St Andrew's C of E Primary School

Inspiring children to achieve their personal best

About the Governors

The Governors at St Andrew´s are a committed group of volunteers who passionately believe that all children should achieve their `personal best´ in all areas of their development both academically and socially during their time at the school.

We work tirelessly to support this objective by:


  • Working with the Headteacher and senior staff to set the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Monitoring and analysing the educational performance of the school and its students.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


The Governing Body is made up of volunteers from Parents, Staff, Community and the Church who all bring professional skills to support the school. Our full Governing Body meets once a term. In order to delegate and share responsibilities of the Governing Body effectively, we have two key sub-committees that also meet once a term. These are:


  • Finance, Premises & HR
  • Pupil Related and Curriculum


Each term the Governors spend a morning in school to focus on areas identified in the school's Development Plan. This also gives us the opportunity of talking to the children. In addition, we support other events taking place at the school. This enables us to learn more about the school and helps us make strategic decisions around school improvement.


We very much value and welcome the sense of community in Marks Tey and the commitment of parents in supporting the school and ultimately their child. We are proud of the progress that has been made at the school over many years through this excellent partnership at St Andrew's.


We all remain committed that this continues with the assistance of the community, parents, pupils and ex-pupils (who return to the school to help) to ensure that the school goes from strength to strength.


The school's current vision is:-

‘We aim to be an outstanding school providing excellent and inspiring teaching in a stimulating and creative environment, enabling all children to achieve their personal best and be ready for their next step by placing the child at the centre of everything that we do.’


Members of the Governing Body

HeadteacherMiss Sam Wilding
Co-optedMrs Rachel Earnshaw
Mrs Su Moakes-Cooke
Foundation ex-OfficioReverend Ian Scott-Thompson
Foundation PCCMr Malcolm Bailey (Chair)
Local AuthorityMrs Lesley Brennen
Foundation DBEMrs Georgina Cormack

Mr Martin Smith
Mrs Sally Czezowska-Savill

Gemma Ward-Strong

AssociateMr Roger Abo-Henriksen
StaffMr Keith Birbeck
Clerk to the Governing BodyMrs Alison Bennett

Governors´ Mission Statement

At St Andrew´s Church of England Primary School we hope that the children, as they grow physically and mentally, will also grow socially and spiritually thus gaining a real respect for themselves, for each other, and indeed, for the whole of this exciting world - God's world - in which we all live.


We believe all children have something to offer. We endeavour to develop independence, motivation and enthusiasm for learning. We believe for a child to achieve they need a caring, stimulating and orderly environment. This is best achieved by children, parents, teachers and governors working together.