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Governors Information & Duties

St Mary's - Local School Committee Members

Should you wish to contact the school govornors you can do so via the Clerk Mrs Teresa Elkin via email: or alternatively the main school office on 01604 581011 or via email and a member of the school committee will contact you in due course.

Local School Committee

Head Teacher - Carmel Dodds

Chair - Hugh Williams

Foundation Governor - Deacon Michael O'Leary

Foundation Governor - Sara Hanna

Governor - Theresa Atkin

Staff Governor - Emma Curry

If you are interested in the governance of the school please speak to the Headteacher.


From the 1st April 2016 St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, along with The Good Shepherd and St. Mary’s Primary Schools and Thomas Becket Secondary School is governed by St. Thomas of Canterbury Academy Trust (STCCAT).

Trust Board

Mr. David Williams, MBE JP (Chair) with experience in business management and school governance;

Mr. Richard Williams Chief Executive Officer, experienced school improvement adviser;

Mrs. Catherine McCarron, with experience of the Further Education Sector

Mr. Chris Atkin, experience as a Headteacher and many years working in the Catholic Diocese

Mrs. Collette Curtis, Director of School Development, Northampton Diocese;

Mr. Tim Redding - Secretary of the Board with experience in finance as the Diocesan Financial Secretary

Mr. Adrian Lee - a retired Chief Constable of police, experienced in organisational management and performance;

Ms. Catherine Leong - with litigation and commercial business experience

Mrs. Teresa Elkin - Clerk to the Trust Board

Any change to move to academy status brings many questions. At the same time it also opens up many opportunities for us all and for the future of Catholic education in Northampton town. Our sincere conviction is that moving to academy status will ensure a successful future for each of the schools in the Trust, working together in partnership.

We will work in collaboration with the head teachers if the schools, supported by Maxine Clewlow as our educational lead in the first few months of transition. Each school will also have a local governing committee sharing in the school’s day to day running with the headteacher, leadership team and staff. We will build on all that so may people have contributed to our schools over recent years as staff, governors, members of the IEB and advisors. Now we look positively to a secure future for us all.”  Monsignor Kevin McGinnell, Chair of the Trust.