St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

Together we love, live and learn.

The Governing Body


The principal role of the Governing Body is to uphold the Catholic ethos and determine the overall strategic direction of the school.  Governors regularly monitor and evaluate the performance of the school through meetings and visits.  Governors appoint professional staff to fulfill the educational responsibilities of the school.  Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school.

The majority of the governors are Foundation Governors who are appointed by the Archbishop.  They are practising Catholics and very often parents or former parents of children in the school.  Other governors are elected to their role by groups within the school’s community.  The Governors act collectively as a body and no governor acts as an individual without prior approval by the full governing body.


Our Governors


Co Chair of Governors- Mrs Maggie Griffiths and Mr Chris Park (also Foundation governors)

Foundation Governors –  Fr Nazarius Mgungwe, Mr Edward Hogan & Mrs Elizabeth Burger

Elected Parent Governors-  Mrs Danielle Milward & Mrs Fiona Daniels

Elected Staff Governor – Mrs Lynda Bowen

Local Authority Governor – Mr Philip Morgans

Associate members –  Miss Charlotte Kopsch

Clerk to the Governing Body – Mrs Jane Jones


If you need to contact the governors or would like to know more about the work of governors, you should write to:

  • The Clerk to the Governing Body
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • Newtown Road
  • Malvern
  • WR14 1PF


For all day to day matters, including questions or concerns about your child, you should contact the class teacher in the first instance.  For further questions or concerns, you should contact the Headteacher.  School staff may be contacted on request at the end of the school day or you can ask for an appointment by telephoning the school office on 01684 573016.



Mrs Therese Langford

Ex Officio – Head 


OngoingResources, Admissions, Learning & Teaching 
Mrs Lynda BowenElected staffSeptember 17, 2022Resources, Learning & TeachingSafeguarding (with Liz Burger)
Mrs Elizabeth BurgerFoundationAugust 3, 2022Staff Appeal, Pupil Discipline, Learning & Teaching Vice-Chair
Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Maggie GriffithsFoundationAugust 2, 2022

Performance & Pay, Resources, Staff, Pupil Discipline, Learning & Teaching


Joint Chair
Staff Development and  Early Years Lead
Mr Edward HoganFoundationMay 8, 2025Resources, Admissions, Staff Appeal,RE & Catholic Ethos Lead
Miss Charlotte KopschAssociate memberFebruary 1, 2020Data, Learning & Teaching 
Mr Philip MorgansLocal AuthoritySeptember 29, 2022Performance & Pay, Data, Resources, AdmissionsHealth & Safety Lead
Mr Christopher ParkFoundationAugust 31, 2024

Performance & Pay, Data, Resources, Staff Appeal, Learning & Teaching


Joint Chair
Chair of Data Group
Maths, Science and SEND Lead
Mrs Kate JonesParentDecember 12, 2021Resources, Admissions, Learning & TeachingPP & LAC lead
Fr Naz MgungweFoundation Admissions, Staff, Pupil Discipline 






Name of 
Governor/associate member
CategoryPositionRelevant Business 
Other Schools 
Any relationship with other 
governors or school staff 
(including spouses, partners & relatives)
Any other interest
Therese LangfordEx-OfficioHeadteacherNoneNoneNoneNone
Maggie GriffithsFoundationJoint ChairNoneNoneNoneNone
Chris ParkFoundationJoint ChairNoneNoneNoneNone
Elizabeth BurgerFoundationJoint Vice-ChairNoneNoneMother-in-law of Philip Morgans, LA governor; Mother of Anne-Marie Wood (TA); grandchildren attend the schoolNone
Lyn BowenStaff NoneNoneNoneNone
Philip MorgansLA NoneNoneSon-in-Law of Elizabeth Burger, Foundation Governor; Brother-in-Law to Anne-Marie Wood (TA); 
Edward HoganFoundation NoneNoneNoneNone
Kate JonesParent None NoneNone
Charlotte Kopsch **Associate NoneNoneNoneNone
Georgina CarrollParent NoneNoneNoneNone

Governor Attendance 2020-21