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St Mary's Church of England Primary School Aspire, Nurture, Flourish


A welcome from the Chair of Governors

I would like to echo Mrs Edward's 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 2018, our school was inspected by two bodies; the first inspection, in  February, was by Ofsted who graded the school ta good school”. The second inspection was 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

Governing Body Structure and Responsibilities
Governor Area of Responsibility Term of Office Start Date Term of Office End Date Appointment Pecuniary Interests
David Carruthers Chair 01-May-16 30-Apr-20 Foundation Governor None
  School Council        
Fran Willett Co - Vice Chair 07-Mar-16 06-Mar-20 Foundation Governor None
  Equality, Behaviour & Attendance        
Hilary Stevenson Co - Vice Chair 20-Mar-18 22-Aug-22 Foundation Governor None
  Fundraising & Marketing        
David Bartram SEND 14-Nov-16 13-Nov-20 Parent Governor DB works at Presient Education. He is a SEND Consultant
  Pupil Premium Grant     Elected by Parents
Emma Edwards Head Teacher 01-Sep-17     None other than salary received
Paula Hiscocks English 01-Sep-16 31-Aug-20 Local Authority Governor Councillor on Three Rivers District Council
  EYFS     Appointed by LEA
Debbie Sharp School Business Manager 03-Oct-17 25-Sept-21 Associate Governor None other than salary received
Deborah Snowball RE 08-Oct-07   Ex Officio None
  Ethos Council        
Robert Todd Health & Safety 01-Dec-15 30-Nov-19 Foundation Governor None
  PE/Sports Premium        
  Sports Council        
Charlotte Warne Preparation of Subject 12-Oct-18 11-Oct-22 Staff Governor None other than salary received
  Leader reports     Elected by Staff
Ian West Children Looked After 09-Jan-17 08-Jan-21 Foundation Governor None
Gavin Tuffey   09-July-19 08-July 23

Associate Governor


Governor Code of Conduct Declaration