Governors

Instrument of Government The Rosary School

Anne Blayney
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Anne Blayney

Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor

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Anne Blayney

Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor

What is your favourite children’s book?
The Wind and the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

What super power would you have and why? To make people laugh because laughter is the best thing!

What would be your last meal?
Roast Chicken with lots of vegetables.

Barbara Meschini
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Barbara Meschini

Senior Admin Officer

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Barbara Meschini

Senior Admin Officer

What is your favourite children’s book?
The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo.

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?
A Nurse.

What would be your dream place to live?
A cottage by the sea in Portofino, Italy.

What 3 things would you save from the school if it was falling down?
Children, Adults and Our Lady’s statue in the reception area.

Sophie Kennedy
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Sophie Kennedy

Head Teacher

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Sophie Kennedy

Head Teacher

IPads or mini-whiteboards with pens?
iPads but of course…
What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?
Working in Advertising
What is your favourite place in the school and why?
Obviously the Year 6 classroom surrounded by my keen learners
What super power would you have and why?
Peace – the ability to wave a magic wand and everybody’s inner goodness grows.

Anna McGrory
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Anna McGrory

Deputy Head Teacher

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Anna McGrory

Deputy Head Teacher

What would be your dream place to live?
I absolutely love London – I was born right next door in the Royal Free! I am a North Londoner through and through!

What is your favourite place in the school and why? The Small Hall – especially at Christmas time when the fairy lights are twinkling, the crib is up, the tree is decorated and there are carols playing as everyone comes to school. And the entrance with all our beautiful birds up!

Sunshine or snowfall? Definitely sunshine! The hotter the better!

Mandy Long
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Mandy Long

Condors (Y6) Teaching Assistant, Associate Member of Governing Body

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Mandy Long

Condors (Y6) Teaching Assistant, Associate Member of Governing Body

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why? Maths Because I love that feeling of when you have a really difficult problem to solve and then suddenly the lightbulb switches on-Great feeling !
Sunshine or snowfall? Snowfall I’m definitely a winter baby. I love wrapping up and having cosy days in.
What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? I always wanted to be a Midwife .

Suzie Harris
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Suzie Harris

Deputy Head Teacher

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Suzie Harris

Deputy Head Teacher

What super power would you have and why?
To fly –it’s a power I’ve dreamed of since watching Peter Pan. Imagine being able to visit friends on a whim and see planet Earth from a bird’s eye view.

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?
Science –I love experimenting and finding out about how things work.

Sunshine or snowfall?
Snowfall – snuggled up by a roaring fire playing games with my family.

Marmite – love it or hate it?!
Love it!

Rosemarie Byrne
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Rosemarie Byrne

Foundation Governor

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Rosemarie Byrne

Foundation Governor

What is your favourite place in the school and why? Reception area – it is a welcoming hub for the whole school

What super power would you have and why? To make anyone happy because if those around me are happy then so am I

Sunshine or snowfall? Sunshine

Catherine Corr
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Catherine Corr

Foundation Governor

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Catherine Corr

Foundation Governor

What would be your dream place to live?

I love living in London and finding new and exciting places to visit, but I would love to have a cottage by the sea in North Devon where I could take my cocker spaniel Max for endless walks along the beach.

Sunshine or snowfall?

I love the sunshine because it makes everyone smile and feel happy 😊 .

What is your favourite children’s book?

Here are just some of my favourite books which I like to share with my nephews and nieces and can’t wait to read to my grandchildren one day!
The Rainbow Fish , Winnie the Pooh ,Fantastic Mr Fox , Krindlekrax and Goodnight Mr Tom .

What would be your last meal?

My favourite meal is Sunday Roast and chocolate cake and chocolate custard which reminds me of school dinners at the Rosary when I was a pupil!

Joanne Payne
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Joanne Payne

Foundation Governor

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Joanne Payne

Foundation Governor

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? Policewoman.

What is your favourite place in the school and why? The Library, as I love to read.

What would be your dream place to live? I would love to live in the countryside.

Brother Andrew Brookes
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Brother Andrew Brookes

Governor, School Chaplain

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Brother Andrew Brookes

Governor, School Chaplain

What would be your dream place to live?

In the new creation that God will make at the end of time.  But in the meantime, I love Scotland and in particular its Highlands, especially when the weather is reasonable.

 

 

 

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?

Some other form of church work… but being a mountain guide would be good – and exciting too.

 

 

What is your favourite place in the school and why?

Belle Vue at the very top of the stairs. It gives great views of London.  I also get some good exercise getting up there!

 

What super power would you have and why?

God’s grace.  It helps us live a life of faith, hope and love and be close to God always.

And, what is more, it is real – and available to all of us!

 

 

 

Julie Peel
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Julie Peel

Parent Governor

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Julie Peel

Parent Governor

What would be your dream place to live?

I would love to live by the sea, listening to the waves and walks along the beach….

Sunshine or snowfall?

Sunshine! I love the sun makes me so happy

What is your favourite place in the school and why?

The playground is my favourite place in the school, since the fantastic makeover!

 

Marmite – love it or hate it?!

Marmite is not for me!

 

Kathy Sullivan
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Kathy Sullivan

Foundation Governor

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Kathy Sullivan

Foundation Governor

What would be your dream place to live? Anywhere near the ocean – especially if it has big waves!!

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today? I studied chemistry so I would probably be working in a lab right now.

What would be your last meal? Thanksgiving dinner – I grew up in the USA, and that holiday meal is my favourite (like the UK Christmas dinner).

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why? Science – physics, chemistry, biology – it gives us a small glimpse into the awesome mind of God.

Dominic Loureda
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Dominic Loureda

Foundation Governor

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Dominic Loureda

Foundation Governor

What would be your dream place to live?

I would love to live near the sea – I love walking on the beach and listening to the sound of the waves on the seashore.

Sunshine or snowfall?

Sunshine, I’m always smiling when it’s sunny. Don’t forget to wear sun cream!

What is your favourite children’s book?

I love reading books, I have a few favourites that I think everybody would enjoy: The BFG, Five Children and It, Skellig, and Harry Potter.

What is your favourite place in the school and why?

The playground; after working hard in the class room – it’s important to have a beautiful playground like ours where we can play and relax.

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why?

Maths – sometimes it requires a lot of patience, but keep practising! Maths has enabled us to to analyse and understand the complexities of the world, and helps us to advance our future.

 

James Slater
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James Slater

Local Authority Governor

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James Slater

Local Authority Governor

If you could only learn one subject at school, what would it be and why?
History because I enjoy looking back at what has happened in the past so I can learn lessons for the future to make things better.

What is your favourite children’s book?
The Jolly Postman – I used to love reading this every night!

What would be your last meal?
Definitely fish and chips!

Sunshine or snowfall?
Sunshine

Semira Tesfu-Mesfin
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Semira Tesfu-Mesfin

Parent Governor

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Semira Tesfu-Mesfin

Parent Governor

What would be your dream place to live? ….. anywhere with sun, sea and sand.

Sunshine or snowfall? Of course Sunshine ?

What is your favourite place in the school and why? Love the playground now, so bright and beautiful…

Marmite – love it or hate it?! Not for me ….hate it

Stella Guardi
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Stella Guardi

Foundation Governor

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Stella Guardi

Foundation Governor

What would be your dream place to live?
Definitely a place by the coast where I can see the sea from my windows.

Sunshine or snowfall?
I was born in Sicily (Italy) therefore definitely sunshine!

What would you have been if you weren’t doing the job you do today?

For a while in my life I wanted to be a professional opera singer.

What super power would you have and why?

My super power would be tele transporting myself. I could be in a random part of the world in the morning, and back home for tea in the evening!

Neil Deely
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Neil Deely

Foundation Parent Governor

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Neil Deely

Foundation Parent Governor

What would be your dream place to live? A tree house!

IPads or mini-whiteboards with pens? Mini-whiteboards for big drawings and long sentences!

What is your favourite place in the school and why? The early years playground – it is where it all begins.

If you could only study one subject at school what would it be and why? English – where would we be without the ability to communicate our ideas to each other?

What super power would you have and why? The ability to do more than two things at once.