Who We Are
You, together with your staff and governors, have created a strong team that always puts the needs of pupils first. (Ofsted 2018)
I have been a staff governor since 2005. I qualified as a nursery nurse with the NNEB qualification in 1986 and spent16 years working as a private nanny for different families, many of whom I am still in contact with to this very day! Many of the families kept saying I should be a teacher. I decided to retrain as a teacher and graduated with BA Hons with QTS in 2004. My first interview was at Our Lady of Lourdes and I was offered the job as Reception teacher, and I am still here!
I wanted to be a staff governor to be a voice for staff, to act as a conduit between the staff and the governing body and help the school grow and flourish and achieve its aims.
Foundation Governor and Co-Chair of Governors
My name is Sandra Hogan and I have been a Foundation Governor at Our Lady of Lourdes
since 2009. I am the SEND, Pupil Premium, Looked After / Adopted Children
and Poverty Proofing Governor. I teach Looked After Children, but in my free time I like to travel, read, go to the theatre and garden. I have two grandchildren at the school, and my son
attended the school 40 years ago.
I am vice-chair of governors as well as a foundation governor, appointed by the diocese in 2016. It truly is rewarding to be a part of the school’s never-ending drive towards “more” for the pupils, both academically and spiritually. I’ve had three children go through the school before becoming a governor, so know much (like how great Theresa’s fajitas are); but I’ve also learnt much about the many efforts from teachers and staff that take place behind the scenes. On a personal note: I love spicy food and hot chocolate with more spray cream than actual hot chocolate!
Acting Headteacher and ex-officio governor since September 2019.
Giulia de Rosa
I have been a Foundation Governor at Our Lady of Lourdes School since 2012 and at the moment I am Co-Chair of Governors. I am a retired teacher, having taught, mainly in South London, for 40 years. For the last fifteen years of my career, I was the Headteacher of a Catholic Primary school which served three parishes.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a teacher, despite the growing paper work and data management, and value the opportunity to continue to be involved in education.
My name is Peter Tierney, and I have been a co-opted governor since 2015. I am a retired company manager and enjoy photography and travel. I became a school governor because I believe I have the skills to help the school to manage in difficult times.
Hello! My name is Ian Watson and I have been a Foundation Governor at the school since January 2014. During this time I have had a few roles. I spent a time as Vice Chair and a member of the Resources Committee, but am now enjoying being a link governor for Maths, Yr5 and Computing as well as chairing the Admissions and Pay committees. I was involved in planning the update of the school’s IT system and those lovely interactive whiteboards in the classrooms. When not at school on Governor duties I am at school doing Taekwondo.
I have been a parent governor since September 2019 and have two children at the school. We moved from London to Saltdean in July 2019, and when I first viewed OLOL as a new parent looking for a school, I got a wonderful feel for it.
I’m a Senior Paediatric Nurse and was also a Parent Governor at my son’s previous school, where I enjoyed the role very much.