School Governors act to ensure that the school operates within legal frameworks to fulfil its duty towards pupils, parents and carers, and community.
They oversee matters relating to pupils’ achievement, progress and welfare.
They have a duty to ensure school’s income is effectively used.
Governors are also responsible for the short and long term development of school, and establishing and maintaining its ethos.
Governors of St Marys meet termly as Full Governing Body. Three sub committees have been established and they meet termly [or as required] and have specific roles including:
- Pupils and Curriculum Committee – has overall responsibility for monitoring curriculum developments and wider issues relating to pupils; wellbeing and development.
- Standards Committee – monitors learning, achievement and progress.
- Resources Committee – has responsibility for management of all school’s resources including financial, physical and staff.
Individual Governors have specific responsibilities for particular aspects of school life and are frequent visitors to school. These roles include oversight of: SEND; Health and Safety; Safeguarding; Wellbeing.
Governors hear regular reports about school life and learning and about how school is developing. They ask questions about pupils’ progress, behaviour, attendance, finance, buildings, teaching and learning, curriculum, staffing, ethos – in fact all aspects of school life.
They are clear about how they expect to see progress.
They challenge and support school and the Headteacher to ensure that St Mary’s children are safe, happy and receive every possible opportunity.
Our Governing Body is constituted as follows:
- 7 Foundation Governors – nominated by The Church
- 2 Parent Governors
- 2 Staff Governors
- 1 Local Authority Governor
- St Andrew’s church priest in charge – ex-officio
Governors serving as of Sept 2023:
Mr M Taylor [Head Teacher] or delegated acting head
Mrs J Milne [Chair; foundation governor]
Rev D Gerrard [Ex-officio foundation governor]
Mrs P Aveyard [Vice Chair; foundation governor]
Mr J Allott [Foundation governor]
Mrs V Arya [Foundation governor]
Mr N Ahmed [Parent governor]
Mrs S Ilyas [Foundation governor]
Mr S Afsar [Parent Governor]
Miss S Brook [Staff governor]
Mr J Milne [Foundation governor]
Rev K Robertson [Foundation governor]
Mrs T Simpson [Staff governor]
Cllr O Rowley [LA governor]
Associate Governors: Miss E Brown [if not in Acting Head role]
All governors are contactable through school.
Governor Details and Register of Interests
|Governor Name||Category of Governor –||Appointing Body – e.g. Parents, Staff, LA||Term Start Date||Term End Date||Date Stepped Down (where applicable)||Governing Body Committees Serving On||Positions of Responsibility Held – e.g. Chair, Vice-Chair||Relevant Business Interest||Other Educational Establishments where Governor/Trustee||Relationship with Member of School Staff||Attendance at FGB mtgs, Sept 22 – July 23|
|Rev David Gerrard||Ex-officio||12/09/2016||Standards Committee, Wellbeing.||5 of 6|
|Mr Mark Taylor||Ex-officio||Headteacher||01/09/2008||Pupils & Curriculum Standards, Resources||Director ECP||6 of 6|
|Mr Nasar Ahmed||Parent Governor||Parents||02/12/2020||01/12/2024||Pupils and Curriculum||3 of 6|
|Mrs Rabina Khan||Parent Governor||Parents||03/05/2019||02/05/2023||Pupils and Curriculum||4 of 6|
|Mr John Allott||Foundation Governor||Foundation||03/05/2019||02/05/2023||Resources||Director ECP||Governor, Pinders Primary||4 of 6|
|Mrs Pamela Aveyard||Foundation Governor||Foundation||04/07/2019||03/07/2023||Pupils and Curriculum, Safeguarding and Health & Safety||Vice-Chair||4 of 6|
|Mrs Safia Ilyas||Foundation Governor||Foundation||30/04/2020||29/04/2024||Standards||5 of 6|
|Mrs Janet Milne||Foundation Governor||Foundation||30/08/2022||29/08/2026||Pupils & Curriculum, Standards, Resources, RSHE||Chair||Director ECP||Trustee Enhance MAT; LGB, CAPA, Netherton J & I School||6 of 6|
|Mr John Milne||Foundation Governor||Foundation||25/01/2021||24/01/2025||Resources||Director ECP||3 of 6|
|Rev Kathy Robertson||Foundation Governor||Foundation||01/01/2018||31/12/2022||Pupils & Curriculum, SEND,Wellbeing.||6 of 6|
|Mrs Amanda Matheson||Staff||Staff||26/01/2021||25/01/2025||Standards||5 of 6|
|Cllr Mrs Olivia Rowley||LA Governor||Local Authority||04/07/2022||03/07/2026||Resources||Director ECP||4 of 6|
|Mrs Tracy Simpson||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||08/10/2022||07/10/2026||Standards||Mother of TA in school||4 of 6|
|Miss Emma Brown
Mrs Becky Shuttleworth
|3 of 6
3 of 6
- ECP – Eastmoor Community Project