St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together we grow in God's love, learning to be the best we can be.

Governor biographies


Governor biographies
Sharon Jordan, Chair of Governors
I joined the Governing Body in September 2010 as a Parent Governor, and held the position of Vice-Chair from 2011 to 2013.  I was appointed Foundation Governor in 2013 when I became Chair.  I sit on a number of sub committees, including the Premises, Finance, Critical Incident, Health and Safety and the Personnel and Succession Planning committees. I am also involved with Head Teacher Performance Management and meet regularly with the Head Teacher to keep abreast of school developments. Prior to this I was Committee Chair of St. Joseph's Playgroup.

I have three children who all previously attended St Joseph's and I regularly attend The Immaculate Conception and St Joseph Church in Hertford. I am committed to ensuring that the school maintains high standards and continues to strive to be outstanding.

My professional career is in the field of digital media, specialising in User Experience (UX). I have a BA (hons) in Graphic Information Design (Falmouth) and MA in Interactive Media (Hertfordshire) and have worked for many years in branding and communications agencies in London. I now work as a Freelance UX Consultant.

No business interests, No Financial interests

Canon Terry Phipps, Foundation Governor, Vice Chair
Born 1950
School at Cardinal Vaughan School, London W14
University: New College Oxford, Graduate School Harvard, University of Paris, PGCE Univ of Bristol
Head of Modern Languages, Cardinal Vaughan School 1975-78
Seminary Training in Rome 1978-84. Theological studies at Gregorian University
Priest of the Diocese of Westminster from 1983
Appointments: Westminster Cathedral (84-92), Northwood (92-94), Allen Hall Seminary (94-98 - Lecturer in Moral Theology), University Chaplain (98-2001), Spanish Place (01-09), Hertford (09-present)
Governor at St Joseph’s (09-present)
Courses attended: Preparing for Ofsted (5 March 2013), Assessment for Learning (12 March 2013)
School Governor at St Joan of Arc, Rickmansworth, 1992-94, Servite School, Fulham Road (1996-2001 – Chair of Governors for two years)
Appointed Canon of the Diocese of Westminster in September 2016
No business interests, No Financial interests


Kerry Moscogiuri, Parent Governor
I am a mother of two children in the school and I was delighted to join the Board of Governors when I was elected as a Parent Governor in October 2014. 
I am very enthusiastic about being able to offer my support and professional skills to this wonderful school, whose values and ethos I share. 
I have over 15 years’ experience of Governance and Senior Management within the UK charity sector. I have experience of both being a Board member and of reporting to a Board. With experience of being on both sides of the governance table I am keen to support the development of the school by providing support and being a critical friend to the Leadership of the School.   My professional skills lie in management, communications, fundraising and campaigning. I hope that I will be able to offer some of those skills in useful ways as a Governor, as well as providing more general strategic and practical support to the school. 
Whilst I have worked in human rights now for 14 years, I have always been very interested in education and the development and welfare of children. I have worked both professionally and as a volunteer at childrens’ charities. Now having had my own two children, I am even more interested, and I am thrilled that this role enables me to extend my interest and to work on behalf of all the children in our school community.
I have taken on responsibility at governor level for Equality, Inclusion and safeguarding and I am also a member of the School Improvement Sub-Committee. I am really enjoying the role of Governor. It is a real pleasure to work alongside the committed team of Staff and Governors at St Joseph's.  
No business interests, No Financial interests


Ian Coath, Local Authority Governor
I joined the Board of Governors when I was elected as a Parent Governor in October 2013. I was appointed Local Authority Governor in September 2015. I sit on the Premises, Finance, Critical Incident, Health and Safety sub-committee, on which I am the governor responsible for health and safety. I am also the governor responsible for the swimming pool and website maintenance.
I have two children, who joined St Joseph's in the Nursery year and have now moved onto Richard Hale school.
In my professional life I have worked for over 25 years in the Technology team for Tesco. Currently my work there involves, analysis, problem solving, process improvement and Product development.
In my personal life I enjoy watching sport, cycle to keep fit and play the occasional round of golf. I also coach children to play sport and referee, both of which I was able to use in helping to run the school football team during my younger son's final year.
No business interests, No Financial interests


Dr James Monaghan, Foundation Governor
Secondary School: Our Lady's High School, Motherwell.
Tertiary Education: Glasgow, Jordanhill College, Keele, Frankfurt, Hatfield Poly.
Experience: taught at OLHS, Frankfurt, Munich, Hatfield Poly, Hertfordshire.
I've had three children and two grandchildren at St Joseph's and served one term as Parent Governor.
I was appointed Foundation Governor on 1st September 2015.
No business interests. No financial interests.


Paula Harvey, Associate Governor

I joined the governing body in November 2016 as a parent governor and stepped down in September 2018 to reduce my commitment. As an Associate Governor I am responsible for GDPR and I sit on the swimming pool committee. 

I grew up in Ireland and moved to Hertford with my family in 2014. I have two young children, the eldest of whom joined St Joseph’s school in 2016. My family and I regularly attend the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St Joseph in Hertford.

In my professional life I am a Solicitor for a London local authority dealing with litigation and governance. I advise on all types of contentious matters and help to secure lawful decision-making, develop policy and promote strong ethical standards for my organisation. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to utilise these skills in supporting and influencing St Joseph’s school.


No business interests. No financial interests.



Maribel Anderson, Associate Governor and Treasurer


I joined the Governing Body in September 2019 and sit on the Finance committee as treasurer.  Recently I joined the admissions panel.


My two teenaged daughters attended St Joseph’s from playgroup through to Year 6.


My career has been split between the construction industry and retail buying with 18 years experience in business administration.  I hope to use my skills to support the school in keeping accurate financial accounts and securitising building maintenance and infrastructure costs to ensure good value for money.  



Mount Carmel Convent School, Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Imperial College London, BSc Civil Engineering

IESE Barcelona, MBA


Business interests: 

I am Company Director at Parkland Plumbing & Heating Ltd that undertook work at the school in 2012 (swimming pool boiler replacement) and 2010 (plumbing out the new playgroup building)


No Financial Interests



James Hall, Associate Governor

I am an associate governor who joined in 2019 and I sit on the Finance Committee as well as attending full governing board meetings. I have two children who joined the school in 2016 and I wanted to join as a governor to give something back to the community and specifically our school.


My particular specialism lies in finance and I have 20 years’ experience working in the industry.  Specifically I help people achieve their financial goals by investing their assets, chiefly within their pensions.  I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and also sit on an examination board for one of their major exams (Wealth Management).


Away from work I enjoy all kinds of sport and I am a keen runner.  I also enjoy travelling, music and cryptic crosswords.


No business interests. No financial interests.