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Meet the Governors


Mr Hugh Arthur - Chair of the Governors

Hugh spent his working career as a solicitor in the City of London where he specialised in advising large companies on their pension schemes.  Educated at Cardinal Vaughan School in Kensington, he is married to a recently-retired primary school teacher and for the last 30 years has been a parishioner at Brentwood Cathedral. As the new Chair of the IEB, Hugh is looking forward to working closely with the staff, parents and pupils of our school.


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

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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.

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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.

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Mrs Karen Burrowes

I have been a senior administrator for over twenty years and I currently work in the Corporate Human Resources team at CGI, an IT consulting company. I have been employed by CGI for 12 years and my roles have included being part of the Corporate Communications team, Internal Audit and Company Secretariat.
My previous administration roles encompass payroll, HR, Office management, Accounts, Customer account management & Project management.
I have lived in Loughton for over forty years, I am married with a daughter currently in Year 6 at St John Fisher. I am a Parishioner at St Edmund of Canterbury in Loughton and I am delighted to have the opportunity to support the future of St John Fisher Primary school as a Foundation Governor.

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Rev Canon J Harvey - Parish Priest

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Mrs Elizabeth Laysell - Assistant Headteacher

I have spent over 30 years teaching in primary schools and I have to say that I still enjoy it every single day.
I started my career in Tower Hamlets in East London where we used to live and later moved to Harlow where I have taught and been a senior leader in several different schools.
I trained as an Early Years teacher but have taught right across the primary range. In my personal life,
I am married with 3 children, two of whom are teachers.

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Mr Mike Ross - Headteacher

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