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What are we looking for?

Our Church of England school on Fairford Leys is looking for you to join our Governing Body.  The Governing Body is made up from people from all walks of life and many come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experience.

But, they are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the School and are the link between the School and the community it serves.


At St Mary’s, we want Governors whose goal is to help ensure that our pupils shine as lights in the world.


St Mary’s is a part of the ODBST, a Church of England Multi Academy Trust, an established and well respected MAT that looks after a number of schools in the area.


We want you - We are currently looking for new Skills Governors to join our friendly Governing Body and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has:

  • an interest in the performance of the school.
  • a desire to contribute to and represent the community.
  • an open and enquiring mind
  • the ability to look at issues objectively
  • the confidence to ask questions and join in debate.
  • a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • the ability to work well with others
  • time to spare


If you match the above description, you may be the very person to become a Governor at St Mary's CofE School on Fairford Leys. Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and with as wide a range of interests as possible.


What can we offer?

  • A chance to develop your own personal skills
  • Access to a programme of free training in respect of education/governance matters, plus the support and guidance from fellow governors
  • The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our School
  • A sense of achievement in making a difference to our School
  • The pleasure of helping the children reach their potential


If you are interested or know of somebody else who would be then please contact  me and I will be more than happy to call you or meet up for an informal chat. Governors are essential for the effectiveness and success of the school and it is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling role.


Do have a look at the school website below for more information

I look forward to hearing from you


Robert Brown

Chair of Governors