Update on the Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars - the caterpillars have been removed from the oak tree by the school gate in Stationers Park. We are monitoring the situation, and we would advise that you still stay away from the tree, although it is safe to enter the school via the gate.
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Weston Park Primary School

Current Governors

Christina Franzese - Local Authority Governor

I joined Weston Park’s governing body in January 2018.  I sit on the People and Resources Committee.  I work as a dispute resolution lawyer in an international commercial law firm, but originally trained and worked as a secondary school English teacher. In addition to my role at Weston Park, I teach written skills as part of a scholarship in honour of Stephen Lawrence and act as a trustee for an academic scholarship fund at an Oxford University college.

  • 2019-2020 responsibilities:  Member of People and Resources Committee and Communication Link governor


Leanne Hoffman – Co-Opted Governor

I am a Co-opted Governor and Vice Chair of the Governing Body, since September 2019.  This is my sixth year as a Governor, having recently completed a term as Parent Governor, and I live locally and have one child at the school. I am a psychotherapist, working in private practice and a freelance coach and trainer. I have also worked in HR, so my work as Vice Chair of the People and Resources committee is a good home for me. In my spare time I like running, cycling, reading, cooking and eating.

  • 2019-2020 responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors, Vice Chair of People and Resources, Inclusion governor, Training governor


Emily Hopkinson – Co-Opted Governor

I joined Weston Park’s governing body in early 2016. I sat on the Children's Committee for two years and am now chair of the People and Resources Committee.  I have also been involved in a range of governing body work including communications, recruitment panels and our latest OFSTED inspection. I work as an accountant for the National Office, enjoy running, have an allotment and can juggle fire!

  • 2019-2020 responsibilities: Chair of People and Resources Committee


Katie Latimer - Co-Opted Governor

I work as a children's safeguarding social worker and became a governor in December 2017.  I'm passionate about children, community and diversity. I grew up in North London, a few miles from Weston Park, and have experienced various London state schools - as a student, and through my work with vulnerable children. I am filled with admiration for the work teachers do to nurture and challenge children of all backgrounds and abilities and I'm keen to support this work.

  • 2019-2020 responsibilities:  Member of Children's Committee, Safeguarding governor


Sonya Panova – Co-Opted Governor

  • 2019-2020 responsibilities:  Deputy Safeguarding governor, member of People and Resources Committee, member of Children's Committee, Medical Needs and Health & Safety governor


Richard Woff – Co-Opted Governor

I have been a Co-Opted Governor for six years and have lived in Crouch End for forty. I became Chair of Governors in September, 2019, and, as Chair, my role is to work in partnership with the Headteacher to drive school improvement and to lead the work of the Governing Body and its committees.  I spent my working life in education as a teacher, lecturer and, most recently, as Head of Schools and Young Audiences in a major national museum. I have two daughters, one of whom is a primary school teacher. Books, opera and theatre, galleries and museums, writing, volunteering, tai chi and box sets all help fill my retirement.

  • 2019 - 2020 responsibilities: Chair of Governing Body, member of People and Resources Committee, member of Children's Committee


Mark Emmerson – Parent Governor

First and foremost, my role as a governor is to support the strategic leadership of the school and, where appropriate, ensure that a parental perspective is reflected in the direction and decision making of the school. I was elected in April 2017 and am very aware of the remit and responsibilities of the role having held a wide range of governor roles in a variety of mainstream and special schools. I also have considerable knowledge of school improvement having held Headship positions in three outstanding secondary schools; having been an OFSTED inspector; and in my current role as Chief Executive of a multi academy trust.


Katie Coombes – Headteacher Governor

Staff Governor – vacancy

Parent Governor vacancy


Associate Members

Adelle McCarthy, Deputy Headteacher – Associate Member, Governing Body

Janet Beale, Business Manager – Associate Member, People and Resources Committee

Michelle O'Brien – Associate Member, People and Resources Committee

George Ruiz – Associate Member, People and Resources Committee