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Governor Information

Governor Information 2019-20


Name Type Committee Position Appointment Start Date Appointment End Date


FGB Meetings 2017/2018

Attendance Committee Meetings 2017/2018 Business/Pecuniary Interests


Judy Williams

Co-opted Performance & Standards

Chair of Governors

High Attainers Lead

27.04.2019 26.04.2023 4/4   None Declared


Ellie Dunmore 

Associate 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


Paul Gilbert

Parent Resources

Data Lead

08.04.2017 07.04.2021 4/4   None declared
Mr Benjamin Pearson Parent Performance & Standards Safeguarding lead 05.03.2018 04.03.2022 2/2   None declared


Alison Parry

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







& Standards

  01.02.2019 31.01.2023 2/4 2/2 None declared


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.
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 Steve




I consider it a great honour to be asked to be a foundation governor representing St Mary's Church.  Having been a parent governor many years ago the role of governors in the school and the ongoing changes in educational demands are not new to me. I strongly believe that all children should be encouraged to believe in themselves and their gifts.  Through my visits to the school, the opportunity to listen to a good number of assemblies and attendance at meetings with staff and fellow governors I am very encouraged.  It is heartening that we have a great set of Christian values that reach far beyond the written words, throughout the year groups I am seeing these values in action.


I look forward to lending my experiences of 42 years in the communications industry to support all those involved with St Mary's School.

Mr Ben




As a father of three boys, one at St Mary's and one due to attend in three years' time. 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.