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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

‘Learning for Life’

Message from St Mary's School Chair of Governors

St Mary's has a very active Governing Body which comprises parents, staff and members of the local community. All our Governors are committed to supporting and challenging the school to ensure that every child achieves their potential within a caring environment.

Our work is broad but very rewarding. Governors visit the school frequently to observe lessons, assemblies and acts of worship. We talk to the Headteacher about planning and progress, help set targets, monitor the professional development of staff and review key policies. We are involved in every level of the school's life, from helping out on trips to making inspections to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements.

We encourage high standards to be upheld at all times from all those within the school "family". If you are interested in finding out more about the Governing Body, perhaps with a view to joining us, or helping out with some of our work, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.

The Governors have signed and adhere to the attached Governors Code of Conduct.

The Governors have completed and signed Annual Declaration of Interest forms.

The Governors have agreed to adopt the following statements:

Professional Negligence Statement

Advice given by governors at this school is incidental to their professional expertise and is not being given in their professional capacity.

Confidentiality Statement

Governors respect the confidential nature of discussions and do not disclose governor business or decisions. When minutes of governing body meetings, Part 1, are approved they are made available to any member of the public who requests sight of them.

How to contact the Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors can be contacted at or by mail. Please send any correspondence in a sealed envelope marked clearly for the attention of Mr Geoff Hurst, Chair of Governors to St Mary's C of E Primary School, Hart Road, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7NJ.

Governing Body Meeting Dates 2023-2024

13th September 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm Full Governing Body
30th November 2023 8:15am - 10.15am Finance and Assets Committee
30th November 2023 4:30pm - 6:30pm Full Governing Body
25th January 2023 8:15am - 10.15am Finance and Assets Committee
31st January 2024 4:30pm - 6:30pm Full Governing Body
14th March 2024 4:30pm - 6:30pm Full Governing Body
7th May 2024 8:15am - 10.15am Finance and Assets Committee
9th May 2024 5:00pm - 7:00pm Full Governing Body
27th June 2024 8:15am - 10.15am Finance and Assets Committee
4th July 2024 5:00pm - 7:00pm Full Governing Body









Governor Information

Name Type Appointed By Elected Term Ends Positions of Responsibility Register of Interests
Jo Ajani Foundation Diocese 15/06/21 14/06/25 RE None
Charlotte Amison Parent Parent body 10/01/22 9/01/26 SEND/Children in Care/LAC None
Jacquie Chambers Ex-officio Ex-officio 01/09/18 N/A Finance & Assets Governor at Kingfield School, Woking
James Felgate Parent Parent body 01/07/23 30/06/27

Vice Chair of Governors

Finance & Assets

Curriculum/Equalities & Diversity/Online Safety/Pupil Outcomes

Melissa Hackney Parent Parent body 10/01/22 09/01/26

Finance & Assets

Health & Safety

Geoff Hurst Parent Parent body 02/12/21 01/12/25

Chair of Governors

Finance & Assets

Child Protection/ Safeguarding

Relative employed by school
Julia Lamaison Co-opted FGB 23/09/21 22/09/25 Chair of Finance & Assets

Chair of Governors at Pyrford CE Primary

Chair of Trustees at Newark MAT

Rev John McCabe Foundation Ex-officio 12/06/06 22/09/25

Finance & Assets

Christian Distinctivenss / Wellbeing

Michele Oliver Local Authority Local Authority 22/01/22 21/01/26 Child Protection / Safeguarding None
Helen Simmons Staff Staff 07/11/22 06/11/26   None

Governors who have stepped down in 2022-23: