Our Governors


We have a very committed and dedicated team of Governors at St Mary’s who are always striving to support and challenge the school’s leadership team to ensure that the best decisions are made for the children at St Mary’s. The whole Governing body meets twice per term, once to discuss school issues and once to address Local Authority issues. All Governors are members of various sub committees who meet regularly to review policies, address action plans and keep up to date with local and national issues (e.g. Resources, with responsibility for Finance, Premises, Health, Safety and Drugs and Curriculum, Policy and Standards).

All Governors have a link class with whom they correspond and visit and are duty Governors each month for the letting out of the school premises. Please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Governing Body should you wish to do so. This can be done through the school office or the Governors’ email addresses or even just chat to them in the playground as many are parents of the school as well.


Oldham Council School Governance

Please click on the picture link to access information from Oldham Council about School Governance.

Link Class Governors 2017-18

Each September governors choose their link classes, usually 2 governors per class.  The governors then write to the children in their chosen class telling them a little bit about themselves. The children write back with the term's topics, assembly dates and any class trips and invite the governor to these.  The children also send Easter/Christmas cards and calendars out. Governors also attend on governor day usually February each year.

Class R – Sarah Roberts
Class 1 – Kelly Wike and Ian Coburn
Class 2 – Dr Letizia Alerno and Ruth Broadhurst
Class 3 – Dr Mark Rahn and Andrea Healy
Class 4 – Debbie Dorobat and Reverend Barbara Christopher
Class 5 – Elizabeth Pilkington
Class 6 – Graham McGuffie and Sam Dainty

School Policy Statement from the Governing Body

Our school gives high priority to the quality of care extended to all its members, nurturing attitudes of mutual respect and responsibility within the school community.
We aim to give each child opportunities to develop their full potential in their spiritual and physical environment.
We work to develop a sympathetic understanding of the Christian Faith and Worship. We also seek to develop a sympathetic understanding of other major world faiths.
We value and foster strong links with the home, church, our local community and beyond.
We are actively involved in all aspects of school life.

Governors' Documentation

Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Governance Handbook January 2017 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Competency Framework for Governance January 2017 [pdf 675KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Clerking Competency Framework January 2017 [pdf 287KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor Duty Rota 2017-18 [pdf 325KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor's Action Plan 2017 - 2018 [pdf 402KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Greenfield St Mary’s Strategy [pdf 416KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governing Body Registration of Interest September 2017 [pdf 230KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's C.E. (A) Primary School Governing Body Code of Practice 2017-18 [pdf 357KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary Vision, Strategy and Governor Actions [pdf 757KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governors Directory 2017-18v2 [pdf 323KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor Attendance Spring 2018 [pdf 139KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Governor Roles and Responsibilities January 2018 [pdf 195KB] Click to download

Our Governors

Mark Rahn - Chair of Governors

Contact:  mark.rahn@mtiventures.com


Sam Dainty - Parent Governor

Contact:  sdainty@mmhs.co.uk


Suzanne Hall- Headteacher

Contact: Head@greenfieldstmary.oldham.sch.uk


Graham McGuffie - Diocesan Board of Education Representative - Vice Chair Governor and Chair of the Curriculum Committee

Contact: graham.mcguffie@live.co.uk


Kelly Wike - Teacher Governor

Contact:  K.Wike@greenfieldstmary.oldham.sch.uk


Sarah Roberts - Parent Governor

Contact: psroberts4@sky.com


Rev. Barbara Christopher - Foundation Governor

Contact:  barbara.christopher@tiscali.co.uk


Debbie Dorobat - Foundation Governor

Contact:  debbiedor24@gmail.com


Elizabeth Pilkington - PCC Governor

Contact:  lizhp2170@lizhp2170.plus.com


Dr Letizia Alterno - Parent Governor

Contact:  lety_alterno@yahoo.it


Ruth Broadhurst - PCC Governor

Contact:  ruthbroadhurst@btinternet.com


Andrea Healy - LA Governor

Contact:  andrea.healy@talk21.com