St Mary's Church of England Primary School and Nursery is an academy school and a member of The Partnership Trust. The structure of governance for The Partnership Trust is set out in our Governance Plan.
Ultimate responsibility for the Trust and schools within it rests with the Board of Trustees who provide strategic oversight, ensure the Trust meets it legal obligations and hold to account the Trust’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The Trust’s CEO is responsible for leading the Trust’s development and growth, its policies and its school improvement strategy and is supported by an executive team. The CEO is the accounting officer for the Trust.


Some of the work of the Board of Trustees is delegated to each school’s Local Governing Body (LGB), who are sub committees of the Board of Trustees and who challenge and support the Headteacher holding them to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, monitor the implementation of the School Development Plan, ensure that the school’s money is well spent and that the school is safe and welcoming.  Full details of that delegation can be found in the Scheme of Delegation.

Further information about governance and The Partnership Trust, including The Governance Plan, Scheme of Delegation, Composition of the Board, Register of Business Interests can be found on the website: 
St Mary's School Governors
Chair of Governors: Mrs S. Gilliam
(Parent Governor, Pupil Premium)
Sarah Gilliam (Chair of Governors)
Vice Chair of Governors: Mrs F. Butt
Mrs Sarah Whittaker
(Parent Governor)
Mr M. Martin - Foundation Governor
(Health & Safety, SIAMS, R.E.)
Headteacher: Ms C. Lampert
Clerk: Mrs J. Coombe