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St Mary's Church of England Primary School Aspire, Nurture, Flourish Developing Life in all its Fullness


A welcome from the Chair of Governors

I would like to echo Mrs Edwards' welcome to you all and I thank you for your interest in our school.


St Mary’s school has a long tradition in Rickmansworth, dating back to 1711.


We are proud of our pupils’ achievements in all areas of their school life, whether those achievements are academic, creative or sporting.


In 2019, our school was inspected by Ofsted who graded the school 'a good school'.  Inspectors reported that: 


The school has a caring inclusive ethos, where pupils are looked after well. Parents and carers, pupils and staff are overwhelmingly supportive of the work of the school.  


An exciting, aspirational curriculum develops pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. They are well prepared for the next stage in their education and for life in modern Britain.


In 2018, we were inspected by SIAS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools).  We were deemed 'a good school'.


Our pupils enjoy coming to school. They also enjoy their lessons and their extra-curricular activities.  In line with the school’s Christian ethos, we take a pride in educating our pupils and developing a strong sense of morality in them, whatever their faith or none. 


Mr David Carruthers– Chair of Governors

GovernorArea of ResponsibilityTerm of Office Start DateTerm of Office End DateAppointmentPecuniary Interests
David CarruthersChair  of Governors01-May-2030-Apr-24Foundation/DBE GovernorNone
 Assessment Working Group    
 Finance Working Group    
 Marketing Working Group    
 Governor Development Coordinator    
Fran WillettCo - Vice Chair07-Mar-2006-Mar-24Foundation/DBE GovernorNone
 Assessment Working Group    
 Equalities & Diversity Link Governor    
 Church Link    
 Mental Health & Wellbeing Link Governor    
Hilary StevensonCo - Vice Chair20-Mar-1819-Mar-22Foundation/PCC GovernorNone
 Finance Working Group    
 Safeguarding Link Governor    
Emma EdwardsHead Teacher01-Sep-17 Appointed by FGBNone other than salary received
 Assessment Working Group   
 Finance Working Group   
David GilbertFinance Working Group05-Oct-2004-Oct-24Foundation/PCC GovernorNone
 School website Link Governor    
Paula HiscocksAssessment Working Group01-Sep-2031-Aug-24Local Authority GovernorCouncillor on Three Rivers District Council
  First appointed in  
  01-Sep-16 Appointed by LEA
Debbie SharpSchool Business Manager03-Oct-1702-Oct-21Associate MemberNone other than salary received
 Finance Working Group   
 Marketing Working Group   
Deborah Snowball 08-Oct-17 Foundation Ex OfficioNone
Gavin TuffeyHealth & Safety Link Governor09-Jul-1908-Jul-23Associate MemberNone
 Marketing Working Group    
 Health & Safety Link Governor    
 Sports Premium Link Governor  Also a Parent  
Charlotte WarneAssessment Working Group12-Oct-1811-Oct-22Staff GovernorNone other than salary received
 Marketing Working Group  Elected by Staff
Caroline WhiteheadAssessment Working Group05-Nov-1904-Nov-23Parent GovernorNone
 SEND & CLA Link Governor  Elected by Parents 

Governor Code of Conduct Declaration