Tickhill St Mary'sCofE Primary and Nursery School

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At Tickhill St Mary’s Primary School our Governing Body has 12 volunteer members, all of whom are actively involved in partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in helping set the vision and strategic direction of the school. The main aim of our Governing body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all the pupils in our care and to ensure that our school is the very best it can be.

We have three Full Governing Body meetings each year.  Two main sub committees, Curriculum and Standards (CAST) and Resources and Team (REST)  also meet at least once per term. We monitor results and other aspects of school life, such as attendance, behaviour and safeguarding. We also review school’s policies. All our governors receive regular training to guide them in understanding the complex workings of our school and to enable them to support, challenge, ask questions, and ultimately represent our school community.

To support the work that goes on in St Mary’s, governors also try to visit school as often as possible. We particularly enjoy talking to the children about their school and what they think about it. They are always keen to share their ideas.

We are proud to have a committed Governing Body that is made up of a team of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. 

                                   Tickhill St Mary's CofE Primary & Nursery School Governing Body
Governor Responsible Date of Appointment/Term of Office Governor Type Subject Responsibility Member of Which Committee? % Attendance ot Committee Meetings (last academic year)
Cate Allen Sept 16 (4years) Staff Science CAST 100%
Christopher Blake n/a Associate Governor n/a n/a 100%
Susanne Butterfield Sept 17 (4 years ) Parent English/Phonics CAST & REST 67%
Matthew Rogers Sept 20 (4 years) Parent Information Technology CAST & REST n/a
Sandra Dunstan Sept 18 (4 years ) Foundation Pupil Interviews REST 100%
Rev Ali Earl May 18 ( 4 years ) Foundation n/a CAST 34%
Pamela Gadd Sept 18 (4 years ) Foundation NQT/School Council/Languages REST & Headtheachers Performance Management 67%
Jenny Hosker Sept 19 ( 4 years ) Foundation RE/Safeguarding CAST 34%
Amy Pass Sept 18 ( 4 years) Parent Early Years CAST 67%
Christopher Podd April 18 ( 4 years ) Local Authority SEN CAST & REST/Headteachers Performance Management



Gareth Rowbotham July 17 ( 4 years ) Foundation (Chair) Maths CAST & REST 100%
Janet Sanderson n/a Headteacher n/a CAST & REST 100%
Noreen Sweed April 18 (4 years ) Foundation History/Geography CAST & Headteachers Performance Management 100%
Ernie Towner Sept 18 ( 4 years ) Foundation (Vice Chair) The Arts/Premises CAST & REST 100%


Register of Governors Interest - Tickhill St Mary's CofE Primary &  Nursery School - 2020/21


Name of Governor

Any Interest Declared


Details of any Business


Details of any other Educational

Establishment where they are


Details of any relationships with other


Cate Allen No n/a n/a n/a
Christopher Blake No n/a n/a n/a
Susanne Butterfield No n/a n/a n/a
Matthew Rogers Yes

Chair of Northgate


n/a n/a
Sandra Dunstan No n/a n/a n/a
Pamela Gadd No n/a n/a n/a
Jenny Hosker No n/a n/a n/a
Rev Ali Earl No n/a n/a n/a
Amy Pass No n/a n/a n/a
Christopher Podd No

Potential involvement

with DMBC banking contract

n/a n/a
Gareth Rowbotham Yes n/a n/a n/a
Janet Sanderson No n/a n/a n/a
Noreen Sweed Yes n/a Travis St Lawrence CofE Primary n/a
Ernie Towner Yes n/a n/a n/a


The meetings which were due to take place on 26th March, 21st May & 25th June were cancelled due to Covid-19.