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Meet the Governors

Governors 2018/19

Our aim as Governors is to work with the head teacher, all the parents, teachers, pupils and education authorities to make and keep St Mary’s Primary School a caring and positive place to learn and enable all pupils to fulfil their potential.


Who's Who


Chair of Governors

Mr Mike Brown

Head Teacher

Ms Louisa Morris

Staff Governors

Mrs Laura Oakes

Parent Governors

Dr. Lucy Gregson-Green; Mrs Helen Cliffe

Foundation Governors

Mrs Dina Neal, Mr Keith Wilson, Mr Stephen Cooper, Mr Graham Betts, Mr Brian Wray,  Mr Derek Cullen

Community Governors Mr Derek Cullen, Mr Graham Bett


Rev Kevin Ashby

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs Nicola Tyers

Pupil Premium Governor

Mr Mike Brown

Safeguarding Governor

Mr Derek Cullen

Sports Governor

Mr Brian Wray

What do the Governors do?

The Governors' key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the school runs effectively and provides the best possible education,
  • Challenging and supporting the school to do better,
  • Taking a strategic view, setting policies, plans and targets,
  • Monitoring and evaluating results,
  • Monitoring the finances, including the annual budget and ongoing spending, and,
  • Delegating enough power to the Headteacher to run the school effectively.


In all this we are accountable for how the school is run to the parents and the Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust.


What the Governors don't do is organise, manage or control the school on a day-to-day basis - this is the responsibility of the Headteacher. Nor do we get involved in individual pupil issues unless there is a serious incident or an appeal. Community governors represent the interests of the wider community, whilst parent governors represent the interest of all the parents and not just their own children.


The full governing body meets every term and there are several subcommittees which meet throughout the school year. All the Governors also visit classes and assemblies from time to time. We work with Ms Morris and the staff, and especially the subject leaders, to keep in touch with the developments in teaching and learning across the curriculum and the school.


The School Governors

Governors usually serve a four year term on the Governing Body. The role of Governors is now far reaching with wide ranging responsibilities. In order to carry out these responsibilities effectively, we have formed Sub-Committees:

  • Finance

  • Behaviour & Safety

  • Ethos and Standards

These meet separately, before presenting their recommendations to the full Governing Body.


As Governors we welcome any comments or suggestions which will help us to maintain and improve the school.


Mr Mike Brown

Chair of Governors

October  2018