St Barnabas'
CE Primary School and Nursery

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St Barnabas' School Governors

Kate McCarthy: Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor, Deanery)

Kate was born in North Lincolnshire. She went to Durham University where she qualified as a teacher in Maths and PE. Subsequently she took a degree in Oceanography and trained as a teacher of English as a Foreign language. She has taught in inner city comprehensive schools in London and Newcastle before moving to Brussels, returning to the UK in 2002.
She has been a Governor at St Barnabas for 10 years and is a member of the Parochial Church Council. Kate is married to Andrew, has four daughters and has lived in Pimlico for 15 years. She is a keen skier, embroiderer and quilter, is heavily active in local politics.

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The Reverend John Pearson-Hicks: Vice Chair of Governors Chair of Standards and Wellbeing Committee (Foundation Governor, Ex-officio)
On 1 September 2017 I became the full time parish priest at St Barnabas. I was ordained in 2005 and have spent the last 12 years combining both a parish ministry and secular work. From 1990 to 2017 I have worked as primary school teacher and for the last 19 years as a headteacher. I am delighted to now be the permanent priest of St Barnabas and working along side the staff, children and parents of the school.

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Emma Dowley (Foundation Governor, LDBS)

Emma Dowley was born and brought up in London and has lived in Pimlico for 16 years. She obtained an LLB at King’s College and qualified as a barrister. She practised both at the Bar and in a Solicitor’s firm in the City. Emma was a part time lecturer in law at the South Bank University. Emma has 5 daughters, all who have been educated in Westminster, and has chaired committees as a parent representative, as well as fund raising for school development projects and charitable causes. She is passionate about all children being given the best chance in education to fulfil their potential and is excited to be a Governor at St. Barnabas and will serve in the role to the best of her ability.

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Linda Ulrich (Foundation Governor, PCC)

I am a Londoner, and have been a teacher (of Geography and English Language) for over 35 years: in Mexico, Switzerland and now Camden. I have always been very interested in education, inclusion and inter-faith relationships, and hope to promote these values in St Barnabas school. I am presently Churchwarden of St Barnabas Church, and I live in the area.
I am honoured to be one of the governors of the school, and very proud of what the school has achieved.

Jeremy Moncrieff: Chair of Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee (LA Governor)

Jeremy works at Macfarlanes LLP and has been a school governor for a number of years now. He studied at Oxford University where he also took part in the annual boat race against Cambridge in 2001.

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Ann Townshend (Headteacher, Ex-officio)
I was appointed as Headteacher at St Barnabas' School in 2006. I have taught in London primary schools for over twenty five years and, before coming to St Barnabas', worked as a local authority consultant, supporting colleagues in schools throughout Westminster to develop teaching and learning in primary schools. In recent years, St Barnabas' School has seen a number of changes, including improvements to the site to create new classrooms and the opening of a Nursery Class in 2015.
I live locally and am active on a number of local committees, including the Parochial Church Council. I have recently been appointed as Churchwarden at St Barnabas' Church, alongside Linda Ulrich.

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Dominic Lee (Staff Governor)
Dominic Lee was born in Linton-On-Ouse, just outside York, and raised in the South-West of England in Somerset. He attended the University of Plymouth, where he studied History. His dissertation for this was awarded the prize of best in the humanities department and was subsequently published.

Following on from this, he then went on to Bath Spa University, where he obtained a PGCE in Primary Education.

He has been teaching since 2012 and has worked in a variety of schools, both small village schools and a two-form entry school in Tower Hamlets before starting at St Barnabas CE Primary School.

In addition to teaching, Dominic has also written for several publications, such as The Times Educational Supplement, The Guardian and Fabian Review. He is active in local politics and is passionate about helping both his and his school’s community.

Camilla Szymanowska (Foundation Governor, LDBS)

Camilla studied Classics and Russian at the University of Durham before moving to London which has been her home ever since. Following many years in the rare book trade, she is currently Secretary of the senior UK trade body for UK booksellers, also acting for its two charities. She became a governor in 2016, and lives locally with her family.

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Celia McDuell (Clerk to Governors)

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