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June 2015 - Ofsted Report

We are pleased to announce that St Mary's has been rated 'Good' in its recent Ofsted Inspection.
Please click on the link below to read the report.

Contact Details

St Mary's CE (A) Primary School,

Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00
Tel: 01630 672126
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School Governors

The Governing Body is made up of 10 members: 1 Parent Governor, 6 Foundation Governors (elected by the Diocese), 1 LEA Governor, 1 Staff Governor and the Headteacher.

Governors take their role seriously.  They have a responsibility to ensure that the Headteacher leads the School in an appropriate manner and that all Government requirements are in place.  Governors do not involve themselves in the day to day running of the School or the quality of teaching and learning – that responsibility is in the hands of the Headteacher.  The Governors work closely with the Headteacher and hold her to account to ensure the best outcomes for all pupils at the school.

Governors have a term of office of 4 years after which time they may leave the Governing Body or ask to stay on in their role (with the exception of Parent Governors whose posts are always open to an election process upon the expiry of their term or resignation).

When a Governor’s term of office comes to an end and they do not wish to continue, in the case of a Foundation Governor, the Church will find a member of the Church community to take on the role.  Local Authority Governors tend to be members from the Parish Council or people from the community who express an interest in becoming a Governor.  In this way the Governing Body maintains its strong links with the Church and local community.  Very often parents of children in the School are represented on the Governing Body as Foundation or Local Authority Governors.

If a parent has any concerns they may contact any Governor, however parents are encouraged to share any concerns with the Headteacher in the first instance.  The School has a School Complaints Policy which can be viewed on our School website in the Parents section.

When do Governors meet?  At St. Mary’s our Governing Body meets every half-term.  These meetings are generally in the evening.  Between Governing Body meetings, Committee meetings are held to discuss specific aspects of school life.

We currently have 4 Committees:
Finance, Premises and Personnel who are responsible for managing the school budget, the building and staffing

Health, Safety & Wellbeing and Safeguarding who ensure that safe procedures are in place, that our grounds and environment is safe, that risk assessments are conducted before any visits and the related polices are reviewed regularly.

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning who monitor the standards of teaching an learning, they review curriculum policies, monitor pupil progress and take an active interest in any aspect of learning.

Steering Group who monitor the school on a strategic level, ensuring our School Development Plan is being regularly reviewed and appropriate action being taken to meet our targets. The current focus of the Strategy Group is to regularly review and monitor our progress as a good school.

In addition to these Committees we have specific Governors who ensure that Safeguarding procedures are in place and that the most vulnerable pupils in our School are cared for appropriately i.e. pupils with Special Educational Needs and Looked After Children.

Each Governor also has a subject(s) in which they take a particular interest.  These are known as ‘Link’ Governors.  Link Governors meet with the teaching staff to find out what their subject ‘looks like’ in School, find out when it is taught and what is covered in the curriculum.  Link Governors come into school on a regular basis to see their subject in action, to look at workbooks and to speak to pupils to gain a thorough understanding of progress that is being made in their particular subject area.

Below is a list of our current School Governors.  (P) denotes Governors who are also parents of children who currently attend St. Mary’s:

Chair:  Mr Stephen Bayfield (P)

Vice-Chair: Mrs Sally-Ann Shotton (P)

Foundation Governors:

Mrs Emma Furnival (P)

Mrs Denise Keen

Mrs Amanda Montandon (P)

Mrs Elizabeth Vallings

Parent Governor: Mr David Darlington (P)

LEA Governor: Mr John Pimlott

Associate Governor: Mr Ed Martin

Headteacher: Mr Christopher Newman

Clerk to Governors: Mrs Jane Sellman

Committee Membership and Link Governor Responsibilities:

Currently being updated

  • St Mary's CE (A) Primary School, Mucklestone, TF9 4DN
    Telephone: 01630 672126
    Headteacher: Mr Christopher Newman

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