Governors

Governing Body

At St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School our governing body plays a vital part in the success of our school. They are dedicated volunteers, who work closely with the head teacher, school staff, the diocese board of education and the local authority (LA) to improve standards at our school. Members of our governing body play a critical role in guiding, supporting and challenging our school.

 

Roles and responsibilities

The overall aims of the governing body are:

  • Ensuring that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Looking at pupil performance and ensuring that all are making expected or better than expected progress
  • Overseeing the appointment, development and management of staff to ensure consistent high quality teaching
  • Overseeing the financial management of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Making decisions about the school buildings and ensuring they are properly maintained

 

St Mary’s has 16 school governors appointed by different representative groups connected to the school, including parents, the parish and the local authority. Each elected governor serves a four-year term and can apply to their appointing body for re-election at the end of that period.

In order to fulfil our primary duties, the governing body is divided into three committees – pupils, resources and leadership & management – which meet once a term. The full governing body meets four times a year to review the work of each committee, interrogate standards of progress and attainment, monitor progress against the school development plan, contribute to the school’s evaluation regime and provide final sign off for all budgetary expenditure and major building development work.

Each governor also has an area of special interest such as a curriculum subject or a management issue such as safeguarding. Termly meetings are held with the lead for each of these areas in the school to monitor progress and identify any areas needing further support.

 

To find out more about governance arrangements and other key information please read both our Governance Impact Statement and our Governors Roles and Responsibilities document by clicking on the links below:

 

⇒ Governance Impact Statement 2016-17

⇒ Governors Roles and Responsibilities

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

Please click the link below to take a look at the agenda of the latest meeting with the full governing body (FGB):

FGB Meeting: Thursday 28th September 2017

 

Governor Vacancies

There are currently two parent governor positions available on the governing body. Please click on the documents below if you are interested in finding out more about the positions, the nomination process and wish to apply:

Letter regarding parent governor vacancies 2017

⇒ Parent governor job description

⇒ Nomination form

 

For all governance enquiries please contact our Chair of Governors via e-mail:

chairofgovernors@st-marys-putney.wandsworth.sch.uk

 

 Membership 2017-2018

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Sally McGeachie

Chair

Foundation Governor
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Cheryl Payne

Head
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Alex Lowe

Parent  Governor

Judith Kennedy

SDBE Governor
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Angela Attah

Foundation Governor
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Miriam Pearson

Foundation Governor
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Katie Turnbull

Parent  Governor
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Ted Wainman

Parent Governor

Andrew Lillywhite

Parent Governor
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Annette Watson

Foundation Governor
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Richard Brearley

Co-Opted Governor
 Asleigh Hume

Ashleigh Helm

SDBE Governor
 Mark Lett

Mark Lett

Staff Governor

Paul Jessop

Foundation Governor

Alex Bird

Foundation Governor

 

If you would like paper copies of any information, policy or document found on our website please contact the school office and a member of staff will be happy to arrange this for you free of charge.

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