Who are our Governors?

Dr Jim Park -  LA Appointed Governor and Chair of Governors

I am Jim Park, your Local Authority governor since 2012.  My term of office will expire at the end of August 2020.

I am married to Alison, a former teacher.  We have two grown up children and two granddaughters who keep us busy.  

 Following retirement from the Civil Service I have been the librarian at a local Catholic Primary School as a volunteer, a tutor in the Open University and a magistrate in the local area.  I have been involved as a volunteer in children’s education for over 40 years.  I am enjoying building on that experience as a governor.

Currently I have a special interest in Early Years, I chair the Admissions and Personnel and Pay committees and am also a member of the Achievements and Standards committee.  I am Chair of the Governing Board for the current year. 

To contact the Chair of Governors please write to him care of the school office.

Mary Hooper - Foundation Governor

I have been a Foundation Governor since 2013, I sit on the Finance Committee (due to my high level of experience in the property business), Personnel & Pay Committee, and am an Appeals Officer for the Westminster diocese, all of which are challenges I have enjoyed greatly. I have been a resident of Hounslow since I moved to the UK from New Zealand when I was 21. I have been a trained teacher since the age of 20, and have taught in numerous schools in many boroughs of London.

I have four children, all of whom are grown up, with one studying at the University of St Andrews, two working as academics in Germany and the USA, and one working as a lawyer in Canary Wharf. Their various experiences with learning difficulties led me to the career I have had for the last few years: working as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator in schools across London.

Having gained my MA in education in 2016, and my SENCo qualification in 2013, I am currently working towards an MA in Specialist Dyslexia Teaching and Assessment having just passed the specialist teaching section.  I am always keen to learn new skills, so I often attend governor training courses to broaden my knowledge.

My term of office will expire on 31st August 2021.

Catalina Giglio - Parent Elected Governor

Hi, my name is Catalina Giglio and I was elected as a parent governor in December 2014.  I was born in Argentina and lived in London for the last 14 years with my husband Hernan; we have four children Millie who currently attends Gumley, Tomas at Gunnersbury, Camila  and Olivia, both at St. Mary's. 

I have worked in the marketing area before moving to London. For the last 6 years I have worked as a PA for a group of independent primary schools.  I am looking forward to all the challenges 2015 will bring as a governor and to the expansion of the school.  My term of office expires on 23rd October 2018.

Ania Mason - Foundation Governor

My name is Ania Mason and I am a foundation governor, appointed by the Diocese, here at St Mary’s.  I am currently vice-chair of the Governing Board.  I was born and raised in Poland and have lived in London for the past 20 years. Together with my husband Rob I have three daughters, Melania, Louisa and Sofiya two of whom attend St Mary’s.

Before starting our family I worked in the travel industry but unfortunately as much as I loved travelling around the world it wouldn’t leave much time for the family so I’ve decided to put my career on hold and became a full time mum.  In the past few years I have become very interested in the concept of functional medicine and I am now a year 3 student at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, studying to become a Nutritional Therapist. 

I currently chair the Finance and Achievements & Standards committees as well as Year 3 governor. My term of office ends on 31/08/2021.

Maureen O’Donoghue - Foundation Governor

I was appointed as a Foundation Governor of St Mary’s, by the Diocese of Westminster, in March 2016 . My term of office will expire in August 2019.

I live in Isleworth and attend Our Lady of Sorrows & St Bridget. I am a primary teacher myself and work across three primary schools in West and South West London and am a parish catechist for one of the schools I work in.

My attendance record at Governing Body  Meetings has been 100%.  I  have recently been appointed as 3M's Class Governor and I am the named Governor for RE.

Joanna Williams - Teacher Elected Governor

Mrs Williams is our Acting Deputy Headteacher she was elected to the Governoring Board by the staff of the school.  Mrs Willaims sits on all of the committees and her ter mof office will expire on 20th August 2019.

Mary Martin - Foundation Governor

I am delighted to have been appointed as a Foundation Govenor, here at St Mary's Isleworth. I have now retired from teaching after 39 years full time service, all in Secondary Education in the Diocese of Westminster.  I am  an active member of St Margaret Of Scotland parish and also attend St Bridgette and Our Lady of Sorrows.  I enjoy keeping fit, travel theatre and film outings too. I will be serving on The Premises and Standards and Achievements Committees,  serving as SEND Governor and will be attached to class 4E.  My term of office expires on 30th August 2019.

Tina East - Parent Elected Governor

My name is Tina and I am a parent elected governor.  I am married to Duncan and we have three boys, two of which are at St Mary's and one who will begin in the Nursery this year.  I am currently a stay at home mum but have a varied professional background which includes a number of years in television, teaching pre-schoolers to swim and most recently supporting children in early years as a TA.  I am very excited to be part of the governing body and look forward with great enthusiasm to the next four years in this role.  My term of office expires in February 2022.

Mrs Jacqui Corley - Associate Governor

I became a parent governor in 2006 and then became chair of governors in 2009. I am now an associate governor which means I am appointed by the Govenoring Board. I sit on all committees and act as link and child protection governor. Recently I became the lead governor for maths. Until July of this year I worked in a primary school in Ealing.

I have three children,with my husband John, two girls and a son. The girls are now attending university. Hollie is studying physics, Hannah a degree in quantity surveying and Sean is at Gunnersbury school preparing for his GCSE exams this year.

If you need to contact me please make arrangements through the school office.

 My term of office as Foundation Governor expired on 31st August 2020.

Mr Farley Marsh - Headteacher and Ex Officio Governor

Former Governors

Anna McGibbon - Foundation Governor (resigned as a Governor in July 2016)

My name is Anna McGibbon, I grew up in the local area and am a lifelong member of St Margaret's of Scotland parish church. I have been teaching in Catholic schools within the Diocese of Westminster for the last 10 years. I live in Isleworth and often walk or cycle around it's beautiful parks and tow paths. As a family we like to visit local places of interest and community events.

Both my children really enjoy attending St Mary's school and the ethos and community values here make it a very special place.  As a Foundation Governor I am appointed by the Diocese.

Colin Lucas - Foundation Governor (resigned as a Governor in July 2017)

My name is Colin Lucas. I have been a Foundation Governor (appointed by the Diocese) at Saint Mary’s School for some 12 years. I feel very privileged to be a governor here and have enjoyed contributing to the life and development of the school. I  am excited as to what the future holds as we oversee the expansion of the school to 2 forms of entry and the  wonderful opportunity that gives us to serve the local Catholic community more fully. 

 I am named governor for English. My current term ends 31/08/18.

My three children all atended St Mary’s - Diana graduated from Nottingham University and having worked for Unilever is currently travelling and working in Australia. William graduated from Southampton Solent University and Fran is currently at Bournemouth University.

 I work as a Podiatrist in New Malden and for relaxation I like to play the guitar and am part of the music group at Our Lady of Sorrows & Saint Bridget.

Sara Corry - Parent Elected Governor (4th February 2018 term expired)

My name is Sara Corry, I was appointed an assocaite Governor in February 2018.  

I have lived in Isleworth for the last 18 years with my partner Liam and we have two daughters, Orla who attended St Mary’s and is now in Year 8 at Gumley House and Phoebe who is currently in Year 5.  

After spending many years working in the television industry, I retrained in 2010 to become a swimming teacher (specialising in baby swimming) so I could spend more time with the girls when they started school (12 hour nightshifts don't work well with the school run and homework!)

I am currently on the Achievements & Standards Committee and Chair of the Premises & Health & Safety committee.  I am also the governor for Looked After Children.

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