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St Mary's C of E Primary School

Credenhill, Hereford

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The formal Federation between St Mary's Primary and Much Birch Primary schools started in September 2019. The Federation is called "The Grow, Learn, Flourish Herefordshire Partnership", however both schools retain their original titles.


The first full governing body meeting took place on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at Much Birch Primary School.


There is much to celebrate regarding the success of both schools. Early Years, KS1 and KS2 results were mainly well above national levels, which is a tribute to the work of our Executive Head and the staff of the schools across the Partnership. 

As a Federation we are focusing on reading and I know that Mrs Jones (DHT) and Mrs Ricketts (DHT) will be updating parents on developments in this area in due course.

In October 2019 St Mary's was graded “Good” in their Church SIAMS inspection and Much Birch were also graded “Good” in their recent OFSTED inspection. We have the chance to build on these inspections to enable our children to flourish in their education.

There will be termly full Governing Body meetings and there will also be termly meetings for the Standards Committee, which will cover both schools.  We have decided to retain separate committees for Resources and Wellbeing. 



Governor Type




LA Nominated Governor

Richard Wydenbach   

GLF Vice Chair of Governors

Wellbeing Credenhill, Resources Credenhill + Curriculum & Standards

Parent Elected Gov 

Jemma Pattison

Chair of Resources Credenhill

Resources Credenhill

Staff Elected Gov 

 Charis White

Chair of Wellbeing -

Much Birch

Wellbeing Much Birch + Curriculum & Standards 

Foundation Gov 

Rev Mark Johnson      

GLF Chair of Governors + Chair of Resources Much Birch

Resources – Much Birch

Assoc Mbr.

Anna Ricketts

Safeguarding/SEND Link Governor - Much Birch




Wellbeing Much Birch + Curriculum & Standards

Assoc Mbr

Annie Fisher


Wellbeing Much Birch

Assoc Mbr

Kim Jones


Curriculum & Standards


Assoc Mbr

Byron Hartley


Resources – Much Birch

Co-opted Gov 

Mike Wilkinson


Resources + Wellbeing -  Credenhill

Parent Elected Gov

Jason Pacey


Resources -  Much Birch 

Assoc Mbr 

Claire Bishop-Miller


Wellbeing - Much Birch

Co-opted GovNicki TavernorChair of Curriculum & StandardsCurriculum & Standards
Co-opted GovEmma Weatherall Wellbeing - Credenhill
Parent Elected GovBrian McCartneyParent elected Governor - St Mary'sWellbeing Credenhill + Curriculum & Standards




The Governing Body of St Mary's CE Primary School meet twice a term and is responsible for setting the strategic framework of the school and monitoring its implementation.  It acts as a 'critical friend' by holding the Head Teacher to account for the education performance of the school and its pupils.  The Governing Body also oversees the finances of the school; making sure money is well spent.


We have a vacancy for a Committee Meetings Clerk to the Governors at St Mary’s.  If you are interested please contact the Governors via email: or contact the school office directly via email: 


This is an exciting time for the schools. The Governing Body is committed to ensuring that the pupils in the Federation have the very best opportunities to grow, learn and flourish and achieve their potential.