I have spent over 38 years of my professional life in Catholic Education, 19 years of which as Headteacher of the John Henry Newman School, Stevenage, and almost 3 years as Executive Head of St Ignatius College, Enfield. Previously I was Deputy Headteacher at St Thomas More School and Senior Teacher at St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, Finchley.
As a parent and grandparent, I recognise the importance of the trust that parents place in our school when they choose to send their child to Pope Paul Catholic School. It is a trust that we collectively work hard to honour and fulfil. We want our pupils to be safe, happy and successful, to grow in an understanding of themselves, of each other and of their faith. It is a journey we embark upon in full partnership with our parents and as active members of our vibrant parish. We fully understand that a Catholic school must first and foremost be a good school and that only then can we be a good Catholic school. Our most recent Ofsted and Diocesan Section 48 Inspection reports is evidence of our determination to ensure that we achieve this; we want the very best for and from every one of our children.
Type of Governor: Foundation Governor
Date of First Appointment: 01.10.2015
Date of last appointment: 22.10.2019
Term of office: 4 years
Appointed by: Archbishop of Westminster
Committee membership/responsibilities: School Improvement Committee, School Resources Committee, Admissions Panel, Pay Committee (Chairman) , Headteacher’s Appraisal Committee, School Website
Business and pecuniary interests: None
Governance roles, or other links to other schools: None
Relationships with other governors: None
Relationships with members of school staff: None