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Governor Information

Governor Information 2018-2019


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

Chair of Governors

High Attainers Lead


27.04.2019 26.04.2023 4/4   None Declared
Mrs Ellie Dunmore 
Performance & Standards



11.09.2018 10.09.2022 4/4   None Declared
Mrs Jayne Sansome Co-opted Resources

Pupil Premium Lead

03.10.2016 02.10.2020 4/4   None declared
Mr Keith Nichols Local Authority Resources 

Health and Safety


19.01.2015 18.01.2019 3/4   None declared
Mr Paul Gilbert Parent Resources

Data Lead

08.04.2017 07.04.2021 4/4   None declared
Mr Clinton Bixter  Co-opted Resources

Vice Chair of Governors

SEN Lead

05.03.2018 04.03.2022 1/2   None declared
Mr Benjamin Pearson Parent Performance & Standards Safeguarding lead 05.03.2018 04.03.2022 2/2   None declared
Mrs Alison Horsler  Staff Performance & Standards  


4.03.2022 2/2   Employed by the school
Mrs Rachel Ayres Headteacher


Performance & Standards
Headteacher  01.09.2016 31.08.2030 4/4   Employed by the school


Governor Profiles

Name Type/Position  Details
Mrs Judy Williams   

Chair of Governors


Co-opted Governor




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.
Mr Clinton Bixter

Vice Chair of Governors



Co-opted Governor


I am co-opted Governor joining the board in 2018. I joined the governing board as I wanted to serve our local community and local school to help see our school children achieve the best results they can, by supporting our Head, the staff and all the volunteers that are actively engaged in the day to day activities of the school. I am eager to serve the school in whichever way I can to make a difference to the lives of each of the children that attends our school to see them Dream, Believe, Achieve. As a Christian, I am also excited to work in a Christian school to support our school live out our Christian values.

Mrs Ellie Dunmore   Associate 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 who attend St. Mary’s C.E. School, and work full time as the General Manager at an aromatherapy training school and manufacturer of aromatherapy goods and products.

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.
Mr Paul Gilbert  Parent Governor

As a father of three children, including two 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 see an inclusive education involving the whole community as key to ensuring the continuing success of our school, and I am committed to ensuring St Mary's is a positive environment for all.

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 and I was then elected as a parent governor in 2017. I have been a pharmacist for over 15 years with an extensive background in community pharmacy, including Morrisons supermarkets and Well Pharmacy. I currently split my time at work between a GP practice in Syston and in pharmacy workforce development for Health Education England.

Mr Keith Nichols 

Local Authority Governor


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.