St Mary's

Catholic Primary School


The Interim Executive Board


The Interim Executive Board was established in November 2018. The Board is now meeting fortnightly at the School. It is made up of experienced individuals appointed by the Local Authority. If you wish to contact the IEB please contact Michael Millard or Richard Slade (clerk to the IEB)

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Michael Millard

Diocesan Representative on the Interim Executive Board


I have been involved with St Mary’s since 1991 when I was invited to join the Buildings Maintenance committee as a co-opted member. I later became an elected Parent Governor then a Authority Governor. In January 2017 I was asked to become a, Foundation Governor.  I am married with four sons,  who attended St Mary’s and then St Augustine's in Trowbridge   All have benefited from the very strong Catholic ethos,  which has helped shape their adult lives.  I am a semi-retired Architect/Surveyor & Project Manager. I  have lived in the Chippenham/ Corsham area nearly all my life and am a practising Catholic attending St Mary’s Church.I  feel very honoured to be appointed to the IEB and am looking forward to using my skills and knowledge to benefit St Mary’s School as a whole. My responsibilities on the IEB are premises and Health and Safety.



Michele Blain

Interim Executive Board Member


Michele has been involved with education as  a head teacher, school governance adviser and a school governor. Michele is currently chair of a West Berkshire Primary School.  She has been designated as a National Leader in Governance (NLG)and has been Chair at both Primary and Secondary phases. 

Michele is monitoring all aspects of the Post Ofsted Improvement Action Plan - Leadership and Management,  Early Years, Outcomes for Pupils and Teaching, Learning and Assessment.







Paul Kehoe

Interim Executive Board Member


I have been involved in Catholic secondary education in London for over 35 years. I was Headteacher of two secondary schools in Westminster Diocese. I have also served on numerous governing bodies and as a Chair of Governors on several occasions.

I currently work for Clifton Diocese as the Schools Project Officer. I also do work for the National Governors Association on their ‘leading governance ‘programme.

My main focus on the IEB is monitoring aspects of the post action school improvement plan and the Catholic life of the school.