The Governing Body of The Primary School of St Mary & St Martin has two principal committees to ensure that it meets its statutory duties with regard to the finance and curriculum of the school.
1. Standards and Effectiveness Committee - to monitor and evaluate the standards and achievement of the school and the quality of education provided and to make recommendations to the Governing Body and
2. Resources Committee - to facilitate / enable support the effective operation and running of the school from a finance, staffing, premises and health and safety perspective.
The members of the Governing Body have, unless specified below, no business or financial interest in the school. They sit only on the Governing Body of St Mary and St Martin, Blyth.
There are 3 Governing Body meetings per year and 6 Committee meetings held (3 of each Committee). Attendance by each Governor is shown below for Academic Year 2015/2016.
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS - Mrs Heidi Cotton - Heidi is currently our Chair of Governors and is a Foundation Governor. She sits on our Resources Committee and is observer on the Standards and Effectiveness Committee. Her term of office runs between 16/11/2017 and 13/10/2021. Attendance 9/9
HEAD TEACHER - Mrs Alison Richardson - Alison is our Head Teacher. She sits on both of our Committees. Her term of office began on 01/09/2014. Alison is married to a member of the teaching staff, Mr Andy Richardson. Attendance 9/9.
CHAIR OF RESOURCES COMMITTEE - Mrs Sarah Agar - Sarah is a Southwell and Nottingham Diocese appointed Foundation Governor. Her term of office runs between 17/10/2017 and 16/10/2021. Attendance 6/6.
VICE CHAIR OF RESOURCES COMMITTEE - Dr George Rice - George is a Parent Governor. His term of office runs between 11/10/2017 and 11/10/2021. Attendance 5/6
Vacancy - Local Authority Governor
Miss E Cousins - Ellie is a Foundation Governor. Her term of office runs from 25/05/2015 to 24/05/2020. Ellie is a temporary Teaching Assistant at the school. Attendance 6/6
Ms S Walker - Sarah is a Parent Governor. Her term of office runs between 20/07/2017 and 20/07/2021 - Attendance 5/6
Rev J McKenna - Jackie is an Ex-Officio Governor as appointed by the Diocese. She is the vicar of the Parish. Her term office started on 01/03/2019. Attendance 1/1
Standards and Effectiveness Committee
CHAIR OF THE STANDARDS & EFFECTIVENES COMMITTEE - Mrs Karen Cousins - Karen is a Parish Council appointed Foundation Governor. Her term of office runs between 23/09/2018 and 22/09/2022. Attendance 6/6
VICE CHAIR OF THE STANDARDS & EFFECTIVENES COMMITTEE - Mrs R Tarr - Rosie is a Co-opted Governor. Her term of office runs between 14/11/2016 and 14/11/2020
Mrs J Tattley - Julie is a Parish Council appointed Foundation Governor. Her term of office runs between 16/07/2016 and 15/07/2020. Attendance 6/6
Mrs E Holland - Lizzie is a Staff Governor. Her term of office runs between 27/02/2018 and 19/02/2022. Lizzie is our Green Class (Y3/4) Teacher. Attendance 4/6
Mrs S Lewis - Sally is a Parish Council appointed Foundation Governor. Her term of office runs between 23/09/2018 and 22/09/2022. She is also Foundation Stage Practioner. Her husband undertakes occasional electrical work at the school. Attendance 6/6