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The Governors can be likened to non-executive directors. They are drawn from a variety of areas to represent various views of the community and are expected to be the ‘critical friend ‘ of the school. They are appointed for four years to help make decisions on school policy. The Governing Body meets regularly, once a term and has resolved to conduct its business by delegating its statutory functions to a Finance Committee as well as appointing individuals to the delegated governor roles of Safeguarding, SEND and Health & Safety.

Governors are appointed to help to:

– produce, monitor and update the School Improvement Plan; together with staff
– decide what is taught, in conjunction with the National Curriculum
– agree targets in relation to learning
– set standards of behaviour
– interview and select staff
– decide how the budget is spent
– maintain premises
– ensure the Health and Safety Regulations are met
– ensure staff have continuing professional development

School Governors cannot act individually, they can only make joint decisions after discussion.

St Mary's Governing Body

Chair of the Governors:

Vice-Chair of Governors:

Mrs L Fisher

Mrs P Simmons and Mr J Yarrow

Appointed by Staff: VACANCY
Appointed by Parents:



Appointed  by Diocese:

Mrs L Fisher

Mrs R Hindle

Mrs P Simmons

Mr J Yarrow

Mr N Simmons


Ex-Officio Diocese: Rev'd M Carter
Ex-Officio Executive Headteacher Ms H Comfort
Clerk to the Governors: Mr R Dale

Parent governors must have a child at the school and are elected by the parents.

Further information regarding the Governing Body can be found in the document below.