Meet our Governors

  • Mrs Caroline Lovegrove

    Headteacher, Caroline Lovegrove, was born in London, in Dollis Hill. From an early age she aspired to be a teacher. After studying in St. Mary's University, Strawberry Hill, she gained both an English and an Education Degree. She has been in teaching for over 24 years and is passionate about providing the very best for every child in her care. She married in Rome in 2001 and was privileged to meet and receive a marital blessing from Pope John Paul II. Caroline has three boys, who attend The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in London. She is a keen theatregoer, with her favourite production being 'Les Miserables'.

  • Mike Robinson

    Foundation Governor. Committees : Chair of Resources and member of Pay Committee. Mike graduated in Maths & Management Studies at Cambridge University and spent most of his career in IT Operations with major multinationals. He is now semi-retired, providing PC and website support as well as some A-level coaching. Mike met his wife while in New York, and they have been married for over forty years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren at primary school, two in Oxfordshire and one in Canada. Following a break of ten years, Mike has come back to being a school governor, having previously been a foundation governor at another primary school in the diocese for over fifteen years (and chair of governors for much of that time). In his leisure time Mike is a fan of motor sport and enjoys geocaching, genealogy and social history. Mike was appointed Foundation Governor in 2013.

  • Mrs Alex Fallon

    Staff Governor. Alex was born in Norfolk and has lived in a few places around the country, including Surrey and Hampshire. She moved to Buckinghamshire at the age of 16 and attended Dr. Challoner's High School. Having always known she wanted to be a teacher, she trained at York St. John University with a specialism in Religious Education. Alex joined St. Joseph's as a newly qualified teacher in 2009 and now holds several roles within the school, including Senior Teacher and Maths Co-Ordinator. In her spare time, Alex enjoys swimming and reading. Alex was appointed as Staff Governor in April 2017.

  • Mr Malcolm Paice

    Vice Chair of Governor. Committees: Resources Committee, teaching learning and Standards. Malcolm was born and raised in Harrow, before moving to Denham with his wife in 2010. His working life began in engineering before he moved into operational and technical roles in the transport sector. Since 2014 Malcolm has run his own consultancy business specialising in transforming technology driven organisations. A large part of his working life is spent with universities and other educational institutes to provide work experience and employability skills to their students. Malcolm is an active Liveryman in the City of London and holds both executive and non-executive directorships in transport, technology and recruitment companies. Malcolm and his wife Aniko have a daughter, Holly, who attends St Joseph’s.

  • Mr Drew Bish

    Foundation Governor, Committees - Resources, Pay & Personnel, Marketing. Drew is a Marketer with almost 20 years' experience driving customer and commercial agendas. His career started in advertising agencies, where he led programmes for bands including Honda, Jaguar, IBM and American Express. He is Head of Marketing Communications at Barclaycard, where he sits on the Marketing Leadership Team and Executive Committee for Commercial Payments. Drew has lived in Chalfont St Peter with his wife, Lucy, for a number of years. They have two sons who both currently attend St. Joseph's. When not watching St. Joseph's football on Saturday or hockey on a Sunday, he enjoys walking and watching motor racing and visiting France.

  • Fr Michael Spain

    Father Michael Spain. Parish Priest of St. Joseph's. Prior of the Carmelite Community. Dean of Pastoral area of South East Bucks. Was assistant priest at St. Joseph's1993 - 1995 and so familiar to longstanding parishioners. Worked for 14 years on the Nigerian Mission, am in the 4th year as Parish Priest and have overseen the church renovations and parish centre upgrade. Have a varied pastoral ministry with input to outreach and evangelisation teams. Hobbies include gardening, cycling and golf.

  • Debbie Dry

    Chair of Governors. Committee : Chair of Teaching, Learning & Standards and member of Pay Committee. Debbie trained as a registered nurse at Charing Cross Hospital, London and gained her BSc (Hons) in Health & Social Care from the Royal College of Nursing in 1999. Debbie specialised in ITU for many years and now manages a care home for the elderly. Debbie grew up in Gerrards Cross, but moved with her husband David and three children, to Beaconsfield in 2007. As a class parent Debbie is involved with supporting fund-raising within the school and social activities within the school. Her hobbies include gardening, reading and baking. She is also in the process of writing a book. Debbie was appointed as a Foundation Governor in 2013.

  • Paul Fairbrother

    Parent Governor. Committees : Teaching, Learning & Standards Committee, Resources and Pay Committee. Paul graduated in Business Economics from Reading University and joined British Gas in a marketing role for a couple of years before joining Philips & Drew as an Investment Manager, which later became UBS Global Asset Management. Paul has over 20 years experience as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager and enjoyes studying businesses and researching investment ideas for his clients' portfolios. Paul and his wife Nicola moved to Beaconsfield in 2009 from Balham in South West London and have never looked back. They have three children who are all at St. Joseph's. In his spare time Paul enjoys playing squash, running half marathons ans supporting QPR. Every Saturday he enjoys helping with the coaching at St. Joseph's Football Club. Paul was elected as a Parent Governor in 2014.

  • Teresa Ptaszynska

    Local Authority Governor. Committee : Member of Teaching, Learning & Standards. Teresa grew up in South London, attending La Retraite Convent Grammar School before studying PhD at Middlesex Hospital and Queen Elizabeth College, University of London. After two years of post-doctoral research Teresa joined the pharmaceutical industry where she has been involved in drug development with a number of companies for over twelve years. Teresa now works for an international clinical research service provider to the pharmaceutical industry, the EU office of which is head-quartered in Maidenhead. Teresa and her husband Chris moved from Croydon to Gerrards Cross in 1996. They have two grown up children, Alicia and Christopher. Teresa is an active member of St. Joseph's Church and a trustee of the Alistair Roberts Memorial Fund Charity. To relax Teresa enjoys yoga, theatre ballet, eating good food rather than cooking it, and gardening.

  • Shelly Rahman Haley

    Foundation Governor. Committees : Chair of Catholic Life and member of Resources, and Teaching, Learning & Standards. Shelley was born and brought up in Chorley, Lancashire, but left aged 18 to study medicine at Cambridge. Shelley has lived in Chalfont St. Giles for the last seven years, moving there from London after having been appointed in 2007 to Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital as a consultant cardiologist. She and her husband have two young children, both of whom are at St. Joseph's. Shelly is passionate about education and training in her career and works as an Educational Supervisor to junior doctors training in the North-West London area. Outside work, Shelley is an active member of the church community as one of the childrens liturgy group leaders, and at home she enjoys playing guitar, sewing dresses for her little girl, and reading. Shelley was appointed as a Foundation Governor in 2014.

  • Deborah Taylor

    Foundation Gov. Committee : Chair of Admissions and member of Teaching, Learning & Standards. Deborah trained as a nurse in London in 1981 and has remained within the NHS in a variety of roles, with her main interest in patient and public health education/promotion. Deborah gained her BSc (Hons) in Health Studies in 1995, became a Health Visitor in 2000, then moved to public health and gained her MSc in 2008 in Public Health Practice. Deborah left the NHS in 2016 and now works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in a local nursing home, working both at strategic and operational levels. Married to Christopher in 1984, then moved to CSPeter in 2000 and have involved themselves in activities within the village. Deborah spends much of her time with her family (including her 3 nephews, all linked with St. Jo's) and friends. Time allowing, hobbies include foreign travel, entertaining, skiing, cooking (desserts only!), going to the theatre, reading and supporting Chelsea FC.