St Mary's SG7

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

‘Care. Believe. Succeed.’
All things are possible for one who believes.’ - Mark 9:23

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

Christopher Amoss

Co-opted

04/01/2021-03/01/2025

Deputy Headteacher

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

Parent & Teacher in Hertfordshire

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

Helen Romain

Co-opted

04/09/2019 - 03/09/2023

 

 

P&P

Linda Hardman

Local Authority

23/02/2021 - 22/02/2025

Works for HfL

 

Carrie Dunne Co-opted 10/01/2022 - 09/01/2026

Published Author, Finance Director Baldock Events Forum

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

Member of Staff

Daniel Looney Co-opted 28/01/2021 - 27/01/2025

Parent

Susan Chapman Parent 11/11/2021 - 10/11 2025

Parent

 

Governors who stepped down 2020/2021

Amandeep Dhillon

Parent

09/10/2020 - 10/02/2022

Holly Robertson

Parent

09/10/2020 - 26/04/2021

Lewis Honour

Parent

05/02/2020 - 11/09/2020

Sue Luckett

LA

30/01/2019 - 05/02/2020

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 

Christopher Amoss

 

 

Deputy Headteacher

Rosemary Charsley

ALL

Chair, Looked After Children, Safeguarding, English and Computing link

None

Andrew Clark

Christian

ICT

School Council

Member of Staff (Teaching Assistant)

Karen Gordon

P&P 

 Music and Art link

Parent, Teacher in Hertfordshire

Emma Wilkinson

P&P

Vice-Chair, Progress Training/Development

Teacher in Hertfordshire

Rev Andrew Holford

P&P

Christian

Infant/Junior Liaison, RE link

Governor at St Mary’s Infant School

Helena Law

 

Wellbeing

Member of Staff (Pastoral Lead)

Helen Romain

 

 

Science link

Finance

Daughter Fiona Romain works for North Herts Primary Support Services 

Hayley Duke Finance

Member of Staff (Business Manager)

Daniel Looney Health & Safety, DT & PE link

Parent 

Linda Hardman Pupil Premium, Vulnerable Groups, SEND, History link

Works for HfL

Carrie Dunne Maths & Geography link

Various Publishers have had published a number of books and schemes of work for primary schools. Should there be any further sales, I would receive royalties.

Read, Write, Inc. As the school is taking on the scheme to support reading, I need to declare that I've known the creator of RWI, Ruth Miskin for 40 years. Ruth was also a director of our training company, Richard Dunne Maths Ltd.  However, I do not get any royalties from the sales or training.

Baldock Events Forum PTA Fireworks The £500 profit from the 2021 fireworks was transferred to The Baldock Events Forum as a donation to The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.  As the Finance Director of the Forum I can verify any such donations to the charity.

 

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 2020/2021

Name

Committee

Attendance

Committee

Attendance

Samantha Britton

Full Governing Body

83%

P&P

100%

Christopher Amoss

Full Governing Body

100%

 

 

Rosemary Charsley

Full Governing Body

100%

P&P

100%

Andrew Clark

Full Governing Body

100%

 

 

Amandeep Dhillon

Full Governing Body

75%

 

 

Karen Gordon

Full Governing Body

17%

P&P

100%

Rev Andrew Holford

Full Governing Body

83%

P&P

100%

Hayley Duke

Full Governing Body

100%

 

 

Helena Law

Full Governing Body

50%

 

 

Daniel Looney

Full Governing Body

75%

 

 

Helen Romain

Full Governing Body

100%

 

 

Emma Wilkinson

Full Governing Body

100%

P&P

100%

 

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%

 

 

Helen Romain

Full Governing Body

100%

 

 

Michael Weeks

Full Governing Body

50%

 

 

Emma Wilkinson

Full Governing Body

67%

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

Meeting Minutes July 2021

Meeting Minutes September 2021

Meeting Minutes November 2021

Meeting Minutes Feb 2022

Future Meeting Dates

30/03/2022

18/05/2022

13/07/2022