Our Local Governing Body
The governing body exists to help St Mary’s RC Primary School, improve and provide the best possible education for its pupils.
The board of governors is formed of parents, school staff, and members of the local parish community.
Governors fulfil three key roles – to provide a strategic overview, to act as a critical friend to the school and to ensure accountability.
The Headteacher provides the Governors with regular reports about the school and regular meetings are held. Governors form a corporate body with a clear division of responsibilities and duties.
• Helping to set standards and targets for performance for the school.
• Having an overview of the curriculum.
• Helping to set policies for the school.
• Delivering effective planning including financial and personnel planning.
We aim to know and support the school, and to act as a critical friend. If you would like to contact any of the governors please contact the school who will pass on your message.
The headteacher is always a member of the governing body, along with one member of staff.
The governing body also has two parent governors (who are elected by the parents).
The remaining six governors are appointed by the Diocese of Middlesbrough, usually on the recommendation of our parish priest, Canon Michael. The governing body also has a clerk, who doesn’t vote but does keep the minutes of all governing body meetings.
Canon Michael Loughlin (Chair)
Rev Richard Marsden
Clerk to LGB