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Chair's Welcome

On behalf of the governors at St Mary’s Priory Infant and Junior Schools I would like to welcome you to this section of our website, from which I hope you have gained an impression of our fantastic school.

The staff, children, parents, governors and wider community work together at St Mary’s to create a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment where all children can grow and develop into the best they can be. The dedication, commitment and hard work of all those involved to achieve this vision for the children and create and environment “where great lives begin” is evident to anyone who visits our school.

I am proud to be a part of such an amazing community and to work with the rest of the governors to provide support and challenge to the Headteacher and staff at a strategic level to help the school raise the standards of achievement for all pupils and ensure St Mary’s provides the best educational experience possible for the children who come here.

The Governing Body is involved throughout the life of the school from finance and safeguarding to premises management and staff appointments. If you would like to know more, or are interested in becoming a Governor yourself, please don’t hesitate to get in touch through the school office


Best wishes,


Martha Hawting

Chair of Governors

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