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 - Dr George Rice
George is a Parent Governor. His term of office runs between 11/10/2017 and 11/10/2021. Attendance 5/6
HEAD TEACHER - Mrs Sarah Preston - Sarah is our Interim Head Teacher. She sits on both of our Committees. Her term of office began on 01/01/2021. Attendance 3/3
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
Miss E Cousins - Ellie is a Foundation Governor. Her term of office runs from 23/09/2020 to 22/09/2024. Ellie is a Teaching Assistant at the school. Attendance 6/6
Standards and Effectiveness Committee
CHAIR OF THE STANDARDS & EFFECTIVENES COMMITTEE - Mrs Karen Cousins - Karen is a PCC 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 14/11/2020 and 14/11/2024.
Mrs J Tattley - Julie is a PCC appointed Foundation Governor. Her term of office runs between 26/09/2020 and 25/09/2024. 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 PCC 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