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Governor Information 2023-2024
|Name||Type||Committee||Position||Appointment Start Date||Appointment End Date||Attendance||Business/Pecuniary Interests||Governance Roles in other educational establishments||Relationships between Governors and school staff (material/personal)|
|LA||Performance & Standards|
Chair of Governors
High Attainers Lead
|27.04.2023||26.04.2027||0/8||None Declared||None Declared||None Declared|
|Associate||Performance & Standards|
|10.09.2026||0/8||None declared||None declared||None declared|
|Mrs Elaine Stock||Co-opted|
|SEND||03.11.2020||02.11.2024||0/8||None declared||None declared||None declared|
|Mr Benjamin Pearson||Parent||Performance & Standards||Safeguarding lead||23.03.2022||22.03.2026||0/8||None declared||None declared||None declared|
|Staff||Performance & Standards|
|04.03.2026||0/8||Employed by the school||None declared||None declared|
|Mrs Rachel Ayres||Headteacher|
ResourcesPerformance & Standards
|Headteacher||01.09.2016||31.08.2030||0/8||Employed by the school||None declared||None declared|
|Co-opted||Resources||H&S Lead||21.06.2020||20.06.2024||0/8||None declared||None declared||None declared|
|Parent||Resources||Finance||08.06.2023||07.06.2027||0/8||None declared||None declared||None declared|
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.
Chair of Governors
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 am a Christian first and foremost and have a heart to serve. Having retired from teaching two years ago I have been volunteering for a charity called Feed the Hungry, based in Hinckley, going into schools to share the charity's work and carrying out food packing and distribution through them.
Part of my teaching role was to oversee vulnerable groups - I was the SENDCO and worked in Inclusion as Assistant Head Teacher, supporting differently able children to meet their potential. It was immensely rewarding and I now count it a privilege to be able to use my educational experience to support St Mary's as a Governor. It is so encouraging to see the school work hard to enable all children to develop their potential - a foundation for their future, using Christian values to underpin this and I look forward to supporting the school as it continues its journey of success.
As a father of three boys, two at St Mary's, I have a very personal interest in the success of the school. However I am a great believe in education being a vital part of everyone's life, and this drives me to support the school and its staff to provide the best education to every student that attends St Mary's. I want all the children to progress in life skills as well as education, to encourage children to be positive about themselves and others and continue to dream and believe in what they can attain.
I use my skills from my analytical background and experience in Change/Project Management to help the Governing Body and school. I work locally at Cadent and in my spare time I also coach a local football team.
I joined the governing body in 2020 as a Co-opted Governor and support the school with anything H&S related through my membership of the Resources Committee.
In my working time I am the H&S Programme, Strategy and Innovation Manager for Wincanton where I am responsible for the creation, development and implementation across the group of pioneering innovations and programmes that boost positive engagement and strategies that push industry leading results. I also manage the wider Wincanton HSEQ Training Team and have a strong background in education and health and safety.
I am a father of two, one at St Mary's and I am extremely passionate about St Mary's delivering high quality educational experiences, where practical application can be turned into behaviours.
I joined the governing body in 2023 as Parent Governor after putting myself forward when the school requested somebody who can bring in some additional finance expertise. I am a qualified accountant with over 15 years' experience in industry and I am currently heading up a commercial finance function for DS Smith based in Hinckley.
Although I am not from the Hinckley area, I have a vested personal interest in the performance of the school, with my two children both attending the school. Education is extremely important and I will do my best to help make St Mary's the best environment for all the children to develop to their full potential.
I look to spend my spare time with my family and friends and have a very keen interest in sports and a love of travelling and experiencing new places.