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Our Patrons

Our Patrons 1 Most Rev Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool
Our Patrons 2 Rt Rev Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton
Our Patrons 3 Rt Rev Mark O'Toole Bishop pf Plymouth
Our Patrons 4 John Battle KCSG (Retired MP)
Our Patrons 5 Prof Gerald Grace Institute of Education London
Our Patrons 6 Kathleen O'Gorman


Trustees 1
Trustees 2
Trustees 3
Trustees 4
Trustees 5
Trustees 6
Trustees 7


Director 1

Sister Judith Russi  SSMN

- has worked for many years in all fields of Catholic education, teaching, leadership,advisory, Section 48 inspection and teachers' professional development. She is the author of a variety of religious education books at primary,secondary and sixth-form levels. As a passionate national speaker and curriculum developer she continues to pioneer many innovative and challenging educational initiatives.


Mr Raymond Friel

 -  was born in Scotland but has spent most of his professional life in England. He started teaching in London in 1990 and has been a Head teacher in Catholic schools since 20002. He is currently a National Leader of Education and supports other schools as well as his own. He is involved in a number of national initiatives, including the organisation of a national retreat for Catholic head teachers. He is also a literary editor and published poet.

His most recent publication 'How to survive in leadership in a Catholic School' has written as follow-up book to his and Sr Judith Russi's book How to Survive Working in a Catholic School. The new book is written specifically for headteachers and those working in senior leadership in Catholic schools. It is a personal and practical guide to leadership in Catholic schools based on the real life experiences of the author as well as a variety of heads he visited. He lives with his three sons and wife in Somerset.


Miss Clare McFlynn

-  is a serving Primary National Leader of Education, Head teacher, and Ofsted Inspector. Clare is passionate about Catholic education and has been responsible for pioneering many innovative and challenging new ideas.


Sr Mary Jo Martin RSHM

 - is a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. She taught in Belfast, Birmingham, Liverpool and Essex before going into Diocesan work for the Diocese of Brentwood. She was Director of Religious Education at St Mary’s, Strawberry Hill and Director of Education for the Diocese of Portsmouth.  Mary Jo came out of Provincial leadership to lead and direct the revision and review of the inspection process for the Westminster Diocesan Education Service. She is currently the Chief Inspector for the Diocese of Westminster. Mary Jo has wide experience of working with governors, leadership teams and staff in both the primary and secondary sector of Catholic education.


Mr Patrick Morrissey 

- is a highly experienced Catholic Head teacher (recently retired). Patrick is Chair of trustees for EducareM and plays a key role as a mentor supporting serving Head teachers and teachers at all levels. 


Mr Kevin Quigley

is the retired Director of Education for the diocese of Salford  having been a secondary Head teacher for many years. Kevin is responsible for leading edge changes and developments at both a national and local level in Catholic education..


Sr Judith Russi



Sue Riley


Development Team

Supporting the spiritual development of Head teachers and through the National Retreats for Head teachers and Governors.




Picture 1 Brendan Duffy
Picture 2 Raymond Friel
Picture 3 Dominic Mulcahy
Picture 4 Rev Adrian Porter SJ
Picture 5 Sr Judith Russi
Picture 6 John Shinkwin
Picture 7 Maggie Shinkwin