The overall purpose of the Governing Body is to help provide the best possible education and safest environment for all of our children, staff and families at St Mary's Primary School.
This involves setting the school’s vision and strategic aims and agreeing plans and policies. It is responsible for ensuring the appropriate curriculum is taught and monitors and evaluates performance acting as a critical friend to the Senior Leadership Team to challenge and support them managing and improving the school.
The Governing Body works in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team to determine how the school budget should be spent which is linked to the School Improvement Plan.
The Governors are drawn from our community and are chaired by Father James Mowbray. Governors regularly visit the school which gives them a chance to talk meaningfully in meetings about the life of the school. Governors are kept up to date with all events in the school and any new initiatives that we may be implementing.