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Governing Body


Governor Name  Type of Governor Date of Appointment Term of Office End Date Appointing Body Chair (CH) /Vice Chair (VC) Committee Chair Finance & Staffing Committee Member Pupil & Curriculum Committee Member Behaviour & Safety Committee Member Pay Committee Member Connections to Staff (Yes or No)       If Yes, who & how Other School Governor Posts held.                 Name of School & type of Governor Business Interests declared. (Yes / No)   If yes please state Attendance 2018/19                 Meetings attended/ meetings called
Robert Beasley COP 26/03/2015 02/04/2023 Governing Body     x       No No No 5/7
Sammy Broomhall PAR 16/03/2016 28/03/2020 Parents       x x   No No No 3/6
Simon Cains COP 26/03/2015 2/04/2023 Governing Body     x x x   No No No 7/10
Jeanette Crump COP 23/03/2016 22/03/2020 Governing Body VC Finance & Staffing/ Pay  x x   x No No No 11/11
Carl Dixon PAR 16/03/2016 15/03/2020 Parents   Behaviour & Safety x   x   No No No 11/11
Hayley Edwards STA 19/09/2017 18/09/2021 Staff       x x   No No No 6/6
Andrew Knight COP 26/03/2015 25/03/2019 Governing Body     x       No No No 4/5
Stephen Parkes PAR 16/03/2016 15/03/2020 Parents   Pupil & Curriculum   x     No No No 5/6
Kathy Ross LA 20/01/2016 19/01/2020 LA CH   x x   x No No No 11/11
Charlotte Slattery PAR 16/03/2018 15/03/2022 Parents       x x         3/5
Clare Sturmey Head Teacher N/A N/A N/A     x x x x No No No 11/11
Robert Wilkinson Jones COP 26/03/2015 25/03/2019 Governing Body     x   x x No No No 0/5


Governors 2019 - 2020

Safeguarding/ Child Protection Governor 

Looked After Children

Mrs Kathy Ross

SEND Governor

Mrs Hayley Edwards

Health & Safety Governor

Mr Robert Beasley

Safer recruitment governor

Mrs Kathy Ross

Mrs Clare Sturmey

Appraisal Governors

Mrs Jeanette Crump

Mrs Kathy Ross

Mr Carl Dixon


All governors to attend in rotation

Attendance & Wellbeing

Mr Carl Dixon


Mr Stephen Parkes

Personal & Inclusive including Focus Provision

Mrs Charlotte Underhill

Pupil Premium  Sports Premium

Mrs Jeanette Crump



We hold full governing body (FGB) meetings once each term and we also have 2 committees which meet once each term

  • Full Governing Body 
  • Resources Committee
  • Outcomes Committee

other committees include

  • HT Performance Management Committee
  • Complaints Committee
  • Pay Committee
  • Appeals Committee

Governor Meetings for academic year 2019/2020

Autumn 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Full FGB: 18th September 2019

Resources: 9th October 2019

Outcomes: 6th November 2019

Full FGB: 4th December 2019

Resources: 15th January 2020

Outcomes: 12th February 2020

Resources: 25th January 2020

Full FGB: 1st April 2020

Resources: 10th June 2020

Outcomes: 20th May 2020

Full FGB: 8th July 2020



Local Authority Governance Review January 2018

Grace Mary Primary School is looking for a dedicated individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of our children.


Parent governors play an important role as members of the school’s governing body, which helps to set and review the school’s strategic direction and agree targets for improvement.  The governors are responsible for offering supportive challenge to the head teacher and school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and help raise standards.  The governors also oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure the budget is well spent.


Governors do not need any formal qualifications but must be aged 18 years and over. The term of office is 4 years and the school has high expectations of the time and commitment required from its governors in order to fulfil their roles effectively.


School Governors work as a team and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. They make a positive contribution to our children’s education by offering their skills, expertise and time.


If you would like to stand for election please complete a nomination form below (or available from the school office) and return it to the school.


Applications must be from parents/carers with children at the school.  Parents/carers who have paid employment in the school or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections.


If there are more applications than vacancies, then there will be an election by secret ballot paper. Applicants will be invited to provide a brief statement of not more than 150 words giving reasons why they are standing and voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.

Parent Governor - Complete nomination form and return to school by 11th November 2019