St Mary’s Independent School is governed by a board of governors which holds the senior management team to account and ensures that high standards are maintained across the curriculum and wider opportunities in line with its values and mission.
Nick, Chair of Governors, took up his position from Brother Francis in September 2013. As a former pupil he is well placed to ensure that the educational mission and objectives of the school continue to be delivered to the high standards that ensured he went on to achieve well in his career. He is the […]
Executive Head Teacher
Born and brought up in the North West, Dee attended Notre Dame High School until the age of 18 when she moved south to train as a teacher at La Sainte Union College in Southampton. She achieved a B.Ed. Honours Degree in 1978 from the University of Southampton and, apart from a short break to […]
Bro. Francis is a former student of St Mary’s who joined the Brothers Community and who is a former head teacher of St Mary’s but spent a long period of headship in St Francis Xavier’s College, Liverpool. He remains a governor and trustee of both St. Mary’s and St Francis Xavier’s College. He is currently […]
Dr. Plunkett is chair of the Education Sub Committee After a career in teacher education at the University of Southampton and more recently as Senior Academic Tutor at the Maryvale Institute, Dr. Plunkett is now retired and living in Southampton where he is a member of the Immaculate Conception parish. He is married to Francine […]
Sharon is a parent at St Mary’s and is Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee. Sharon is part of the leadership team for Hampshire Probation Trust and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with considerable financial experience in both the private and public sectors.
Heather is a Foundation Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding and link Governor for the Nursery. She is also a member of the Resources Sub Committee. Heather is a Human Resources professional in the Education sector and was previously employed in Education Personnel Services, at Hampshire County Council. She is currently employed as Human Resources Manager […]
Head of P.E.
David is a current member of the teaching staff and is on the Education Sub Committee. He is a committed Christian, married with two young children, with over 13 years of teaching experience – the majority at St Mary’s. David is passionate about helping the school to perform to the best of its ability ensuring […]
Alberto is a parent governor, a member of the Finance and Resources Committee and he has three children at St Mary’s. He is a commercial and program manager in the aviation industry.
Theresa Finking is the clerk of the governing body and has been supporting and advising the governing body since May 2013. She brings with her a wealth of experience and a passion for this type of work, having worked in schools for over 12 years. She understands the importance of strong, effective leadership and works […]
School Administration Manager
Kay is a current member of staff and a member of the Finance and Resources Committee. Kay has been employed at the College for over six years as the School Administraion Manager. She has great experience in educational administration having worked in a broad range of schools over the last 19 years. Kay has been married […]
Pat has a long association with St Mary’s and retired as Head of English and Deputy Head Teacher in 2007. He brings with him a vast experience and understanding of the education system and the community it serves. Pat is a member of the Education Sub Committee.
If you would like to contact any of our governors, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the School, addressing your envelope to ‘Clerk of Governors – Confidential’.
The Board of Governors has been entrusted with the strategic management and accountability of the school by the Trustees who are Bro. Peter, Bro. James, Bro. Jacques, Bro. Louis and Bro. Francis. They are chaired by Bro. Peter and Bro. Francis is the link governor who attends meetings of the St Mary’s Governors.