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St Gregory & St Patrick's Catholic Infant School

Governing Body


Kirsty Rowell 


Charlotte Gillies- Reception Leader 


Local Authority

Sue Savage - Experienced language teacher, teaching at St Benedict’s for the last 20 years.  Sue is vice-chair of Governors and is also part of the Staffing & Finance and Curriculum & Standards committees.

Outside interests include reading, travelling and spending time with family.



Judith Starkie - Registered nurse and Health visitor working on the local community.  Currently safeguarding governor and part of the Health & Safety and Curriculum & Standards committees.

Judith has two children, one of which attends St Gregory & St Patrick’s and enjoys baking!

Michael Doyle - Retired teacher at Lakes College West Cumbria where I taught Health & Safety, First Aid, Manual handling, Health & social Care and Child Care along with various other outreach subjects.

Currently a Special Minister of the Eucharist and Reader at St. Begh’s Church and generally oversee the Health & Safety in the church.

Chair of Governors at St Gregory and St Patricks Infant school, Health & Safety Governor and also on the Health & Safety committee and Staffing and Finance committee at the school.

David Rogac - worked at Sellafield Ltd for 40 years, first 10 years were spent In Cost Accounting and the last 30 years spent as a Nuclear Materials Accountant working  with International Nuclear Materials Inspectors who visit Site.  Prior to joining Sellafield he worked for a local Chartered Accountant in Whitehaven.

David has been a Church Minister at St Benedict’s for the last 15 years.

Outside interests are walking his two dogs, documentaries on World War 2, all Sport on TV, Cinema, and following Workington Reds and Carlisle United Football Teams

He has been a Governor since 1999 and is currently on the Staffing and Finance Committee.

Sheila Healy - Worked in the post office for 17 years and 32 years as a local government officer with Copeland Borough Council until retiring in 2006.

Sheila has been a governor for 4 terms of office and is part of the Health & Safety and Curriculum and Standards committees.

Sheila is an active member of the St Begh’s Vincent de Paul society and manages the piety shop at the church, also a member of the Copeland residents committee.

Steph Power -  has worked at Sellafield for the past 16yrs in the Magnox Reprocessing plant as Operations Support.   Steph has two children who have attend St Gregory's, she enjoys time with her family & walking her dog Maggie. 

Jolene Cardwell - Jolene has worked in customer services for the past 14 years and attends St Beghs Church.  Jolene has two children, one of which attends St Gregory's & St Patrick's.

Jolene is a member of the Health and Safety Committee.

Marc Shimmin


Sean Clarke - works for the National Nuclear Laboratory having been based on Sellafield site for 13 years and is responsible for a wide range of projects and team members including the management of the NNL technical resource in the development of novel thermal treatment processes. The commissioning, installation and operation of such processes is a key priority. He has previously led key NNL projects for various customers on various sites. Sean maintains an interest in the wider industry through attendance and presentation at relevant conferences with respect to R&D highlights in his team’s area of expertise. Current and previous roles have included significant health, safety and financial interests.

Sean is our Local Authority Governor and is also part of the Staff & Finance and Health and Safety Committees.

Michelle Holliday -  Moved to the area in 2004 from West Yorkshire and is qualified Family Law solicitor practising in a local firm for over 10 years.

Michelle has two children in the school at present and enjoys spending time with my family in my spare time.


Kathryn Ball - also working part time in the school office as an administrative assistant since 2003.

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Category Name       Term of Office

Attendance this

academic year

Head teacher Emma Jackson  
Staff Charlotte Gillies July 2018 - 2022 1/1
Local Authority Sue Savage (Vice Chair) Oct 2018 - 2022 0/1
Foundation Michael Doyle (Chair) Feb 2016-2020  1/1
Foundation Marc Shimmin Oct 2019-2023 1/1
Foundation Sheila Healy Nov 2017 - 2021 1/1
Foundation Steph Power Mar 2017-2021 1/1
Foundation David Rogac Dec 2016-2020 0/1
Foundation Judith Starkie (Safeguarding) March 2018 - 2022 1/1
Foundation Jolene Cardwell Mar 2017 - 2021 1/1
Parent Sean Clarke Oct 2016-2020 0/1
Parent Michelle Holliday Dec 2017 - 2021 0/1