In English & supported throughout all subjects, we aim to empower & enrich our children’s vocabulary & so prepare them for the next stage in their educational journey (& beyond) so that no child is hindered or held back by a deficit of language as a result of deprivation. We want them to be able to articulate themselves & their learning through a wide bank of subject specific terminology as well as being creative & innovative in their speech & writing. We aim to inspire our children to become fluent, confident life-long readers who can discuss the joy of literature as well as develop their own style & expression through wide opportunities for writing.
The DSAT Trust Board
In the Diocese of Sheffield’s Academy Trust (DSAT), ultimate accountability and governance lies with our Trust Board.
Click here for the DSAT Trust Board of Directors.
Click here for our trust ‘Directors Trustees Business Interests.’
Click here for more information about our Trust- DSAT or visit our own DSAT page.
Our Local St Mary's Governors
As well as the DSAT Trust Board, we also have a Local Governing Body – an amazing set of people who give up their time & effort to make sure that St Mary's is the very best that it can be for all of its children.
Our Local Governing Body is made up of a membership of 9 members. These are broken down as follows:
One Chair of Governors (appointed by the Trust) – Anne Camm
One Vice Chair of Governors- Alison Warner
Two Headteachers (Executive Headteacher – Maureen Andrews & Head of School – Karen Miller who is an Associate Governor)
Two Foundation Governors – Matthew Rhodes & David Clark
Parent Governors – Duncan Payne, Hywel Jones & Wendy Foster
One Staff Governor – Michelle Grant
Contacting the Governors:
You can contact the Chair of Governors, Anne Camm, via her email: email@example.com
or via the usual school contact:
St Mary's CE Academy
What do our Local Governors do?
The Governing Body is here to help the school provide the best possible education for our pupils by:
Thinking and working strategically to help to raise standards
Monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school’s priorities and targets
Supporting the Executive Headteacher, Head of School and staff as well as challenging their expectations
Accounting to all stakeholders for the school’s overall performance and for the decisions they have made.
There are three main areas in the role of the school governors:
To take a largely strategic role in the running of the school
To act as a critical friend to the school
To ensure accountability of the governing body to the parents and of the Executive Headteacher/Head of School to the governing body.
To find out the Pecuniary Interests of our Local Governors, please click: Register of Pecuniary interests.
Governor Meetings, Responsibilities & Terms of Office:
To find out the Governor Meetings & Terms of Office for our Local Governors, please click: Governors List 2021-22.
To find out the attendance of governors at out meetings, please click: Attendance 2021-22
You may also want to visit the DfE ‘Get Information About Schools’ (GIAS) website for more information.