Foundation Governors

Anthony McGrath (Chair)

Tony_McGrath2I am passionate about education and equally passionate about our schools catholic ethos and values. I am proud that my 3 children were educated at St Vincent’s. In my current job as principal lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire I see the benefits of a good education daily. I am very much involved in our community in that I run the youth club at St Anthony’s and coach rugby in Barnet and I am a senior officer in the reserves and have served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Maria Coyle (Vice Chair)

Marie_CoyleI was educated in local catholic schools and became a Parent Governor at St Vincent’s so I could put something back into the education system that supported me so well in the past. I also wanted to help the school that our daughter attends. I have been a Chartered Quantity Surveyor for over twenty years and a Fellow for the last six years. I work for a large family owned Building Contractor where I am a Business Commercial Manager. This involves being responsible for the commercial and legal aspects of numerous construction projects and for all the surveying staff on those projects. For the last ten years I have been an APC Assessor for the RICS, which involves sitting on panels to assess candidates. I am also a key figure within my company for training and attainment of chartership, assisting where possible.

Chris Rosser

chris-rosserOriginally I trained and began my career as an Electrical Engineer, but after a few years working for charities, I have spent most of my working life as a teacher and IT co-ordinator at St. Dominic’s Sixth Form College in Harrow.

I have long associations with St. Vincent’s as my three children were pupils in the school between 1982 – 1993. My wife and I have many happy memories of the children’s time at the school when we helped with fund raising activities and were involved with life of the school.

Since retiring I joined the Governing Body and and served as Chair of Governors between 2009-2013.

Peter Geraerts

Peter_Geraerts2My links with St Vincent’s go back some 55 years. First myself and then my 3 children all attended the School. I became a parent Governor 27 years ago and subsequently a Foundation Governor. My two primary areas of responsibility as a “Link Governor” are history and catering. I chose history because I find it a totally absorbing subject. It explains our past and influences our future. As a professional caterer it naturally followed that I should take some responsibility for thechildren’s welfare in that area also. I feel immensely privileged that I am able to serve the Catholic community in my role as a School Governor.

Trevor Fitzgerald

Trevor_FitzgeraldI have been associated with St. Vincents for many years. Firstly as a parent of children attending the school and later as a Foundation Governor. It is a privilege for me to serve as a Governor and can use my experience and contacts in the construction industry for the benefit of the school.

Father Kevin O’Shea

SAMSUNGI studied Science at University College Dublin and taught Maths for three years at a secondary school in Dublin before being appointed as Dean of Residence. After 9 years I finally got my wish and worked in Nigeria for 8 years. I was then recalled to Dublin and appointed Headteacher, a post I held for 14 years. Although becoming a Governorof St Vincent’s was a follow on from my appointment as Parish Priest at Mill Hill, I was still keen to experience education in Britain and in particular at primary school level. Hopefully I can contribute a little from my past experience.

Father Robert Pachuta

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Liam Tierney

Liam_TierneyI myself have benefited from a catholic education as are my three children who are/have been pupils at St Vincent’s. I was delighted to become a governor at the school to assist in any way I can. St Vincent’s is a great school as evidenced by OFSTED reports and provides a caring and nurturing environment. I have seen at first hand the hard work put in by all staff. The school is continually trying to improve and provide a great future for our children. I have lived in the parish for a number of years and I am a native of Derry in Ireland. I am a serving police officer. I am on the Premises Committee.

Sister Kathleen Kennedy

Sr.KathleenMy name is Sister Kathleen Kennedy; I am a Daughter of Charity. I live in St Vincent’s House on the Ridgeway. In 2011, on my return to live in Mill Hill my Community asked if I would replace Sr Joan Conroy as a Governor, I was delighted to. I am a retired teacher having taught for 16 years in the Parish school of St Joseph’s Deptford, South London. Before going to live in Deptford I had lived in Mill Hill and was part of the beginnings of Langdale Pre-School. It is a privilege to be part of St Vincent’s School once more.


Parent Governors

Mike Gradwell

Picture Coming SoonI grew up in Liverpool, attending St Cecilia’s RC Primary and St Edward’s college. My mother died young and I was brought up by my father from the age of 10.
I have a PhD (in chemistry) and currently work in the city, as does my wife, Catherine.
I became famous in the school in 2008 when I fell dangerously ill. Many prayers were said!
My son, Henry, has a SEN statement and my daughter, Cecily, is currently attending St. Vincent’s

Anna Opolska-Mazreh

anna-opolska-mazrehI was born and grew up in Poland where I graduated as a foreign language teacher. In 2001 I qualified as a solicitor in London and practised property law in the City and West End firms for 7 years. Following my younger daughter's birth in 2010 I set up a business as an Ofsted registered childminder, which I am running to date.
I became part of St. Vincent's School community in 2007 when my older daughter Sarah joined the reception class here. Sarah has since successfully completed her Key Stage 2 education and moved on to St. Michael's Grammar School. My younger dayghter Layla is currently in year 2

Phillippa Weekes

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Staff Governors

Eoin Griffin

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Local Authority Governor

Councillor John Hart

John_HartI have been a resident of Mill Hill all my life and member of the Barnet Borough Council. It is a privilege for me to serve as the LA Governor at St. Vincents and represent the interests of the school as Councillor for Mill Hill. The school has an excellent record and makes a valuable contribution to the local community. I am delighted to be associated with it and give my support