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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/ Literacy

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.

Period of office: November 2018 -November 2022

Contact her via the school - 01304 375046 

Email: [email protected]



Maria Pullen

Academy Principal, Ex-Officio Governor





James Walmsley

Foundation Governor/ Vice Chair/ Catholicity/Send

Period of office: October 2019-October2023

email: [email protected]


Mark Reuby

Parent Governor 

Period of office: November 2021- November 2025

email:[email protected]


Heidi Moon

Parent Governor

Period of office: November 2021- November 2025

email:[email protected]


Colin Hartley


Period of office: November 2021- November 2025

email:[email protected]


Deacon Gerald Watkins

Foundation Governor/Safeguarding/Pupil Premium

Period of office: February 2019- February 2023

email:[email protected]


Kirsty Barnett

Academy Committee

Period of office: February 2022 - February 2026

I studied Business Marketing at University and gained a BSc, followed by a PGCE degree at Canterbury Christ Church University and latterly a Masters of Education, at the University of Cambridge. After over a decades experience working within the independent and state sector. I am currently the Pastoral Year Leader at Thomas's Clapham in South West London. From the exciting day-to-day wonders to witnessing the astonishing progress children make at this age, working with the youngest children within a school setting is rewarding and highly enjoyable.

The world of education is exciting and ever-changing. As we adapt to the challenges and demands of the 21st century our curriculum and resources must develop and grow to enable us to provide progressive and inspiring places for our children to learn and feel inspired. I am delighted to be part of the governing body at St Mary's and to have the opportunity to play a part in assisting their development and vision.





Mrs Sian Goodwin

Staff Governor/Training & Development

Period of office: September 2020- September2025

email:[email protected]




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.