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Governors

The new Governors' Annual Statement to Parents can be found beneath this introduction to the Governing Body in the documents section.  


St Mary's RC Primary School Governing Body 2015 - 2016

 

St Mary's RC Primary School Governing Body reconstituted on 1st January 2015 under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.

 

The Governing Body is comprised of 12 Governors: 7 Foundation Catholic Governors (appointed by the Catholic Diocese of Southwark), 2 elected Parent Governors, 1 elected Staff Governor, 1 Local Authority Governor and the Headteacher.

 

St Mary's School Governing Body has established a range of Governors Committees to assist it in its work.  The full Governing Body and the main Committees meet three times a year.

 

Every child at the school matters to every Governor.  We want each one to flourish and to grow so that they are be well prepared for the next stage of their life.  We focus on standards and school improvement.

 

The Governing Body's three core strategies are:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the School and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure its money is well spent


Governors are also responsible for ensuring that the School meets statutory requirements with regard to safeguarding children, health and safety, the curriculum and finance.

 

Link Governors carry out visits to the School to meet with staff and students, work with the Senior Leadership Team and members of staff who undertake lead roles in curriculum development. They undertake activities to evaluate the progress being made against key targets in the School Development Plan.

 

Our Governing Body 

 

There are twelve members of St Mary's School Governing Body.

 

They are:

 

Foundation Governors appointed by the Catholic Diocese of Southwark  

 

Mrs Lynette Murphy-O'Dwyer:  Chair of Governors, Chair of Staffing and Personnel Committee, Chair of Safeguarding and Equalities Committee
Term of office 4 years (1.9.14 - 31.8.18)
 
Father Richard Reid CSsR:  Vice Chair of Governors
Term of office 4 years (21.8.15 - 20.8.19)

 

Mrs Marie Jessel: Chair of Mission, Ethos and Engagement Committee
Term of office 4 years (1.9.14 - 31.8.18)

 

Mr Christopher Lo:  Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee, Chair of Tendering Committee  
Term of office 4 years (8.2.15 - 7.2.19)

 

Mr Tim Kirwan
Term of office 4 years (1.9.14 - 31.8.18)

 

Mrs Annabelle Colairo
Term of office 4 years (24.9.14 - 23.9.18)

 

Mr Philip Stokes:
Term of office 4 years (2.12.14 - 1.12.18)


Elected Parent Governors

 

Mrs Michele Reilly
Term of office 4 years (1.9.14 - 31.8.18)

 

Mrs Fiona Mushrafi
Term of office 4 years (1.1.15 - 31.12.18)

 

Elected Staff Governor


Mrs Jennifer Price
Term of office 4 years (1.9.14 - 31.8.18)

 

Local Authority Governor


Mr John Watson: Chair of the Curriculum and Achievement Committee
Term of office 4 years (19.11.14 - 18.11.18) 

 

Headteacher
Miss Karen Pluckrose

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