Our Lady of Lourdes School Barnet

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Our Governors

Fiona Kerin (Chair) 

Fiona has been on the Governing Body since 2006, taking over as Chair in September 2014. A Chartered Accountant who runs her practice from home, Fiona's two children attended Our Lady of Lourdes where they had 'the best start'. Her aim is that all children who leave the school feel the same.


Claudia Clayman (Vice Chair)

Claudia's background is in the NHS, where she works as a clinical nurse specialist. She is originally Maltese, and has lived in Finchley for over 22 years. She has strong ties to the school, as her son attended Our Lady of Lourdes. She is active in St Alban's Church, as a reader and supporter of faith sharing groups in the parish.


Seamus McKenna (Foundation Governor)

Seamus joined the Board in September 2016 having recently retired as the Headteacher at Finchley Catholic High School. With more than thirty years experience in the education sector within London and Hertfordshire, he is keen to both share with and learn from primary colleagues. Seamus is a parishioner at Our Lady and Saint Vincent in Potters Bar.


Sioban Thomas (Foundation Governor)

Siobán is a parishioner at St Alban’s and supports faith sharing groups.  Her two sons attended Moss Hall and Finchley Catholic where she was a parent and foundation governor.   She is a garden designer and previously spent many years as a chemical engineer and manager of large engineering and construction projects.


Dom Bernard Akoeso (Foundation Governor)

Dom Bernard is the Parish Priest of St Alban's Catholic Church, North Finchley. He was born in Ghana. He went to the minor seminary and later had major seminary training with the divine Word Missionaries (SVD). He later joined the Cistercians for four years and finally the Benedictines of Cockfosters in 1998. Dom Bernard came to St Alban's in December 2013. He helps the spiritual and liturgical life at Our Lady of Lourdes.



Lynne Beckett (Staff Governor)

Lynne has been a teaching assistant supporting in Year 6 since 2011 and also delivers interventions in Numeracy. She is dedicated and passionate about helping the children at Our Lady of Lourdes achieve their best. Both her children attended OLOL and as a family, play an active role in raising funds for the school through the PSA.


Romina Vucic-Pranic (Parent Governor)

Mrs Pranic grew up in Zagreb, Croatia where she studied English and Phonetics. After moving to London in 1991, she worked in diplomacy before moving to the financial sector in 1999. Romina is a Partner and Business Manager at North Hill Advisory Partners, a firm that provides corporate finance and wealth management support to Family Offices and HNWIs.

She has lived in Finchley since 1998 and has one child at Our Lady of Lourdes.


Helen Holloway (Foundation Governor) 

Helen has worked in schools since 1997 - firstly as a School Business Manager in a Primary School, then working with the Department for Education (DfE) Innovation Unit, followed by 5 years workings as an Education Finance Consultant supporting Primary and Secondary schools, and academies in effective financial management. She has also worked as a Clerk to School Governors for over 15 years and continues to do so to-date in both Primary and Secondary schools across various London Boroughs.


Tom Durkin (Parent Governor)

A resident of Finchley and Barnet since childhood, Tom, attended Sacred Heart Primary and Finchley Catholic High School. He is a qualified solicitor practicing in commercial law prior to joining his family construction business dealing in medium to large projects as well as new build. Additionally, he now also runs his own Engineering Security and Locksmiths company. Both of Tom's boys attend Our Lady of Lourdes and his involvement in the school is with the intention of doing what he can to enable the staff to achieve their academic goals.


Louise Miller (Local Authority Governor)

Louise has lived in Barnet for over twenty years. Much of her work experience has been in community development with an emphasis on improving the quality of life opportunities for young people. She is currently a self-employed project and change manager working in local government and housing associations. 


Our Lady Of Lourdes School

Governing Body for 2016/2017






Governor Name

Type of Governor

Terms of Office


Fiona Kerin, Chair


1/9/06 to 31/8/18


Claudia Clayman, Vice-Chair


1/9/08 to 31/8/19


Tom Durkin

Parent Elected

1/5/15 to 31/3/19


Romina Vucic-Pranic

Parent Elected

15/7/14 to 31/9/18


Helen Holloway


1/3/15 to 31/8/18


Seamus McKenna


17/10/16 to 31/8/20


Sioban Thomas


1/9/2016 to 31/8/20


Dom Bernard Akoeso


1/3/15 to 31/8/18


Louise Miller

LA Governor



Catherine Agnew




Barbara Costa




Lynne Beckett

Staff Governor