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St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is the trading name of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (Academy Trust), Swindon, registered in England and Wales under 07697658, registered office Bessemer Road East, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1PE

Governance Information

Directors of St Mary's - our School Governors

School governors play an important role in the life of St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School. They provide strategic leadership and accountability and support the school in delivering its aims and objectives and ensuring the correct policies, plans and procedures are in place.

 At St Mary's, the role of Governors also includes the promotion of the school’s Catholic character and mission. The majority of our Governors are Foundation governors who are appointed by the Bishop and they are responsible for ensuring the religious character of the school is upheld and the school is run in accordance with Diocesan policies. 

 In addition to this, Governors are responsible for overseeing and agreeing the school budget, premises and admissions. Governors appoint and work closely with the Headteacher who manages these responsibilities alongside the day to day management and control of the school, delivery of the curriculum and implementation of policies on their behalf on a daily basis.  The Governors meet regularly to provide challenge and support for the school - they are the Headteacher’s “critical friend”.

If you would like to speak to any of the Governors about their role or their vision for the school or any other matter, please get in touch via email: governor@st-marys.swindon.sch.uk 

The Directors of the Board of Governors 2020-2021


AA - Apologies Accepted; DNA - Did Not Attend; Obs - Observer; Tbc - To be confirmed

Declaration of Business Interest

Amelia Penfold - Clerk to Governors

Clerk to Governors at:

  • Ridgeway School
  • Link Academy Collaborative Trust
  • St Catherine's Catholic Primary School
  • Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Other Information

Left the Board within the last 12 months:

30.09.2020 - Staff Governor - Colm McCavera

Observer by Invitation:

Rachael Weaver - Head of School

The Directors of the Board of Governors 2019-2020

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