Chair of Governors

Mrs J Ducey

My first links with St Mary’s school began in 1980 when one of my children joined the school.  I was asked to become a Foundation Governor in 2001 and in 2009 I was elected as Chair of the Governing Body.

My particular responsibilities are Literacy, Safeguarding, Child Protection, Attendance, and Governors Forum representative I am also a member of the Curriculum and Standards committee and Finance and Personnel committees.

Vice Chair

George Krawiec is vice chair of governors and is also chair of the finance committee. He is a retired solicitor and local authority chief executive and is a proud Yorkshire man!

Staff Governors 

Mrs C McHale

Mrs B Kondej-Ostrowska

Foundation Governors 

Mrs E Campbell

I first became involved with St Mary's school in the early 1990's when children from my parish at Our Lady Star Of The Sea in Immingham started to travel through to Grimsby to access  Catholic primary education.

In 2001 I was fortunate to be invited by Fr Ken O' Riordan to become a Foundation Governor and in 2004 my own child, Jacob started to attend St Mary's Nursery.

Currently I have responsibility for :
Ethos and Religious Education, Catholic Life of the school, Inclusion-Special Educational Needs and Gifted and Talented, Link governor.
I also serve on committees for:
Health and Safety, Personnel, Curriculum and Standards.


Mr B Henry

I am a newly-appointed Foundation Governor at St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy (as from 1st February 2015) – although I was a Foundation Governor at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School for many years until 2007, and was involved in the Catholic Schools Pyramid (which, of course, included St Mary’s).

My background is in Architecture and Construction Management, including Financial Accounting.

My initial involvement at St Mary’s Academy is not only on the full Governing Body, but also as a member of the Finance Committee

Mrs J Perry

Hello. My name is Joanna Perry. I have lived in Grimsby over 25 years and currently work as a Nursery teacher at a local Infant school. I have two teenage daughters Lois and Rosie, who attend Tollbar Academy, and I am a parishioner at Corpus Christi Church Cleethorpes. As well as being a busy teacher and mum I also enjoy ship visiting as a volunteer with the Apostleship of the Sea.

Mrs A Purdon

I am a newly-appointed Foundation Governor at St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy as from September 2015.  I will be joining the Curriculum & Standards Committee.

I am retired, having worked in administration throughout my working life.  My hobbies are all involved with music and I am a volunteer with the Alzheimer's Society.

I have been a parishioner at St Mary's Church for over twenty years and since my retirement have become more involved in the Church.  I help with the Children's Liturgy on Sunday mornings and play the organ regularly for Mass.


Mrs L Jordan

My name is Lorraine Jordan and I am a newly appointed foundation governor. I currently work as a Specialist Nurse in Occupational Health. My link with St Marys Academy comes from being a parishioner at St Marys Church where I was received 3 years ago as a new Catholic along with my Husband. I am actively involved within the Church and serve on the Parish Council and as part of my Parish life I was keen to be involved in the education and welfare of the children at the Catholic school. I have recently taken on the role of PE Governor and pupil discipline. I have also just completed the 4 part training programme "The Effective School Governor".  I live in Grimsby with my husband, our rather boisterous 8 month old Spinone puppy called  Dillan and Izzy our house bunnie.