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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

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Meet the Governors



DEB LONG is the Co-Chair of the Governing Body at St Edmund’s.  She has four children, all of whom attended St Edmund’s.  Deb’s connection with the school goes back a long way as she was a pupil at St Edmund’s in the 1970’s. Deb has been a Foundation Governor at St Edmund’s since September 2010 and thoroughly enjoys the challenges the role offers.  Deb is the link governor for literacy and is on most of the committees of the Governing Body.


CLARE JONES is the Co-Chair of the Governing Body and was elected as a Parent Governors in December 2018 and has two children in the school.  Clare brings experience in auditing, compliance and quality standards to the Governing Body and is assisting with implementing a Marketing Strategy for the school.

HAZEL TAYLOR is the Vice Chair of Governors at St Edmund’s School.  Hazel was elected by the parent body and has been serving as a governor for the past few years.  Hazel has three children, who also attended the school. Hazel is passionate about school improvement and has been an active member and supporter of the Parents Association.  Hazel is the named Governor for our Pupil Premium and SEND children and helps to ensure that they are supported appropriately.


FATHER NIGEL GRIFFIN is the Parish Priest at St Edmund’s.  He is a Foundation Governor at St Edmund’s as well as at St Richard Reynold’s Catholic College. Father Nigel plays an active part in the life of the school supporting the children celebrating a range of liturgies throughout the year. Father Nigel is a former hospital chaplain having served the Hammersmith Hospital Trust.

CARMEL MORELAND was appointed as Headteacher to St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School in September 2005.  Prior to headship, she served for sixteen years in a Catholic Primary School in Hammersmith and Fulham.  Mrs Moreland spent time as co-ordinator for RE, Planning and Assessment, IT as well as being a Lead Maths Teacher for the LA.  She has also worked with the Graduate Training Programme and at St Mary’s University as a Visiting Lecturer.  She feels it is a huge privilege to be part of the St Edmund’s community.


SEAN CAREY is a parishioner at St Edmund’s and as a Communion and Confirmation Catechist has worked with and knows many of our children.  Sean has supported the school over many years with his contributions to various PA events.  Sean has served on other school governing bodies and understands the role well, he has specific interests in the academic achievement and progress made by the children.  Sean acts as a consultant for ITV. 

MARK BROWN is a parishioner at St Edmunds and has two boys. Mark has worked in Catholic Education for over 20 years, his areas of expertise are Inclusion, Safeguarding and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing and he has a keen interest in sports. 


LOUIS HARRISON was elected to stand as a Parent Governor in December 2018.  He has four children, spanning from pre-school to secondary school age. Louis works as a Project Manager for a large construction company and has bought his skills in planning, logistics and budgeting to the Governing Body.  

BRENDA GREEN was appointed Deputy Headteacher at St Edmund’s in September 2017 having previously worked for 12 years at a local Catholic Primary School. Prior to teaching, Brenda worked in the computer industry in training, service and business planning roles.  She is an associate Governor with responsibility for Computing. Brenda also serves on the Curriculum and Achievement, Resources and Admission Committees. 


FEARGHAL NASH is the elected Teacher Governor.  He has worked at St Edmund’s since 2009.  He is the LKS2 Lead and RE Coordinator and member of the Senior Leadership Team.  In his role as Teacher Governor he is able to contribute a professional perspective to the educational issues of concern to the governing body.


SEAN MCALINDEN became a Foundation Governor in 2019 and has two children currently at the school. Sean is an Assistant Headteacher at a local secondary school, bringing experience of data tracking and analysis to the Curriculum & Achievement Committee and knowledge of a working educational establishment to the Resources Committee.


SUSAN SPARKES became a Foundation Governor in 2019.   She works freelance and has a background in marketing and she felt she could easily work with the school to make it more visible to potential families. Susan also has a background in fundraising; the voluntary contributions parents make to the school are absolutely essential to the school being able to provide a wide range of enrichment activities for the children as well as some elements of facilities upkeep and is now part of the Governors Marketing Working Party.

CARL PANDOLE was appointed as a Foundation Governor in 2021 and has two children currently at the school. Carl is an in-house legal and business affairs manager for a leading television production company, advising on a range of commercial and compliance matters. Carl is also a Trustee for HCPT, a Catholic charity for children and adults with special needs.


JANINE LANGMEAD joined the Governing Body in September 2021 as a Parent Governor. She currently has two children who attend the school. For the last 19 years Janine has worked for a multinational consumer goods company and has a strong background in Account Management, Marketing and Product supply. She has strong personal skills and is highly motivated to help deliver the goals of St Edmund’s School.

GODFREY NUNES was elected as an Associate Member in February 2022.  He is married and has two children, a son who works for Amazon and a daughter who is studying Geography at Durham University. 

Godfrey retired from BT in 2019 having worked as a Senior Manager in BT’s Products, Corporate Strategy, Public Policy and Smart Cities Directorates.  

LIONEL FERNANDEZ newly appointed Foundation Governor at St. Edmunds.  Lionel is a parishioner at St Edmunds Church, and lives in Whitton with his young family.

A Marine Engineer by profession and has been in the marine industry for over 20 years with experience at sea and on shore.  He currently works in the City of London as a Senior Marine Operations Manager.