Governors work closely with head teachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
The Governors are a vital part of our School Team and try to be representative of the views of our parents, parish and wider community. If you wish the Governors to discuss any matter, please draw it to the attention of the Head Teacher or one of the Governors. Governors welcome your comments and feedback, please contact the school.
Governing Body Committee Structure
Click on each name to find out more about each Governor and their responsibilities.
|Mr David Miller - Headteacher||Headteacher||01/01/2016 -|
|Mrs Michelle Harris (Chair)||Foundation||03/04/2017 -|
|Mrs Anna Herdman - Vice Chair||Foundation||29/01/2018 -|
|*Chair of Personnel|
*Head Teacher Performance
*First/ Pay Review
*Pupil Discipline and Complaints
|Mr Brian Roberts||Foundation||01/09/2016 -|
|Father Tom McHale||Foundation||01/12/2017 -|
|*Children and Community||Parish Priest|
|Mr Paul Brown||Foundation||29/11/2017 - 28/11/2021||*Chair of Outcomes|
*Children and Community
|Miss Steph Hughes||Staff||18/03/2015 -|
|*Children and Community|
|Mrs Louise Milbourne||Foundation||17/11/2017 -|
|*Chair of Children and Community|
|Mr Chris Affleck||Parent||02/05/2018 -|
|*Pupil, Discipline and Complaints|
*Children and Community
|To be confirmed||LA|
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
St Mary’s RCVA Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools.
For further information about our Governors , please view or download the documents below.
Instrument of Government (2015)
Governors Terms of Office (2015)
Annual Governance Statement (2014-2015)
Annual Governance Statement (2015-2016)
Annual Governance Statement (2016-2017)
Annual Governance Statement (2017-2018)
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Schools are required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
✓ – Attended meeting
A – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N – Did not attend
n/a – Not a member of the committee
Record of Attendance 2020-2021
You can also view previous years attendance on our website.
Committee Terms of Reference
We will be adding this information soon.
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