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Mrs. M. Whelbourn

Mrs. Marion Whelbourn has been Chair of Governors at St. Gregorys since September 2014. Mrs. Whelbourn is experienced in Project Management and General Management having worked for a global IT Company for over 24 years. In addition, she has experience of education and the challenges it faces, having been Head of Modern Languages at a secondary school. She has been previously been Vice Chair of Governors for a Roman Catholic Primary School in Hampshire.


Mrs. S. Jervis-Hill

Mrs. Sarah Jervis-Hill has been a Governor of St Gregory’s since 2014 and Vice Chair from 2015.  She is a Marketing and PR professional who has worked within the arts, heritage and tourism sectors working for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Oxford Playhouse.  She is currently Marketing and Business Development Manager for Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall, Stratford-upon-Avon’s newest visitor attraction.  Sarah has a long and happy association with St Gregory’s, having attended the school with her siblings and with her son, Wilf, currently in Year 3. 


Fr. A. Austin

Fr Alex Austin is parish priest of St Gregory’s Stratford and has also served as parish priest in Studley and Pershore. He is a Benedictine monk and taught art and R.E. in the monastery school at Douai for fifteen years as well as serving as school chaplain, a housemaster and novice-master. He has degrees in Social and Political Science, Theology and Christian Spirituality.


Mrs. J. McNally

Mrs. Jane McNally is the Headteacher of St Gregory’s Catholic Primary

School.  St Gregory's is a good catholic primary school; it is a one form entry school with 203 pupils on roll. Mrs McNally has a BA Honours degree in History and English, a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education  and holds the NPQH qualification. She has been a headteacher since September 2012.


Mrs. M. Caffrey

Mrs. Mel Caffrey has been the Deputy Headteacher and SENCO at St Gregory's since June of 2013.  She has a degree in Business Information Systems, a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education and the Post-graduate certificate in SEN coordination.  Mrs Caffrey currently teaches Year One on Mondays and Tuesdays and Year Three on Fridays.  She also teaches in Reception, Year Five and Year Six providing management release time for members of the senior leadership team.  Prior to taking up her post at St Gregory's Mrs Caffrey worked in Primary Schools in Bromsgrove and the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire.   She sits on the Curriculum and Pupil Welfare Committee.


Mrs. J. Evans

Mrs. Joan Evans is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered HR professional. Having spent over 20 years working in engineering she has recently become an unqualified Teacher of Computing, Maths and D&T. Joan has been a member of the Governing Body since 2010 and was Vice chair for 3 years. She has 4 children, all of whom attended St Gregory’s over the last 12 years and is currently a Staff Governor, having previously been a Foundation Governor.


Mr. A. Madden

Mr. Andrew Madden has three children who are going through the school or have completed their education at St Gregory's, and all have very positive memories of their time there. He is chair of the Curriculum and Pupil Welfare Committee, the Safeguarding Governor and sits on the Headteacher’s Performance Management panel. In his professional life, he is an Assistant Head at Stratford Girls' School with responsibility for Teaching and Learning and an Ofsted inspector.


Mrs. S. Mellon

Mrs. Stephanie Mellon has been a Foundation Governor at St Gregory's since 2015 and prior to this served as an Associate Member of the Governing Body. She is the current Chair of the Catholic Life Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Her background is in finance and she has a long-standing association with the school, having six children, the youngest of which will join Reception in September 2016.


Mr. M. Webb

Mr. Mark Webb has been a Foundation Governor at St. Gregory's Catholic Primary since 2014.   He has three children at the school and works as a GP in Solihull.  Currently he is chairing the finance committee.


Mrs. A. Carus

Mrs. Anne Carus has been a governor at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School for over 20 years, initially as a parent governor and then as a foundation governor during which time she chaired the Governing Body for four years. She has also chaired a range of governor committees including Admissions and Curriculum and Pupil Welfare. For the last two years she has acted as an associate governor. Mrs. Carus is a qualified doctor who retired from clinical practice in 2014. She has five children who all attended St Gregory’s Primary School.


Mr R. Davis

Mr Roger Davis is an associate governor. Mr Davis is a Chartered Architect with over 40 years’ experience working on school projects in the Midlands, many of them Catholic primary and secondary schools. He has been a school governor for over 30 years including primary and secondary schools in Birmingham and Stratford.


Mrs. M. Larkin

Mrs. Michelle Larkin is an associate governor here at St Gregory’s.  Michelle is a chartered accountant and her skills and expertise is used to assist the finance  committee. Michelle has 4 children here at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary.


Mrs. D. Kelly

Mrs. Debbie Kelly was elected as one of the two Parent Governors in May 2014. Debbie is a Speech and Language Therapist with over 20 years experience in a range of educational settings. She has three children in the school, the youngest in Reception.