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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 2022-2023

14th September 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm FGB
7th December 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm FGB
1st February 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm FGB
15th March 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm FGB
4th May 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm F&A
5th July 2023 4:00pm - 6:00pm FGB