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School Governing Body


We have a friendly and professional Governing Body that compliments the friendliness and expertise of St. Mary's staff. Our ethos, as guardians of the school, is to give positive support and assistance to ensure that the very high standards already achieved by the school are maintained and improved upon. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. Governors may be contacted through the school.


Membership of Governing Body 2019/2020


County Council Governor Mrs Sarah Coyne (Chair)
Foundation Governor Mrs Jenny Lightfoot (Vice Chair)
Foundation Governor  Mrs Judith Baylis
Foundation Governor Mrs Debbie Ellis
Foundation Governor Mrs Lisa Mullings 
Foundation Governor Ms Maria Gomez
Foundation Governor Mr Sean O'Shaughnessy
Foundation Governor Mr Peter McCallion
Parent Governor Mrs Rebecca Gribben
Parent Governor Mrs Victoria Rouse
Teacher/Staff Governor  Miss Joanne Kelly
Co Opted Governor (Staff)  Mrs Denise McDonnell
Associate Member Mrs Helen Woodhouse
Associate Member Mrs Kirsty Smith 
Headteacher Mr Owen Finnegan 
Clerk to the Governors Ms S Moran


Fund Raising Committee


Our Governors formed a Committee to review fundraising iniatives in order to raise the 10% funding required for the new building in Key Stage 2. This continued for Key Stage 1 and in 2012 for the new school Kitchen.


How you can help us!


The Committee also compiles a 'List of Contacts' that could help us:


  • Do you know anyone famous?
  • Could you offer a raffle prize?
  • Do you have a skill/profession/talent that you could offer? eg. teaching music, dancing, driving lessons, hairdressing, car mechanics, cooking, babysitting, gardening, ironing, baking a cake, literally anything!
  • Do you have any access to funding through charitable groups, employers, personal contacts, that might help our school?


We may be able to utilise this information for additional fundraising at a later date.

If you think you can help in any way, please contact the school office. There is a form available to fill in and return "for the attention of the Governors' Fundraising Committee".


Annual Parental Questionnaires


Towards the end of the Summer Term parents are asked to complete and return a Parental Questionnaire. Feedback from the answers given are recorded and analysed, with the aim of improving our school environment, our teaching and our pupil's learning at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Studley.