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St Mary's RC Primary School Governing Body 2017 - 2018

 

St Mary's RC Primary School Governing Body reconstituted on 1st January 2015.

 

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, 2 associate members 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, Personnel and Pay Committee.  link Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Term of office 4 years (1.9.18 - 31.8.22)
 
Father Richard Reid CSsR:  Chaplin. Mission, Ethos and Engagement Committee 

Term of office 4 years (21.8.15 - 20.8.19)

 

Mrs Marie Jessel: Chair of Mission, Ethos and Engagement Committee, Staffing, Personnel and Pay Committee, Admissions Committee, Staff Dismissal Committee, Link Governor for religious Education.
Term of office 4 years (1.9.18 - 31.8.22)

 

Mr Christopher Lo:  Chair of Finance and Premises Committee, Chair of Tendering Committee, Staff Appeals Committee, Pupil Discipline committee.  Link Governor for Computing and Computer Hardware.
Term of office 4 years (8.2.15 - 7.2.19)

 

Mr Philip Stokes: Co-Chair of Governors, Chair of Staffing, Personnel & Pay Committee, Chair Strategic Scrutiny Committee Tendering Committee, Staff Appeals Committee, Grievance Committee. Link Governor for the Arts.

Term of office 4 years (2.12.14 - 1.12.18) On extension between 1.12.18 - 01.03.19. 
 

Mrs Elizabeth Sinclair: Finance and Premises Committee, Safeguarding and Equalities Committee, Pupil Discipline Committee, Grievance Committee, Link governor for EYFS. 

Term of office 4 years (7.8.17 - 6.8.21)

 

Mrs Michele Riley:  Curriculum & Achievement Committee, Staff Dismissal Committee. Link Governor for SEND and EAL.     

Term of office 4 years (1.9.18 - 31.8.22)

 

Elected Staff Governor

Mrs Jennifer Price: Curriculum& Achievement Committee, Safeguarding & Equalities Committee.

Term of office 4 years (1.9.18 - 31.8.22)

 

  

Elected Parent Governors

 Mrs Ruth Turner: Mission, Ethos and Engagement Committee. Link Governor for Communication & Engagement.

Term of office 4 years (1.9.18 - 31.8.22)

 

Mrs Margarida Loureiro Lopes:  Mission & Ethos Committee.  Link Governor for Governor CPD.

Term of office 4 years (1.1.19 - 31.12.23)

 

Local Authority Governor

Mr John Watson: Chair of Curriculum and Achievement Committee, Finance and Premises Committee, Tendering Committee, Grievance Committee, Staff Dismissal Committee, Strategic Scrutiny Committee. Link Governor for Progress & Achievement.  

Term of office 4 years (17.11.18 - 18.11.22)

 

Headteacher

Ms Karen Pluckrose: Curriculum & Achievement Committee, Finance & Premises Committee, Safeguarding and Equalities Committee, Staffing & Personnel Committee, Mission, Ethos & Engagement Committee, Admissions Committee, Tendering Committee.

 

Associate Member

Ms Rachel Duncan

Mission, Ethos & Engagement.  Link Governor for Transition.  

Term of office 2 years (1.9.2018 - 31.8.2020)

 

Mrs Fiona Mushrafi: Curriculum & Achievement Committee, Staff Appeals Committee, Grievance Committee. Link Governor for the Curriculum. 

Term of office 4 years   (1.1.19 - 31.12.23)

 

 

 

 

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