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St Mary's CE Junior School

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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

St Mary’s VC Junior School Governing Body

 

Our Governing Body is responsible for ensuring that the school provides good quality education. Together with the Head, it sets the school’s aims and policies, and makes decisions on how to spend the budget.  The Head is responsible for day-to-day management of the school, but is chosen by the Governors and works closely with them.

 

The Governing Body at St. Mary’s is made up of Governors and Associate Members from the community, church, parents and staff.  Each Governor and Associate Member is linked to monitor an area of priority from the School Improvement Plan.

 

The Full Governing Body meet twice per term.  Each Governor and Associate Member also sits on one of our two committees, which meet termly:

 

  • Resources Committee (remit: finance, pay, premises)
  • Learning & Teaching Committee (L&T) (remit: curriculum, teaching, pupil achievement, human resources)

 

We pride ourselves on our commitment to, and good communication with, pupils, teachers, staff and parents.  Governors frequently visit the school, publish a termly newsletter and are present at parent consultation evenings.

 

If you feel you would like to be more involved in the school and are interested in joining the Governing Body at St. Mary’s school, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office or email admin@stmarys306.herts.sch.uk

 

Our Governors (January 2017)

 

Name

Governor Category

Appointed by

Committee/

Position

Linked Governor Role

Term of

Office

Business / Pecuniary Interest / Area of Proficiency  or Skill

Elizabeth Gore

Parent Governor

Parent/GB

- Chair of Full GB

- Resources

- Head's PM

 

02.02.2014 -

01.02.2018

No business interest declared / LA

Anthony Gibbons

Local Authority Governor

Local Education Authority/GB

- Resources

 

01.09.2016 -

31.08.2020

No business interest declared / LEA

Celia Higson

Foundation Governor

Parochial Church Council

- Resources

- Health and Safety

04.10.2015 -

03.10.2019

No business interest declared / Music teacher

Daniel Smith

Co-opted Governor

Parent/GB

- Vice Chair of Full GB

- Head's PM

- Resources

Finance

04.01.2015 -

13.01.2019

No business interest declared / Accountancy

Sarah Gilliver

Staff Governor

Ex-Officio

- Resources

 

20.03.2017 - 19.03.2018

No business interest declared / Interim Headteacher

Clare Thorne

Staff Governor

GB

- L&T

 

20.09.2015 -

19.09.2019

No business interest declared / Teacher

Anna Black

Parent Governor

Parent/GB

- L&T

- Special Educational Needs & Disability

02.09.2016 -

01.09.2020

No business interest declared / LEA

Karen Laudato

Parent Governor

Parent/GB

- Chair of Resources

 

02.09.2016 -

01.09.2020

No business interest declared / IT - Business

Sharon Wilson

Co-Opted Governor

Parent/GB

- L&T

 

29.11.2016 - 28.11.2020

No business interest declared / R&D

Kerry Scripps

Co-Opted Governor

Parent/GB

- Chair of L&T

 

19.11.2016 - 18.11.2020

No business interest declared / SEND Strategic Management

Ysmena Pentelow

Foundation Governor

Ex-officio

- L&T

 

04.12.2016 - 03.12.2020

No business interest declared / Vicar - Governor at St Catherines

Penny Dagger

Associate Member

 

- Resources

 

02/09.2017 - 01.09.2018

No business interest declared

Jane McCutcheon

Associate Member

Parent/GB

- L&T

 

02.09.2017 -

01.09.2018

No business interest declared / Further Education

Deborah Johnson

Parent Governor

Parent/GB

- L&T

Safeguarding and Children Looked After

02.09.2017 -

01.09.2018

No business interest declared / LEA

Recently Expired Terms of Office

Margaret Meldrum

Foundation Governor

Diocese Board of Education

- L&T

SEND

01.09.2013 - 11.07.2016

 

Benjamin Lee

Co-Opted Governor

Parent/GB

- Resources

 

23.06.2015 - 22.06.2019

 

Nicola Smith Parent Governor Parent/GB

Chair of Full GB

- Chair of Resources

- Head's PM

 

12.05.2014 -

11.05.2018

No business interest declared / HR
Andrew Cosslett Headteacher GB

- L&T

- Resources

    Headteachcher
Hayley King Associate Member Parent/GB - Resources   29.11.2016 28.11.2017 No business interest declared / LEA

 

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