Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to advise you that there were 3 nominations for the recently advertised position of Parent Governor.  Therefore, an election will take place. 

Please find below three short statements written by the nominees. 

You can vote in one of two ways:

  • using the slip at the bottom of this page, which can be handed in to Reception (please provide all the information requested, if the section giving your name and your child’s details is not completed your vote will not be valid and therefore discounted)
  • online (you will have received an email which explains how to do this)

Please vote for one candidate only. 

A hard copy voting slip is available from Reception, if required.


Voting ends: Thursday, 14th November 2019.

Ms Sharon Julien 

My daughter Mia, is in Year 7N.

As a co-opted governor at my old secondary school in London, I was an active member of the Finance and HR committees, and played a key role in setting and implementing the strategy.

I vowed that when I had my own child, I would become a parent governor, so when I heard about the vacant governor post – I had to apply.

I work at the Bank of England and have worked within the Financial Services sector for many years; managing large complex: programmes, budgets and multi-disciplinary teams. I also volunteer in schools in: recruitment fairs, mentoring, interview practice and CV workshops.

With my skills, experience and as a black woman, from a working class background; I believe I will enrich the governing body by providing a diverse perspective resulting in a positive difference for all of the parents, and girls at the school.


Mrs Rebecca Carrigan

My daughter is in Year 7.

I am thrilled at the prospect of bringing my skills, integrity and experience to the role to ensure a well-rounded education for the benefit of all current and future students. 

I run an events/catering/cake company following 20 years in the film business.  I bring a conscientious, proactive work ethic, an ability to be objective and diplomatic in the face of tough decision-making, working with challenging budgets to solve innumerable problems and keeping the wheels turning!  

My parent governorship at All Souls Primary is about to end and I look forward to new challenges that the secondary phase of my daughter’s education brings. On the learning and achievement committee, I worked with progress data to target resources to ensure the school had the best impact on every student in its care.  As link governor for SEND I helped set up a new Autism centre and I was PTA Chair for five years.  Until recently I was part of the Economic Development, Education and Place Shaping (EDEPS) Policy and Scrutiny Committee for Westminster.


Dr Simon Manara

I have a very happy daughter Elöise who is in Year 7H and so will be in involved at the school for the next five years.

I am a specialist orthodontist by profession working in the local area since 2002. At my daughter’s previous school I enjoyed being involved with the numerous parent association events and served as co-chair for two years.  I was privileged to be elected to serve as Parent Governor which was a wonderful opportunity to be able to see the workings of the school.

I am passionate about developing lifelong opportunities for children and believe that pastoral care, rigorous academic structures and engaging extracurricular activities lie at the heart of any happy and successful childhood. 

I am keen to advise, support staff and help ensure that St Marylebone School achieves all the success it is capable of.  As a governor I offer commitment, and enthusiasm to make a difference: striving for academic excellence and working to improve communication between the governing body and parents.


Yours faithfully,

Kathryn Pugh




Please return to Dot at Reception by 3:30pm on Thursday, 14th November 2019

Please vote for one candidate only.


  • To vote for Ms Sharon Julien please put a cross here   [    ]


  • To vote for Mrs Rebecca Carrigan please put a cross here   [    ]


  • To vote for Dr Simon Manara please put a cross here   [    ]


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