St Mary's Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Infant School

St Mary's C of E Infant School


Our governing body is made up of volunteers including teachers, parents and local members of the community across both St Mary's C of E Infant School and St James Primary School.  We care deeply about St Mary's and the education and welfare of all the children. We meet altogether twice a term, in addition to visiting the school as often as possible, in order to gain an insight into school life on a daily basis.


The essential role of the Governing Body is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school, hold the Executive Headteacher to account in a constructive and supportive manner, and oversee the financial performance of the school.


Other responsibilities include supporting both schools in the areas of marketing and personnel, health and safety, and premises management – to name just a few key areas.


With so many tasks to be done, the primary reason for carrying out these jobs can be easily overlooked. However, the desire to provide the best education for all of our children is always at the top of our list.


As part of the Surrey Oak Federation, St Mary's enjoys working collaboratively with St James Primary School and the role of the Governing Body provides practical support to the Executive Head Teacher and her staff within both schools.


I hope I have given you an insight into the role of a governor and should you wish to contact me, please do so via the office.


Mrs Lizzie Geffen

Chair of Governors


Please see the document below for details of our governors.

2023 11_Surrey Oak Federation Governing Body details.pdf 

If you wish to contact the chair of governors, Lizzie Geffen, please phone the office and make a request for her to contact you or write to her and leave it at the school office for delivery/her to collect.