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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



Appointment Start

Appointment End


Voting Rights

Other Governance

Attendance 2020/2021




Mr Glynne McRae

1/9/2020 Ongoing


Head Teacher




Mrs Adele Testa


1 September 2020

31 August 2024

Foundation Governor


Fairfield C.P. School







Fr. Foley












Mr David Fish 

30 January 2017

29 January 2021

Foundation Governor











Mrs Maria Rowlands

2nd October 2020

1st October 2024

Foundation Governor










Mr James Hyndman

1 September 2020

31 August 2024

Foundation Governor









Miss Joanne Mapp1st October 201931st September 2023 ParentYesN/A





Mrs Fatima Imran

11th December 202010th December 2024







Miss Oksanna Stecyk

28 February 2018

1 March 2022









Mrs Stella Smith

(Vice Chair)

1 September 2019

31 August 2023

Local Authority


Holy Cross, East Ward





Miss Michelle Mallalieu

1 September 2019

31 August 2023











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.


Progress: 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, amended and approved.


Miss O Stecyk (Chair)

Mr Glynne McRae
Mr D Fish
Mrs J Mapp
Mrs S Smith
Miss M Mallalieu
Mrs A Testa



This committee has three main purposes:


Finance: In consultation with the Head Teacher this committee helps plan and set the school budget. It monitors expenditure against the budget and ensures the school operates within the relevant financial standards. It reviews the use of pupil premium and considers maintenance and improvements.


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


Premises (incorporating Health, Safety & Welfare): This Committee view progress on premise matters and plan improvements and building work based on our school 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 D Fish (Chair)
Mr G McRae
Mr J Hyndman
Mrs A Testa
Mr P Graham
Mrs F Imran


Governor Individual Area of Responsibility


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

Chair of Governor

Head Teacher

Full Governing Body