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Meet the Governors

Mr Marcel Devereux

Associate Member

I am an ex pupil and am married with two daughters, both who have gone through both schools from 2004 - 2014 and really enjoyed their times here.
They have gone on to Burnham Grammar and St Bernard's Grammar schools.

I started as a Governor in the infant school in 2006 and have been involved in the finance committees ever since starting the role.


Mrs Shoard

School Business Manager, Associate Governor

With a background in finance & mortgages, I joined Our Lady of Peace Infant & Nursery School in 2004 as the Bursar. I worked across both the Infant & Juniors Schools over the years until I project managed the amalgamation of the two schools to become one primary
I have successfully completed the Certificate in School Business Management (CSBM) in 2008, the Diploma in School Business Management (DSBM) in 2012 and I am AAT qualified. I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team and responsible for the daily operational management of Finance, Human Resources, Premises and Health & Safety.
Being an ex-pupil and a mother of 3 sons who attended the school, I am passionate about the welfare of our staff, pupils and the future of our school. Using my skills, knowledge and expertise I strive to achieve best value and contribute towards a learning environment which is warm, exciting and motivational.

Mrs Amy Day

Foundation Governor and Chair

I am married with two children who attend Our Lady of Peace . I am a qualified counsellor working in a Primary and Secondary school. Prior to that I was a member of the Royal Air Force and worked in air traffic control before leaving to work in a private company operating and managing private jets.

I joined the board of governors in 2017 as I want to play an active part in supporting our school to help our children achieve their full potential.

Mrs Holden

Headteacher, Associate Member

I have 15 years of working in education. I have experience of both K.S.1. and K.S.2.

In 2012 I completed a Masters Degree in Education and am very much interested in academic research.

I am passionate about ensuring that each child achieves their full academic potential as well as helping to guide them on their own spiritual journey.

Mrs Nash

Foundation Governor

I joined the governing body in March 2018 as a parent governor. I have two children in the school, and as a former Our Lady of Peace pupil myself, I wanted to play an active role in supporting our school in achieving its vision and aims for continued success and improvement.
I have worked as an Educational Researcher for the last 18 years, evaluating the impact of educational policies across primary and secondary schools, and I have a good understanding of the ways that school work and the challenges they face. I am passionate about education, and believe that primary schools should inspire a love of learning within all children, as well as challenge them to fulfil their potential.

Mr Head

Assistant Headteacher, Associate Member



I joined Our Lady of Peace Primary School in September 2004. During my teaching career, I have predominantly taught in Year 6. I enjoy the challenges and opportunities that arise from this important transitional year in a child's education.

I am a member of the school's Senior Leadership Team. I am Curriculum Leader, Phase Leader for Upper Key Stage Two, Year Six Leader and Computing Leader. I am also a Year 6 class teacher. I have served as an associate governor for a number of years.

Mrs Cottle

Safeguarding Governor

I have been teaching for over 20 years and during this time I have taught all age ranges from Nursery to Year 6. I am Co – Headteacher of a federation of 3 Maintained Nursery Schools in Windsor and Maidenhead. I also work for the local authority in RBWM supporting all schools with their early years practice.

I am married with 2 children and am passionate about nurturing and supporting children and their families. I have been an LA Governor at Our Lady of Peace since March 2019 and am currently the safeguarding governor. I believe it is important to give something back to communities and hope that I can share my skills to enable everyone and everything in the school to flourish.

Mrs Hodges

Staff Governor

I have been working at OLOP since September 1994! I started as a Nursery Nurse in the newly opened Nursery class and since qualifying as teacher I have taught for several years each in both Early years and Year 1. I am married and have 2 boys (17yrs and 21yrs) who have both gone through this school. I am the school History lead and a member of the Chaplaincy team. I am new to the role of staff governor ( November 2019) and look forward to working closely with them to help the school move forward in their vision.

Mrs Robinson

Foundation Governor

My name is Kelly Robinson. I’m a foundation governor and have been for the last two and a half years. Recently I took on the role of vice chair. I’ve enjoyed my time on the governing board, learning how to best support and challenge the school. I’m an English and RE teacher at St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School; I love being a part of that community as well as the OLOP one. I’m very proud to say my two daughters attend school here.

Mrs Sidhu

Deputy Headteacher, Associate Member

My teaching experience is that of 20 years where I've taught pupils from the ages of four to eleven. I joined Our Lady of Peace Catholic Primary School in 2017 as an assistant headteacher and have enjoyed working with the school community.

I find teaching a rewarding profession and believe that each pupil should receive an opportunity to achieve their potential and be provided with education of the highest standard.

Miss Prithi Mascarenhas

Foundation Governor

I have over 10 years of generalist HR experience in international organisations, and specialise in transformational HR projects. I have held HR positions across a variety of industry sectors such as Finance Services & Banking, Digital, Media, Travel & Tourism. I am also a trained mediator and coach. I currently work full time as a HR Business partner and volunteer as a leadership coach at a charity organisation. I joined Our Lady of Peace school as a foundation governor in 2017.

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