Meet our Governors
Jay Bishoprick was elected as a Parent Governor in January 2018 and has one son at the school. He has 25 years’ experience as an international freelance Management Consultant in the Finance and Property fields, across both the public and private sectors. He is passionate about all sport and understands how even moderate physical activity is integral to the health and wellbeing of our children.
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.
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.
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