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Meet Our Governors

Mr Alex Hill

Chair

Alex Hill is a co-opted governor who joined in April 2023. He is the father of two girls who attend Latchmere School. Alex is a commodities trader currently working for a large investment bank. He brings with him a wealth of experience in problem solving, strategic planning, and decision making. He is passionate about helping Latchmere School to continue in providing uncompromising care of pupils, while achieving high academic standards.

Mr David Weaver

Vice Chair

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.

Mrs Carolyn Coles

Governor

Carolyn Coles is Head of School. She has been part of the governing body for over ten years, originally joining to gain a wider knowledge of the whole school. Carolyn is passionate about children’s learning and believes that all children can succeed given the correct opportunities and support. She recognises the dedication from all staff in ensuring that Latchmere gives the children a positive start to their school careers and that all teaching is of high quality.

Ms Isobel George

Governor

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.

Mrs Chenali Senanayake

Governor

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.

Mr Percy Mak

Governor

Percy Mak joined as a parent governor in March 2022. His daughter has been attending Latchmere school for two years and enjoys her time very much. Percy is passionate about children’s education and has worked in the education industry for almost 10 years.

Being part of school councils, Percy has the experience of setting and shaping the vision, mission and goals of various schools and he is dedicated to guide the future direction of Latchmere School. He is delighted to work alongside the governing body ensuring that every child at Latchmere school achieve their full potential in a fun, nurturing, and safe environment.

Mr Joshua Ayres

Governor

Joshua Ayres joined as a staff governor is June 2023. He has been a member of staff at Latchmere since 2010 and is currently employed as Head of P.E and behaviour lead. Joshua has joined the governing body to acquire a broader understanding of the school’s operations. Joshua is passionate about children’s learning and is dedicated to ensuring all pupils can achieve their best at Latchmere. Latchmere has a strong place in his heart as he attended the school as a child.