Welcome from the Chair of Governors

It is the Governing Board’s job to oversee the strategic direction of the school, and we meet regularly with the Head to endeavour to ensure the school flourishes. We appoint staff, make budget decisions and maintain the wonderful school building. The full Governing Board meets once or twice a term, and we have additional committees to consider issues in more depth.

As Governors, we define and uphold the ethos of the school, promoting the school’s Christian values and encouraging a caring, friendly and safe environment in which the children can learn. We welcome children of all faiths and backgrounds, and the school works with parents and the Church to create a strong and thriving community.

We believe that a high quality education within a Christian framework, provides children with an essential foundation for a happy and successful future. The school seeks to provide the children with a stimulating and well-rounded education in preparation for secondary school, and the wider world. We strive for academic success within a happy and creative environment, and our staff are dedicated to the children’s well-being.

Kate Greenwood
Chair of the SMA Governing Board

Committee Membership

Kate Greenwood – Chair, GB (LA)
Amy Buckley – Vice Chair, GB (LDBS)
John Primrose – Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

Amy Buckley – Chair, Standards Committee (LDBS)
John Primrose – Headteacher (Ex-Officio)
Father Evan – Standards Committee (Ex-Officio, SMA Church)
Father Sam – Standards Committee (Deanery Synod)
Isabella Chakiris – Standards Committee (Staff)
Patty Kool, Standards Committee (LDBS)
Angela Coulter, Standards Committee (Parent)

Adrian Weale – Chair, Finance & Resources Committee (LA)
John Primrose – Headteacher (Ex-Officio)
Martina Sadovska – Finance & Resources Committee (PCC)
Kate Greenwood – Finance & Resources Committee (LA)
Kevin Giles, Finance & Resources Committee (PCC)
Nicholas Kyprios, Finance & Resources Committee (Parent)
Simon Watson, Finance & Resources Committee (Co-Opted)

David Wilkinson – Chair, Admissions Committee (PCC)
Father Sam – Admissions Committee (Deanery Synod)
Amy Buckley – Admissions Committee (LDBS)
Martina Sadovska – Admissions Committee (PCC)
Kevin Giles, Admissions Committee (PCC)
Simon Watson, Admissions Committee (Co-Opted)
John Primrose – Headteacher (Ex-Officio)

David Wilkinson – Chair, Pay Committee/HTPM Committee (PCC)
Kate Greenwood – Pay Committee/HTPM Committee (LA)
Adrian Weale – Pay Committee/HPTM Committee (LA)
Simon Watson – Pay Committee/HPTM Committee (Co-Opted)

Link Governors

Quality of Education, Inclusion (inc SEND, LAC, PPG) & School Council/Eco Ambassadors –
Amy Buckley (LDBS)
Behaviour & Attitudes – Father Sam (Deanery Synod)
Attendance & RSE – Kate Greenwood (LA)
Personal Development, RE & Representation – Father Evan (Ex-Officio, SMA Church)
Safeguarding & Online Safety – Martina Sadovska (PCC)
Governor Training – Martina Sadovska (PCC)
Treasurer – Nicholas Kyprios (Parent)
Health & Safety – Martina Sadovska (PCC)

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