Governor profiles
The St Mary Federation Governing Body consists of 16 Governors. They are all volunteers from the local communities who work to support and challenge the school to drive school improvement. The usual term of office is four years.
 
Governors attend a variety of training courses run by Norfolk County Council to help them in their governing role.
 
Together with the Headteacher and senior leaders, Governors set the future direction of the school through the School Improvement & Development Plan (SIDP). Their monitoring role is carried out through various committees and subject responsibilities. They make decisions collectively on matters such as performance management, policies and finance. Governors report on the school’s achievements and respond to inspection recommendations. They hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints.

In addition to Full Governing Board meetings there are two committees that meet once each half term:
  • Standards, Values and Curriculum committee
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises committee
All those who sit on the Governing Board and attend these meetings have full voting rights.
 
Jane Hill is our Clerk.




For more details about Governors and their attendance please download the attendance log.
Governor attendance log - Download
Sarah Bocking
Committees:
  • Standards, Values and Curriculum
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises
 
 
Executive Head teacher
Sally Beeston
Committees:
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises (Vice Chair)
  • HT performance management (Chair)
 
Responsibilities:
  • Safeguarding
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015

 
Vice chair
LA Governor
Susan Bowden-Pickstock
Committee:
  • Standards, Values and Curriculum
 
Responsibilities:
  • Staff wellbeing
  • RE/Collective Worship
  • Literacy
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015

 
Foundation Governor
Susan Campbell
Committee:
  • Standards, Values and Curriculum
 
Responsibilities:
  • Numeracy
  • ICT
  • Science
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015

 
Foundation Governor
Ruth Chell
Committee:
  • Standards, Values and Curriculum
 
Responsibilities:
  • EYFS
  • British Values
  • SMSC
  • PSHE
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015
 
 
Staff Governor
Peter Cook
Committee:
  • Standards, Values and Curriculum (Chair)
 
Responsibilities:
  • Special education needs
  • Looked after children
  • Gifted and talented
  • Literacy
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015

 
Foundation Governor
James Fox
Committee:
  • Standards, Values and Curriculum
 
Responsibilities:
  • ICT
  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • EVOLVE
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015
 
 
Foundation Governor
Catherine Golding
Committee:
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015
 
 
Co-opted
(Staff Governor)
Melanie Hutchinson
Committee:
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises
  • HT performance management
 
Responsibilities:
  • Health and safety
  • Pupil premium
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015
 
 
Foundation Governor
Lydia Kidd
Committee:
  • Standards, Values and Curriculum
 
 
Date of appointment: 9th Dec 2016

 
Parent Governor
Patricia Lloyd
Committee:
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises (Chair)
  • HT performance management
 
Responsibilities:
  • Link Governor for training
  • Curriculum
  • Health and safety
  • Single equality
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015

 
Foundation Governor
Claire Mears
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015
 
 
Parent Governor
Alastair Symington
Committee:
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises
 
Responsibilities:
  • PE/Outdoor Learning
  • Pupil Premium
  • Cluster
 
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015

 
Foundation Governor
John Ward
Date of appointment: 30 April 2015

 
Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor

Associate Governors

We also rely on the support of Associate Governors (who do not have full voting rights)
but who assist with specific areas of expertise.

Governor interests


James Fox is the brother-in-law of a teacher at Brancaster.
No governors have any financial or business interests.
No governors have governance roles in other schools.
 

Vacancies

We currently have two vacancies. If you are interested in becoming a governor please get in touch.