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Catholic Primary School

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Meet the Governors

Marie Hilton - Headteacher

I am thrilled to be the new headteacher here at Holy Family, with effect from September 2023. I was previously the headteacher at a primary school in Wrightington; I had been the headteacher there since 2014. Prior to this I taught in Y1 through to Y6. I have a BA Honours degree in English and Primary Education. I also have a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SENCo Award) as I was the SENCo in Wrightington. I am part of the safeguarding team here at Holy Family. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends and walking my dog.  I have a passion for gardening.



Jacqui Lloyd - Chair of Governors/Foundation Governor

I was a Foundation Governor here at Holy Family since and was delighted to be recently appointed Chair of Governors. I was born and initially educated in Yorkshire before graduating from Liverpool University with a Law degree. I am married with one daughter (who currently lives in New Zealand) and have lived in the Southport area for almost 40 years. I practised as a Solicitor for over 30 years and prior to my retirement, I was a partner and Head of Litigation with one of the North West’s leading commercial law practices. I am an active member of St Marie’s and St Patrick’s Churches and undertake voluntary work for a local charity. My interests are travelling and fell walking; my goal is to complete the 214 Wainwright fells.



Craig Houghton - Vice Chair of Governors/ LA Governor

I have been the Local Authority Governor for Holy Family since November 2019. I am vested specifically in the welfare of both pupils and colleagues along with the financial stability of the school; supporting an environment the enables growth for all. Holy Family and the team around it is very important to me, given I was once a pupil. My eldest son is also currently a pupil and my youngest will hope to join him in the next few years. I currently work for a multi-national Retailer looking at Store Experience and Service Propositions. Outside of working and being a Governor, I help run a local grassroots football team of which I am also a Committee member.



Anna Loveless - Staff Governor

I have a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree with a subject specialism in Art and Design. As part of my degree I also had a specialist focus on teaching in lower primary.  I have been a teacher at Holy Family for 22 years and during that time I have worked in Reception primarily but also in Year 1 and 2.  I have co-ordinated a number of subjects through the years - Art and Design, Music, IT, RE and I've been the KS1 coordinator and DSL for over 10 years. My role as Assistant headteacher for KS1 and Inclusion, includes the SENDCO role and I was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SENCO Award) in 2018.  


Fr Kevin - Foundation Governor

I am Canon Kevin McLoughlin and I have been a Priest for twenty-six-years prior to which I spent twenty-two great years in retail. I come from a large family and but sadly did not have a great experience of School myself way back in the 60’s. I left at the age of fifteen and began a twenty two year career with the Burton Group following ten years as Area and Regional Manager for the Top Man chain. I have been Parish Priest of Holy Family for three years following several previous parishes including in St. Helen’s, Fazackerley and Sparrow Hall, and five years as the Spiritual Director of the Royal English College in Valladolid Spain. In my commitment to the school I am particularly interested in helping the community links between Holy Family Parish and Holy Family school to grow closer.



Adrian Cannell - Foundation Governor

I have been a Foundation Governor at Holy Family since October 2022. I am a member of the Finance & Staffing Committee and the named link governor for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the website. I am a parishioner at Holy Family Catholic Church, where I am a reader, Eucharistic Minister and the parish CAFOD volunteer. I hope to be able to help to maintain strong relationships between the church and school. I now work at Great Crosby Catholic Primary School as an IT Technician, having retired from teaching there in July 2022. I was a Maths, Science and IT secondary school teacher from 1993 to 2011, mostly in Leyland and with a career break to be a homedad. I then worked at Great Crosby as a Maths specialist and Computing & Website Coordinator. I hope that my experience can be helpful in supporting staff.

My other interests include quizzing, cycling and genealogy.



Lorna Perry - Parent Governor

I put myself forward for the role of Parent Governor because I too attended Holy Family School and I have very fond memories of my time at the School. I want to give back to the school that gave me so much when I was a pupil. In my private life I am a mum to two children aged 8 and 4 years both of whom attend the school. I work as a Solicitor and in my spare time I like to go on family bike rides, family days out and being with friends.



Anne Pickup - Foundation Governor

I am a Southport person who studied Theology at Durham university. I have spent my career teaching Religious Education and English in a local high school and have been involved in pastoral work and safeguarding. I have three children, five grandchildren and a dog who all keep me very

busy. There are a number of reasons why Holy Family school is important to me and why I wish it to be the best school it can be – my late husband attended the school; I was on the Parish church council at Holy Family church in the early 1980s and was part of the fund raising team for building the new school; my own children were pupils there and two of my grandchildren are current pupils.  I am a practising Catholic and believe it is very important that we make the most of our Catholic schools and bring children up to know Jesus and the teachings of the Gospel.



Annette Peet - Foundation Governor

I have lived in Southport for 24 years having moved here from Ireland. I work full-time at Meols Cop High School where I am the Deputy Headteacher responsible for Safeguarding and SEND. I am passionate about the education and support for the children and families in our Southport community and am driven in supporting them achieve their very best. I am also a mum who loves watching my son playing football and enjoying quality time in our

local area.


Jamie Tyrer - Parent Governor

I was elected as parent governor in November 2023. I have a daughter who currently attends Holy Family and I live locally in Southport.

I have served in the Royal Navy as a submariner for 22 years, leading a varied career in several different roles including operations management, finance, teaching and logistics and now work as a project manager within the civil and defence nuclear regulation industry. Outside of my work life I am actively involved with armed forces charities within the Southport and Merseyside areas.