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.
Headteacher and ex-officio governor since 2014.
I have been a Foundation Governor since 2015. I retired in 2000 after working at home and abroad in architecture.
I have a long association with OLOL, with children and grandchildren at the school – one son was among the first children at OLOL when the school opened in 1969.
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!
Giulia de Rosa
I have been a Foundation Governor at Our Lady of Lourdes School since 2012 and at the moment I am the 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.
I have been a Parent Governor since 2016. After running my own business with my husband Chris, and looking after my two gorgeous girls and 2 Hungarian vizslas, I have a love of the outdoors, whether it be swimming, biking, running and hiking. I have competed in triathlon for nearly 20 years, completing my first ironman in 2016. I love to continue to challenge my mind and body and will be embarking on my next charity adventure 2019 where I will be in a team of 5 rowing 200 miles from Ibiza to Barcelona. Also love friends, family, cake and wine!
While my youngest daughter is still in the school, I felt it important to be a part of the school community and help support the Headteacher and the team where I am able to.