St Mary's Catholic Primary School

God is at the centre of our lives and as a schoolcommunity we try to grow in love and care byfollowing the example of Jesus.


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.


The Chair of Governors is Mr John Gay. 

Contact email addresses for our school governors are listed below:- 



email address

John Gay- FG

Joanne Burrowes- FG

Isabella Diateson-
Liam Higgins-

Laura McGowan- FG
Jackie Prestwood-

Julia Sheppard- FG

Father Weatherby - FG
Mrs D Perks- PG
Miss V Wayman- Staff
PG- Parent Governor (elected)FG- Foundation Governor (appointed by BDES)



For a copy of governors attendance at meetings and pecuniary interests please click below.

CommitteeWhat does it do?
FinanceThis ctte oversees spending, school budget and financial policies.
Pay and PersonnelThis ctte oversees staffing, pay increases and progressions.
CurriculumThis ctte is responsible for looking at pupil progress and asking challenging questions about what is taught and when.
Mission and EthosThis ctte supports the school in maintaining the Catholic ethos of the school and sharing it with our local community.
Health and SafetyThis ctte is responsible for keeping the school environment safe for pupils, staff and visitors.
AdmissionsThis ctte ensures that all admissions are processed fairly whether for Reception or later years.
 Other committees meet to discuss Headteacher's Performance management, exclusions, staff disciplinary matters as the need arises.


Governor Attendance List Spring 2024