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Governors

Membership of our local governing committee following reconstitution.

10 members made up of 6 Foundation Governors (Parish members), 1 Parent Governor, 1 Staff Governor, 1 Additional Governor plus the Head Teacher.

 

December 2021 - We have 1 Foundation Governor Vacancy

 

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Bishop on behalf of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

Parent Governors are elected by parents/carers in school.

Staff Governors are elected by staff in school.

 

 

St Mary’s Catholic  Primary School - Local Governing Committee

Name

Representing

Term of Office

Committee

Responsibilities

Register of Interests

Relationship to Staff

Allison Robson

Head Teacher

Ongoing

All

Head Teacher 

None

None

Paul Boyle

Staff Governor

1/11/21

to

31/10/25

 

Year 5 Class Teacher

None

None

 

Lorraine Murray

 

Foundation Governor

COG

1/11/21

to

31/10/25

Finance

First/Pay Review/Discipline

HT Perf Management

 

Chair of Local Parish Council

Casual Worker for Investors in Children

Invigilator St Bede's Lanchester

None

Colin Nelson

 

Foundation Governor

1/11/21

to

31/10/25

Curriculum - Chair

Finance/Personnel/Admissions

 

 

Health and Safety

Maths

Science

Catch Up Funding

Sports Premium

None

 None

Margaret Arthurs

 

Foundation Governor

1/11/21

to

31/10/25

Curriculum

First/Pay Review/Discipline

HT Perf Management

RE

None

None

Bonny Jackman

 

Foundation Governor

1/11/21

to

31/10/25

Curriculum

First/Pay Review/Discipline

Curriculum 

LAC

Wellbeing

Employed at Our Lady and St Joseph's Brooms

None

 

Joanne Conway

 

Foundation  Governor

      1/11/21

to

31/10/25

Curriculum

Appeals

Curriculum 

SEND

 

None

 

 Wendy LeightonParent Governor

  1/11/21

to

31/10/25

Finance/Personnel/Admissions         None
 Mark Davinson

Additional Governor

1/11/21

to

31/10/25

Finance/Personnel/Admissions-Chair

Appeals

 

Safeguarding

Director of Chapter Homes

Trustee of Craghead Community Association

None

 

Governing Body Terms of Reference

Governor Pen Portraits

Lorraine Murray - Chair of Governors

My name is Lorraine Murray; I am a Foundation Governor at St Mary’s. I am also a parishioner at St Joseph’s Stanley where I have worshipped for over 20 years and within the parish I am a Eucharistic minister, part of the financial committee and a representative of the Pontop Partnership parishioner team.

Over my working career as a manager in business I have worked for a Bank, a University, the third sector, a local hospice and I now work for a charity.

I have a HR qualification and I am also a qualified dance teacher.

It is a privilege to be part of the school Governors team and I look forward to working with everyone involved.

 

Colin Nelson - Vice Chair of Governors

My name is Colin Nelson, I am a Foundation Governor at St Mary’s. I have been a parishioner at St. Josephs since 1978 and during that time I have been involved in Children’s Liturgy, Marriage Preparation and as a Special Minister. In my working career I was always in the manufacturing sector starting as an apprentice and then later as a Production Engineer and Production Supervisor in a factory making Hydraulic Excavators (big diggers). My main hobby is cycling. I attended Catholic schools myself as have my two children (now adults). I enjoy working with the staff, governors and pupils at St Mary’s and helping them make the most of their potential.

 

Margaret Arthurs - Foundation Governor

My name is Margaret Arthurs. I am a Foundation Governor at St Mary's. Before I retired I worked at St. Bede's school in Lanchester for 29 years, teaching Religious Education for most of that time.
At present my parish is St. Joseph's in Stanley, but from 1964 until 1989 my family and I attended St. Mary's Church. When we were all at home we needed a whole bench! Worshipping in St. Mary's gave me a great appreciation of the people and the school. It has always been a welcoming place to be. I love to hear, "Hi Margaret!" , when I walk along the corridor.
In addition to my governor's role,  I am privileged to work with the children and their parents and aid their preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. We are blessed by the support of Father Dermott, Mrs. Robson and Mrs Daniels and of course the parents, who accompany their children to Sunday Mass and the end of the sessions.

 

Joanne Conway - Foundation Governor

My name is Joanne Conway. My children have attended St Mary’s school since 2007. I attend St Joseph’s church with my family where I am also part of the children’s liturgy team. I am also part of the youth group. I joined the Catholic family nine years ago.

I currently work at a school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues and although it is challenging, I find it very rewarding. Previously, I have worked in other schools in the Stanley area.

I embrace my role as a governor at St. Mary’s as the school holds a special place in my heart as we continue to grow together in the friendship of faith.

 

Bonny Jackman - Foundation Governor

My name is Bonny Jackman; I am a Foundation Governor for St Mary's RC Primary. I have known the school since 2011 when my eldest son started. He is currently thriving in secondary school due to the start St Mary's gave him. My youngest son is still at the school. My background was originally project management and I worked for the same company for 15 years. Due to a change in their circumstances and mine, I was given the opportunity to retrain and become a teacher. I have been teaching for five years now, the first of which which was completed at St Mary's. The school has always been very special to me and I look forward to working alongside everyone to help the school to continue to thrive.

 

Wendy Leighton - Parent Governor

My name is Wendy Leighton. I have been part of the St Mary's family since 2013 when my eldest son started attending the school. My eldest son now attends St Bede's and I have another son and a daughter who currently attend St Mary's. All 3 of my children have been given an amazing start to their academic journeys because of the foundation St Mary's has given them.

In my work life, I have been a civil servant for just over 20 years where I have mostly specialised in the Finance field, but have been fortunate enough to be able to also develop HR and Project Management experience.

I love to take an active part in the school community and am really looking forward to being more involved and working with my fellow governors and the school community to support St Mary's and help it grow further.

 

Mark Davinson - Additional Governor

I am appointed as an additional governor. I have lived in Craghead all of my life and until recently I was both a county and town councillor for the local area. This is an extension of the various volunteering and paid employment roles I have undertaken in the community over the last 25 years to help improve residents lives. My nephew attends St Mary's and enjoys going to school. 

 

Paul Boyle – Staff Governor

It is an honour to be the Staff Governor at St Mary's. I have been a teacher at the school since 2007 which has been a challenging but immensely rewarding time. I was also a previous pupil at St Mary's and have lived locally for most of my life so I would say it holds a very special place in my heart. 

Outside of school I enjoy running and currently coach a successful junior running club. I also enjoy many weekends away in my caravan exploring different places.

I really look forward to working with all the Governor team to help St Mary's grow and flourish. 

 

Allison Robson-Head Teacher

It is my privilege to be the Head Teacher of St Mary's, which is a family school where Gospel values are intrinsic in all that we do. I have been Head since January 2017. I have a passion for teaching and learning and I am committed to ensuring that every child is given the very best opportunities possible. I am a parishioner at St Joseph's Stanley, where I have worshipped for the last 14 years. I like to spend my holidays and weekends with my family. We enjoy walking our rescue dog and spending time at our caravan which is sited in Weardale.

Attendance at Full Governing Committee Meetings – Academic Year 2021-2022

 

 

Autumn 21

December 1st 2021

@ 4pm

TEAMS

Spring 22

23rd March 2022

@ 4pm

 

Summer 22

29th June 2022

@ 4pm

Mrs L Murray

          Yes

  

Mr C Nelson 

Yes

 

 

Mrs B Jackman 

Yes

 

 

Miss M T Arthurs 

Apologies

 

 

Mrs J Conway

Yes

 

 

Mr M Davinson 

Apologies

 

 

Mrs W Leighton

Yes

 

 

Mrs P Boyle

Yes

 

 

Mrs A Robson

Yes

 

 

Attendance at Governing Body Committee Meetings – Academic Year 2021-2022

 

Curriculum and Standards Committee

November 24th 21 1.30pm

Book Scrutiny with

Angela Vear EDP

 

Spring 22

 

Summer 22

 

Miss M T Arthurs

     Apologies

 

 

Mr C Nelson-Chair (Chair)

               Yes

 

 

Mrs J Conway

                Yes

 

 

Mrs A J Robson (HT)

              Yes

                

 

Mrs B Jackman

 Work Commitments

 

 

 

Appeals Committee

Autumn 21

Spring 22

Summer 22

Cllr. M Davinson (Chair)

-

 

 

Mrs J Conway

-

 

 

Mrs A J Robson (HT)

-

 

 

 

Finance, Premises, Personnel & Admissions Committee

Autumn 21

12th October @ 4.00pm

TEAMS

 

Spring 22

 

Admissions 22

 

 

Summer 22

 

 

 

Mr M Davinson (Chair)

Yes

 

 

 

Mrs L Murray

Yes

 

 

 

Mr C Nelson

Yes

 

 

 

Mrs W Leighton

Yes

 

 

 

Mrs A Robson

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

First/Pay Review and Pupil Discipline Committee

Autumn 21

8th December @ 4pm

TEAMS

Spring 22

Summer 22

Mrs L Murray (Chair)

Yes

 

 

Miss M T Arthurs

Yes

 

 

Mrs B Jackman

Yes

 

 

Mrs A Robson (HT)

Yes

 

 

Ms L Teasdale Clerk

         Yes

 

 

 

 

Head Teacher Performance Management

 

Autumn 21

6th December 2021 @ 4pm

TEAMS

 

Spring 22

Summer 22

Mrs L Murray - (Chair)

Yes

 

 

Miss M T Arthurs

Yes

 

 

Mrs A Robson – (HT)

Yes

 

 

Mrs Angela Vear– LA EDP

Yes

 

 

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