School Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country. They have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.
St Mary’s has an active and enthusiastic group of Governors, and everyone brings different skills and roles to the group. The Governing Board is made up of 12 Governors and has the general responsibility to make sure the school is being effectively managed and is meeting the needs of children, families, staff and the wider community.
We are responsible for all teaching appointments and setting the school’s budget. As St. Mary’s is a church school, St. Mary’s Church and Guildford Diocesan Board of Education appoint most of the Governors. Other Governors represent the teaching and non-teaching staff, the parents and the Local Authority. A list of Governors and who they are appointed by is below.
The Full Governing Board meets four times a year, and each Governor also sits on at least one committee that meets termly. We currently have 3 main committees: Finance and Resources, Pupil Progress and Achievement and Child Welfare & Community Committee. There are also a number of other committees who meet less regularly to cover areas such as Admissions and the Headteacher’s Performance Review.
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