Meet our Governors

Maurice Press

I was honoured to be appointed as a Co-opted governor of Latchmere School in October 2019 and now Chair for the coming year. Prior to this I held the positions of Vice Chair and Chair of Governors of two schools for some 20 years. I also served on and chaired most of the governor committees and undertook disciplinary hearings and investigations. I have also obtained accreditation from courses mainly online due to my busy schedule.

I have a disability myself, being totally blind, however, this hasn’t daunted me from achieving success in both my professional and personal life. I have run my own business in Teddington for the past 20 years, am a professional singer/keyboard player and an accredited indoor/vibe cycling instructor to a very high level.

I am committed to seeing children succeed in education and playing a part in this by being a school governor. I look forward to serving Latchmere School and the governing body in whatever capacity I can or that is required of me.

Chair – mpress@latchmereschool.org


Rebecca Wilkinson

Rebecca Wilkinson is a parent governor and was elected in November 2019. Rebecca brings her professional experience of stakeholder management, board strategy development and liaison with regulatory bodies to her role as a governor. She welcomes and values the opportunity to support Latchmere School and to help our children be the very best they can be.

 

 


Isobel George

Isobel George joined the Latchmere Governors Board in November 2020 as a co-opted governor. She has prior governor experience another primary school in Kingston where she was chair. Professionally she has experience in change and project management working in software, pharmaceutical and financial services industries, and education.

 

 


Carolyn Coles

Carolyn Coles is a school governor who has taken on the role to gain a wider knowledge of how the entire school is run. Whilst enjoying being one of our Deputy Headteachers, she is also the SENDCo. She is passionate about children’s learning and believes all children can succeed given the correct opportunities and support.  


Hollie Lawrence

Hollie Lawrence has recently joined the team of Parent Governors and has 3 children in the school.  She hopes her time spent working within the school as chair and vice chair of the parents association has given her an insight into the dynamics of the school and the interrelationship between parents and staff.  She aims to harness the expertise acquired in a more strategic role as a governor.  The experience she has gained will stand her in good stead to play to her strengths of organisation, enthusiasm and sense of community which is particularly important in reaching the diverse community amongst families at Latchmere.


Chenali Senanayake

Chenali has been a parent at Latchmere since 2011, with 3 children attending the school over these years. Having previously volunteered as parent representative and helper she joined the governing body at Latchmere School in 2021.
She worked as a doctor for over 20 years before becoming a Maths and STEM tutor. She is a current trustee for a mental health charity and mentor for young people looking for work in health and social care at another charity.
She has extensive experience of safeguarding and accountability working in the public sector and will use this to serve the school and its pupils. She is passionate about ensuring all children regardless of background or ability reach their potential and brings these values to her role as parent governor for Latchmere School.


David Weaver

David Weaver is a parent governor and was elected in May 2021. He is father to two girls who both love going to Latchmere school.  David is a chartered chemical engineer and currently works for a major pharmaceutical company in business development leading mergers and acquisitions.  He brings extensive experience of developing and setting strategy, building and leading teams to be accountable to deliver results while working to controlled budgets.  He greatly appreciates the opportunity to serve on the board of governors and is dedicated to ensuring all pupils can fulfil their true potential at Latchmere.

 


Marie Murphy

I have been a Primary School teacher, deputy and head for 38 years until my retirement 3 years ago. I have always been an elected teacher governor in all the schools where I have worked. I have always been passionate about the learning outcomes for all the pupils in my care and now am looking forward to continuing improving the outcomes for the child at Latchmere as a Governor.


Clerk to Governors’ clerk@latchmereschool.org