For everyone at our school to: aim high; work hard; make no excuses; never stop learning; be kind.
Many hearts make a school.
It is the aim of our school to provide a safe, secure and inspiring environment where everyone takes a challenge, tries the best they can and where our children leave us as ‘lifelong’ learners. To achieve this we expect that all children, staff, parents, governors and visitors share our Christian values of: forgiveness; honesty; dedication; sharing and love and treat each other with respect, fairness and kindness.
We aim to make children proud of Trinity St. Mary's and as a school we value the wearing of school uniform as a means of identity and 'belonging'. We receive many compliments about how smart our children look and we believe it is important to maintain our high standards.
School uniform is to be worn at all times and parents are urged not to change the classic style in favour of individualistic styles.
Some of our uniform is available at Patricias.
Grey shorts or trousers Grey skirts or pink gingham summer dresses
White shirt White blouse
Plain grey or black socks White plain ankle socks (no frills)
Maroon V-necked jumper Maroon V-necked cardigan with school logo
with school logo School tie
School tie Plain hair band (grey, maroon, white, black or pink
gingham worn with the summer dress) and plain hair
grips; no hair braids
Plain grey,maroon or black tights
Important notes on school uniform:
Navy shorts (no fashion logo). Navy polo with school badge from Patricias. Black plimsolls (slip-on type) up to size 6.
Additionally, please would you provide your child with:-
a) a P.E. bag which is easily recognised and clearly marked with your son/daughter's name on the outside. Also, a small school bag for books/pencil
b) an overall for art/craft
c) ensure hair is tied back
An optional navy jogsuit is available from Patricias and may be worn on occasions for outside PE/Games, if your child’s teacher feels it is necessary.
Low heeled shoes – not boots - in black/brown/maroon/grey. White sandals are acceptable occasionally during the Summer Term. Boys should wear grey or navy plain socks; they can wear black sandals in the Summer Term. Girls should wear plain white socks, grey, maroon or black tights in the winter.
In order to look after your child’s reading book, we strongly recommend that your child has a TSM book bag, available from Patricia’s. Please note that FOTSMS will kindly provide your child with a TSM book bag when they join Reception Class.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.
Dear Parents and Pupils,
Welcome to the Trinity St Mary's C of E Primary School Governors Page.
I am very proud to be the Chair of Governors here at Trinity St Marys' School and to be part of a fantastic governance team. Their individual contributions help to make our school a successful and happy environment for all of our pupils.
Regards and very best wishes to you all.
Chair of Governors.
THE GOVERNING BODY
Mrs Karen Munro (Foundation) - Chair
Revd. Carol Ball - Vice Chair
Mr Mike Williams (Headteacher)
Dr Nicola Campbell (Foundation)
Mrs Maureen Graham (Foundation)
Mrs Natalie Hatiris (Parent)
Mr Colin Marshall (Foundation)
Mrs Debbie Olsen (Foundation)
Mrs Margaret Partridge (Foundation)
Miss Maureen Ponton (Local Authority)
Mr Michael Smith (Parent)
Mrs Jenny Hull (Teacher )
Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese of Chelmsford or the Parish Church Council. Parent Governors are elected from within the school by other parents.
Reception Class - Karen Munro
Class 1 Natalie Hatiris Class 2 Karen Munro Class 3 Colin Marshall
Class 4 Debbie Olsen Class 5 Maureen Graham Class 6 Margaret Partridge
Class Governors join their class on special days and accompany them on trips. Some are able to visit on a regular basis.
Governors are involved in subject monitoring in conjunction with curriculum subject leaders.
Some Governors attend termly committee meeting to discuss the strategic management of the school. These committees include Finance, Executive and Personnel, Curriculum and a Joint Premises committee together with Governors from St. Josephs School.
ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT FOR THE GOVERNING BODY OF TRINITY ST. MARY'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL – 2015/16
In accordance with Government's requirement for all governing bodies, the 3 core strategic functions of Trinity St. Mary's Church of England Primary School Governing Body are:
The Governing Body are extremely grateful for the hard work and commitment shown by our school community. The dedication of Mrs Gooday, all of the staff and our parents ensure that our pupils reach or indeed exceed, their potential in a caring, Christian environment.
There are 12 members of the Governing Body. It comprises 2 elected Parent Governors, 1 Local Authority Governor, 2 staff Governors (including the Headteacher) and 7 Foundation Governors.
All Governors serve a 4 year term of office.
Foundation Governors are appointed by either the PCC of the Anglican parish of The Holy Trinity or the Diocese of Chelmsford. These Governors include family members of existing and past pupils, a member of the Methodist Church community and the Incumbent of the Anglican parish of The Holy Trinity.
When a vacancy arises, all Parents are entitled to stand for election as a Parent Governor.
The Governors work in committees to review the various aspects of our school, mostly at termly meetings. Presently these are divided into: Curriculum, Finance and Premises, Executive and Personnel, Pre-school Management and a School Admissions committee. If required, committees will meet to discuss matters relating to pupils and staff issues.
Governors may also be attached to a particular class. They participate in educational trips and with after school activities. Some, who have a teaching background, support learning groups in class.
GOVERNORS ATTENDANCE RECORD
Trinity St. Mary's Governors have an excellent attendance record, all meetings this year have been quorate. Details are attached.
GOVERNANCE SEPTEMBER 2015-JULY 2016
The Safeguarding of our pupils is of paramount importance, any issues that have arisen are fed back to Governors at our termly meetings by the Headteacher, Mrs Gooday, who is the Safeguarding lead. The nominated Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Karen Munro who also reports to the governing body about safeguarding. Governors receive regular training and updates in all aspects of Safeguarding. Health and Safety walks have been undertaken termly by the Headteacher, School Business Manager and our designated Governor, Ms. Maureen Ponton.
The annual budget is prepared by the School Business Manager, Mrs. Sandra Stamp and our Headteacher. They work with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the priorities identified for the development of our school are costed and achievable within ever tightening Government financial constraints. On behalf of the Governing Body, the Finance Committee Governors agree, oversee and manage the budget. They receive monthly reports detailing spending and any budget deviation.
As Trinity St. Mary's is a Voluntary Aided school the Governors receive a small income by letting out our school hall. These funds are generally used to contribute towards building projects in the school. Governors are currently involved in a five year plan of contributions towards our Reception Class which was built in 2014.
The Headteachers, School Business Managers and 2 Governors from both Trinity St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Schools have met to discuss matters regarding buildings and premises which are of interest to both schools. Another joint project this year has been a Working Party who undertook a review of the Pre-School provision. The party membership consisted of members of staff and 2 Governors from both schools, who worked together with External Advisors.
The Curriculum Governors have discussed our pupils’ progress and attainment and any procedures and interventions that are in place to ensure that as many as possible meet, or indeed exceed, their age related expectations. Governors have received reports from Staff Subject Leaders which detail their monitoring work and leadership of their particular subject area. They have also carried out their own subject monitoring, with a specific focus to give detailed insight into the subjects. This year has also seen the embedding of our School Assessment system to ensure accurate tracking of pupil progress and attainment.
During this year 2 Governors, Reverend Carol Ball and Mrs. Karen Munro, have joined the School Inclusion team. Meetings are held each half term and focus on monitoring pupils’ progress, attainment and wellbeing within specific groups including those with Special Education Needs and those in receipt of the Pupil Premium. The spending and impact of the Pupil Premium funding is also closely monitored. Other members of this team are the Headteacher, School Inclusion manager and members of staff who are trained in Pupil Wellbeing.
In addition the Sports Funding is closely monitored to provide the best possible developmental and learning outcomes for our pupils. Details of how these funds are spent are given on the school website.
Admissions Committee Governors have met twice this year.
Governors have kept up to date with changes in legislation, through training sessions and via updates received from the Department for Education and Essex County Council. You will be aware that during this year debates have arisen relating to Schools becoming Academies and issues around School Attendance and term time pupil absence. Further government guidance on both is awaited.
School policies have been reviewed and agreed on a rolling programme and new policies introduced where required. Many are Essex County Council model policies.
Governing Body meeting minutes (apart from confidential items) are public documents. After they have been agreed as accurate, they may be viewed at the school office.
GOVERNORS PLANS FOR 2016/17
CONTACTING TRINITY ST. MARY'S GOVERNING BODY
Parents are welcome to contact the Governing Body through the Chair of Governors, Mrs. Karen Munro, via the school office. A full list of Governors is attached and is available on the website.
GOVERNING BODY MEMBERSHIP 2015/16
COMMITTEE STRUCTURE AND MEMBERSHIP ATTENDANCE
The Full Governing Body, Finance, Curriculum and Executive & Personnel committees held 3 meetings during this year.
Pre School Management Committee held 4 meetings. Admissions Committee held 2.
Number of meetings that Governors attended indicated beside names.
(CH denotes Chair of Committee. VC Vice Chair.)
FULL GOVERNING BODY
Mrs Karen Munro (CH) 3 Mrs Maureen Graham 3
Rev Carol Ball (VC) 1 Mrs Margaret Partridge 2
Mrs Christina Gooday 3 Mr Colin Marshall 2
Dr Nicola Campbell 2 Mrs Jenny Hull 2
Mrs Debbie Olsen 3 Mrs Natalie Hatiris 2
Ms Maureen Ponton 2 Mr Michael Smith 1
Dr Nicola Campbell (CH) 3 Rev Carol Ball (CH) 2
Mr Colin Marshall (VC) 2 Mrs Karen Munro (VC) 3
Mrs Jenny Hull 3 Mrs Christina Gooday 3
Mrs Margaret Partridge 2 Ms Maureen Ponton 1
Mrs Tara Allen 1 Mrs Maureen Graham 3
Mr Michael Smith 2 Mrs Margaret Partridge 2
Mrs Natalie Hatiris 3
EXECUTIVE & PERSONNEL ADMISSIONS
Mrs Karen Munro (CH) 3 Mrs Debbie Olsen (CH) 2
Rev Carol Ball (VC) 2 Mrs Karen Munro 2
Mrs Christina Gooday 3 Mrs Christina Gooday 1
Dr Nicola Campbell 3 Mrs Maureen Graham 1
Mrs Debbie Olsen 3 Mrs Margaret Partridge 2
PRE SCHOOL MANAGEMENT
Mrs Karen Munro (CH) 4
Mrs Christina Gooday 4
Mrs Debbie Olsen 3
Mrs Louise Allan-Teacher and Mrs Jane Hopkins-Pre School.
In October 2015 Mrs Tara Allen completed her term of office as an Elected Parent Governor. We are grateful to Tara for her valuable contribution.
Mr. Michael Smith joined as an Elected Parent from November 2015.
GOVERNORS ALSO SERVING ON THE GOVERNING BODIES OF OTHER SCHOOLS.
Dr Nicola Campbell William de Ferrers School
Ms Maureen Ponton St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary
GOVERNORS DECLARATIONS OF BUSINESS INTEREST
Ms Maureen Ponton Facilitator for Woodham Ferrers Consortium of Schools since 2006
TRINITY ST. MARY’S GOVERNING BODY 2016/17
Governor designations and terms of office.
FOUNDATION (Diocesan Board of Education)
Mrs Karen Munro Chair of Governors August 2018
Rev Carol Ball Whilst in post
Mrs Debbie Olsen August 2016
FOUNDATION (Holy Trinity Anglican Parochial Church Council)
Dr Nicola Campbell August 2019
Mrs Maureen Graham October 2016
Mrs Margaret Partridge Acting Vice Chair August 2019
Mr Colin Marshall November 2016
Mrs Christina Gooday Headteacher Whilst in post
Mrs Jenny Hull Teacher &KS2 lead September 2017
Ms Maureen Ponton October 2018
Mrs Natalie Hatiris July 2018
Mr Michael Smith November 2019