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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, and continued to sit on this committee as Governor representative until 2013.

I have three children (one of them attends St Joseph's) and 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 and MA in Interactive Media 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

Josie Cuffaro, Foundation Governor
I have been a Foundation Governor since September 2011 and was appointed Vice Chair in September 2013.
I attended the school as a pupil in my youth and continue to attend our associated parish, St Joseph’s Church in Hertford.
I now work as a solicitor but in my spare time I like to travel and socialise with friends and family.
I am a member on several committees, namely; Personnel and Succession Planning committee, Admissions committee.
For someone who has no children at the school and does not teach in the school, being a governor has given me an insight into just how complex running a school is and I have seen just how hard all the staff at St Joseph's work together as a family to ensure that the school continues to be one of the best around. The school is Good now but we continue to strive to be Outstanding.
No business interests, No Financial interests

Canon Terry Phipps, Foundation Governor and Vice Chair of Governors
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 Caroline Hartley, Foundation Governor
I have been a foundation governor since January 2014, having had 4 children at the school from 2002 to 2013. They all flourished at St Joseph's which is a truly excellent school and I became a governor in order to try and give something back. I was also a foundation governor at a Catholic primary school in central London from 2000 to 2002, prior to moving to Hertford.
In my work as a consultant paediatrician in community child health, I see children with a range of conditions and disabilities as well as those in whom there are serious safeguarding concerns. I also teach and assess medical students, junior doctors and those training in paediatrics. I believe this will support my contribution as a governor, member of the school improvement committee and my understanding of the needs of the children and teaching staff as well as the assessment process by which the children's progress is constantly monitored. Above all, it is a privilege to be part of the school and parish community, which works together to help us all, whatever age, be the best we can.
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.

Katie Linnane, Staff Governor
I have been a member of the St Joseph’s staff team since September 2011. I am currently Reception class teacher (job share) and Assistant Head Teacher with specific responsibility for teaching and learning in Foundation Stage, KS1 and parent liaison. As such I am a member of the School Improvement Committee.
No business interests, No Financial interests 

Guy Peters, Co-opt Governor
I am one of the two Assistant Head Teacher's and currently teach in Year 6
No business interests, No Financial interests 

Dr Greg Hacksley, Associate Governor
I joined the Governing Body as an Associate Governor in 2016, motivated by my desire to support the excellent work and Catholic ethos of the School. I have been involved in education since 2000, teaching English at both undergraduate and secondary school level and I currently hold the position of Assistant Head: Head of Sixth Form at St Albans School.  I am married with two young daughters, and my family and I are parishioners of The Immaculate Conception and St Joseph, Hertford.
No business interests, No Financial interests 
Maryrose Brennan, Treasurer and Foundation Governor
I joined the Board of Governors at the start of the  2016/2017 school term as a Foundation Governor and  look forward to actively engaging with this committed group of individuals, as we strive to ensure the on-going success of St Joseph’s school in Hertford in accordance with it's mission and values.

I am a member of the Premises, Finance, Critical Incident and Health & safety committee as well as managing governor effectiveness. 
I grew up and went to schools in St Albans and have lived in Hertford since 1998, attending the Church of St Joseph and the Immaculate Conception.

I am currently a Trustee on the Board of Healthwatch Hertfordshire. This is a charity which represents the voice for local people on health, social care and public health in the county.
My professional background was in global matrix leadership within pharmaceutical research & development and more recently I facilitated the global technical governance board for a major pharmaceutical company.
In my spare time I am a volunteer with the “Serious Fun Children’s Network” which is a global charity where I support family camps for children with serious medical conditions in Ireland and the UK, providing therapeutic recreation.

No business interests. No financial interests
Linda Radford, Foundation Governor

Although I have lived in Hertford for 42 years, my early life was spent in North London where I attended St Edmund's RC Primary and Junior School in Edmonton and St Angela’s Convent Grammar School in Wood Green. I then went to Brighton Polytechnic where I gained a degree in pharmacy and this was my life long career. A few years later I studied and gained a mathematics degree with the Open University and then began 26 years as a part time maths tutor for the Open University. Subsequently I gained and MSc Mathematics from University of London and finally in 2008 a PhD mathematics from the University of Hertfordshire. I am now retired. I have been a Member of Hertford Town Council for nine years. In May 2015 I was elected Mayor and have just begun a second term as Mayor in May 2016.
In March I joined the Board of Governors of Hertford Regional College and am very much enjoying that role.
I attend the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St Joseph Church and I am a Parish Councillor. I also help in a small way by being on the Counting Rota for the collections at Mass.
I am very much looking forward to serving as a Foundation Governor and hope that I will be able to contribute as part of the team.
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.


Mary Manning, Associate Governor


I joined the Governing Body in July 2018 as Associate Governor, and have applied to be a Foundation Governor. I sit on the School Improvement and Personnel and Succession Committees.

I live in the parish of Sacred Heart and St Joseph in Ware. I have two children; my daughter teaches at Sacred Heart School in Ware.

I have a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and a PGCE from the University of Leeds, and taught Modern Languages in comprehensive schools in London and Hertfordshire for over 30 years. I am now retired.

I hope that my experience as both teacher and parent will bring value to the role of Governor at St Joseph’s School.


No business interests. No financial interests.