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Message from the Chair of the Board of Governors                                       

The aim of the Board of Governors at our school is to work with the staff in helping the children achieve their full potential in a happy, caring environment.


We do this in four main ways:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children;
  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children;
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used;
  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve.


To deliver this effectively, the Governing Board members are representative of all the key groups involved in our school – the parents, the staff, the Local Authority and the church community. All of these people have the best interests of the school at heart and give a great deal of time in support of St. Mary's School.


We meet together at least once a term as a whole team, and sub committees (such as our Outcomes Committee and Resources Committee) meet regularly. In addition we each have a specialist area that we take particular interest in (eg. Maths, English, Science and Special Needs), and we are linked with individual year groups to track their progress as they grow and develop through the school.


We are always keen to hear your views and I hope that we can work together to ensure that St. Mary's continues to develop "from Good to Outstanding" over the next few years.


​If anyone in interested in becoming a school Governor, information can be found on the Birmingham Diocesan Schools Commission and Sandwell Local Authority websites.


Mr P Piddock
Chair of the Board of Governors

Terms of Reference for Governing Board meetings

Meet the Governors

Sub Committees of the Board of Governors


Outcomes Committee Resources Committee Strategic Committee

Mr M Moran (Chair of Committee)

Mrs T Mullins (Vice Chair of Committee)

Mr N Bartram

Mrs J Dalloway

Mr G Linford (HT)

Mr P Piddock

Mrs A Pritchard

Mr P Tomkins

Mrs N Wilson (Chair of Committee)

Mr P Piddock (Vice Chair of Committee)

Mr N Bartram

Mrs J Dalloway

Mr G Linford (HT)

Mr M Moran

Ms D Rutherford

Mr P Piddock (Chair)

Mr M Moran (Vice Chair)

Mrs N Wilson

Mr G Linford (HT)



Special Responsibility Governors


Special Responsibility held Name of Governor
Safeguarding/Child Protection Governor Mr P Piddock
Special Educational Need & Disability (SEND) Governor Ms D Rutherford
Health & Safety Governor Mrs N Wilson
Safer Recruitment Governor Mrs N Wilson
English Mr N Bartram
Mathematics Mr M Moran
Science & Computing Mr P Tomkins
Religious Education Mrs T Mullins
Pupil Premium Mr M Moran
Foundation Stage (Reception & Nursery) Mrs J Dalloway
Year 1 Ms D Rutherford
Year 2 Mrs T Mullins
Year 3 Mrs N Wilson
Year 4 Mr D Cooper
Year 5 Mr P Tomkins
Year 6 Mr P Piddock                               


Summary of Governing Board membership


Governor name Type Chair (Ch) or Vice Chair (VC) Committee Chair Outcomes Committee member Resources Committee member Strategic Committee member Connections to Staff (Yes or No) If Yes, who & how Term of Office End Date Other School Governor posts held Business interests declared (Yes/No)
Nick Bartram FOU     YES YES     29.07.19    
Dominic Cooper FOU             TBC    
Jane Dalloway FOU     YES YES     TBC    
Michael Moran FOU VC Outcomes YES YES YES   09.09.18    
Teresa Mullins FOU     YES       25.10.18    
Paul Piddock FOU Ch Strategic YES YES YES   31.08.18 Stuart Bathurst (Vice Chair)  
Nicola Wilson FOU   Resources   YES YES   31.08.18    
Dawn Rutherford LA       YES     09.10.18    
Vacancy PAR          



Patrick Tomkins PAR     YES       15.12.18    
Amy Pritchard STA     YES       TBC    
Gary Linford STA     YES YES YES   N/A Primrose Centre(Vice Chair)  

FOU - Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese

LA - Local Authority appointed

PAR - Parent Governor

STA - Staff Governor

COP - Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Attendance at Governing Board meetings 2015/16


2015-16 Type Meetings called Meetings attended % Attendance
Nick Bartram FOU 13 12 92
Rev. Bruce Harbet FOU 3 2 67
Dominic Cooper FOU 4 4 100
Michael Moran FOU 14 14 100
Teresa Mullins FOU 10 10 100
Paul Piddock FOU 15 14 93
Nicola Wilson FOU 12 12 100
Dawn Rutherford LA 10 6 60
James Bishop PAR 10 10 100
Patrick Tomkins PAR 9 8 89
Amy Pritchard STA 6 6 100
Gary Linford STA-HT 15 15 100