The Governing Body meet once a term to discuss strategic decisions and school improvement. There are several committees which meet regularly. The Governing Body includes elected representatives of parents and teachers as well as representatives of the local authority, community groups and the Diocese. Governors hold office for four years. Governors can only act together, they cannot act individually. All of our governors are allocated a class which they are paired with; this enables governors to have a hands-on understanding of the day to day ethos and values of the school.
To download the declaration of interests information please click the link for each Governor.
List of Governors
Mr Dave Bagley - Chair of Governors
Mr Bagley is a company director who specialises in giving support to schools particularly in the area of finance and school improvement. He has been a governor for many years.
Mr Jagtar Sehjal - Vice Chair
He is a senior IT specialist involved in international work and an active parent governor. He has been a governor for many years.
Revd Dr Bob Stephen
Father Bob joined us as the new Rector at St Mary's Church. He is a former Secondary School teacher and plays an active role in life at St Mary's C of E Academy.
Miss Mary Edwards
Miss Edwards is a former Director of Education for Birmingham Diocesan Board of Education and is a former Head Teacher. She is currently a Lay Reader.
Mr Mike Ewins - Parent Governor
Mr Ewins is a senior social worker and is our Safeguarding Champion. He has been a governor for a number of years and is an active Parent Governor.
Ms Helena France
Ms France has been a Governor for over 20 years. She is a retired teacher who has a wealth of EAL experience.
Miss Maureen Woodley- Deputy Head Teacher- Staff Governor
Miss Woodley has been a teacher at St Mary’s for 19 years. She is a Specialist Leader of Education in Behaviour Management, Deputy Head and Early Years Lead.
Mrs Rebecca Freeman-Staff Governor
Mrs Freeman has been at teacher at St Mary's for 5 years. She leads Geography, History and Key Stage One.
Mrs Ethel Lubin
Mrs Lubin has been a Governor for many years and works in a local Primary School as a Teaching Assistant.
Ms Sheila Lyman-Ward
Ms Lyman-Ward has been a Governor for a number of years and is a retired Secondary School Head Teacher.
Mrs Sharon Dooley- Parent Governor
Mrs Dooley is a new Parent Governor who works in Adult Education.
Mrs Melanie Johnson
Mrs Johnson is a new Parent Governor who is also a teacher at another primary school.
Mrs Anthea Insular-Butcher
Mrs Insular-Butcher is a new Parent Governor who teaches in higher education.
Miss Susan Crosthwaite
Miss Crosthwaite our Clerk.