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Local Governing Board

  • HeadteacherMrs V McBrown
  • Clerk  to the Local Governing Committee: Mrs Alison Bishop
    Foundation Governors
  • Mrs S Yeboah-Jackson    -   Chair of Local Governing Committee
  • Mrs S Bull                          -   Vice-chair of Local Governing Committee
  • Mrs J Shaw
  • Mrs N Kerin
  • Ms A Odozi
  • Parent Governor
  •  Ms Magdalene Amegashitsi
    Staff Governor
  • Mrs Lynne Nixon
    Additional Governor
  • Mrs T Harrod

The Local Governing Committee at St. Mary’s is, like most Governing Committees, with volunteers drawn from three discreet groups who bring to the school a range of skills and expertise to assist in its governance.

The structure of the Local Governing Committee is made up of Foundation Governors, elected by the Diocese of Brentwood,  Parent Governor, elected by parents,  Staff Governor, elected by staff; this also includes the Headteacher. Governors serve one term of office, (one term is four years). The Local Governing Committee meet at least once per term along with the sub-committees of The Finance Working Party, Curriculum and Personnel. The Admission committee meets annually.

Parents who wish to contact a member of the Local Governing Committee, may do so by contacting Mrs Alison Bishop, Clerk to Governors on:

Telephone: 01375 843254
Letter:  addressed to the school, marked for the attention of the named governor.

All correspondence will be treated confidentially.

Attendance Register & Record of Business Interest is located at the bottom of this page.



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Magdalene Amegashitsi - Parent Governor

I am a practising Catholic, a mother of two young children currently attending the school and an active ambassador for education and diversity in my Industry (Technology). I am keen to add my input within the Governance Body of St. Marys Catholic Primary School to enhance the potential of our future generation and in delivering excellence. I am also keen to see each child develop their full potential through the opportunities made available to them internally through the school and externally throughout our community. I am passionate and actively involved in efforts to get more Women in Tech and driving diversity in the Tech Industry. I am a role model as well as an Ambassador for the Tech Talent Charter.  Our initiatives range from hosting Global Webinar’s,  organising and running ‘Coding for Kids’ Sessions during school holidays.



Joyanna Shaw - Foundation Governor

My name is Joyanna Shaw, I have been a foundation governor for three years. I am an active parishioner at Our Lady Star of Sea church and  have lived in Tilbury for 18 years. Education is very important to everyone  
and the primary school is the foundation of which to build our knowledge, experience and religion within a safe and healthy environment so was very pleased to be asked to be a governor to support St. Mary’s. My work experience is within a shipping environment which operates at Tilbury Docks.

  Serene Yeboah Jackson- Parent Governor
My name is Serene. I am the elected Parent Governor alongside Mrs Harrod. I currently have 1 child attending the school, and 2 older daughters at Secondary School. St.Mary's provides an education to all children, regardless of ability to ensure each child reaches their full potential. This why I wanted to become a Governor. I want every child to be at the centre of all we do, to raise achievement, to ensure wellbeing and to be proud of every child at the school, not just my own.




 Lynne Nixon - Staff Governor 
 My name is Lynn, I am delighted to be part of the Governing Body at St.Mary's School to support  the school in developing a culture where all can learn and succeed. My 3 children attended the  school and now 2 currently attend University and the other is at College. I too have developed my role. I first started at the school as a Teaching Assistant, I then trained to become an HLTA, and then decided to continue my education by attending university and gaining my degree to become a teacher at the school. 


Natalie Kerin - Foundation Governor

My name is Natalie Kerin and I am a Foundation Governor.  I am an active member of the parish and support the confirmation catechists as required. My sons are currently being educated in a catholic school in the local area. As someone with 21 years teaching experience in Thurrock, I have a firm interest in the development of young people. I want to play my part in making St. Mary's the best it can be. 


Sarah Bull - Founation Governor
My name is Sarah Bull I live in Tilbury and I am an active member of the parish since moving here in 2000. I have worked on various parish projects such as ‘Mary’s Meals’. 
I work as an Office Manager at the Enterprise Distribution Centre and the Cruise Terminal for the Port of Tilbury.  My duties include managing budgets, statistical analysis, report writing.  I am currently studying BSL at Remark and my future ambition is to work with the deaf in our community. 
I have two boys who attend St Mary’s School. I am looking forward to working with everyone at St Mary’s to make our School a safe, fun place for our children to learn and achieve their full potential. 



Angela Odozi - Foundation Governor

"My name is Angela, I recall how exhilarated I was to be appointed as a Foundation Governor at St Mary’s School. I am a member of the parish community and actively supports the church, I work with the Local Authority (Homeless Department). I am a professional with BA/Master’s degree in Psychosocial and International Law. I believe that my experience and qualifications would enable me to communicate effectively, listen and contribute positively to the improvement and development of St Mary’s school. My son who is currently in his first year in university, attended St Mary’s School few years ago and I can definitely say that he enjoyed the many opportunities provided by the school, as well as the care he received from the qualified teachers and staffs. Hence, I hold St Mary’s school very close to my heart, as such I am keen to provide my supports and be involved in the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, in creating a safe and wellbeing environment for the children".


Tamar Harrod - Parent Governor
My name is Tamar Harrod and I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2013 when I had two children attending the school and served two terms of office. When my term expired, I was invited by the Local Governing Board to remain as an additional governor. I graciously accepted this invitation to support the school on its journey. During my time as a governor I have experienced first-hand the wonderful ethos and learning environment  that the school provides.  I am glad to continue to support  the staff in ensuring success and happiness for all our children. My  experience is in Finance and Technology and I work as a Technology  
Analyst in Leicester Square for the biggest commercial radio station in  Europe.