Board Of Governors
The school governors play a key role in the life and running of All Saints Catholic College. Comprehensive information in line with the statutory guidance on the constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools can be read here.
The Board is an elected body drawn from the School’s various stakeholders including parents, staff and the local community. It has important legal powers and has strategic oversight of the school and its activities.
Other roles of the Board are to:
promote high standards of achievement;
act as a ‘critical friend’ to the School;
provide robust monitoring and evaluation of School performance;
oversee all aspects of School governance;
ensure that the School’s finances are managed properly;
offer support and challenge to the Headteacher and staff;
get involved in higher level staffing and building matters.
The Board meets five times a year. Additionally it has two committees which meet at least termly with a focus on: Finance, Premises & Personnel, and Curriculum and Catholic Life. Governors are often delegated to perform specific roles or get involved in School projects with a strategic or organisational dimension, for example major building projects. They are always keen to hear from School stakeholders, and very much enjoy meeting them at the various School events. If you wish to raise a particular matter with the Board you can write to Amanda Sayers, Chairman of the Board of Governors, care of the School, but please remember that the Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the School.
Amanda Sayers - Foundation Governor, Chairman of the Board, Link Governor for Future Direction of the School
I have been a governor in RBKC since 1999 and a foundation governor at the school since June 2015. I qualified as a barrister in 1984, spent ten years working in the corporate finance department of a Swiss bank (both in the City and in New York) before leaving to bring up my two sons. I am also Chairman of the Board of Governors at Park Walk Primary School in Chelsea, an Associate Member of the Board of Bevington Primary School and Chairman of the Chairs’ Forum for RBKC. I belong to the parish of St Francis of Assisi and am a regular participant.
Chris Johnston - Foundation Governor, Vice Chair, Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee
I have spent twenty-five years working in the financial services industry in the City. Most of these for two different investment banks, and more recently, for a boutique investment manager. I have been a Governor at the school since January 2017. I currently chair the Finance and General Purposes Committee where I use my experience to ensure the School’s finances are managed properly. I belong to the parish of St Francis of Assisi.
Joy Duval Koenig – Foundation Governor, Link Governor for RE and Catholic Life
I joined the board as an associate governor in 2016 and became a Foundation Governor in the summer of 2017. I spent the first 12 years of my professional life in advertising before I turning to education. I am now an education consultant, working for expat families to find the right school for their children. I am also a parent educator in Positive Discipline, a parenting method that teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults. Additionally, I am a practising Catholic and I am very interested in interested in interfaith dialogue.
Dr Michael Harrington - Foundation Governor, Link Governor for Effective Procurement and Benchmarking
My doctoral research was in the field of psychodynamics; I am a summa cum laude graduate, an alumni of the Harvard Business School and London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and have particular expertise in Emotional Intelligence. In addition to acting and writing, I am a night volunteer at a London homeless shelter, a mentor at an international aid agency, and belong to the parish of St Elizabeth of Portugal, Richmond. At All Saints I sit on the school's Finance & General Purposes Committee.
Richard Girvan - Co-opted Governor, Lead Child Protection & Safeguarding Governor, Link Governor for Co-educational Offer
I joined the Stephen Perse Foundation as Principal in August 2020. I was formerly the Surmaster (Head of the Senior School) at St Paul’s School in London, a position I held for eight years. I have worked in education for 17 years as a teacher of mathematics, as pastoral and boarding house tutor, and coach of athletics and rugby. Raised in Belfast, I read Engineering at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, where I also completed my PGCE while representing the university and my country in rugby league, winning a Blue.I have served as a governor at both King’s House School (a nursery, pre-prep and preparatory school in Richmond-upon-Thames) as well as at All Saints’ Catholic College. I have also been the independent schools’ representative on the Richmond and Kingston Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and a keen supporter of the work of the Integrated Education Fund of Northern Ireland.
Elaine Gribben - Parent Governor, Link Governor for Student Wellbeing
I have worked in education for 25 years and presently hold the post of Student Data Services Manager at City of Westminster College. As City of Westminster is a further education college I am used to liaising with a wide age range of students, however, our biggest cohort is 16 -18 year olds. I am a local resident with strong links to the community and the Roman Catholic Church St Pius X. I became a governor at the school in March 2017 and hope to continue to put my educational expertise to good use.
Maureen Marlowe - LA Governor, Aspirations and Child Protection & Safeguarding Governor
I have been a School Governor in RBKC since 2006. After serving on the Boards of both Bevington and Park Walk Primary Schools, I joined this school's Board in October 2016. I bring 10 years of experience acting as a Link Governor for Child Protection & Safeguarding and for Literacy. I am now retired following a 20-year career on Fleet Street.
Stella Starritt - Foundation Governor, Link Governor for Enrichment
I joined the Board of Governors in 2016. I am a freelance Theatre Director working in the UK and the US. I first went to the U.S to attend Yale University. While at Yale, I volunteer-taught on a range of subjects in local state schools. Having graduated with a degree in History in 2009, I moved to New York. While in the States I mostly directed new American plays, off-Broadway and regionally throughout the U.S. Vogue included me in their round-up of Theatre’s “Major Players” in April 2016. Having grown up near the school, it is great to be back in the area after ten years away. I will be focusing my efforts on Drama and Performance studies.
Fr Peter Wilson - Foundation Governor, Link Governor for Community Relationships
I am the parish priest of St Pius X, St Charles Square. Prior to my appointment in September 2013 I served for 12 years as the Senior Chaplain for Universities in the Diocese of Westminster. In addition to being a governor at the school, I am a governor at St Charles Primary School. My main interest is in seeking cohesion and community engagement between all the Catholic institutions on St Charles Square.
Chantelle Doman - Parent Governor
I joined the Board in the summer of 2022.
Conor Cunningham - Staff Governor
I am a Maths teacher as All Saints Catholic College and the Head of Year 8. My Link Governor role is Post 16 Transfer.
Associate Members of the Board (with no voting rights)
Hetty Fletcher - Associate Governor, Link Governor for Pupil Numbers
I have worked in the Financial Services Industry for the last 7 years. I have been a Governor at the school for 2 years, having previously been on the board in 2017-18, broken up by a short break of living abroad. I currently sit on the Finance and General Purposes Committee where I use my experience to ensure the School’s finances are managed properly.
Dave Hallbery - Associate Governors, Chairman Curriculum & Catholic Life Committee, Link Governor for SEND
I joined the All Saints Catholic College Board in September 2015 as an Associate Member, before being made a Foundation Governor in 2022. Previously I worked as a Senior Photographic Research Scientist for Kodak Ltd, and subsequently a career in book publishing. For the following nine years I worked in the SEND Team at St Charles Catholic Primary School. I have a son and a daughter, who both attended Catholic secondary schools. The Curriculum and Catholic Life committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the National Curriculum and the school’s academic performance. It also ensures that the school’s Statutory Policies and non-Statutory Policies are accurate, up-to-date and enforced correctly. I am also a Foundation Governor at St Charles and St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Federation. I enjoy being part of the Board of Governors; making sure that the children have a safe, welcoming, but challenging environment, where each pupil can learn to the best of their abilities and leave the school fully prepared for their future.
Marsha Kutkevitch - Associate Governor, Link Governor for Health and Safety
Most of my career was spent in the investment banking sector, where I started in 2001. I have worked for large investment banks as well as smaller institutions, most recently setting up an advisory firm with my former colleagues. I have been a Governor at All Saints since 2017. I sit on the Finance and General Purposes Committee where I leverage my prior financial experience. Prior to that I was on the Curriculum and Standards committee.
Shane O'Driscoll - Associate Governor, Link Governor for Risk Management
I am a practicing barrister, specialising in taxation and data protection and I work both in Ireland and the UK. I have previously been responsible for legal in Europe of a number of US headquartered technology companies. Before relocating to the UK, I served as the chairperson of the board of management of a catholic school in Ireland. At All Saints, I sit on the school's Finance & General Purposes Committee.
Please contact the clerk to the Governors for further details.
Paper copies of all information can be provided, free of charge, on request.