Our Governors work together for the good of our school. Our Governing Body is made up of different types of governor to ensure a range of views and experiences are capitalised on.

We actively encourage parents and carers to become involved in the Governing Body. As the child's first educators, you have an essential role to play in ensuring that all pupils achieve their full potential.

The different categories of governors on our governing body are:

  • parent governors who have a child in school at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children at the school;
  • staff governors who are members of staff at the school and are elected by their colleagues;
  • co-opted governors are appointed on to the governing body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school;
  • local authority(LA) governors who are nominated by the local councillor and appointed by the governing body;
  • the Headteacher (HT) is also a member of the governing body by right of the position they hold in the school;
  • associate members are not actually governors but can be appointed to serve on committees and attend meetings of the full governing body. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the full governing body but may been given voting rights on the committees that they are a member of, but these rights can only be given by the governing body.

Governors now have a duty to provide their personal details to the Department for Education (July 2016). This information is encrypted and stored securely on Edubase. All governors have complied with this requirement and the DfE now has an accurate record of our governing board.


All the governors and associate members of St Mary’s CE Primary School, Cadishead  listed below have signed the Register of personal, pecuniary or business interests


 This is a declaration of any personal or business interest they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the school. This could for example include owning or having a relative work for a business that had dealings with school; having a relative working in or for school or being a governor of another school. Any potential conflict will be listed in the table below.


If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned. This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interest of the school first. There are also separate staff disciplinary, complaints, grievance, pupil discipline and appeals committees which are convened if they are required.

More Information on what being a Governor entails

The next full Governing Body meeting is on March 22nd 2018 at 6:30pm


Governer Name Role Term of Office Committee Membership
Ms J. McGarry Headteacher 18/04/16 - All
Mrs C. Tomkins Chair Co-opted 17/04/15 - 16/04/19

Complaints, School Effectiveness, Staffing, Grievance, Finance/Buildings/Health & Safety, Pay Review, Appeals, 

Pupil Discipline, Staff Disciplinary

Mrs J. Clarke Vice Chair Co-opted 17/04/15 - 16/04/19

Complaints, School Effectiveness, Staffing, Grievance, Finance/Buildings/Health & Safety, Appeals, Pupil Discipline


Vacancy for Co-opted

Governer Name Role Term of Office Committee Membership
Mrs V. Sampson Staff 23/06/17 - 22/06/21 School Effectiveness, Finance/Buildings/Health & Safety
Mr A. Langdon LA 18/10/17 - 17/10/21 Complaints, School Effectiveness, Staffing, Grievance, Finance/Buildings/Health & Safety, Staff Disciplinary
Mrs H. Marsh Parent 12/05/14 - 11/05/18 Complaints, School Effectiveness, Staffing, Pay Review, Staff Disciplinary
Mrs P. Casey Parent 30/11/15 - 28/11/19

School Effectiveness, Staffing, Finance/Buildings/Health & Safety,

Pay Review

Mrs K. Lee Parent 08/07/16 - 07/07/20

School Effectiveness, Staffing, Finance/Buildings/Health & Safety,

Pupil Discipline

Reverend Audrey Foundation 28/09/14 - 27/09/18

Complaints, School Effectiveness, Grievance,

Finance/Buildings/Health & Safety, Staff Disciplinary

Mrs J. Langhorne Foundation 24/10/13 - 23/10/17 School Effectiveness, Staffing, Finance/Buildings/Health & Safety, Appeals
Mr L. Barrow Foundation 11/10/16 - 11/10/20 School Effectiveness, Staffing, Finance/Buildings/Health & Safety

Current Attendance Record For 2017-18

Member 18/10/17 23/11/17 15/02/18 22/03/18 17/05/18 12/07/18
Ms J. McGarry Attended Attended Attended
Mrs C. Tomkins Apologies Attended Apologies
Mrs J. Clarke Apologies Attended Attended

Vacancy for co-opted

Member 18/10/17 23/11/17 15/02/18 22/03/18 17/05/18 12/07/18
Mrs V. Sampson Attended Attended Attended
Mr A. Langdon Attended Attended Attended
Mrs H. Marsh Attended Attended Attended
Mrs P. Casey Attended Attended Attended
Mrs K. Lee Attended Apologies Attended
Reverend Audrey Apologies No Apologies Apologies
Mrs J. Langhorne Apologies No Apologies Apologies
Mr L. Barrow Attended Attended Attended

All Governors have access to a secure site within the Learning Platform which is entered through the icon on the Homepage.

All Governors have their own login and password. The site contains current and historical information about meetings, reports, financial statements, health and safety information and school improvement data.


Further Information

Governors' Register of Personal, Pecuniary and Business Interests

Attendance record for Governing Body Meetings prior to 2017