Meet The Governors

Foundation Governor

Simon Enright

I was elected chair of governors in September of 2014. I first joined the governing body at St Charles when I was elected a parent governor in November 2005. I am now a foundation governor, nominated by Westminster Diocese.
I work as the Director of Communications for NHS England. Previously I worked at the BBC as a journalist and programme maker. My wife is head teacher at Queens Park Community School in Brent. My two oldest children are now at London Oratory School. My daughter goes to Sacred Heart Secondary school in Hammersmith.

Foundation Governor

Pauline Chambers

I am an experienced finance professional with specific expertise in financial software systems, budgeting controls and HR management.

I have been associated with St Pius X Parish since 1972 and with St Charles Primary School since 1987 when our son joined the nursery. I served as Parent Governor in the 1990’s and was also the Responsible Officer supporting the Bursar with financial controls and reporting to the Governing Body.

I am currently privileged to be a foundation governor and chair of the Finance & General Purposes sub-committee. I am also governor with curriculum responsibility for Art, DT & Music.

Parent Governor

Diane Swettenham

My name is Diane Swettenham.
I am a parent governor at St Charles.
I have three children at the school: -Olivia is in the nursery, Amelia is in year 3 and Isabella is in year 4.
My areas of responsibility are Science and Special Educational Needs and I work to support the
teachers in these areas.
I am also the Chair of the communications committee.
I am passionate about sport in school and help run the netball club.

Foundation Governor

Mary Geoghegan

My name is Mary Geoghegan and I am a Foundation governor. My association with St Charles goes back to when my son attended the school. In my role as governor, I have responsibility for people related issues. I work closely with the Head and the senior team on matters relating to recruitment, especially that of teachers and performance management. I have over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources usually called HR or Personnel.

Foundation Governor

Leslie Lewington

My name is Leslie Lewington. I am a Foundation Governor. I sit on the Admissions Committee, The Finance and General Purposes Committee. I was first elected Parent Governor
when my five children attended St Charles School and they are all now working.
Over the years I have worked closely with the Parish Priest as a Catechist, Minister and Reader. I have also worked with the School’s PFA in the past, raising funds for various school projects.

Associate Governor

Dave Hallberry

I joined the St Charles Governing Body as Parent Governor in October 2009, having worked as a Photographic Research Scientist for Kodak Ltd, and subsequently a career in book publishing. I have two children, both at Catholic secondary schools.
I was subsequently appointed an Associate Governor, and I am currently chairman of the Curriculum and Policies committee, responsible for the implementation of the National Curriculum and overseeing the school’s academic performance. It also ensures that the school’s policies are accurate, up to date and enforced correctly. I am also a member of the Communications Committee.
I enjoy being part of the Governing Body; making sure that children have a safe, welcoming, but challenging environment, where they can learn to the best of their abilities and leave St Charles fully prepared to excel in secondary education.
I am also an Associate Governor at All Saints Catholic College, the secondary school in St Charles Square.

Parent Governor

Jake Hawkins

I am passionate about ensuring the school provides an excellent education for all its pupils. I have two children at the school and sit on the Governing body as a Parent Governor. With a background in policy, technology and strategy I am part of a Governing body working to reflect the needs of our community and to ensure that all pupils receive an enriching learning experience. I sit on the Curriculum Committee, Communications Committee, Finance Committee and am the link Governor for Achievement.

Foundation Governor

Bridgette McCrohan

I am Bridgette McCrohan, an elected parent governor. I have two children, Emmet in year 4 and Rosaleen in year 2. My areas of special interest are the Curriculum and Communication Committees. The Curriculum Committee critically analyses children's progress throughout the year ensuring they meet individual targets and highlights areas where interventions are required. As part of the newly formed Communication Committee we are looking at ways of enhancing communication with parents and carers. We are currently working on an action plan which will be in place early in the 2014/15 school year. Away from school I work for British Airways both as senior cabin crew and an instructor.

Ex-Officio Governor

Fr Peter Wilson

I am the Parish Priest at St Pius X Church. Before coming to St Charles Square I was Senior Chaplain for the universities in the Diocese of Westminster. I see my role as connecting the various Catholic institutions and activities around St Charles Square, because it is easy for any one of us to become focused solely on ourselves. St Charles Primary School is part of a bigger picture and a bigger story. I work closely with the head and key staff members to ensure a lively and rich faith life among our pupils, and also act as governor with special responsibility for RE.

Staff Governor

Jane Harris

My name is Jane Harris. I am the teacher governor. I have taught at St Charles for over 14 years. Currently I am responsible for Maths in the school, which includes overseeing the raising of standards in maths, supporting staff and implementing the new national curriculum from September 2014. I am also Upper Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator and Extended Schools Co-ordinator, which involves after school clubs. At present I teach year 5.

Foundation Governor

Sharon Bastien

I am a Foundation Governor under the direction of the Archdiocese of Westminster since May 2016. I joined the Governing body at St Charles RC Primary School to uphold the
ethos of the Catholic school, and to ensure support in Education, safeguarding, happiness and well-being of the children.
My ethnic background coming from a family raised as devout Catholics encouraged me to continue my faith by raising my daughter as a Christian in St Charles Primary, now at Sacred Heart Secondary school. I regularly attend St Pius X mass, dedicating time to the Parish and community in various roles and responsibilities.
My job for 21 years, now part time as Cabin Crew for British Airways also involved royal duties serving the Queen, Royal Family, the Government and celebrities. I also run a small childcare business allocating nannies to the Airline Industry, business professionals, Parents and single parent alike.
I am now coming into my 2nd year term in office and currently sit on the Curriculum & Policies committee, Disability & Safeguarding, and as Governor specifically linked to the School Council,
And Early Years.