Governance

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Our Governing body consists of a minimum of 6 current members.  Our Governors are all volunteers and have a fantastic mix of skills and experience.

Their contribution enriches the ‘life of the school’ and ensure that we always striving to improve the curriculum, quality of teaching, facilities,  and opportunities for learning for each and every child.  Our mission is to ensure that each child has the opportunities and support that they need to learn and be inspired whilst growing in their faith and love of Christ.

Governors

If you wish to contact any of our Governors, please email:  jbarber@nmm.srscmat.co.uk

Jo Barber

Jo Barber

Liz Greene

Liz Greene

Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson

Kerrie Ann Cox

Kerrie Ann Cox

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

Sarah Chaplin

Sarah Chaplin

A Message from the Chair of Governors

The Local Governing Body (LGB) at Saint Mary’s, New Mills is made up of four foundation Governors, who are appointed by the Diocese of Nottingham, and two Parent Governors, who are chosen by the parents.  Each governor is active in the community, brings particular skills to their role, and offers their service on a voluntary basis.  The LGB meets twice a term.  When face to face meetings were not possible, owing to covid restrictions, meetings were held over MS Teams, in order to maintain a continuity of support for our children and staff.  Each governor takes on at least one ‘link governor’ role in Special Educational Needs, Pupil Premium, Safeguarding, Anti-Bullying, Data Protection and is offered regular training to ensure they are up to date with developments in their focus area.  Our school is a part of the Saint Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust; with the LGB acting as a link between the Trust, the school and the local community.  Foremost amongst the responsibilities of the LGB are

  • Ensuring the Catholic ethos of the school.
  • Monitoring the School Development Plan.
  • Supporting and challenging the Headteacher.
  • Developing and monitoring relationships with staff, parents, parish and local community.
  • Ensuring the safeguarding of pupils and staff.

Governors fulfil their monitoring responsibilities by regular visits to school for learning walks, book scrutinies and pupil voice interviews.  If you would like to find out more about the role of your LGB, or offer your services as a governor, feel free to contact me via the contact details on this website, or via the school reception.

Jo Barber

Governors Register of Interest and Attendance Record

NameRoleAppointed
by
Date of AppointmentsTerm of OfficeBusiness and
Pecuniary Interests
Attendance at
Meetings 2020/2021
Mrs Jo BarberChair of
Governors
Diocese of Nottingham01.09.2018 - term 44 yearsNone2/2
Mrs Liz GreeneFoundation
Governor
Diocese of Nottingham01.11.2020 - term 34 yearsNone1/2
Helen WilsonFoundation
Governor
Diocese of Nottingham08.06.2020 - term 14 yearsNone1/2
Mrs Sarah HallParent
Governor
Diocese of Nottingham01.01.2021 - term 14 yearsNone1/2
Ms Sarah ChaplinParent
Governor
Diocese of Nottingham01.01.2021 - term 14 yearsNone1/2
Miss Kerrie-Ann CoxFoundation
Governor
Diocese of Nottingham01.10.2021 - term 14 yearsNone1/1
Mrs P ChapmanHeadteacher of
St Mary’s CVA
Ex Officio Postn/an/an/a2/2
Mrs Jacqueline PatelFoundation
Governor
Diocese of Nottingham01/06/201 - term 24 yearNoneHas now stepped down

Annual Reports and Accounts, Members and Trustees Information and Duties

Information in these areas is held on the Saint Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust website or by clicking the link below:

https://www.srscmat.co.uk/governance

Complaints

Should you wish to make a complaint, please see the Complaints Policy on the Statutory Information page of this website in the first instance.

Meeting Dates 2021/2022

Tuesday 21st September 2021

Monday 15th November 20201

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Tuesday 8th March 2022

Tuesday 10th May 2022

Tuesday 21st June 2022