Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Our school governors come from all walks of life and bring diversity to the governing body through their many different skills and life experiences. Above all, we have a common goal to provide the best education we can for your children - our students.
School governors play a very important part in raising school standards by:
- Setting the strategic direction of the school
- Monitoring and evaluating school performance
- Ensuring accountability
Governors are elected or nominated to serve for a period of 4 years. The governing body at St Mary’s is made up of governors from all areas of the community, as follows:-
3 Parent Governors - Parent Governors are elected by parents and must have a child at the school when elected
3 Co-opted Governors – Co-opted Governors are selected by the Governing Body to represent the local community
2 Staff Governors - Staff Governors must be employed at the School and are selected by staff.
2 Foundation Governors - Foundation Governors are nominated by the church
1 Milton Keynes Council Governor - Milton Keynes Council Governors are nominated by Milton Keynes Council
The full Governing Body meets once each term. There are also sub-committees (Finance & Personnel Committee; and Curriculum & Environment Committee), on which most Governors also serve. These meet at least once each term. Twice a year governors and staff also meet as a whole group to discuss and review the School Strategic Plan together.
Each of our Governors has a specific focus and they are strongly encouraged to spend time in school with the staff and children, on governor visits; and supporting fundraising events organized by our active Friends Association. As a governing body we strongly believe that the only way to understand what our school needs is to know our children, staff and the curriculum.
The school, through the Local Authority, provides excellent training opportunities for governors and all our governors, new and old, regularly attend training sessions to develop their skills and knowledge.
Being a school governor is challenging but extremely rewarding. Existing skills are helpful - but new skills can always be gained. We are always keen to encourage any members of our school community who are interested in becoming a governor. If you are interested please speak to Amanda Dicks, the head teacher, who will pass on your details.
Method / Date Appointed:
All Governors have full voting rights on the committees to which they are appointed.