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  • The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great,
  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
  • Tel:

    01242 513659


Picture 1 Mrs Elliott - Chair of Governors

The school employers are the Board of Governors. Their constitution is defined in law by the school's Instrument of Government. They meet as a full Board six times a year (minimum). Most of their work is completed in Committees which is then brought back to the full Board. They are responsible for the organisation, administration and finance of the school, as well as the underlying strategy that aims to improve standards. They are all volunteers.


The School Governors are responsible for:


  1. The ethos and attitudes of the school and all concerned with it.
  2. The school’s general appearance.
  3. Admission of pupils.
  4. School Uniform.
  5. Curriculum Content.
  6. Content of R.E. curriculum.
  7. Community relations.


On an individual level, governors are expected to act like a 'critical friend', recognising and celebrating the achievements of the school, whilst pointing out shortcomings, striking an appropriate balance between support and challenge. They have a role to monitor the progress towards strategic priorities and targets, and that policies are correctly implemented.


The Governing Body of St Gregory's is made up of 14 Governors, made up as follows;


8 Foundation Governors

These are appointed by the Bishop of Clifton, normally based upon the recommendation of the local priest.


2 Parent Governors



Must be a parent of a child at the school, and not employed there for more than 500 hours or be an elected member of the Local Authority. They are elected by parents unless the number of nominations matches the number of vacancies.


1 Local Authority Governor

They are appointed by the FGB and nominated by the Local Authority. They cannot be anyone who is also eligible to be a Staff Governor.


1 Staff Governor

This person should be a member of staff, elected by their peers.


1 Ex officio Governor

This post is filled by the Headteacher.


1 Co-opted Governor

They are selected and appointed by the governing body and have, in the opinion of the governing body, the skills required to contribute to the effective governance of the school.


Picture 1 Mrs Anna Elliott - Foundation Governor
Picture 2 Mrs Charlotte Blanch - Headteacher
Picture 3 Father David Mills - Foundation Governor
Picture 4 Mrs Marie-Therese Watt - Foundation Governor
Picture 5 Mr A Rozwadowski - Foundation Governor
Picture 6 Mrs Judith Lorman - Local Authority Governor
Picture 7 Miss Lorraine John - Foundation Governor
Picture 8 Mrs Patrycja Skowron - Foundation Governor
Picture 9 Mrs Judith Winchcombe - Staff Governor
Picture 10 Mr Owen Holbrook - Foundation Governor
Picture 11 Mrs Alison Salcombe - Co-opted Governor
Picture 12 Mr Steve Newman - Parent Governor
Picture 13 Mr Matt Bell - Parent Governor
Picture 14 Mrs Julie Brooke - Clerk to Governors

Interested in becoming a Governor?

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at St Gregorys School, email the clerk of Governors for further information on positions which are vacant: admin@st-gregorygreat.gloucs,

Foundation Governor Nomination Form

Any prospective and existing governors wishing to apply must complete the latest nomination form (that replaces all previous versions of the form)

Parent Governor Nomination Form