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The Governors

Our Governors
The chief role of the governing body is to support the head teacher and the whole school staff in determining the strategic direction of the school. As a group of volunteers committed to the success of the school, the governors share the hopes and aspirations of the head teacher and the staff. St Mary’s has eleven governors, representing parents, staff, the local authority, the local community and the Church of England.
It is also the responsibility of the governors to approve the school budget and ensure financial health, probity and value for money.

The most important responsibility is in regard to the educational performance of the school. By holding leaders to account they ensure that every child receives the best possible education, taking into consideration their widely differing abilities.

 

Governors have no individual authority to act on behalf of the governing body, except in exceptional cases where a quick response is needed, when the chair of governors may act on behalf of the whole governing body. The governors have collective responsibility for supporting and listening to the staff, and the appointment of the headteacher and assistant headteachers.

 

 

Chair of Governors

Mrs J Kapur

Vice Chair

Revd R Lumley

 

Our Governing Body consists of 9 members consisting of :-

3 Parent Governors

1 Staff Governor

1 Headteacher

3 Foundation Governors

2 Co-opted Governors

1 Authority

Plus 1 Associate Governor

 

As well as the full Governing Body there are 4 other committees these are :-

Foundation Committee

 

Progress and Achievements Committee

  • To review and develop the School Improvement Plan for approval by the Governing Body.
  • To monitor and evaluate progress towards meeting school improvement targets including targets relating to children with identified special needs and those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
  • To provide support, guidance and challenge for the Headteacher and senior leaders in all matters relating to Progress, Standards and Achievement, including progress towards meeting areas for the improvement raised by Ofsted.
  • To consider and agree strategies to raise standards and achievement across the school.
  • To report back to Full Governing Body meetings by submission of minutes and discussion of these.
  • To agree staffing requirements and submit proposals for financial approval to the Finance, Safety, Resources and Pay Committee.
  • To monitor behavioural issues, particularly in relation to personal development and learning attitudes.

 

 

Finance, Safety, Resources and Pay Committee

This committee meets at least once per term and submits minutes to the full governing body

Responsible for overseeing financial performance

Responsible for overseeing staffing matters

To provide support, guidance and challenge for the Headteacher in all matters relating to the school

premises and grounds, security and health and safety

 

Performance Review Committee

Responsible for the Headteacher's performance management.

 

 

Foundation Committee Terms of Reference

To ensure the Christian foundation of the school is upheld throughout.

To promote the school’s Christian ethos with a focus on Respect (including report of other faiths), Trust, Wisdom, Perseverance, Hope and Friendship, determined by the school community.

To ensure that the distinctive Christian character of St. Mary’s as a Church of England School is secured, preserved and developed and the school is run in accordance with the trust deed.

To ensure that the Christian vision and values are woven into all aspects of school life and learning.

Have an active Christian presence within the school, to cement a relationship between the school, the church and the wider community.

To evaluate, promote and encourage high quality Christian worship which enhances the spiritual wellbeing of the whole school community (children, staff, governors and parents).

To ensure Religious Education is treated as a core subject and maintains a high profile.

To evaluate standards and progress in Religious Education.

 

 

 

Appeals and Complaints Committees are drawn up when required

 

Jean Kapur

Chair of Governors - LA

Responsibilities: Performance Management

                          Educational Visits

Committees:      Foundation

                          Finance, Safety, Resources and Pay

                          Progress and Achievements

                          Performance Review

Term of Office:22/11/2016-22/11/2020

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB, Progress and Achievement, Foundation, Finance Safety, Resources and Pay

 

 

Becky Lumley

Vice Chair - Foundation

Responsibilities: Collective Worship

                          Religious Education

                          Child Protection/Safeguarding

Committees:      Foundation

                          Progress and Achievements

Term of Office:01/01/2017-01/01/2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Sister of S Smith also a Governor

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB, Foundation

 

Kate Jaques

Foundation

Responsibilities: Disadvantaged Pupils

                          Pupil Premium

                          British Values

                          Global Citizenship

Committees:      Foundation

                          Progress and Achievements

                          Performance Review

Term of Office:31/08/2018-31/08/2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB, Progress and Achievement, Finance Safety, Resources and Pay

 
 

Andrew Gray

Co-Opted

Responsibilities: Health and Safety

Committees:       Finance, Safety, Resources and Pay

Term of office: 02/12/2016-02/12/2020

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB, Finance Safety, Resources and Pay

 
 

Sarah Smith

Foundation

Responsibilities: English/Mathematics

Committees:      Foundation

                          Progress and Achievements

                          Performance Review - Review Officer

Term of Office:22/11/2016-22/11/2020

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Sister of B Lumley also a Governor

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB, Progress and Achievement, Foundation, Finance Safety, Resources and Pay

 
 

Laura Beadle

Parent

Responsibilities: SEND

Committees:       Progress and Achievements

Term of Office: 14/03/2019-14/03/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 

 
 

Shaun Moulson

Parent

Responsibilities: Health and Safety

                          Sports Premium

Committees:       Finance, Safety, Resources and Pay

Term of Office: 14/03/2019-14/03/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB

 
 

David Moore

Co-Opted

Responsibilities: Wider Curriculum

                          Personal Development

                          Behaviour and Welfare

Committees        Finance, Safety, Resources and Pay

                          Progress and Achievements

Term of Office: 30/04/2019-30/04/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 

 

Alison Taylor

Parent

Responsibilities: EYFS

Committees:      

Term of Office: Sept 20-Sept 24

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year:

 

Alistair Kemp

Associate

Responsibilities:

Committees:      Finance, Safety, Resources and Pay

Term of Office: 03/03/2017-03/03/2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB, Finance Safety, Resources and Pay

 

Debbie Frost

Staff

Responsibilities: Training Links

Committees:       Progress and Achievements

Term of Office: 03/03/2019-03/03/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB, Progress and Achievement, Foundation

 

Laura Wallis

Head Teacher

Responsibilities:

Committees:      Foundation

                          Finance, Safety, Resources and Pay

                          Progress and Achievements

Term of Office: N/A

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: FGB, Progress and Achievement, Foundation, Finance Safety, Resources and Pay

 
 

Andy Hewitt

Responsibilities:

Committees:      Finance, Safety, Resources and Pay

                          Progress and Achievements

Term of Office: Ended May 19

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: Finance Safety, Resources and Pay

 

 

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