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Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners

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Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners


Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


There is a Governing Body consisting of the financial and strategic Executive Governing Board and the Academy Committee. Both are made up of a group of volunteers whose role is to work as a team by:


  • Helping plan the school's future direction
  • Making decisions about the school's budget and staffing
  • Interviewing and selecting staff
  • Developing the curriculum
  • Deciding how the school can encourage pupils' spiritual, moral and social development. 
  • Monitoring and evaluating school performance.


Our Academy Committee



Gaye Waters

Chair of Academy Committee 

Gaye is a retired primary school headteacher and has been a foundation governor since 2006. She has taken a great interest in the musical life of the school and regularly attends school events.


Contact her via the school - 01304 375046 Email: [email protected]



Maria Pullen

Academy Principal, Ex-Officio Governor


James Walmsley

Foundation Governor



Kelly Carroll

Parent Governor 

Kelly is a mother of three children, two of whom attend St Mary's. She is an enthusiastic member of the PTFA. She moved to Deal fours years ago. She has worked as a TA in a Catholic school in Worksop and has a background in marketing.


Jessica Atkinson -Taylor

Foundation Governor


Deacon Gerald Watkins

Foundation Governor


Mrs Jenni Baines

Parent Governor



Mrs Sian Goodwin

Staff Governor

Our Mission and Values

Together we are a family of God, a family of love, a family of learners.

Read Our School Ethos

Trust Information

St Mary's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.