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St Mary's Governors

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.
Name Governor Responsibilities

Date of Appointment (Terms of Office

4 years)

Pecuniary Interests
Mr Richard Wydenbach

LA Governor

Chair of Governors

Resources Committee

Wellbeing Committee

Performance Management Governor for Head Teacher Appraisal


01/09/2015 None
Mr Mike Wilkinson

Foundation Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Resources Committee


01/09/2015 None
Mrs Liz Merrick Foundation Governor

Standards (Chair)

Wellbeing Committee (Chair)

Performance Management Governor for Head Teacher Appraisal


01/09/2015 None
Mrs Bernie Davies Head Teacher

Resources Committee

Wellbeing Committee

Standards Committee

Overall Responsibility for Safeguarding

01/09/2017 None
Mrs Jemma Pattison Parent Governor Resources Committee Committee (Chair) 01/09/2015 Outstanding Education Solutions
Mr Chris White Parent Governor Wellbeing Committee 10/10/2017 None
Mrs Lynn Johnston Co-opted Governor

Wellbeing Committee

Designated Safeguarding Lead

06/10/2015 None
Mrs Emma Weatherall Staff Governor Standards Committee 19/11/2018 None
Mr John Tolson Co-opted Governor

Resources Committee


01/09/2015 JT Properties
Mrs Kim Jones Associate Governor

Standards Committee

Designated Safeguarding Deputy

06/10/2015 None
Mrs Sarah Houchen Associate Governor Mrs Houchen attends half termly Standards Committee meetings as an Associate Member to provide valued experience and input. 06/10/2015

Head of Learning at Withington Primary

Ride 2 Achieve



Mrs Claire Ross N/A Clerk to the Full Governing Body N/A  
Mrs Emma Milne N/A Clerk to the Committee Meetings N/A  


Picture 1 Richard Wydenbach
Picture 2 Bernie Davies
Picture 3 Liz Merrick
Picture 4 Jemma Pattison
Picture 5 Lynn Johnston
Picture 6 Kim Jones
Picture 7 Sarah Houchen
Picture 8 Emma Milne