Governors

The Governing Body of St Mary's Church (C of E) Primary School consists of 14 Governors drawn from the wider community that the school covers including parents, staff, the local churches, Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and the Local Authority.  The individual members bring a diversity of knowledge and experience to our school.

The government is encouraging governors to focus on three core strategic functions:

The Governing Body has a number of legal responsibilities. It is required to meet at least once a term and is legally responsible, amongst other things, for:

The Governing Body works in partnership our Head Teacher, the staff, parents, Local Authority and the Diocese towards the continuing improvement in standards and achievements at our school. Much of the work is carried out through the sub-committees which meet termly. We also have a Faith Group which includes parent and Church representatives which ensures that our focus, as a church school is regularly reviewed.

Some Governors take on responsibility for a specific area such as Special Educational Needs and Safeguarding. This allows the nominated Governor to focus on a particular area, work closely with the relevant staff, and feed back to the full Governing Body.

All Governors are expected to visit the school regularly to get to know the staff and pupils and observe our school at work. The visiting Governor reports back to the full Governing Body to help with the strategic role and future direction for our school.

The Governors are responsible for policy and strategy and the Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school.

The school is very fortunate in having a committed and supportive governing body that is actively involved.  We have also worked hard to make the partnership between home and school a valuable one and to make the school approachable and welcoming.

 

Name

Appointing Body

Responsibilities

Attendance at Meetings 

%

Dr C Stibe-Hickson

(Chair)

Oxted PCC

until 31.08.2019

Steering Committee (Chair), Pupil Discipline 

Committee (Chair), Admissions Committee,

Resources Committee

Personnel Committee

Faith Group

Curriculum Committee 

Full Governing Body 100%

Curriculum  100%

Faith Group 100%

Finance 50%

Personnel 100%

Premises 100%

Admissions 100% 

 

Mrs V Adamson MBE

(Vice Chair)

Southwark Diocese

until 31.08.2018

Admissions Committee (Chair),

Pupil Discipline Committee, Personnel

Committee, Curriculum Committee,

Faith Group,

Steering Committee, Friends of St Mary's (Governor Representative)

SEN Representative and LAC Representative 

Full Governing Body 100%

Curriculum 100%

Faith Group 100%

Personnel 100% 

Admissions 100% 

 

Mr R Birkhead

L.A

Appointed 11.07.17

Chair of Resources Committee (Finance items only)

Full Governing Body 100%

Finance 100%

Mrs S Gibbin

Tandridge PCC

Appointed 15.03.2017 

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Full Governing Body 100%

Curriculum 100% 

Mrs H Nancarrow

Parent Representative

until 31.01.2022

Chair of Resources Committee (Premises items only),

H&S Governor

Full Governing Body 100%

Premises 100%

Mrs S Lewis

Head Teacher

ex-officio

All Committees

Full Governing Body 80%

Curriculum 100%

Faith Group 66.6%

Finance 50%

Personnel  100%

Premises 100% 

Mrs J Menichinelli

Limpsfield Chart PCC

until 15.05.2020

Curriculum Committee

Safeguarding Governor

Faith Group 

Full Governing Body 100%

Curriculum 100%

Faith Group 100% 

Rev'd A Rumsey 

Rector of Oxted

ex-officio

RE Governor, Steering Committee,

Faith Group (Chair)

Full Governing Body 20%

Faith Group 100% 

Mr D Wall

Southwark Diocese

until 31.08.2018

Personnel Committee (Chair),

Resources Committee, Steering  

Full Governing Body 60%

Finance 50%

Personnel 100% 

Mrs A Woodward

Staff Governor

21.09.16 - 20.09.20

Faith Group

Curriculum Committee 

Full Governing Body 80%

Curriculum 100%

Faith Group 100% 

Mr S Marsden

Co-opted Governor

14.03.18 - 13.03.22 

 

 

 

All Governors are appointed for 4 years except the Head Teacher and the Rector of Oxted who are ex-officio.

 

Other Governors Attendance 2016-17

Julia Daruval (FGB 100%, Curriculum 100%, Finance 100%)

Laurence Hatchwell (FGB 40%, Curriculum 33.3%, Faith Group 33.3%, Premises 0%)

Ruth D'Alessandro (FGB 100%, Curriculum 100%)

Annemarie Cowley (FGB 0%)

Helen Ainsworth (FGB 100%, Finance 75%) 

 

 

(Mrs C Mumford  Clerk to the Governors)

The Governors are available to meet parents and can be contacted via the school office.