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Welcome to our governance section. The school has a 'Strategic Task Group' fulfilling the roles of governance. If you would like to contact any of the group, please do so using any of the means listed on the 'Contact Us' section of the website.


Strategic Task Group

ChairCanon Andrew Teale – DDE, CEO

Andrew has worked in education for 25 years.

He has taught in primary schools in inner-city Nottingham and across Herefordshire, becoming the Headteacher of a small rural school, Pembridge Church of England Primary School in 2003. After 6 successful years as Headteacher at Pembridge, Andrew moved to become the Headteacher of a larger urban school, St Paul's Church of England Primary School, in Hereford.

Andrew became a SIAMs inspector in 2011 and has conducted church school inspections in the Hereford and Worcester Dioceses. 

Andrew has been a governor of a federation of a secondary and two primaries and an all through independent school in Hereford.

In 2014 St Paul's achieved an outstanding inspection from Ofsted and became a National Support School and Andrew became a National Leader of Education in 2015.

Andrew was the Executive Headteacher for St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary School from 2012 until 2014, helping the school move from 'Special Measures' to a 'Good' overall judgement in 11 months.

In May 2018, Andrew was installed as a Lay Canon at Hereford Cathedral in recognition of his service to education in Hereford.

In 2019, St Paul's was awarded an overall judgement of 'excellent' under the new SIAMS inspection framework.

Since September 2018, Andrew has been the Director of Education for the Hereford Diocese. He remained as Executive Headteacher at St Paul's until Easter 2019.

In January 2019 he became Chief Executive Officer for the Diocesan Trust, overseeing a transformation to its new identity, culture and ethos,  as the Diocese of Hereford Multi-Academy Trust.


Mrs K Mather

Headteacher of Ludlow Primary School


Mr W Finn

A modern history graduate from the University of York. In 1989, he began working with The McVitie biscuit company, and in 1991 left to join Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of baby products, cosmetics and OTC medicines, in their marketing department.

He stayed with Johnson & Johnson for the next 25 years, becoming Marketing Director of their French cosmetics company in 1996, Marketing Director of the UK division in 1999 and International Marketing Director (Beauty Care), in 2003.

In 2006, he was appointed Managing Director of a newly acquired Johnson & Johnson company in France, and in 2009 he became Regional Managing Director for the African region, based in Cape Town. In 2012 he returned to Paris as President of all J&J consumer companies in France and a member of the Europe, Africa and Middle East management board, as well as the Global Beauty Care leadership team.

In 2015, frustrated by limitations of life within a large multinational company, he retired. He and his wife Victoria and their son Stanley, chose to settle in Hereford.  Will is an occasional consultant, a trustee of Herefordshire Headway and has worked with the Diocese of Hereford Multi-Academy Trust since May 2019


Mr K Bryant

I was chair of the Governing Body of Ludlow Junior and Ludlow Primary for several years having close association with both the former Infant and Junior Schools. I am particularly interested in the standard of education we provide so that our children have every opportunity to flourish as adults. I have a special interest in the teaching of mathematics and religious education which is about helping our children to live in a diverse society and not about promoting religion.


Ms D Atkinson

I was elected as a co-opted governor 2 years ago to support the governing body in their financial accountability duties. I am headteacher of Gorsley Goffs Primary School in Ross –on-Wye, Herefordshire and have been in education for 22 years and very much enjoy the challenges! My philosophy is that all children should receive the very best education possible; enabling them to reach their full potential whilst enjoying their learning journey. During my teaching career, I have taught Early Years right through to Year 6 and before joining Gorsley Goffs I was deputy headteacher at a large city school (600 pupils). Over the last three years, I have embraced the new challenges of executive headship as Gorsley Goffs federated with Lea C of E Primary School which has given me the experience to support Ludlow Primary with the amalgamation. I very much enjoy my role and take great delight in seeing the school go from strength to strength.


Ms N Stewardson

I have had children at Ludlow Primary School since 2011 and have always enjoyed helping out where I can, be it on the PTA, listen to children read or helping on school trips. In 2018 I became a parent governor.
I have 3 children who have all started their education at Ludlow Primary from the the age of 2years old, progressing through to year 6.
I have worked for Teme Leisure since 2000 as a Marketing Manager and oversee Swimming and Membership programmes, staffing and customer care. Leisure, Physical Education and generally encouraging children's fitness and well-being is a particular interest of mine. 



Click here for the Governors Code of Conduct which outlines what is expected from members of the Local Academy Board and sets out the Code of Conduct, which all members are required to comply with.

  Proof of its signing can be found here


  The school's Scheme of Delegated Authority can be found here




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