Meet our governors

Canon Mark O'Keeffe - Governor responsible for RE and the catholic life of the school. 
By being a governor, I hope to add a sense of cooperation between the parish and the cathedral school. I am currently the episcopal vicar for schools within the diocese. I have a working knowledge of Plymouth CAST. 

Nicola Chong - Foundation Governor, responsible for maths


I am currently a full time homemaker having previously worked in education for 10 years and as a dietician. I have two children at Cathedral School.  I am committed to the goal of achieving the best possible all round educational experience for all pupils.  I am also an active member of the Friends of School.

Mrs Jane Driscoll - Foundation Governor responsible for English.

I am a retired deputy headteacher. My first teaching post was in Cornwall where I taught in a Foundation Class. I was Literacy subject leader. I then moved to Plymouth and taught  for a further twelve years. I am very interested in education and since retiring, I have volunteered in schools hearing reading, helping with group work and going on trips. 

I am new to the role of governor and I hope to use my knowledge to help the school reach its aspirations for English.

Tim Driscoll - Staff Governor
I have been part of the Cathedral School family for many years and have always been involved on the governing body. I have a real passion for education and providing all children with the best educational experiences. As Staff Governor, Assistant Head and Class Teacher I am lucky enough to be able to be part of almost every phase of the schools policy and procedural processes, giving a unique insight into how governing board decisions have impacted the day-to-day quality for the children in our care. 

Marguerite Sperring-Foundation Governor responsible for Health and Safety


My name is Marguerite Sperring and I am a Foundation Governor. I bring my skills as a trained and qualified HR specialist to support the School and Governing Body. I also bring my deep faith and desire for a safe environment for staff and pupils to support the School and Governing Body. I sit on the relevant committees where 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 Body because I believe in both Schools and what they 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.