St. Mary's

C.E. Primary School

'Shining Brighter and Brighter' Proverbs 4:18

Governors

Meet the Governing Board

The Governing Board is a group of volunteers who work collectively, as a corporate body, forming part of the school leadership.  The Governing Board operates at a strategic level, ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

• Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction

• Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

As a Voluntary Aided (VA) school, we are the employer of staff, the admission authority and have responsibility for any new building or external repairs

Our Governing Board is made up of representatives of all those groups who have an interest, or stake, in the effective delivery of education and care of the pupils in our school.  These groups are represented by the different categories of Governors.  As a VA school, the majority of our Governors have to be Foundation (Church/Diocese) Governors.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, more information is available here.

You can contact the Governing Board by writing to them care of the school.

Governing Board

Name

Category

Appointed By

Term

Committee Roles 1

Interests 2

Linda Slim (Co-Chair of Governors)

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

12 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2022

Academic Standards, Admissions (Chair), Ethos (Chair), Pay

None

Kat Worth (Co-Chair of Governors)

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

12 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2026

Resources

None

Lynne Osborne (Headteacher)

Staff

Ex-Officio

 

Academic Standards, Admissions, Ethos, Resources

None

Leena Clark

Parent

Parents

11 Jan 2022 - 10 Jan 2026

Admissions, Ethos

None

Jonathan Clarke

Co-Opted

Governing Board

05 Mar 2022 - 04 Mar 2026

 

None

Karol Freeman

Local Authority

Hertfordshire County Council

01 Oct 2022 - 30 Sep 2026

Academic Standards

None

Jonathan Gordon

Foundation

Ex-Officio

 

Ethos

Jonathan is a governor at St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School, Wigginton

Sarah Gray (Deputy Headteacher)

Associate

Governing Board

04 Feb 2021 - 03 Feb 2025

Academic Standards

None

Steve Hill

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

15 Jul 2021 - 14 Jul 2025

Resources (Chair)

None

Claire Mason

Foundation

St Mary's Parochial Church Council

15 Oct 2022 - 14 Oct 2026

Admissions, Pay, Resources

None

Laura Smith

Associate

Governing Board

3 Nov 2022 -  2 Nov 2026

 

None

Sarah Stewart

Staff

Staff

24 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2026

 

None

David White

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

05 Mar 2022 - 04 Mar 2026

Academic Standards, Ethos, Pay (Chair)

None

Emma Wilson

Foundation

St. Albans Diocesan Board of Education

01 Sep 2019 - 31 Aug 2023

Academic Standards (Chair), Ethos

None

Former governors who have served over the previous 12 months:

Joanne Bates

Staff

Staff

05 Oct 2020 - 22 Jul 2022

 

 

Owen Lewis

Local Authority

Hertfordshire County Council

06 Mar 2021 - 30 Sep 2022

 

 

Garth Taljaard

Foundation

St. Albans Diocesan Board of Education

28 May 2020 - 28 Feb 2022

 

 

Helen Thrussell

Foundation

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

22 Feb 2019 - 31 Aug 2022

 

 

Emily Turnbull

Parent

Parents

23 Nov 2018 - 30 Sep 2022

 

 


1
 Academic Standards and Achievement Committee abbreviated to Academic Standards. 

2 Business and financial interests, governance roles in other educational institutions, material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Associate members do not have voting rights.