The Governing Body has overall responsibility for the effective managing of the school. They meet several times a year under the leadership of the Chair of Governors. They are responsible for the strategic vision of the school, effective spending and play a key role in the appointment of staff, development of the premises and monitoring of standards. As well as meetings with the full board, much of the governors’ work is delegated to committees: finance, curriculum, health and safety, pay and personnel, and behaviour.

The following information is listed below where relevant:

  • The relevant business interests of governors
  • Details of any other educational establishments they govern
  • Any relationships between school governors and members of school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives
Oratory Primary School Governors:

Chair of Governors:
Fr George Bowen is a Priest of the London Oratory and Trustee of the Oratory Primary School. He works as full time chaplain to the London Oratory School. He is secretary to the Department of Education and Formation at the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales. He sits on the Finance and Admissions committees. His term of office ends on 31st August 2018.

Vice Chair:
Mr Julian Flanagan is a graduate of the London School of Economics, he is a journalist, copywriter, husband,  and father to three former Oratory Primary School pupils.  He is a Foundation Governor and sits on the Premises and Health and Safety Committee. His term of office ends on 31st August 2018.

Foundation Governors:

Mrs Penelope O’Doherty is a graduate of Cambridge University. She is a mother of two children and a partner in an investment management firm.  She sits on the Learning and Achievement Committee. Her term of office ends on 31st August 2018.

Mr William Loschert was born and educated in New York City. Now retired, he spent his working career in the Large Risk Property and Casualty business.  He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of a university. His sits on the Finance, Behaviour and Pay & Personnel Committees. His term of office ends on 31st August 2018.

Mr Brian O’Keefe sits on the Admissions and Finance Committees. His term of office ends on 31st August 2018.

Mr Nathan Paine Davey sits on the Behaviour Committee and is the lead governor for Inclusion. His term of office ends on 31st August 2018.

Mrs Jet Shenkman is a fashion designer and runs a small bespoke fashion label. She is involved with the Friends of the Oratory, and works for a charity called Cruse as a bereavement volunteer. She is married and has 4 children. She sits on the Admissions Committee and is the lead governor for Pupil wellbeing. Her term of office ends on 31st August 2018.

Parent Governors:
Mrs Catherine McGinnie has a background in biomedical research and secondary education. She has four children, two at the Oratory Primary school. She sits on the Premises and Health & Safety Committee. Her term of office ends on 20th October 2018.

Mr Tim O’Callaghan is a partner of a law firm in the City. He is a trustee of various Catholic charities. He is father to three children, one at the Oratory Primary School. He sits on the Learning and Achievement Committee. His term of office ends on 20th October 2018.

Local Authority Governor:
Vacancy

Staff Governor:
Mrs Ana Paiva is a Learning Support Assistant  at the Oratory Primary School. She sits on the Learning & Achievement Committee. Her term of office ends on 20th October 2018.

Headteacher Governor:
Mrs Jane Griffiths

Clerk to Governors:
Mrs Jane Hadsel