Trustees & Governors

Trustees

Sister Helen Mary Haigh

Position:
Chair of Trustees & Governors

Contact: chairofgovernors@thorntoncollege.com Sister Helen Mary was appointed Provincial Superior by the General Council of the Congregation in March 2010 and formally assumed the responsibilities on 23 May 2010. Her mandate was renewed for a further 4 years until September 2020....

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Sister Carmen Aymar

Position:
Trustee

Sister Carmen Aymar worked for many years in Jesus and Mary schools in Spain (Alicante and Zaragoza), initially as a physics teacher for final year students and later as school principal for fifteen years. She has served on the General...

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Fr Mervyn Williams

Position:
Trustee

Father Mervyn has been a professed member of the Salesians of Don Bosco, a Roman Catholic Religious Order, since 1965 and a Roman Catholic Priest since 1975. He has considerable experience of religious life, education and charity management and administration....

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Sister Patricia Ann Donovan [known as Sr Claudine]

Position:
Trustee & Governor

Sister Patricia worked for many years in several primary schools in the London Borough of Brent. She was, for twenty years, the headmistress of the Congregation’s infant school in Willesden Green which has now been passed to the trusteeship of...

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Sister Brenda Kilbride

Position:
Trustee & Governor

Sister Brenda has taught in the Congregation’s schools for many years, latterly working at Thornton College as a Religious Education teacher, as well as being responsible for the preparation of the liturgical music for the boarders and the community, a...

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Sister Joan Hunter

Position:
Trustee & Charity Administrator

Sister Joan is originally from the Irish province where she spent several years as a qualified teacher of Home Economics. She joined the English province over twenty years ago and has since been responsible for the care of the elderly...

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Sister Gerarda Lawler

Position:
Trustee

Sister Gerarda belongs to the Irish province of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary. In 1974, she completed a BA Degree in Irish and Spanish and an MA in Spanish in 2005. She has also completed one-year courses in Theology...

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Governors

Mrs Rosemary Kaye

Position:
Governor

is a recently retired Assistant Headteacher where, as a Specialist Leader of Education she had responsibility for staff development, performance management, teacher training and primary to secondary school transition. Rosemary was trained by the National College of School Leaders as...

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Mr Gerry Loftus

Position:
Governor

is the retired Head of the English Department and Senior Lecturer at Buckingham University. He is a very experienced teacher of many aspects of English language and linguistics, having worked for thirty years at the University and previously in Sweden...

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Dr Paul McHugh

Position:
Diocesan Governor

has had a long career as an educator, principally in Religious Education. He has also worked in publishing RE resources and in using online technologies to present RE teaching materials in new and engaging ways. His Doctorate is a study...

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Mr Kevin Ryce

Position:
Governor

is the academic deputy at Ratcliffe College. Kevin studied Economics at Heriot-Watt University before working for the Government in the Office of Fair Trading. He then completed a Master’s Degree in Economics at Glasgow University before studying at Strathclyde University...

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Sister Monica Matthews

Position:
SHCJ

is a Holy Child Sister. She taught in secondary schools in England and West Africa for many years, including at St Paul’s School in Milton Keynes. Subsequently she was, for a number of years, responsible for her Province’s care home...

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Mrs Jane Sanders PgDip, MAAT

Position:
Clerk to Governors & School Bursar from April 2011

Coming from a financial background, Jane has over 21 years’ experience as a Bursar in GSA schools within the Independent sector and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Business Leadership (International) from the Institute of Education in London and is...

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