St John’s Catholic Primary School, in Great Haywood, Staffordshire, is delighted to announce the appointment of Justine Lomas as its new Executive Leader.

Justine has recently been appointed to the role of Headteacher and Executive Leader at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Brewood and her role has now been expanded to also include St John’s.

Both schools are part of The Painsley Catholic Academy.

Justine brings with her over 27 years of experience in Catholic education. She began her career as a newly qualified teacher in an inner-city school in Birmingham before joining St Mary’s in Cannock as the Deputy Head and then went onto her first headship role at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Stafford, another school within The Painsley Catholic Academy.

Justine worked more recently for the Archdiocese of Birmingham in a school improvement role. In this position, she was able to work very closely with the leaders of a wide range of Catholic schools with differing needs.

She will be working closely with the Acting Head of School, Lucy Barber. Lucy has 11 years of experience in primary education, with an outstanding track record as a class teacher and fully qualified SENCO. Lucy was most recently the Assistant Head at St Patrick's Catholic Primary School in Stafford.

Justine and Lucy will work in partnership with pupils, parents, Governors and Parish to ensure that St John’s continues to provide a top-class education and provides wider personal development opportunities for all children.

“St John’s is such a lovely school community; I’ve already been made to feel very welcome and am looking forward to getting to know all of our children and families and welcoming our new starters in September,” said Mrs Lomas.

Picture: Miss Lucy Barber (left) and Mrs Justine Lomas (right).