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Our Governors

 

Claudia Clayman (Associate)

Claudia's background is in the NHS, where she works as a clinical nurse specialist. She is originally Maltese, and has lived in Finchley for over 22 years. She has strong ties to the school, as her son attended Our Lady of Lourdes. She is active in St Alban's Church, as a reader and supporter of faith sharing groups in the parish.

  

Seamus McKenna (Chair)

Seamus joined the Board in September 2016 having recently retired as the Headteacher at Finchley Catholic High School. Seamus took over as Chair from September 2018.  With more than thirty years experience in the education sector within London and Hertfordshire, he is keen to both share with and learn from primary colleagues. Seamus is a parishioner at Our Lady and Saint Vincent in Potters Bar.

 

Sioban Thomas (Foundation Governor)

Siobán is a parishioner at St Alban’s and supports faith sharing groups.  Her two sons attended Moss Hall and Finchley Catholic where she was a parent and foundation governor.   She is a garden designer and previously spent many years as a chemical engineer and manager of large engineering and construction projects.

 

Claire Catney  (Foundation Governor)

Claire is employed in the presbytery at St. Alban’s church, as the cash office and gift aid administrator.  She previously worked in banking and in retail management, and has an English degree from Queen’s University, Belfast. Her son started school at Our Lady of Lourdes in 2007 and is currently studying A-Levels at Finchley Catholic High. Her daughter joined Our Lady of Lourdes in 2016. 

 

Lisa Jones (Parent Governor)

 

 

Lynne Beckett (Staff Governor)

Lynne has been a teaching assistant supporting in Year 6 since 2011 and also delivers interventions in Numeracy. She is dedicated and passionate about helping the children at Our Lady of Lourdes achieve their best. Both her children attended OLOL and as a family, play an active role in raising funds for the school through the PSA.

 

Romina Vucic-Pranic (Foundation Governor)

Mrs Pranic grew up in Zagreb, Croatia where she studied English and Phonetics. After moving to London in 1991, she worked in diplomacy before moving to the financial sector in 1999. Romina is a  Business Manager at North Hill Advisory Partners, a firm that provides corporate finance and wealth management support to Family Offices and HNWIs.

She has lived in Finchley since 1998 and has one child who attended at Our Lady of Lourdes.

 

Helen Holloway (Foundation Governor and Vice Chair)

Helen has worked in schools since 1997 - firstly as a School Business Manager in a Primary School, then working with the Department for Education (DfE) Innovation Unit, followed by 5 years workings as an Education Finance Consultant supporting Primary and Secondary schools, and academies in effective financial management. She has also worked as a Clerk to School Governors for over 15 years and continues to do so to-date in both Primary and Secondary schools across various London Boroughs.  Helen has taken on the role of Vice-Chair since September 2019.

 

Alicia St Louis (Parent Governor) 

 

Father Peter Scott  (Foundation Governor)

 

Louise Miller (Local Authority Governor)

Louise has lived in Barnet for over twenty years. Much of her work experience has been in community development with an emphasis on improving the quality of life opportunities for young people. She is currently a self-employed project and change manager working in local government and housing associations.