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Governors

St Mary's RC Primary School Governing Body reconstituted on 1st January 2015.

The Governing Body is comprised of 12 Governors: 7 Foundation Catholic Governors (appointed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark), 2 elected Parent Governors, 1 elected Staff Governor, 1 Local Authority Governor, plus 2 associate members and the Headteacher.

St Mary's School Governing Body has established a range of Governors Committees to assist it in its work.  The full Governing Body and the main Committees meet at least three times a year.

Every child at the school matters to every Governor.  We want each one to flourish and to grow so that they are be well prepared for the next stage of their life.  We focus on standards and school improvement.

The Governing Body's three core strategies are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the School and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure its money is well spent

Governors are also responsible for ensuring that the School meets statutory requirements with regard to safeguarding children, health and safety, the curriculum and finance.

Link Governors carry out visits to the School to meet with staff and students, work with the Senior Leadership Team and members of staff who undertake lead roles in curriculum development. They undertake activities to evaluate the progress being made against key targets in the School Development Plan.

Our Governors

Name

Type

Term starts

Term ends

Lynette Murphy O’Dwyer

Foundation Governor / Chair

01/09/22

31/08/2026

Phil Stokes

Foundation Governor / Co-Chair Strategic Planning

02/12/2018

01/12/2022

Father Casper Mukabva

Foundation Governor

06/12/20

07/12/24

Marie Jessel

Foundation Governor / Co- Chair Ethos and Engagement

01/09/2022

31/08/2026

Christopher Lo

Foundation Governor  

08/02/2019

07/02/2023

Elizabeth Sinclair

Foundation Governor

7/8/2021

6/8/2025

Michele Reilly

Foundation Governor

1/09/2022

31/8/2026

Karen Pluckrose

Headteacher

n/a

n/a

Daniel Rodger

Elected Staff Governor

31/08/2020

30/08/2024

Mary Mc Gowan

LA Governor

10/06/2022

11/06/2026

Antonio Risorto

Parent Governor

01/09/2022

31/08/2026

Nathan Collins

Parent Governor

1/9/2022

31/8/2026

Fiona Mushrafi

Associate Member

01/01/2020

31/12/2022

Naiomi Tamakloe

Associate Member

01/06/2021

31/8/2025

Rachel Duncan

Associate Member

01/09/2022

31/08/2024

Membership of Committees 2022/23

Curriculum & Achievement Committee*

Finance and Premises Committee *

Michele Reilly (Foundation Governor)

Mary McGowan (LA Governor)

Karen Pluckrose (Headteacher)

Daniel Rodger (Elected Staff)

Fiona Mushrafi (Associate Member)

Naiomi Tamakloe (Associate Member)

Christopher Lo (Foundation)

Karen Pluckrose (Headteacher)

Mary McGowan (LA Governor)

Elizabeth Sinclair (Foundation)

Antonio Risorto (Parent Governor)

In attendance:
Chanel Coley (School’s Finance Support)

Safeguarding & Equalities Committee*

Mission, Ethos & Engagement Committee*

Lynette Murphy-O’Dwyer (Foundation)

Elizabeth Sinclair (Foundation)

Karen Pluckrose (Headteacher)

Daniel Rodger (Elected Staff)

Reserve: Michele Reilly (Foundation)

Marie Jessel (Foundation)

Father Casper Mukavba (Foundation)

Karen Pluckrose (Headteacher)

Rachel Duncan (Associate Member)

Nathan Collins (Parent Governor)

Pupil Discipline Committee

Staff Appeals Committee

Chris Lo (Foundation)

Michele Reilly (Foundation)

Elizabeth Sinclair (Foundation)

Marie Jessel (Foundation)

Michele Reilly (Foundation)

Chris Lo (Foundation)

Admissions Committee

Staffing, Personnel & Pay Committee*

Marie Jessel (Foundation)

Lynette Murphy-O’Dwyer (Foundation)

Karen Pluckrose (Headteacher)

Reserve: Mary McGowan (LA Governor)

Lynette Murphy-O’Dwyer (Foundation)  

Phil Stokes (Foundation)

Karen Pluckrose (Headteacher)

Marie Jessel (Foundation)

Tendering Committee

Staff Grievance Committee

Christopher Lo (Foundation)

Karen Pluckrose (Headteacher)

Phil Stokes (Foundation)

Mary McGowan (LA Governor)

Antonio Risorto (Parent Governor)

Elizabeth Sinclair (Foundation)

Marie Jessel (Foundation)

Elizabeth Sinclair (Foundation)

Mary McGowan (LA Governor)

Staff Dismissal Committee

Mary McGowan (LA Governor)

Elizabeth Sinclair (Foundation)

Phil Stokes (Foundation)

Please note:

Frequency of committee meetings: * The Committee’s marked with * meet each term and dates are circulated in advance by the Clerk for agreement by each committee. The Admission Committee meets annually in March 2023 and also meets  as required to consider in year applications. All other committees only meet if required to consider the specific business of the committee.

Election of Committee Chairs: The Chair of each committee will be elected by the committee membership for the 2022/2023 academic year at the first meeting of the committee in the Autumn Term 2022.

Governors Attendance 2021/22

AY 20/21 attendance

Meetings possible

Meetings present

Meetings with apologies accepted

Present

%

Apologies accepted

%

Absent without apologies

%

Absent

%

Rachel Duncan

5

2

3

40%

60%

0%

60%

Marie Jessel

7

7

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Christopher Lo

7

7

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Margarida Loureiro Lopes

5

3

0

60%

0%

40%

40%

Father Casper Mukavba

5

5

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Lynette Murphy O'Dwyer

8

8

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Fiona Mushrafi

6

5

1

83%

17%

0%

17%

Karen Pluckrose

16

16

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Daniel Rodger

8

8

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Michele Reilly

6

6

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Elizabeth Sinclair

9

9

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Phil Stokes

6

6

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

Ruth Turner

5

5

0

100%

0%

0%

0%

John Watson

10

7

2

70%

20%

10%

30%

Governor Documents

Parent Governor Election Results

Governor Attendance Record 2016-17

Governor Attendance Record 2015-16

Governor Attendance Record 2014-15

Governing Body Committee Membership 2015-2016

Governors' Annual Statement to Parents 2014-2015

St Mary's Register of Business Interests 2019-20

St Mary's Register of Business Interests 2018-19