St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

Deanwood Drive, Parkwood, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9NP
Tel: 01634 371892
Headteacher: Mrs Louise Prestidge




Clive Mailing

Retired Bank Manager and LA Asset Manager.

30 years banking experience, covering finance, HR and Premises related matters.

12 years within LA in Children Services, Managing Capital programmes for schools.

Safer Recruitment trained

Run training courses on Managing your Premises

Local Leader in Governance (LLG) and mentor new Chair of Governors

Over 25 years experience as a Primary school governor and 20 Years experience as Secondary school governor, experienced in chairing, finance, premises, personnel and curriculum.

Parent of four children educated in the RC sector.

Parishioner at St Augustine’s Parkwood for over 38 years.

Louise Prestidge

Headteacher St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School. I have been teaching since 1997 in Primary Schools. I was Deputy Headteacher at St Augustine’s before being appointed Headteacher in 2015. I am responsible for whole school improvement and safeguarding.

Experience in:

Leading improvement in all areas of the curriculum through School Improvement Planning and monitoring.

Leading a whole school staff of teachers, support staff and administration staff.

Leadership and Management of changes to assessment and curriculum.

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Safer Recruitment trained.

PREVENT and E-Safety trained.

Parishioner at St Augustine’s.

Claire Burns

Deputy Headteacher since September 2015. BEd (hons) degree with Geography, Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS)

RE coordinator across the school since 2005

EYFS and KS1 leader with responsibility for mathematics since 2007

Elected staff governor since 2014

Deputy DSL with responsibility for E-safety and PSHE

Safer Recruitment training

Education Visits Coordinator training

OCN Level 3 qualified Forest School practitioner

Parishioner at Our Lady of Gillingham

Parent of two children, one of which is currently being educated in the RC sector.

Experience of school Leadership and Management, Assessment, Curriculum and Safeguarding, staffing and resources.

Karen McIntyre

Deputy Director of nursing for Women’s and Children’s service at Medway.

Experience in :

- Budget management

- HR process

- Leading a senior clinical team

- Business planning

- Project management

- Children’s Safeguarding

- Leading external regulatory inspections

Parishioner at St Augustine’s Parkwood for over 35 years.

Matthew Micallef

IT manager for a high street bank

Parent of child at St. Augustine’s

Over 25 years’ experience of working with young people including youth clubs and catechism for Confirmation candidates

Parishioner at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Rainham for over 40 years

 John Byrne 
  • Currently working as an IT Project Manager for Financial Services Company .
  • Over 30 years experience in Financial IT Systems, Software Development and Project Management.
  • Experienced in Budget Management, Mentoring and Appraisals.
  • Acted as Trade Union staff representative for over 20 years.
  • Previously governor at St Augustine's between 2005 and 2011
  • Parent of two children, both educated at St Augustine's.
  • Parishioner at St Augustine’s, Parkwood for over 30 years.

 Lisa ThompsonDeafblind Intervener working for the Integrated Family Support Service at Medway Council. 

Qualified in British Sign Language level 3

Work alongside Medway’s 0-25 Disability Team.

Experiences working alongside local Special Education School and SEN departments.

Trained in Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Extensive experiences with complex medical needs, qualified Paediatric First Aid.

Helped to facilitate various parenting programmes.

Parent of child in school.

Active parishioner of St Augustine’s church.