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. Alternatively, you can write to her at:
St Mary's C of E Primary School,
|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||Resigned 23/03/2021|
|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
I became a governor at St Mary’s in September 2018 and Chair of the Local Governing Body in September 2020.
I am a community governor, but I don't have any children at the school.
My working life is spent regulating healthcare and I have an understanding of good governance. My husband is a secondary school teacher so I have an understanding of the environment which pupils, teachers and schools work within and the challenges they face.
I enjoy working as part of a strong team of governors to ensure that everyone in the school is able to be the best they can be.
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 9 years. I have been a teacher for 20 years and have worked in both primary and secondary schools as a senior leader. I have worked with children with Special Educational Needs for the past 15 years. I am currently Deputy SENCO at a secondary school and also training to become a Play Therapist.
I am able to bring my 20 years of school experience to the governors at St Mary’s to support and challenge the school to provide an outstanding education for the children. I am enjoying being part of a strong team of governors at St Mary’s by 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||✓||x||x|
|Claire Wheeler (Clerk)||