St. John Fisher

St. John Fisher
Catholic Primary School

Meet the Governors

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Board and the Local Governing Body work with the Executive Headteacher, the Headteachers, Heads of School and the staff across the trust to ensure the trust 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 

Our Governors are: 

Mr John Johnson                              Chair

Dr Michael Muthukrishna             Foundation        

Mrs Lyndsey De Oliveira                 Foundation

Ms Maureen Scahill                        Foundation

Mr Andrew McGeady                            Parent

Mr Dave Coxell                                  Parent  

Mrs Amanda O’Regan                     Staff

Please see below for more details

 

Meet the Governors

Mr John Johnson - Chair of Governors

John 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.

Miss Maureen Scahill

I have spent 37 years teaching in Catholic schools before my retirement nearly two years ago.
During this time I spent 12 years as Deputy Head in Woodford Green before returning part time as a class teacher.
During my teaching career, I have had responsibility for a variety of Curriculum areas.
At present, I am a Pastoral Assistant in my church in Ilford and play an active role in Parish life. 
I am greatly looking forward to supporting St John Fisher Catholic Primary as a Foundation governor.

Mr Dave Coxell

I was born in Epping and have very fond memories of attending St John Fisher with my brother as a child.
I have spent 23 years in the Met Police, and am currently a Detective Inspector in the Specialist Crime Directorate.
I have previously been responsible for units such as Domestic Abuse, Child Protection, Gangs & Firearms and have been both a tactical and strategic multi-agency lead in Safeguarding and Child Protection for East London.   
My family are committed Christians, and active members of the community in Loughton.   
I have two children, a son who already attends SJF and a daughter who will be following shortly.
In my spare time,  I enjoy open water swimming, being outdoors, and antiques.

 Mrs Lyndsey De Oliveira

I spent much of my career working in the City for Morgan Stanley where I held varying roles broadly covering people and project management, which afforded me a wide range of finance and business skills.
Since having my children, I have returned to work more locally and my current role predominantly focuses on analysis of business process, improving efficiency, cost reductions and standardisation.
I am a parishioner at St. Edmund of Canterbury, Loughton and have been from youth and my two daughters are in years 3 and 6 at St. John Fisher.
I look forward in earnest to working alongside the St. John Fisher community and supporting their continued development as a Foundation Governor.

Mr Andrew McGeady

 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.

 Dr Michael Muthukrishna

Michael Muthukrishna is Associate Professor of Economic Psychology at the London School of Economics. He is also Affiliate of the Developmental Economics Group at STICERD, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar in the Boundaries, Membership and Belonging  programme at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and Technical Director of The Database of Religious History. He is also a board member of the One Pencil Project.

 

 

The Trustees

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Board and the Local Governing Body work with the Executive Headteacher, the Head of School, the Deputy Headteacher and the staff across the trust to ensure the trust 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. to ensure accountability.

Our Trust 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 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