Welcome to the Governors of St. Mary's School
The Governors of St. Mary's are a hardworking and dedicated team who have the future of the School, Staff and Pupils uppermost in their minds. We have seen the school flourish under the expertise of a very dedicated and hardworking Head and her Teachers. We look forward to going further in the future.
Our Chair of Governors is Cath Campbell. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or via the school office.
|Name||Role||Term of Office|
|Sophie Westerwijk||Head Teacher|
|Eloise Sinclair||Staff Governor||01/05/2017||30/04/2021||Resigned 14/10/2020|
|Liz Beacon||Vice Chair/Foundation subjects||11/03/2019||10/03/2023|
|Cath Campbell||Chair/Collective Worship/H&S||01/09/2018||01/09/2022|
|Rev'd Astrid Tiesema-Sampson||Ethos/RE||21/08/2018||20/08/2022|
|Claire Wheeler||Clerk||Start: 01/09/19|
Cath Campbell (Chair) Chair Community Governor
Liz Beacon Vice Chair
I have one child at St Mary's and am keen to challenge it to be the best it can be. I work as a journalist, and I don't shy away from asking challenging, and often difficult questions in our meetings.
What I love about St Mary's is the way it feels like a big, caring family. Everyone knows each other and supports each other. Year 6's love having their reception "buddies". Being a governor, one gets the opportunity to help shape the school, and encourage improvement. We work as a real team, happily giving up our time to do our best for the school community.
Bob Sommers Foundation Governor
Craig Thomson Safeguarding Parent Governor
I live in Portbury village with my wife and our children, a daughter and a son. I became a parent Governor in 2017 holding the safeguarding role.
Rev'd Astrid Tiesema-Samsom Foundation Governor
I am the Rector of St Mary’s Church, the church next door to the school. There is an established connection between the school and the church that is of benefit to the children’s development into the best people they can be. My role as a Governor has a focus on RE but within the whole picture of learning and flourishing. I am also a Trustee of Wellspring, a counselling service for teenagers and young people in North Somerset.
Tor Zakaria SEND Community Governor
I became a governor at St Mary’s in September 2018. I have two children at the school and have lived in Portbury for 7 years. I am an Assistant Head in a primary school in Clevedon and lead on Inclusion. I am able to bring my 18 years of school experience to the governors at St Mary’s. I am enjoying being part of a strong team of governors at St Mary’s and ensuring the children at the school can thrive and reach their potential.
Helen Cave Parent Governor (Appointed)
Michael Tarlton Parent Governor (Appointed)
Zoe White Parent Governor (Elected)
I am a local business woman, living in Portbury with one child at St Mary’s school. I have many years experience in business and thought that some of my expertise could be useful in the role as Governor and I can give back in the area that’s most important to me, being my child's education.
Clerk Claire Wheeler
|Attendance Register 2020/21 for St Mary's LGB Meetings|
|Sophie Westerwijk (Head)||
|Rev'd Astrid Tiesema-Sampson||x||✓|
|Claire Wheeler (Clerk)||