaboration, teamwork
  • Integrity
  • High expectations

Fr Bogdan Kot has been a trustee since  July 2011

Maureen Perry, Trustee

Maureen Perry has been involved in Primary Education throughout her career, teaching in Haringey, Harrow and Hackney.  She has been a Headteacher of 3 Catholic primary schools and an Advisory Headteacher in Newham for fourteen years. 

Working as an Advisory Headteacher, focusing on the challenges facing inner city schools, those is special measures or requiring improvement, provided opportunities to develop a deep understanding of strategies to raise achievement.  Important aspects of the role included collaborative work with senior leaders and sharing best practice across schools, resulting in sustained capacity for the future.

As a School Improvement Partner in Newham and RE Inspector for the Diocese of Brentwood, she has also had the opportunity to support good and outstanding schools.

Key Skills

  • Strategic planning for school improvement
  • Monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Data analysis
  • Collaboration, teamwork
  • Developing leadership
  • Positivity and ‘can do’ approach
  • Integrity
  • High expectations

Mrs Maureen Perry has been a trustee since  December 2023

Andrew McGeady, Trustee

Andrew is a director at Cube, (Construction and property consultants) . Andrew is responsible for Cost Management, Quantity Surveying services and supporting Project Management and Architectural teams. Andrew works with clients and design teams from initial feasibility to project completion to ensure that informed options and cost advice are offered so that practical, cost efficient and value engineered build solutions are achieved. For over twenty years Andrew has worked with Developers, Retailers and Private Clients providing cost management services on a vast range of projects throughout the UK. He has worked with both leading Consultancies and Main Contractors which gives him insight and understanding of all aspects of Quantity Surveying practice.

Key Skills

  • Strategic planning for capital projects
  • Finacial management 
  • Collaboration, teamwork
  • Developing governance
  • Integrity
  • High expectations

Mr Andrew McGeady has been a trustee since  January 2023

Mr Hugh Linden, Trustee

Hugh Linden has been on the governing body for over 20 years in the role of Foundation governor due to his association with Our Lady of Fatima church. Hugh spent his career in Product Development and Operations and uses this experience in his governance role. The school and church is at the centre of the community and Hugh finds it a pleasure to serve the community in this way.

Key Skills

  • Strategic financial planning
  • Communication 
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Developing governance
  • Integrity
  • High expectations

Mr Hugh Linden has been a trustee since  January 2023