Who are we?
I am Fr Eugene Campbell and I am Parish Priest of Holy Family Parish as well as being a Foundation Governor of both, Holy Family School and St Mary's School, Bradley Stoke. I am currently Chair of the Governing Body.
I have been ordained over 20 years and have mainly served in parishes within the Bristol / South Gloucestershire areas. I have served on the governing bodies of many Primary and Secondary schools, which gives me a good knowledge of the workings of a school. I enjoy being a governor and helping the school to deal with the mountains of legislation and demands made on them from local authorities and the government. I particularly like working on the Admissions Committee and the Premises and Finance Committee of the governors. This year I am also the PE link governor, and it will be my role to report to the governors on various aspects of PE as taught in our school. I enjoying travelling and cooking when I get the chance.
My name is Kevin Loud. I am a Foundation Governor at Holy Family. I have three children, the two eldest are now at St Bede's and the youngest is at Holy Family. Until recently I was a secondary school teacher but am now working as a Chaplain at a Catholic secondary school. I am a keen Bristol Rovers fan. Family is very important to me.
My name is Liz Townend. I work as the Deputy Director of Education for the Church of England Diocese of Bristol and the Deputy CEO of the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust. My job brings me into regular contact with a number of schools all striving to provide an environment where children flourish academically, socially and spiritually. Previously a Teaching and Learning Adviser, I supported school staff in their professional development.
I enjoy my role as governor at Holy Family Primary School, supporting the committed staff to promote effective learning in the classroom and offering challenge to the senior leaders. Alongside others, I try to bring awareness of current initiatives and challenges in education to our governing body.
My particular areas of interest are school improvement in general and the Christian distinctiveness within a school.
My name is Caroline Carter. I am Head of School and have worked at Holy Family for 11 years. I have two children who are now both at secondary school. My hobbies include travel, reading and going to the cinema.
My name is Teresa Cross. I work at Holy Family School as a Reception Class Teaching Assistant and Parent Liaison Worker. I work very closely with some of our traveller families.
I have two children, one which is currently at St Bede's, and a dog called Lily. I am well known for rescuing any pets in distress and my poor husband never knows what animals he will come home to! Family is very important to me and I am very close to my parents and brother and family.
My governor responsibilities are English, Pupil Premium and Health & Safety.
My name is Diane Mason and I have recently become a Foundation Governor at Holy Family School where I have the governor linked responsibility for Art & DT and Child Protection and am on the staffing and curriculum committee. I am very much looking forward to supporting the staff with the on-going development of the new curriculum and the good quality Catholic education at Holy Family School.
I have been teaching in primary and middle schools in England and overseas for 25 years and currently work part time as a Year 6 teacher in a Bristol school. I am blessed to have a good husband and three wonderful daughters, two of whom have already left St Bede’s with excellent GCSE results, followed by high quality ‘A’ levels at St Brendan’s.
Hi, my name is Becky Thornton-Smith and I am a foundation governor at Holy Family Primary School where I have the governor linked responsibility for RE and I am on the Premises and Finance Committee. I am a parishioner at Holy Family church where I work with a small team of sacramental catechists. We prepare our parish children for their First Reconciliation and to receive their First Holy Communion. I also lead a children's group at the annual Celebrate Catholic charismatic conference.
I am passionate about children's education and about supporting everyone at Holy Family School as governor.
I work as the Head Receptionist at an NHS dentist and I live locally with my husband and two cats.
Our other Governors are:
We will update their information soon.