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Meet the Governors

Our Governors

 

 

The Governing Body is the school’s critical friend. It has a vital role in setting St Mary’s strategy, vision and values and making sure that it provides the best possible education for our pupils. We also promote and encourage the development of St Mary’s Christian ethos. In every school, governors have three core functions:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Governors set policies and procedures, monitor standards and make sure that St Mary’s remains a safe and secure environment. We support the Headteacher and staff, whilst monitoring and evaluating the progress our pupils make – both academically and in their personal and social development – and the effectiveness of the School Development Plan.

 

We do NOT get involved in operational matters or the day-to-day running of the school, which are the responsibility of the headteacher and senior leadership team.

 

 

Contact us:

 

If you would like to speak to a governor, you can contact us via the school office, which will pass on your request. We will then get in touch with you as soon as possible.

 

If you have a concern or complaint, please do remember that governors must not get involved initially. As a first stage, complaints should go to the relevant staff member or headteacher. If you are not satisfied with the school’s response, then this is the time for the complaint to be passed up to the governors for further investigation or appeal. See our Complaints Procedure (on the website) for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed by

Appointment date/ End of term of office

Committee Membership

Business Interests

Full Governing Body meetings attended

2020-21

Committee meetings attended 2020-21

Tracey Harrison

Co-Chair of Governors

Local Authority

Essex County Council

1.09.2020

 

31.08.2024

 

Education

(Chair)

 

None

7/7

3/3

Jo Culhane

Co-Chair of Governors

Co-opted

Governing Body

20.05.2020

 

19.05.2024

Education

 

None

5/7

2/3

Matthew Curzon

Headteacher

Staff

Ex-officio

N/A ex-officio

Finance & Premises;

Education;

Personnel & Salary Review;

Ethos & Community

 

None

7/7

11/11

Alan Corbishley

Foundation

Parochial Church Council

13.07.2020

 

12.07.2024

Finance & Premises;

Ethos & Community

(Chair)

None

6/7

7/9

John Elliott

Deputy Chair

Co-opted

Governing Body

04.07.2018

 

03.07.2022

Finance and Premises

(Chair);

Personnel &Salary Review

None

7/7

8/8

Julia Dowson

Teacher

 

Staff

Staff

21.05.2018

 

20.05.2022

 

Education

None

6/7

3/3

Ian Pledger

Co-opted

Governing Body

29.01.2020

 

15.03.2024

 

Finance & Premises

 

None

7/7

4/5

Britta Crawford

Parent

Parents

01.12.2017

 

30.11.2021

 

Education;

Ethos & Community

None

7/7

3/3

Pete Simmonds

Parent

Parents

27.05.2021

 

26.05.2025

 

To be arranged

 

None

1/1

N/A

Daniel Bryan

 

 

 

 

Parent

Parents

25.09.2019

 

24.09.2023

Finance & Premises; Personnel & Salary Review

None

7/7

6/8

The Revd Dr Colin Fairweather

 

Foundation

Ex-officio

14.05.2021

Ethos & Community

None

1/1

N/A

Will Woodward

Parent

Parents

01.09.2021

 

31.08.2025

 

To be arranged

None

N/A

N/A

Daniel Bowen

 

 

Parent

Parents

01.09.2021

 

31.08.2021

 

To be arranged

None

N/A

N/A

Kara Power

Associate Governor

 

 

 

n/a

Education Committee

(without voting rights)

None

 

 

N/A

N/A

Kim Radford

Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors who have resigned during the past 12 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Lloyd

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

Appointed

25.07.2014

Resigned

24.02.2021

 

 

 

 

 

Rev Paul Wilkin

Foundation

Ex-officio

Appointed

03.03.2008

Resigned

17.11.2020

 

 

 

 

 

Clair Rava

Parent

Parents

Appointed

25.09.2019

Resigned

19.03.2021

 

 

 

 

Emma Pelly

Parent

Parents

Appointed

05.11.2017

Resigned

30.06.2021

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Bouette

Parent

Parents

Appointed

25.09.2019

Resigned

01.07.2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is one vacancy for a Co-opted governor and one vacancy for a Foundation governor.

 

 

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