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Governors' Pen Portraits

 

Mrs. R Morfill 

Rachel Morfill is the Chair of Governors, having joined the Governing Body in April 2019. Rachel is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and Fellow of the IET and has recently decided to retire. Rachel moved to Stratford in 2016 from Reading and has previous experience as a Chair of Governors at her previous local catholic primary school. Rachel is a keen tennis player and regular enjoys a match with Fr Alex.

 

 

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.

 

Mr. Chris Billings

Mr Billings is the joint Vice Chair of the Local Governing Body.  Chris Billings has been a Governor at St. Gregory's school since April 2017. He has been teaching in secondary Catholic education for 12 years and is currently Head of School at Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School in Coventry. Chris has two children at St. Gregory's in year 3 and year 6.

 

Mrs. M. Caffrey

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 Five. Prior to taking up her post at St Gregory's Mrs Caffrey worked in Primary Schools in Bromsgrove and the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire.

 

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.

 

Mr. M. Webb

Mark Webb has been a Foundation Governor at St. Gregory's Catholic Primary since 2014 and is currently the joint Vice Chair. He has two children at the school and works as a GP in Solihull. Currently he is the Child Protection and Safeguarding Governor.

 

Mrs G O'Donnell-Burke

Grace O'Donnell Burke Foundation Governor since September 2019.
She has been a parent helper since 2012, while her daughter Florence attended St Gregory's Catholic Primary School and continues helping within the school.

 

Mrs Emma Scott 

Emma is a foundation Governor and joined in September 2019.  Emma is a parent at the school and has two children, currently who are aged 5 and 2.  

Emma currently works at Ofqual;  the regulator of examinations in England, during her 20 years as a Civil Servant she has been seconded to Northen Ireland to work in national literacy and gained a graduate Diploma in Social Justice and Public Policy from Dublin University.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys riding, teaching her children to horse ride, family activities and taking the dogs long walks.

 

Mr S Smith 

Steve is a parent Governor.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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