Office Staff & Site Management

Mrs Lisa Chisholm

Office Manager

I have worked in the office at Stratford Primary for just over 10 years and continue to thoroughly enjoy every day, no two days are ever the same. Watching the new Reception class nervously come in on their first day to waving them goodbye at the end of Year 6 is always an emotional moment. Prior to working at school, while my girls were here I was involved in the Parents’ Association for many years as well as classroom volunteering.

I have two daughters, both of whom attended this school, Jess is now in her third year at Cheltenham University training to become a primary school teacher and Lottie has just moved to Oxford where she is training in retail.

Before spending several years at home with my girls when they were young, I worked mainly in administration and marketing, initially in London and then returned to help set up a boat building company in Tewkesbury which took me around Europe and to all the major national and international boat shows, and then returned to work in Stratford at a slightly more leisurely pace before having my children.

I have a very spoilt Jack Russell who takes up a lot of my time, consequently my hobbies generally include a lot of walking, preferably with a decent pub with a log fire at the end. I am an avid sports fan, particularly cricket and also enjoy reading detective and historical novels, although having just discovered Game of Thrones these two activities have taken a back seat!

I am a keen cook and enjoy entertaining.

Mrs Gemma Wilson

Admin Assistant

I have been at Stratford Primary now for 2 years and enjoy the variety each day and getting to know the children and parents.
We moved to Stratford from London in August 2018. I spent many years working in retail and Customer Services, before taking a career break and spending time at home with my 4 children.

Mr Craig Hodgkins

Site Manager

I have been at Stratford Primary for 3 years and was a debt collector before being a site manager. I have always enjoyed being a handyman and it is something that I do a lot of in my spare time so it is rewarding that I can do it as a job as well. I take a lot of pride in my work and always look to keep the school in pristine condition for all that attend. As well as the cleaning and caretaking, I also help with the school football team.

Outside of school I do a lot of gardening and DIY, both at home and for other people. I have 3 children, aged 9, 8 and 4, who are always keeping me on my toes. I have been married just over a year to my wife Ceri and we have recently bought our first family home. I play football every week and also go to the gym as often as possible.

Mrs Jo Mingins


Mrs. Mingins' biography can be found under Lunchtime Staff.