St Barnabas'
CE Primary School and Nursery

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St Barnabas Street, London, SW1W 8PF
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St Barnabas' School Governors

Kate McCarthy: (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 and this year is Lady Mayoress of Westminster.

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Susan Hammond: Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor, PCC)

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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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The Reverend John Pearson-Hicks: Chair of Standards and Wellbeing Committee (Foundation Governor, Ex-officio)

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

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Linda Ulrich

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.

Camilla Szymanowska (Foundation Governor, LDBS)

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(Parent Governor)

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Lisa Collins (Staff Governor)

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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Susan Jacobs (Clerk to Governors)

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