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Meet the Governors

 

ST MARY'S GOVERNORS

 

WHAT IS OUR ROLE?

The governing body has specific statutory responsibilities and its main tasks are: to provide a sense of direction for the work of the school; to support the work of the school as a critical friend; and to hold the school to account for the standards and quality of education it achieves.

 

The key tasks are:

  - Supporting the strategic direction of the school

  - Promoting high standards of education and achievement

  - Monitoring and evaluating school performance

  - Budgetary allocation and control

  - Ensuring that the appropriate checks and balances are in place

 

The governing body’s overarching role is to act as a critical friend and to support school staff in their work to provide the best possible standards of education, and to help children throughout the school to realise their aspirations and expectations within a safe and secure environment. The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and her Senior Management Team.

 

Apart from the teacher governors and the Headteacher, most of the school’s governors are parents, come from the local community (co-opted governors) or are representatives from the church. Governors can come from any walk of life, and consequently have a range of skills to complement one another in supporting the school’s main functions.

 

The key attributes of a governor are:

  - The ability to work in a team

  - A desire to help the community

  - An external perspective

  - A willingness to challenge assumptions and express their opinions

 

The Governing body is required to publish an Annual Governance Statement that can be foundhere. This statement gives more detail about the Governing body's activities. 

 

CURRENT GOVERNORS........

 

  Local Authority

 

 

Mrs Tracey Harrison (Vice Chair of Governors)

 

Chair of Education Committee; Member of the Focus and Data Groups; Link, Pupil Premium and Safeguarding Governor;

Headteacher PM Review.

 

 

01/09/2016

 

31/08/2020

 

 

  Co-Opted

 

Mr. Ian Pledger

 

Member of Finance & Premises Committee

 

16/03/2016

 

15/03/2020

 

Mr. Richard Till

 

Chair of Personnel & Salary Review Committee ; Member of Focus Group; Member of Data Group. Safeguarding Governor

 

 

22/01/2014

 

21/01/2018

Mrs. Jo Culhane Member of Education Committee; Headteacher PM Review; Lower Key Stage Two Governor

01/09/2016

 

31/08/2020

Mr. John Elliott

 

Chair of Finance & Premises Committee; Member of Personnel & Salary Review Committee; Member of Focus Group.

 

 

17/09/2014

 

16/09/2018

 

  Foundation D.B.E.

 

Mr. Malcolm Lloyd

Chair of Ethos & Community Group; Member of Finance & Premises Committee; Upper Key Stage Two Governor.

01/09/2014

 

31/08/2018

 

  Foundation Ex-Officio

 

Revd. Paul Wilkin

 

Pastoral Care. Member of Ethos and Community Group, RE Governor

 

 

 

 

 Foundation P.C.C.

 

Mr. Alan Corbishley (Chair of Governors)

 

Chair of Governors; Chair of Focus Group; Member of Finance & Premises Committee; Member of Personnel & Salary Review Committee.

 

 

20/08/2016

 

19/08/2020

 

  Parent

 

 

Mr. Giles Greenfield

 

Member of Education Committee; Member of the Data Group; Key Stage One Governor

 

 

01/04/2015

 

31/03/2019

 

Mrs. Emma Pelly

 

Member of Education Committee; Member of Ethos & Community Group; Foundation Stage Governor; Member of Personnel & Salary Review Committee

 

 

05/11/2013

 

04/11/2017

 

Mr. Russell Kirkham

 

Member of Finance & Premises Committee;

 

 

 

18/03/2015

 

17/03/2019

Mrs. Tamsin Baxter

 

Member of Education Committee; SEN Governor; 

 

 

29/02/2015

28/02/2019

 

  Staff

 

 

Miss Julia Dowson

 

Member of Education Committee.

 

 

21/05/2014

 

20/05/2018

 

  The Headteacher

 

 

Mrs Christine Tonkins

 

Head Teacher and Member of all main Committees; Member of Data Group and Ethos & Community Group.

 

 

Summary of Relevant Business & Pecuniary Interest of Governors at St Marys Primary School 

 

Name

Directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses that provide goods or services to the school

Trusteeships and Governorships

Any other potentially relevant interest

Mrs Tracey Harrison (Authority)

None

None

None

Mr Ian Pledger (Co-opted)

None

None

None

Mr Richard Till (Co-opted)

None

None

None

Mr John Elliot (Co-opted)

None

None

None

Mr Malcolm Lloyd (Foundation D.B.E)

None

Stansted PCC

Chairman of the Link, a Community INTEREST Company

Revd Paul Wilkin (Foundation Ex-Officio)

None

None

None

Mr Alan Corbishley (Foundation P.C.C)

None

Stannsted PCC

None

Mrs Josephine Culhane (Co-opted))

None

None

None

Mr Giles Greenfield (Parent)

None

None

None

Mrs Emma Pelly (Parent)

None

None

Institut of Legal and Financial 

Mr Russell Kirkham (Parent)

None

None

Husband of Mrs Claire Kirkham – member of St Marys Staff (LSA)

Mrs Tamsin Baxter (Parent)

None

None

None

Mrs Julia Frost (staff)

None

None

None

Mrs Christine Tonkins (Headteacher)

None

None

NAHT
 

Annual Governance Statement

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