Meet the Governors

Nicola Chong - Foundation Governor


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 Marguerite Sperring

    Safeguarding Governor

Marguerite Sperring-Foundation Governor


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.

Tim Driscoll - Teacher Governor
My journey within the Mary of the Cross Federation started in 1990 as a pupil of Holy Cross. The school has always been a place of happy memories, instilling a love and passion for learning as well as self-belief that anything is possible. It was then and still is now, a place of nurture and care where the children learn to place God at the centre of all that we do and recognise the value of every individual. It is because of these qualities that I joined the governing body as a staff governor , allowing me to give something back to a place that has given me so much. 

I have the unique benefit of having worked in both of our federated schools. Before moving to Holy Cross to teach Year 2 in September 2015, I spent 4 years as the Year 5/6 teacher at The Cathedral School. Whilst in this position I was also staff governor. Having an insight into the workings of both schools and knowing both sets of staff allows me to make suggestions that utilises the strengths of across the federation to further enhance the learning for the children in our care.
  • Mr Mark Dyson

    Associate Governor - Head Teacher at The Cathedral School of St Mary