The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

The key roles of governors are:
1. To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
3. To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

St Mary’s currently has an Interim Governing Body. It’s members were appointed (rather than elected) because of their skills and experience. As the IGB is very small, we do not currently operate with distinct committees.

If you would like to make contact with the Co-Chairs of Governors, please use this dedicated email address:

Claire HudsonAppointed by B&NES LA, following nomination from the Diocese of Bath and WellsCo-Chair
Ruth BalchAppointed by B&NES LACo-Chair
Alun WilliamsAppointed by B&NES LA
Toby SimonAppointed by B&NES LA
Emma SageParent appointed by B&NES LA
Alice BrownHeadteacher: Ex-officio
Tom MorrisonSenior School Improvement Adviser: Appointed by B&NES LA as advisor to the board