Governing Body

Chair of Governors Welcome

As Chair of the Governors at St Mary and St Giles Church of England School I would like to welcome you to our school website. St Mary and St Giles C of E School is part of the Inspiring Futures through Learning Academy (IFtL) and our School has strong links to our Parish Church as well as being in the heart of our Community.



Our School is built on strong Christian values:

  • Kindness
  • Responsibility
  • Love
  • Wisdom
  • Thankfulness

The Governing body are all very proud of SMSG's achievements and strong Christian ethos. We are a very active and committed governing body and share our Headteachers vision for all to belong to a safe and happy community, where diversity is celebrated. Feeling safe, happy and celebrated allows the best possible foundation for learning for all our children. As a governing body we are constantly reminded of the amazing efforts of everyone in our school community, whether that is the children, staff, or parents and families.

Finally, as Chair of Governors I am very proud of what SMSG has achieved and will give my best effort to ensuring we continue to develop.  I hope you will share in the school’s future success!

Should you wish to contact me to discuss any matter further, please do so by first contacting our Head teacher, Mr Palmer, or me via email at