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Our Governors

The Governors help us make our school the best it can be. They meet regularly to support the Leadership Team in the decision making process and to ask challenging questions about how well we are doing and how we can improve.

The Governor's Vision for our school incorporates our "Caring, curious, courageous" motto but expands this further.  The reason for this vision plan is so that we as a board can focus on what we expect to see from our staff, children, parents and other stakeholders of our school.  Here is our vision.

The Chair of Governors is Mrs Liz Maisey (e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and our Clerk to Governors is Mrs Christine Killey. Our Governors are caring, curious and courageous people who give up their time voluntarily to support the school and we are very grateful for the contribution they make. 

We are pleased to welcome Kelly Bowden to our Governing Body as a Parent Governor and Mike Avis as a Foundation Governor. 

Governor News

It has been a few months since I updated.  It feels like things have settled into a new sort of normal.  It is great to see the children all back and settled into school life, even if only from afar.  The Governors meetings have continued to be virtual (over MSTeams) and I was hoping that we may have a chance to sit and have a proper get together before the end of term, but that looks unlikely after the news last week from the Government.

This will be my last Governor update, as I pass the reigns on to one of my fellow Governors.  We are very fortunate at St Marys to have a committed and talented board of Governors, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for your support during the time I have been Chair.

Thank you to those new parents, Kelly Bowden (Parent Governor) and Mike Avis (Foundation Governor) who are new to the Governing body and in volunteering their time.   As they start on their journey as a Governor I can only hope they find the role as interesting and informing as I have over the past few years.

I continue to wish the school well, and hope it goes from strength to strength as the Town school.

Liz Maisey (Chair of Governors)  

Governing Committees

The Full Governing Body is responsible for:

  • Monitoring and challenging the progress of the school in achieving its priorities;
  • Setting the strategic direction, vision and ethos of the school;
  • Recruiting and performance managing the headteacher;
  • Exercising employer responisibility;
  • Ensuring the school meets its statutory responsibilities;
  • Ensuring financial probity;
  • Ensuring the premises are well managed;
  • Reporting to the school's stakeholders.

We also have two sub-committees - the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Resources Committee:

The purpose of the Teaching & Learning Committee is to monitor and improve standards of pupil performance and the teaching of the national curriculum. The committee will support and advise and challenge the Headteacher and the Governing Body on the distinctiveness of St Mary's as a church school and on communication and engagement with parents and the community.  The committee will also ensure safeguarding meets statutory requirements.

The purpose of the Resources Committee is to ensure effective use of the school's financial resources, that the premises are fit for purpose and meet relevant health and safety requirements and to provide guidance to the Headteacher on personnel issues.

 

Our Governors

Each Governor has a specific curriculum responsibilty and a defined term of office.

Name 

Gov. Type & Appointing Body

Term of Office 

Committee Membership 

Area of Responsibilty

 

Rev. Poppy Hughes

Ex-Officio

Foundation

 

Teaching & Learning

 RE/SIAMS

Jo Woolley

 Headteacher

 

Resources 

Teaching & Learning

 

Rosemary Bailey

Foundation

Diocese

01/09/2019-31/08/2023

Teaching & Learning

 

 

David Greenwood

Foundation

Diocese

01/09/2018-31/08/2022

Teaching & Learning (Chair)

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Maths

Science

Assessment

Clair Hodgson

Foundation

Diocese

01/06/2017-31/05/2021

Resources (Chair)

 

OPAL/PE

Headteacher Performance Mgmt

Liz Maisey

Local Authority

Local Authority

01/11/2017-31/10/2021

Chair of Governors

 

Pupil Premium

PSHE

British Values

Headteacher Performance Mgmt

Helen Silins

Staff

School

01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022

Teaching & Learning

 

Lesley Baldwin

Foundation

Diocese

01/11/2020 -31/10/2024

Teaching & Learning

Maths

Science

Crispin Auden

Foundation

Diocese

01/11/2020-31/10/2024 Resources  English
Gemma Telling

Parent

Parents

01/02/2018-31/01/2022 Teaching & Learning  SEND
Elizabeth Durning Co-opted 01/11/18 - 31/10/22 Teaching & Learning  EYFS
Jo Tancock

Foundation

Diocese

01/09/2019 - 31/08/2023 Resources Safeguarding
Kelly Bowden

Parent

Parents

11/01/2021-10/01/2025 Teaching & Learning  

Mike Avis

Foundation

Diocese

01/04/2021-31/03/2025

 Resources

 

Christine Killey Clerk to Governors 01/10/2014    

 

Name Register of Interests

Attendance

to Dec 20 - virtual

Attendance

to Apr 21 - virtual

Attendance

to July 21 - virtual

Rev. Poppy Hughes  

FGB 2/2

T&L 0/2

 FGB 3/3

 T&L 1/3

 FGB 

 T&L 

Jo Woolley  

FGB 2/2

T&L 2/2

Resources 2/2

 FGB 3/3

 T&L 3/3

Resources 3/3

 FGB 

 T&L  

Resources 

Jo Tancock

 

FGB 2/2

Resources 2/2

 

 FGB 3/3

Resources 3/3

 

 FGB 

Resources 

 

David Greenwood  

FGB 2/2

T&L 2/2

 FGB 3/3

 T&L 3/3

 FGB 

 T&L

Clair Hodgson  

FGB 2/2

Resources 2/2

 FGB 3/3

Resources 3/3

FGB 

Resources 

Liz Maisey  

FGB 2/2

T&L 1/2

Resources 2/2

 FGB 3/3

 T&L 3/3

Resources 3/3

FGB 

T&L 

Resources 

Kelly Bowden  

FGB N/A

T&L N/A

FGB 1/1

T&L N/A

FGB 

T&L 

Helen Silins  

FGB 2/2

T&L 2/2

 FGB 3/3

 T&L 3/3

FGB 

T&L 

Lesley Baldwin  

FGB 2/2

T&L 2/2

 FGB 3/3

 T&L 3/3

 FGB

 T&L

Crispin Auden  

FGB 2/2

Resources 2/2

 FGB 3/3

Resources 3/3

 FGB 

Resources 

Gemma Telling  

FGB 2/2

T&L 2/2

 FGB 3/3

 T&L 3/3

 FGB

 T&L 

Elizabeth Durning  

FGB 2/2

T&L 2/2

 FGB 3/3

 T&L 3/3

 FGB 

 T&L 

Rosemary Bailey  

FGB 2/2

T&L 0/2

FGB 3/3

T&L 1/3

FGB 

T&L 

Mike Avis  

FGB N/A 

Resources N/A

FGB N/A 

Resources N/A

FGB

Resources 

 

 

 

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