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 twice termly as Full Governing Body. Several sub committees and working parties have been established. They meet termly (or as required) and have specific roles including:
- Pupils and Standards Committee – monitors learning, achievement and progress.
- Resources Committee – has responsibility for management of all school’s resources including financial, physical and staff.
- SIAMs working party – evaluates, monitors and develops strategies relating to Christian ethos of school
- Governor evaluation – working to ensure effective governance
- Strategic development – looking at long term directions for the school
Individual Governors may have specific responsibilities for particular aspects of school life and are frequent visitors to school.
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.
All governors are contactable through school.
Our Governing Body is constituted as follows:
- 7 Foundation Governors – nominated by The Church
- 2 Parent Governors
- 2 Staff Governors
- 1 Local Authority Governor
- Headteacher – ex-officio
- St Andrew’s church priest in charge – ex-officio
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 19 – July 20|
|Rev David Gerrard||Ex-officio||12/09/2016||SIAMS||4 of 5|
|Mr Mark Taylor||Ex-officio||Headteacher||01/09/2008||Pupils & Standards, Resources||Director ECP||5 of 5|
|Mrs Shazila Ali||Parent Governor||Parents||03/05/2019||02/05/2023||31/10/2020||3 of 5|
|Mr Nasar Ahmed||Parent Governor||Parents||02/12/2020||01/12/2020|
|Mrs Rabina Khan||Parent Governor||Parents||03/05/2019||02/05/2023||SIAMS||4 of 5|
|Mr John Allott||Foundation Governor||Foundation||03/05/2019||02/05/2023||Director ECP||Governor, Pinders Primary||1 of 5|
|Mrs Pamela Aveyard||Foundation Governor||Foundation||04/07/2019||03/07/2013||Pupils and standards; training link governor||Vice-Chair||4 of 5|
|Mrs Safia Ilyas||Foundation Governor||Foundation||30/04/2020||29/04/2024||Community||2 of 2|
|Mrs Janet Milne||Foundation Governor||Foundation||30/08/2018||29/08/2022||Pupils & Standards, Resources||Chair||Director ECP||Trustee Enhance MAT; LGB, CAPA||5 of 5|
|Mr John Milne||Foundation Governor||Foundation||25/01/2021||24/01/2025||Resources||Director ECP||3 of 5|
|Rev Kathy Robertson||Foundation Governor||Foundation||01/01/2018||31/12/2022||Pupils & Standards||5 of 5|
|Mrs Amanda Matheson||Staff||Staff||27/01/2017||26/01/2021||Pupils & Standards||5 of 5|
|Cllr Mrs Olivia Rowley||LA Governor||Local Authority||04/07/2019||03/07/2023||Community||Director ECP||4 of 5|
|Mrs Tracy Simpson||Co-opted Governor||Governing Body||08/10/2018||07/10/2023||Pupils & Standards||Mother of Ta in school||4 of 5|
|Miss Emma Brown||Associate||Governing Body||01/09/2018||31/08/2022||5 of 5|
- ECP – Eastmoor Community Project