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Governor Information



Andrew Cole

Governor Type: Foundation Governor, Chair of the Governing Body

Term of Office: 19.12.23 - 19.12.26

Committee: Sits on all committees

Andrew was formerly Chair of the Governing Body of Saint Richard Reynolds Catholic College. He was the first governor of the College to be appointed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols. He is a member of Richmond Council Education Scrutiny Committee and former deputy Chair of the Admissions Forum; and Trustee of the Sisters of Charity of St Louis.  He has over twenty years' experience as school governor.  He is a parishioner of St Osmund's, where he is a Master of Ceremonies. Andrew was previously a Governor of St Osmund's for 10 years and Chair of Governors for 9 of those years.

Andrew was made a Knight of the Order of Pope St Gregory the Great by His Holiness Pope Francis in 2014. His two children attended St Osmund's many years ago.

Carmel Blackie

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Term of Office: .06.01.24 to 06.01.28

Committee: Stewardship

Responsible for: Safeguarding, Behaviour, Admissions, Inclusion Diversity & Equality

Carmel is an Associate Professor of Primary Health Care at Kingston University and St George's University of London. Both Carmel's children were educated at St Osmund's. With a professional background as a Health Visitor, Carmel brings a wealth of experience of Early Years child development. She has previous experience as a governor at a local Catholic Primary School with responsibility for Admissions and Safeguarding.

Dominic J S Clark

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Diocese of Southwark

Term of Office: 24.11.23 - 24.11.27

Committee: Finance & Premises

Responsible for: Health and Safety and Buildings Maintenance,  CPD

An ex-pupil, and now parent of three St Osmund's children since 2008, I have been a Governor since 2011. I have spent much of my life in various locations abroad initially as the child of a BBC foreign correspondent, and later in my career in industry. I have been a house-husband since 2001.


Father Oladele Craig

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Ex Officio

Term of Office: 20.05.2024-19.05.2028 

Committee: Stewardship          

Responsible for: Religious Education, Community and Parish Engagement         

Father Ola studied Canon Law at the Pontifical University of Santa Cruz in Rome before being appointed in April 2024 as Parish Priest of St Osmund's Church.

Margaret Fitzsimons

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Diocese of Southwark

Term of office: 1.02.2024-1.02.2028

CommitteeTeaching & Learning

Margaret has lived in Barnes for many years and her three sons attended St Osmunds school between 2000 and 2014. The school gave the boys a happy and secure start in life and many family friends were made.  Margaret attends St Osmund's Church and regularly gets involved in parish activities.  She is also a lover of sport and enjoys watching rugby and still turns out for Barnes Hockey Club occasionally.

Margaret has a business background having worked all her career in industry (manufacturing and distribution) in UK and Europe. 

Margaret is delighted to join the Governing Body and is looking forward to using her broad management experience to support the school.


Michelle Lunney

Governor Type: Ex officio Head Teacher

Appointed by: Ex officio

Term of Office: Ex officio


Emma Walsh

Governor Type: Staff Governor

Term of Office: 19.2.21 - 19.2.25

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Class:  Emma is the Reception Class teacher and SENDCo. She is also PHSE and Art Lead within the school. 

Katrina Polaski

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Elected by the parent body.

Term of Office:  18.1.21 – 17.1.25

Committee: Teaching and Learning, Stewardship


Katrina was a parent at the school for 8 years. She has been a class representative, treasurer of the PTFA and classroom assistant at the school. Katrina is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA from INSEAD. She also assists with the children's liturgy at St Osmund's Catholic Church.



Sister Josephine Goggin

Governor Type:  Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Diocese of Southwark

Term of Office: 17.02.2024-17.02.2028

Committee: Teaching and Learning


I was born I Cork in Ireland but  all my secondary and university education took place in England. Having qualified as a teacher at Digby Stuart College I went on to major in history with the Open University and subsequently did my MA in Educational Management at the University of Surrey. 
I joined the Sisters of Charity of St Louis in the 1960s and I have been a Sister of Charity of St Louis for over 50 years.  
I taught in four different primary schools over period of 39 years.   I was head teacher for 29 of these years in three of the schools.  They were very different in size, composition and location. One was a small one  form Catholic primary in the West Country; the second a two form inner city Catholic primary and finally a two and half form Catholic primary in Tolworth.   
On retirement, at the request of the Diocesan Education Director, I did three months voluntary work at the Diocesan Schools Commission where the focus of my work was supporting schools in difficulties.  
Currently, I am based in our community at East Sheen.  I manage the Charitable Trust of the Sisters of Charity of St Louis, help with the Confirmation preparation  programme and help care for older members of the community. 



Clare Hagan 

Governor Type: Foundation Governor 

Appointed by: Diocese of Southwark

Term of Office:  25.05.2022-25.05.2026

Committee: Stewardship 

Emmanuel Waigo 

Governor Type: Parent Governor 

Appointed by: Elected by Parents

Term of Office:  21.10.2020-20.10.2024

Committee: Resources and Stewardship


I am a father of two, and I work as an IT Consultant in insurance technology.  I am passionate about education and keen to support the school in setting ambitious targets to achieve ever higher standards, and provide spiritual, holistic all-round development for students.  

As a local parent of African descent and someone that is keen to develop strong links with the community, I feel I can help bring diversity and community inclusion to the role of governor.   


Robert Knight 

Governor Type: Local Authority

Appointed by: Richmond upon Thames Council

Term of Office:  06.12.2021-05.12.2025

Committee: Finance and Premises

Rob is a director of a construction and property consultancy. His three children all attended St Osmund's.



Helen Frostick

Governor Type: Co-opted

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office:  10.07.2023-09.07.2027


Helen was deputy head of the school before becoming head of St Mary Magdalen in Mortlake. She joined the board of St Osmund's following her retirement in 2023. She is also a Catholic Schools Inspectorate senior inspector.