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Governor Information 2017-2018


Name Type Committee Position Appointment Start Date Appointment End Date


FGB Meetings 2017/2018

Attendance Committee Meetings 2017/2018 Business/Pecuniary Interests
Mrs Judy Williams Co-opted Performance & Standards

Vice Chair of Governors

English Lead


28.04.2015 27.04.2019 5/5 1/1 None Declared

Rev John Whittaker

Foundation Resources

Performance Management Lead

Pupil Premium Lead

01.03.2011 28.02.2025 5/5 0/1 Chair of Trustees for the Parish Church (leases car parking spaces to the school)
Mrs Ellie Dunmore  Foundation Performance & Standards

SIAMS & Christian Values Lead

English Lead

01.06.2014 31.05.2018 5/5 1/1 None Declared
Mrs Jayne Wells Co-opted Performance & Standards Ofsted Lead  24.02.2016 23.02.2020 5/5 1/1 Employed by the school
Mrs Karen Quinney Co-opted

Chair of Governors 

Performance & Standards


Pupil Premium Lead

28.04.2015 27.04.2020 5/2 1/1 None declared
Mrs Jayne Sansome Co-opted Resources

Early Years/Foundation Stage Lead

Maths LEad

03.10.2016 02.10.2020 5/5 1/1 None declared
Mr Keith Nichols Local Authority Chair of Resources 

Standards Policy Implementation Lead & Health and Safety

Sports Lead

19.01.2015 18.01.2018 5/5 0/1 None declared
Mr Paul Gilbert Parent Chair of Performance & Standards

Governing Body Effectiveness & Training Lead

Maths Lead

08.04.2017 07.04.2021 N/A 1/1 None declared
Mrs Rachel Ayres Headteacher


Performance & Standards
Headteacher  01.09.2016 31.08.2030 5/5 2/2 Employed by the school
Mrs Marcella Forrest  Parent Performance & Standards Safeguarding & SEN 08.04.2017 07.04.2021   1/1  
Mrs Helen Talbot Staff Performance & Standards
  24.05.2017 23.05.2021   1/1 Employed by the school


Current Governors


Name Type/Position  Details
Mrs Judy Williams   

Co-opted Governor


Vice Chair of Governors


Chair of Performance & Standards Committee/ Resources Committee

I joined the Governing body in 2013 as a Foundation Governor representing St Mary’s Church of which I am a member. I have worked for Leicestershire Education for 25 years as a teacher and since retiring, wanted to continue being involved in children’s education. I enjoy being back in a school environment and feel privileged to be able to share my knowledge and help the children and staff in any way I can.

This year I am a co-opted Governor and my main focus is to see children achieve their full potential.

My interests include singing in the Church Robed choir, being a member of the Parish Church Council and learning to play the piano.

St Mary’s is a very friendly school with happy children where everyone is made to feel very welcome.
Rev John Whittaker   Foundation Governor

John Whittaker is a foundation governor and has been in post since February 2011. John is vicar of St Mary's Church in Hinckley and his appointment as a governor comes as an ex-officio post in accordance with the school's foundation document.

John's previous work was as a Chartered Accountant and so he is very pleased to be able to use that experience at full governor's meetings as well as being a member of the Resources Committee. John is chair of the Headteachers’ Performance Management Committee.

John has declared a financial interest which is recorded in the register of interests and that is that the church rents three parking spaces to the school.
Mrs Ellie Dunmore   Foundation Governor

I became a Foundation Governor in January of 2014 as a representative of St. Mary’s Church, to which I am an active member of the congregation.

I have three children, two of which are currently at St. Mary’s C.E. School, and work part time in an aromatherapy academy.

I believe a good education is important at any age, and aim to support the school in giving the children at St. Mary’s the best possible start in their learning journey whilst promoting Christian values. I am also currently a member of the Performance and Standards Committee.
Mrs Jayne Sansome   Co-opted Governor I have recently become a governor at St Mary's and have had all 3 of my children go through the school, with my first starting 12 years ago and my last one leaving in Summer 2016.  For the last 9 years I have been a member of FOSM, the school's PTA. I am a former governor for a local high school and have some experience of working with children as a volunteer. I attend St Mary's church and look forward to working with my fellow governors.
Mrs Jayne Wells    Co-opted Governor

I have been a Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor at the school for almost 4 years. Before taking on the role I volunteered for 2 years whilst I took my NVQ qualification. I have worked in years 3/4 and this year moved to years 5/6 where I support Mrs Malin and Mrs Horsler. I love my job immensely, no two days are the same, it's great fun (most of the time) working with the children.

In 2013 I also took on the role of school librarian, I do this for 2 hours per week after school. It is a very rewarding job, as not only do I look after the library and stock, but also try to come up with ideas to encourage a reading culture within school. As part of this we take part in the Read For My School competition (this is our third year), we won the East Midlands Regional award last year. The children love coming to me to tell me what they are reading or how many books they have read.

I decided to apply for the role of Co-opted Governor, as I felt I had a lot of skills to offer. I obviously have a great knowledge of how the school runs on a day to day basis and as I am a mother of a pupil in school, I can also view things from a parent's perspective. Hopefully I can be a positive addition to the team.
Mrs Karen Quinney 

Co-opted Governor


Chair of Governors


I first became a community Governor for St Mary’s in September 2012 and I consider it a privilege to be involved with the running of the school. I also had the honour of being Vice Chair from 2013-2015.

From a young age I have had a passion and a heart to share the love of God with children, inspired by the passage from Mark 10:13-16 and currently work for Scripture Union which is an international mission movement that was founded over 140 years ago. My role is to provide organisational and administrative input to the regional team as we work together to see Children and Youth and Young Adults equipped, resourced in their ministry. I have also visited a lot of schools doing assemblies, lunchtime clubs and after school clubs.

Before I started with Scripture Union, I worked as an associate worker with Primary schools being my main focus. I have also been a Nursery Nurse and completed a diploma in Children’s Evangelism and Nurture.
Mr Paul Gilbert  Parent Governor

As a father of 3 children, including one at St Mary’s I am a passionate believer in the value of education, and the life changing effect it can have.

I want to support the teaching staff to deliver the best possible education for our children, no matter what their background or ability, so that when they leave St Mary’s they are fully prepared to take the next step.

I approached the governing body in 2016 as I felt I had the enthusiasm and skills to support their work, and I was subsequently appointed associate governor. I have been a pharmacist for over 10 years and I currently work for Morrisons in the pharmacy.
Mr Keith Nichols 

Local Authority Governor


Chair of Resources Committee

I was appointed as a Governor at St Marys Church of England Primary School in September 2014. I have lived in Hinckley since 1968 and both of my children, who have now grown up and have children of their own, went to St Marys School and now my grand-daughter goes there also.

In 1968 I came to Hinckley as an Environmental Health Officer and worked for Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council for 37 years before retiring in 2005 as a Senior Environmental Health Officer responsible for Food Hygiene and Health & Safety. I became a Borough Councillor for De Montfort Ward in 2007 and am still a serving Councillor.

In 2014 I was asked if I would like to give consideration to becoming a Governor at St Mary’s School and having given it considerable thought and looking into the duties and responsibilities of a Governor I felt it was a position I would be willing to denote my time and efforts to. Since then I have attended most Governors meetings, and I was appointed as the Governor responsible for Health & Safety and at the last meeting was appointed as Vice Chair of the Resources Committee.
Mrs Marcella Forrest Parent Governor

I am a parent governor and joined St Mary's school as a governor in 2013. I am a busy working mum of two, with over 25 years experience of child protection/safeguarding with a Police background.

I support the school to achieve its best. My role is also to appropriately challenge when necessary, to ensure we meet the high standards set by the Government. My aim is that our school provides your child/children with the best educational start possible, that we promote our Christian values and support the work of our Church.

I have a keen interest in diversity, safeguarding our children, working in partnership with parents and investing in our staff.

I am a member of a number of committees: Performance and Standards, Resources and Pay committee/Headteacher performance. I also hold a responsibility for complaints, discipline and exclusions.