Meet our Governors
Carolyn Coles is a school governor who has taken on the role to gain a wider knowledge of how the entire school is run. Currently serving on the finance and premises committee, whilst enjoying being one of our Deputy Headteachers. Carolyn is currently working as the Interim Head of school.
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.
Lucy Lewis was elected to be a Parent Governor in July 2016 and as Chair of Governors in September 2019. She has one daughter at the school. She has more than twenty years’ experience as a Sales Director in Children’s book publishing. Currently working as a self employed publishing consultant, she is passionate and knowledgeable about children developing a lifelong love of books and reading.
I was honoured to be appointed as a Co-opted governor of Latchmere School in October 2019. 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.
Rebecca Wilkinson is a parent governor and was elected in November 2019. She is a mum to three children, and currently two of her three children are at Latchmere School. 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 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.
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.
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.
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