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School Governors

GOVERNORS' AIMS

The Governing Body of St Mary's aims to establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations for all our children.  We value diversity and continue to ensure equality of opportunity for all, overcoming any potential barriers to learning. We aim to ensure that every child is working to their full potential; becoming independent and committed life-long learners. 

  • Working in partnership with the school, the Governors aim to provide the best possible education for its pupils by:
  • Thinking and working strategically to help to raise standards
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school's priorities and targets
  • Supporting the Headteacher and staff as well as challenging their expectations
  • Accounting to all stakeholders for the school's overall performance and for the decisions they have made. 

 Governors' Role and Responsibilities

The Governing Body has a range of duties and powers including a general responsibility for the conduct of the school.  The Governing Body's objective is to promote high standards of educational achievement including:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement;
  • managing the school's finances;
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based;
  • appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay

The Governing Body must exercise its functions with a view to fulfilling a largely strategic role in the running of the school.  It should establish a strategic framework by:

  • setting aims and objectives for the school;
  • adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • guiding and supporting the school's work and challenging for further improvements to help raise standards;
  • to act as a critical friend to the school;
  • making creative use of resources;
  • ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

The Governing Body should monitor and evaluate progress of its strategies and regularly review the framework for the school in the light of that progress.  The responsibilities and powers of the Governing Body have to be exercised in partnership with the Headteacher and staff.  Governors do not intervene in the day-to-day running of the school.

Governing Body 

2016 - 2017

 

St Mary's is a voluntary aided school and responsibility for its maintenance is shared between the LEA and the Diocese of Brentwood. The school is governed by a board whose members are appointed as follows:

Foundation Governors

(appointed by the Bishop of Brentwood) 

Name

 

Term of Office

Full Governing Body Meetings Attended (of 6)

Committee Meetings Attended

 Total Meeting Attended

Mr Jim Gerety (Chair)           

04/04/2016 - 03/04/2021

6

6

12

Mgr Christopher Brooks (Vice Chair)

20/08/2014 - 19/08/2018

5

4

9

Mrs Cheryl Rodrigues

20/04/2016 - 19/04/2020

6

 

6

Mr Gianluca Fearn-Paoli

07/02/2016 - 06/02/2019

4

3

7

Mrs Margareta Mudie

02/07/2013 - 01/07/2021

6

3

9

Mrs Sherron Alexander-Bedingfield

06/07/2015 - 15/07/2019

6

3

9

Mr Daniel Murray

15/11/2016 - 14/11/2020

5 (appointed in year)

 

5

Mr Marion Rakaj

15/03/2017 - 14/03/2021

3 (appointed in year)

 

3

 LEA representative

Name

 

Term of Office

Full Governing Body Meetings Attended (of 6)

Committee Meetings Attended

 Total Meetings Attended

Mr Rupert Rowling            

17/03/2016 - 16/03/2020

6

2

  8

Parent Governors (Elected by the Parents)

Name

Term of Office

Full Governing Body Meetings Attended (of 6)

Committee Meetings  Attended

 Total Meetings Attended

Mr Michael Sugrue        

01/10/2013 - 30/09/2017

6

1

  7

Mrs Ruth Mattison

08/07/2015 - 07/07/2018

6

5

  11

Staff Governors (Elected by the School Staff)

Name

Term of Office

Full Governing Body Meetings Attended (of 6)

Committee Meetings Attneded

 Total Meetings Attended

Mrs Anne Cullinan        

11/02/2016 - 16/03/2020

6

3

  9

 Headteacher

Name

Term of Office

Full Governing Body Meetings Attended (of 6)

Committee Meetings Attended

 Total Meetings Attended

Miss Philomena Egan        

08/06/2004 - ongoing

6

10

16

 Clerk to the Governors

Name

Mrs Caroline Russell   

These figures are updated twice yearly - February and July.

Please note that some committees meet more frequently than others and governors can join and leave mid year, this can affect figures accordingly.

Pecuniary and Personal Interest data for the Governing Body

 

Name

Name of

Organisation

Nature of

Business 

Nature of

Interest

Personal

interest(s)

Name of other

educational

establishment

Governed 

Mr Jim Gerety (Chair)

None None None None None

MGR Christopher Brooks

None

None

None

None

Trinity

Mrs Cheryl Rodrigues

 None None None None None

Mr Gianluca Fearn-Paoli

None

None

None

None

None

Mrs Margareta Mudie

None

None

None

None

None

Sherron Alexander Bedingfield

None

None 

None

None

None

Mr Daniel Murray

 None None None None None

Mr Michael Sugrue

None

None

None

None

None

Mrs Ruth Mattison

None

None

None

None

None

Mrs Anne Cullinan

St Marys Catholic Primary School

None 

None

National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT)

None

Philomena Egan

St Marys Catholic Primary School

None 

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National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT)

None