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St Mary's Bentworth

Church of England Primary School

Love, Respect, Belong

Who's Who

Who's Who

These are the 12 people who make up our Governing Body at St Mary's Bentworth. They are Foundation Governors, a representative of the Local Authority, current parents and school staff. For more information or to contact a governor, please contact the School Office.

Chair of St Mary's Governing Body

Foundation Governor

Health & Safety Governor

Term ends: 31.08.2025

Foundation Governor

Chair of Education Committee

Safeguarding Governor

Term ends: 17.10.2022

Foundation Governor

Chair of Admissions Committee

Term ends: 05.02.2024

Foundation Governor

Lead SEN Governor

Term ends: 15.04.2022

Foundation Governor

Chair of Resources Committee

Term ends: 15.04.2022

 

Foundation Governor

Looked after Children Governor

Term ends: 17.11.2024

Local Authority Governor

Development Training Liaison Governor

Term ends: 19.09.2022

Head Teacher

Appointed 01.01.2013

 

Staff Governor

Classteacher

Term ends: 29.09.2023

Parent Governor

Term Ends: 29.09.2023

Parent Governor

Term ends: 17.12.2024

Clerk to the Governors

Appointed 01.07.2011

How are Governors appointed?

A Governor is appointed for a 4 year term.  They may, of course, stand down at any time within the 4 year term.  At the end of the term they may seek re-appointment.  We have 12 Governors.  The Governing Body was required by law to review its constitution and completed this in July 2015. 

Three changes were implemented as part of the reconstitution following the Diocese guidance for Voluntary Aided Schools:

  • We reduced the number of staff governors (excluding the Headteacher) from 2 to 1
  • We increased the number of parent governors from 1 to 2
  • We removed the requirement that 3 Foundation Governors must be appointed when parents of children attending St Mary's.

 

 

Foundation Governors: appointed by Bentworth Parochial Church Council (PCC) as the representative Church organisation for the school locality.  Applicants complete a form for the PCC setting out their involvement in the local community and their religious affiliation—it is not a requirement that you are a practising member of the Church of England.  Foundation Governors should ensure that the school ethos reflects its Christian foundation.  Foundation Governors can be parents with children attending St Mary's or members of the community.

 

Parent Governors: appointed by election by  current parents.  The parent governor brings a parent perspective to Governing Body discussions.  They are not appointed as a delegate for parents. 

 

Local Authority Governor: appointed by Hampshire County Council.  In our case the County Councillor for the school area takes responsibility for the appointment, taking account of local views.

 

Staff Governors: the Headteacher and elected representative for teaching and support staff.

 

Ex-officio: the Rector is also a Governor.

 

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My children feel so safe and happy here. They are keen to go to school every day

Parent - July 2018

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The school teaches really important life skills through the resilience work- understanding failure is a learning opportunity, not a catastrophe

Parent - July 2018

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Communication is excellent- I always know the door is open

Parent - July 2018

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The staff show an exceptional level of commitment to the school

Parent - July 2018

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You are passionate about children being at the heart of everything you do

Parent - July 2018

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94% of our pupils said that 'Teaching is good all the time'

Pupil Survey - July 2018

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