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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. 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our current team

 

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed by

Appointment date/ End of term of office

Committee Membership

Business Interests

Full Governing Body meetings attended

2019-20

Committee meetings attended 2019-20 *

Tracey Harrison

Co-Chair of Governors

Local Authority

Essex County Council

1.09.2020

 

31.08.2024

 

Education

(Chair)

 

None

6/7

1/2

Jo Culhane

Co-Chair of Governors

Co-opted

Governing Body

20.05.2020

 

19.05.2024

Education

 

None

7/7

2/2

Malcolm Lloyd

Vice Chair of Governors

Foundation

 

 

Diocesan Board of Education

25.07.2018

 

24.07.2022

Finance & Premises;

Ethos & Community

 

None

7/7

4/4

Matthew Curzon

Headteacher

Staff

Ex-officio

N/A

Finance & Premises;

Education;

Personnel & Salary Review;

Ethos & Community

 

None

7/7

7/7

Alan Corbishley

Foundation

Parochial Church Council

13.07.2020

 

12.07.2024

Finance & Premises;

Ethos & Community

(Chair)

 

None

7/7

3/5

John Elliott

Co-opted

Governing Body

04.07.2018

 

03.07.2022

Finance and Premises

(Chair);

Personnel &Salary Review (Chair)

 

None

7/7

5/5

Julia Dowson

Teacher

 

Staff

Staff

21.05.2018

 

20.05.2022

 

Education

None

5/7

1/2

Emma Pelly

Parent

Parents

05.11.2017

 

04.11.2021

 

Education;

Personnel & Salary Review

None

4/7

3/4

Ian Pledger

Co-opted

Governing Body

29.01.2020

 

15.03.2024

 

Finance & Premises

 

None

5/7

3/4

Britta Crawford

Parent

Parents

01.12.2017

 

30.11.2021

 

Education;

Ethos & Community

 

 

None

5/7

2/2

Clair Rava

Parent

Parents

25.09.20219

 

24.09.2023

 

Education

 

None

7/7

2/2

 

 

Hannah Bouette

Parent

Parents

25.09.2019

 

24.09.2023

 

 

Finance & Premises;

Personnel & Salary Review

None

5/7

4/5

Daniel Bryan

 

 

 

 

Parent

Parents

25.09.2019

 

24.09.2023

Finance & Premises; Personnel & Salary Review

None

7/7

4/5

Kara Power

Acting Assistant Headteacher

Associate Governor

 

 

 

n/a

n/a

None

 

 

 

 

Bernadette Horton

School Development Consultant

 

Associate Governor

 

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

None

 

 

Kim Radford

Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors who have recently stood down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev Paul Wilkin

Foundation

Ex-officio

Resigned

17.11.2020

 

 

 

 

Tom Deex

Parent

Parents

01.12.2017

Resigned

24.05.2019

 

 

 

 

Giles Greenfield

Parent

Parents

01.04.2015

Resigned

31.03.219

 

 

 

 

Richard Till

Co-opted

Governing Board

22.01.2018

Resigned

28.11.2019

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

* There were fewer committee meetings than usual during 2019-20 due to Covid-19

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