On behalf of the Governors, I would like to welcome you to the St Mary's C of E Primary School web site.

At St Mary's the Full Governing Board comprises nine places.  These are made up of members from different catagories:

Two Staff Governors (including the Headteacher)
Two Parent Governors
Two Foundation (Church Appointed) Governors (including Ex-Officio)
Two Co-opted Governors
One Local Authority Governor

The school currently has a vacancy for one Co-opted Governor.

The Governor committees consist of:

Resources Committee - This deals with all finance and human resouces matters.
Curriculum and Pupil Matters Committee - This incorporates school improvement work.


As Governors, we believe that it is our purpose to work alongside the school staff to produce the ideal environment to enable the pupils to achieve their full potential. We believe the most important role of the school is to produce well rounded individuals who are entirely prepared to go onto the next stage of their education.

We would like to assure you that the Governing Body will do everything possible to help each and every pupil develop.

Rebecca Fearnley
Chair of Governors.

  Name Title Term of Office End
Relevent Business Interests Relevent Financial Interests Governance Roles in other schools Attendance 2017/2018 (FGB and Committees
  Mrs Rebecca Fearnley
Chair of Governors and Parent Governor  September 2021 None None None  71%
  Mrs Louise Waters Local Authority Governor, Vice Chair and Safeguarding Governor
March 2021 None None Governor at Bideford College  57%
  Mr Michael Heard

Parent Governor and Chair of Resources Committee

September 2021 Employee of Scomis who provide a service to the school through School Information Management System (SIMS)
None  85%
  Mr Adrian Scarrett      Staff Governor and Head Teacher On going None None None 100%
  Mrs Milly Peart Co-opted Governor and Deputy Safeguarding Governor
December 2021 None None None  42%
  Ms Mary Dendle Foundation (Church Appointed) Governor   None None None  85%
  Mr Richard James Ex-Officio Governor
October 2022 None None None N/A
  Miss Leaha Davey
Staff Governor January 2022 None None None  66%
  Mrs Sally Westlake Clerk to the Governors On going None None None N/A