St. Mary´s CE (A) First School

Learning to love, loving to learn
Our Governors

St Mary’s Church of England Voluntary Aided First School provides education for 3-9 year olds within the Uttoxeter pyramid of schools; it has close links with the Parish church in the centre of Uttoxeter.  The school building was built in 1907 and a trust was set up within the diocese of Lichfield to provide education to the children in the Heath area of Uttoxeter.  The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

It continues to be the responsibility of the governors to provide the best possible Christian education to the children; the governors are accountable to OFSTED, to the local authority and to the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education, and are inspected regularly.  The full governing body of 14 governors meets at least once a term and there are four committees which also meet regularly: curriculum, finance, extended provision and staffing.  Foundation governors are appointed by the Church, parent governors are elected by parents of children in the school, the local authority appoints a governor, and the staff elect a governor; governors have a wide range of skills and professional expertise, and receive appropriate training.

School governor is an unpaid voluntary position but requires time and commitment to work closely with the Head Teacher and all the staff to raise standards, and to provide a safe environment within which children can learn and grow and reach their full potential.  All the governors are enthusiastic and believe that children’s education is of utmost importance; for the foundation governors it is also a way of expressing their Christian faith and the love of God for the community.

Rev Margaret Sherwin (Chair of Governors) Ex Officio Diocese Oct 2023 Personnel Collective Worship, Governor Development

Trustee of Uttoxeter Learning Trust (ULT) MAT

Rector of area, vicar of Uttoxeter

Daughter employed at school.

Lesley White (Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Curriculum Committee and Extended Provision) Foundation PCC Nov. 2021 Personnel, Curriculum, Extended Provision

SMSC, British Values, Prevent, Creative Arts


Employed by St Mary's PCC.


Mary Dodgson Foundation Diocese June 2023 Curriculum, Extended Provision Science, SEND

Chair of Heath Big Local


Rev Charles  Foundation Diocese July 2023 Finance, Personnel History and Geography

Uttoxeter and Gratwich PCC

Shona Christey Parent SCC  Dec. 2021   Child Protection

Looked After Children

Safeguarding, English

Laura Wigg-Bailey (Chair of Finance) Local Authority SCC






Sarah Turner Staff SCC Dec. 2021 Finance Teacher None
Rachel Vickers  Foundation  PCC  April 2023  Finance Maths None
Emma Killeen Co-opted Governing Body Oct. 2023 Curriculum Teacher None
Jo Moult Head Teacher Governing Body   Personnel, Finance,  Extended Provision Head Teacher  
 Kerry Burton  Parent Governing Body Feb. 2021  Extended Provision Early Years, PE, Sports Funding None
 Neil Langford  Foundation  Diocese  Aug. 2023    IT, Online Safety Director of NJL Support Services Ltd.