St Mary's SG7

St Mary's Church of England (VC) Junior School

‘Inspiring life-long learning within the love of God’

Governors

Welcome

On behalf of the Governors of St Mary’s Junior School, welcome to our information pages.

Our Governors are hardworking and committed individuals who strive to ensure that all our children are supported, valued and nurtured in a stimulating learning environment built on a foundation of Christian values and worship.

We work in close partnership with the Headteacher and staff to fulfil our strategic role. We are ultimately responsible for making sure that money allocated to the school is spent prudently and that academic standards are maintained whilst monitoring wellbeing and safeguarding the staff and children.

Our Governors

According to our Instrument of Government, our Governing Body consists of:

  • 2 parent governors          elected by parents
  • 1 LA governor                  appointed by LA
  • 1 staff governor               elected by staff
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 9 co-opted governors     appointed by governors
  • 3 foundation governors  appointed by diocese

A total of 17 governors

Governors 2020/21 

Name

Category

Term of Office

Pecuinary/Business

Interest

Committee

Samantha Britton

Head Teacher

Ex Officio

Member of Staff

ALL

Rosemary Charsley

Chair of Governors & Foundation

14/05/2019 - 13/05/2023

None

ALL

Andrew Clark

Foundation

14/05/2019 - 13/05/2023

Member of Staff

Christian

Karen Gordon

Co-opted 14/05/2019 - 13/05/2023

None

P&P
Emma Wilkinson Co-opted 14/05/2019 - 13/05/2023

Teacher in Hertfordshire

P&P

Rev Andrew Holford

Foundation

Ex Officio (Rector)

Governor at St Mary's Infants

P&P

Christian

Helena Law

Co-opted

30/01/2019 - 29/01/2023

Member of Staff

Lewis Honour

Parent

05/02/2020 - 04/02/2024 

Parent

Helen Romain

Co-opted

04/09/2019 - 03/09/2023

 

Holly Robertson Parent 09/10/2020 - 08/10/2024

Parent

Amandeep Dhillon Parent 09/10/2020 - 08/10/2024

Parent

P&P
Hayley Duke Staff 25/11/2020 - 24/11/2024

Member of Staff

Daniel Looney Co-opted

Parent

 

Governors who stepped down 2019/2020

Sue Luckett

LA

30/01/2019 - 05/02/2020

Karen Gordon

Parent

23/11/2015 - 22/11/2019

Hazel Middleton

Co-opted

09/01/2015 - 08/01/2019

Thomas Baker

Parent

28/09/2016 - 01/01/2019

Susan Lyon

Co-opted

30/01/2019 - 23/07/2019

Virginia Di Noia

Staff

02/10/2016 - 01/10/2020

Michael Weeks

LA

30/01/2019 - 29/01/2023

Ivan Holm

Parent

21/09/2016 - 20/09/2020

 

ELECTION OF PARENT GOVERNORS OCTOBER 2020

Thank you to the parents who stood for this position and also all those parents who voted. The votes cast were as follows:-

Amandeep Dhillon

36

Karen Humm

15

Daniel Looney

25

Holly Robertson

35

I am pleased to announce that Amandeep Dhillon and Holly Robertson were elected to the Governing Body and will each serve a four year term of office.

 

What we do

 The Governing Body meets twice a term, and the minutes of these meetings, once agreed can be accessed on this website.  We also have a Pay & Personnel Committee who are responsible for making staff pay recommendations to the full body and consider any matters pertaining to staff. This committee meets three times a year. In addition, individual governors have responsibility for particular year groups and areas of the curriculum.

Committee Membership and Responsibilities

Name

Committee

Responsibility

Business/personal interests

Samantha Britton

ALL

 

Headteacher 

Rosemary Charsley

ALL

Looked After Children

Safeguarding

None

Andrew Clark

Christian

ICT

School Council

Member of Staff (Teaching Assistant)

Karen Gordon

P&P 

 

Parent

Emma Wilkinson

P&P

Pupil Premium Vulnerable Groups

Training/Development

Teacher in Hertfordshire

Rev Andrew Holford

P&P

Christian

Infant/Junior Liaison

Governor at St Mary’s Infant School

Helena Law

 

Health & Safety

Member of Staff (Pastoral Lead)

Lewis Honour

 

 

Parent 

Helen Romain

 

 

Maths

Finance

 

Holly Robertson

SEN None
Amandeep Dhillon P&P

None 

Hayley Duke

Member of Staff (Business Manager)

Daniel Looney

 

 

Working Together

The Headteacher and her staff are responsible for the day to day running of the school. The Governors set aims and objectives for the school with advice from the Headteacher, we also monitor the progress of the school over time.  We ask challenging questions to help the development of the school.  We visit the school as often as we can so that we have a true understanding of the way the school operates and can develop connections with staff and children.

Governing Body Attendance Record 2019/2020

Name

Committee

Attendance

Committee

Attendance

Samantha Britton

Full Governing Body

83%

P&P

100%

Rosemary Charsley

Full Governing Body

83%

P&P

100%

Andrew Clark

Full Governing Body

100%

 

 

Virginia Di Noia

 

Full Governing Body

83%

 

 

Karen Gordon

 

Full Governing Body

83%

P&P

100%

Rev Andrew Holford

Full Governing Body

83%

P&P

100%

Ivan Holm

Full Governing Body

33%

 

 

Helena Law

Full Governing Body

67%

 

 

Susan Luckett

Full Governing Body

33%

P&P

100%

Helen Romain

Full Governing Body

100%

 

 

Michael Weeks

Full Governing Body

50%

 

 

Emma Wilkinson

Full Governing Body

67%

P&P

100%

 

Governing Body Attendance Record 2018/2019

Name

Committee

Attendance

Committee

Attendance

Samantha Britton

Full Governing Body

100%

P&P

100%

Rosemary Charsley

Full Governing Body

80%

P&P

100%

Andrew Clark

Full Governing Body

100%

 

 

Virginia Di Noia

 

Full Governing Body

60%

 

 

Karen Gordon

 

Full Governing Body

60%

P&P

100%

Rev Andrew Holford

Full Governing Body

100%

P&P

100%

Ivan Holm

Full Governing Body

100%

 

 

Helena Law

Full Governing Body

40%

 

 

Susan Luckett

Full Governing Body

60%

P&P

100%

Helen Romain

Full Governing Body

N/A

 

 

Michael Weeks

Full Governing Body

40%

 

 

Emma Wilkinson

Full Governing Body

100%

P&P

100%

 

Governor Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes September 2019

Meeting Minutes October 2019

Meeting Minutes November 2019

Meeting Minutes February 2020

Meeting Minutes May 2020

Meeting Minutes July 2020

Meeting Minutes November 2020

Meeting Minutes February 2021

Meeting Minutes April 2021

Meeting Minutes May 2021

 

Future Meeting Dates

27/05/2021

08/07/2021

 

 

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