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Meet the Governors

The Governing Body meets once a term. Its members are volunteers who play an important part in working with all members of our school community. They oversee the work of the school and working with the Head Teacher, ensure it provides an excellent education for all our pupils. It has 12 members and 1  associate member.


Governors of St. Marie's R.C. Primary School




Category  Appointed By

Appointment Start

Appointment End

Governor in any other School Business/Pecuniary Material Interest
Mrs Adele Testa Foundation Salford Diocese 1st September 2016 31st August 2020 Fairfield County Primary, Bury NIL
Fr. Francis Wadsworth (PP) Foundation Salford Diocese 1st December 2016 30th November 2021 St. Joseph & St. Bede's RC Primary, Bury NIL
Mr David Fish (Chair) Foundation Salford Diocese 30th January 2017 29th January 2021 n/a NIL
Mr Peter Graham Foundation Salford Diocese 1st February 2018 31st January 2022 n/a NIL

Mr Kevin Coen

(Vice Chair)

Foundation Salford Diocese 1st September 2012 31st August 2020 St. Gabriel's RC High School, Bury NIL
Mr James Hyndman Foundation Salford Diocese 1st September 2012 31st August 2020 St. Gabriel's RC High School, Bury NIL
Mrs Kathryn Walker Foundation Salford Diocese 1st September 2015 31st August 2019 Hoyle Nursery, Bury NIL
Mrs Fiona Robinson Head Teacher         NIL
Election Ongoing Parent Parents - - - -
Mrs Michelle Healey Parent Parents 1st May 2017 30th April 2021 n/a NIL
Miss Oksanna Stecyk Co-opted Co-opted 28th February 2018 1st March 2022 n/a NIL
Mrs Stella Smith LA LA 1st September 2015 31st August 2019

Holy Cross Sixth Form College

East Ward CP School

Mrs Sharon Doyle Staff Staff 31st January 2018

1st February 2022

n/a NIL




Foundation        7

Head Teacher   1

Parents              2
Staff                    1
LA                        1
TOTAL              12

Governor Committees

The Committees of the Governing Body meet once a term or as necessary. They report to all Governors at a full Governing Body meeting. They have a variety of functions.


Finance: This Committee in consultation with the Head Teacher, help plan and set school budget. The committee monitors expenditure against the budget and ensures the school operates within the relevant financial standards. It reviews the use of pupil premium and works closely with the Premises Committee in respect to maintenance and improvements.

Mr K Coen (Chair)
Mr J Hyndman
Mrs F Robinson
Mrs A Testa


Curriculum & Training: This Committee ensures that the school meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. It receives and reports on the progress and achievement of all pupils. Policies are reviewed and rectified.

Mrs Healey
Miss O Stecyk
Mrs A Testa
Mrs K Walker (Chair)
Mrs F Robinson


Staffing & Personnel: This Committee keeps under review the staffing structure. They oversee the appointment procedures for staff, and keep under review staff work life balance, working conditions and well being. They also monitor the effectiveness of staff appraisals.

Mr P Graham
Mr D Fish (Chair)
Mr J Hyndman
Mrs F Robinson
Mrs A Testa


Premises (incorporating Health, Safety & Welfare): This Committee view progress on premise matters and plan improvements and building work based on the building development plan. It establishes, implements and monitors the schools Health & Safety Policy and Safeguarding Policy. It keeps under review the schools' Accessibility Plan.

Mr K Coen (Safeguarding)
Mr J Hyndman (Chair)
Mrs F Robinson
Mr D Fish


Complaints: This Committee reviews any complaints that have already gone through the first stage of the schools' Complaints Procedure and which remain unresolved.

Mr K Coen
Mr D Fish
Mr P Graham


Appeals: This Committee consider any appeals by parents and staff against decisions made by the Complaints Committee.

Mrs Healey
Mr J Hyndman
Mrs K Walker


Admissions: This Committee determine within statutory provisions the schools' Admission Policy and the children to be admitted to the school. It reviews admission arrangements and make recommendations for changes.

Mr K Coen
Mr J Hyndman
Mrs F Robinson
Miss O Stecyk (Chair)


Governor Individual Area of Responsibility


Area of Responsibility Name of Governor Liaising With Reporting To
Children Protection/Safeguarding Mr K Coen Safeguarding Officer Premises (Health & Safety)
SEN Mrs A Testa SENCO Curriculum
Literacy Miss O Stecyk Literacy Co-ordinator Curriculum
Maths Miss O Stecyk Maths Co-ordinator Curriculum
Early Years Mrs K Walker EYFS Co-ordinator Curriculum
Health & Safety Mr D Fish Head Teacher Premises (Health & Safety)
RE Governance Fr. F Wadsworth RE Co-ordinator Curriculum
Work Life Balance Mr J Hyndman Head Teacher Staffing & Personnel
Look After Children Mrs A Testa Safeguarding Officer Premises (Health & Safety)
Pupil Premium Mrs Healey Head Teacher Finance and Curriculum
Training Development Mrs A Testa Head Teacher Staffing & Personnel
LA Link Governor Mrs S Smith

Chair of Governor

Head Teacher

Full Governing Body