Governors Who's Who
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Patrick Fitzpatrick - Chair of Governors
This is my ninth year as a Foundation Governor for the school and third as Chair of Governors. I have two daughters, one at Secondary school and another in Year 6. The Governor role is rewarding and I always feel proud to see the children "grow in wisdom and in grace" and become a credit to the school and a benefit to the community of Henley-on-Thames.
David Connolly - Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Accounting for Resources Committee, Foundation Governor
I live in Henley and am married with two children both of whom are at the school. I became a Foundation Governor in 2014, shortly after my eldest son started at Sacred Heart. I am an in-house Solicitor working for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), covering a broad range of commercial and compliance related issues. As a member of the parish and as a parent I am keen to contribute what I can to ensure the School continues to play a thriving role in our community."
Miles Saunders - Foundation Governor, Chair of Performance & Standards Committee
I am a Parent Governor with two children at Sacred Heart, in Years 5 and 6 and live locally, working as a chartered accountant. I wanted to become a governor to support the school, maintain its aims of developing rounded, confident children as-well-as utilising my finance and data analysis skills to support the school.
Ken Ingram – Foundation Governor, Vice Chair of Performance & Standards Committee
I am a Foundation Governor and have two boys at Sacred Heart Primary School, Charlie, currently in year 5 and Jack, currently in year 1; both boys have come through the Sacred Heart system from Pre-School.
I am also a qualified English FA Level 1 football coach and work, at present, extensively with AFC Henley under 10 age group.
I have an IT Outsourcing business and assist start-ups and failing businesses grow and prosper and I feel my business ethics, personal beliefs and Catholic ethos will contribute to the continual development, growth and progress being made by Sacred Heart Primary School.
Luke Thompson - Foundation Governor
Amy French - Parent Governor
I feel a strong sense of gratitude for the start Sacred Heart School has provided for my own children and I am committed to serving the school as it continues to provide a safe and caring place of learning and development for children in their crucial formative years.
Karen Barker - Foundation Governor
I became a foundation governor in May 2017. I am married with 3 children with 2 at Gillotts Secondary School and another in year 3 at Sacred Heart. Having been a parent at Sacred Heart since 2007 I felt it was time to support the school further. The school has given my 2 eldest children a great start in life both from an academic point of view and provided them with a caring and nurturing environment in which to excel. As a parent and governor, I want to support Sacred Heart as it continues to nurture the development and achievements of every child.
I work in the office at a local primary school therefore am able to use that direct knowledge and experience to support Sacred Heart in my role as a governor. I am currently studying to achieve Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers.
Adam Smith - Parent Governor
I've been a parent governor since November 2017 and have lived in Henley for the last 10 years. I originally trained as an accountant but have transitioned into Sales and Marketing working with companies such as DHL and Vodafone. With 3 children at Sacred Heart I have a very close interest in the success of the school, it's pupils and staff. I hope to bring a fresh perspective and commitment to continue the good work already achieved by past and current staff and governors.
Ncola Edwards - Teacher Governor
Having been a teacher for 25 years I am now the Assistant Headteacher at Sacred Heart Primary school, where I have been teaching since 2005.
In my teaching career I have taught across all age ranges from Foundation Stage to Year 6, and in many different counties including Berkshire and London. I am currently the Year 2 class teacher, which I love.
I feel passionately about primary education and ensuring high expectations for all children. It is my belief that with a sound foundation, both spiritually and academically, our children can go confidently into the wider world to be successful in whichever field they chose.
I am keen to serve as a teacher governor to help to further improve the school as it continues on it’s journey to become the outstanding educational establishment I believe it to be, whilst always nurturing every child as an individual.