School Governors

Mrs Lisa Martin

Foundation Governor - Chair

lmartin@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

I am delighted to have been elected as the new Chair of Governors. I have two children who attend Holy Cross as well as another young one to keep me busy.

Having lived overseas for a number of years, I have a law and finance background. I am open minded and progressive, but I do enjoy and appreciate the many school traditions.

I am a staunch supporter of Holy Cross and will enjoy being able to help shape the way forward for the school.

Fr Jacek Kostuch

Foundation Governor - Vice Chair

jkostuch@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Born in Birmingham to Polish parents who were here as part of post World War II immigration - stay granted as a consequence of the Polish people's contribution to Allied war effort. Brought up speaking Polish, in Polish traditions and in the Catholic Faith.

After completing University education in Engineering worked in Research and Technological Development for an International Company.

Responded finally to God's call - after c. 30 years - and trained for the Priesthood for Diocese of Plymouth. Ordained July 3rd 2015.

Mrs Katy Hammond

Foundation Governor

khammond@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

I'm from Plymouth. I have a background in languages and education and a lot of experience in English as an Additional Language (EAL).

My eldest daughter attends Holy Cross and hopefully, her younger sister will join her in a couple of years. I'm very happy to be a governor and look forward to working with the school.

Mrs Jo Burrows

Foundation Governor

jburrows@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

I've been a Holy Cross parent for over eight years and currently have a daughter in Year 2. Over that time I've have seen the school change and grow.

My background is in finance and change delivery with a focus on analysis and continuous improvement.

I'm a busy mum juggling work and family life and I want to make a difference to my daughters education not just now but also in the years to come.

Mr Ian Norsworthy

Foundation Governor

inorsworthy@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Mrs Marguerite Sperring

Foundation Governor

msperring@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Safeguarding Governor

I bring my skills as a trained and qualified HR specialist to support the School and Governing Board. I also bring my deep faith and desire for a safe environment for staff and pupils to support the School and Governing Board. I hope my skills can be best utilised (RE, Safeguarding and HR). I also visit the schools at various times (e.g. parent evenings) to be a face the pupils and parents recognise as that of a governor and hopefully one that is approachable.

I am proud to be involved with the Governing Board because I believe in the school and what we want to achieve. The passion for doing the best for the pupils and staff is evident in what is said and done and I want to be associated with people that have that passion.

Mr Ryan Cook

Parent Governor

rcook@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

My name is Ryan Cook and I am proud to have been selected to represent you as your new Parent Governor.

Many of you already know me and my wife, Tracy. We have been part of the Holy Cross family for many years now. We have one daughter in year 5 at Holy Cross, and another that left Holy Cross for DHSG. Both girls have had the most wonderful time at Holy Cross and have been well educated and spiritually and morally guided by the wonderful staff at the school.

Please feel free to approach me with any questions you may have or any help/advice you require. I am happy to take any questions or feedback to the Governing body. I am really looking forward to being your representative at Holy Cross.

Miss Andreea Ioja

Co-opted Governor

aioja@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

I am a proud parent to a son currently in foundation at Holy Cross Primary. I have witness him thrive throughout his first year of education and this is due to high standards of teaching and a caring, nurturing environment.

I am a teacher myself and this, I believe, is going to contribute tremendously in my role. As a goveronor, I am responsible for ensuring that the children are provided a broad and balanced curriculum. I am dedicated to ensuring that the best interests of our children are at the heart of every decision that has to be made and providing support and guidance to help the school maintain its high standards.

I passionately support and believe in the aims and vision of Holy Cross Catholic Primary School.

Mrs Hannah Shaw

Staff governor

hshaw@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Foundation Lead Teacher and part of the Senior Leadership Team

Mr Paul Cotter

Staff Governor

pcotter@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Headteacher of Holy Cross Catholic Primary School