Meet Marina Kelly

Marina Kelly
Catholic Senior Executive Leader (CSEL)

I am delighted to introduce myself as the newly appointed Catholic Senior Executive Leader for the Holy Cross MAC from September 2019. I am currently Headteacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic School and I have had the privilege of leading this wonderful school community for the last 7 years. I started my teaching career as a Mathematics teacher at St Pauls Girls’ School in Birmingham and, following deputy headships at Henley High School and St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, I felt honoured and privileged to be appointed Headteacher at Cardinal Newman.

Since starting my career in 1989 the educational landscape has changed considerably, many times, and we are now operating in very exciting times! The Holy Cross MAC will be formed on 1 September 2019 when seven Catholic schools in Coventry will begin to work together and combine their collective strengths to improve the breadth of opportunity and successes for all our young people from age 3 – 19.

I have thoroughly enjoyed being Headteacher at Cardinal Newman and the opportunity to now work across our seven MAC schools is a great privilege. As a Headteacher and a teacher of Mathematics I have always had the drive, determination and ambition to ensure that all aspects of provision are truly outstanding. I now look forward to extending the same ambition and high expectations across all the Holy Cross MAC schools, building on their many strengths and working together to ensure that all our schools are providing a consistently outstanding Catholic education.

It is with huge enthusiasm as well as humility that I take on the role of Catholic Senior Executive Leader and I look forward to working with the Board of Directors, Local Governing Bodies, Headteachers and all our young people. Together, we have huge ambition for all the young people in our communities and I know we will develop and grow together.

I am looking forward to working with you and I will work tirelessly to ensure that your child’s ambitions and God-given talents are realised.