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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Learning and Growing as Children of God.

Our Governors

Code of Practice for Local Governing Body

What do Governors do?
St Mary's Catholic Primary School governors are drawn from different parts of the community; they are parents, staff, and members of the local neighbourhood and parish. This helps to ensure that the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience.  Governors do not interfere in the day-to-day teaching and running of the school, but are committed to school welfare and improvement and the importance of  Catholic education in our area both now and in the future. In consultation with the head teacher and other staff, our main responsibilities are to:

  • set aims and agree policies, targets and objectives for the school
  • support and challenge decisions
  • help determine the Catholic ethos of the school
  • agree how to spend the school budget
  • appoint new head teachers and assist in the recruitment of other staff


How does the governing body work?
There are normally six to eight meetings a year which involve the full governing body. We hear reports from the head teacher, other members of staff and from the various committees about the work they have been doing. We ask questions, make decisions, comment on proposals, offer advice and act as a sounding board for ideas. Our objective is always to arrive at the best solution for the school.

We monitor specific objectives listed on the School Development Plan. This allows governors to focus on a particular area and work more closely with the relevant teachers and to then feed back to the full governing body.

How can I get more information?
The members of our school governing body are listed in the table below.    

The Clerk is Mrs Margaret Shenton.

Governing Body at St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School 2019/2020

Name

Appointed or elected by

Category of Membership

Term of office

Committees served on

Positions of Responsibility

Register of Interests

DBS checked

Mrs Ellen Wainwright

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Foundation

4 Years

Start Date: 02/06/2012

End Date:   14/06/2022

Standards & Provision

Finance & Staffing

Chair

Pupil Premium

None Registered

ü

Mrs Jacqueline Longworth

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Foundation

4 Years

Start Date: 17/06/2019

End Date:   06/10/2020

Standards & Provision

 

Vice Chair

RE & Catholic Life Link

Literacy Link

SEN

None Registered

ü

Rev Paul McNally

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Foundation

4 Years

Start Date: 10/06/2018

End Date:   19/07/2022

 

 

None Registered

ü

Mr David Smith

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Foundation

4 Years

Start Date: 10/07/2018

End Date:   09/07/2022

Finance & Staffing

Admissions

Chair of Finance and Staffing

PE Link

None Registered

ü

Mrs Victoria Sarwar

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Foundation

4 Years

Start Date: 10/07/2018

End Date:   25/06/2022

Standards & Provision

Admissions

Chair of Standards and Provision

EYFS Link

Care Club Link

None Registered

ü

Mrs Christine Allmark

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Foundation

4 Years

Start Date: 02/06/2012

End Date:   31/05/2022

Finance & Staffing

Safeguarding Link

LAC Link

None Registered

ü

Mrs Gavin Riley

Parent elected

Parent

4 Years

Start Date: 07/11/2016

End Date:   06/11/2020

Finance & Staffing

Admissions

 

None Registered

ü

Mrs Denise

Mellor

 

Headteacher

 

Standards & Provision

Finance & Staffing

Admissions

 

None Registered

ü

 

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