Chair of Governors:

Mr Jeremy Lasman

The Clerk is the main point of contact for the governors and attends all Joint Local Governing Body committee meetings.  If you need to contact the school governors please email Tracey Mills (

The role of the Joint Local Governing Body at St Mary's Church of England Infant School and The Batt Church of England Primary School


The over-arching aim of all school governors is to ensure that pupils in the school they support can achieve to the best of their ability. For St Mary's CE Infant and The Batt CE Primary Schools, the formal legal framework that applies for governors seeking to achieve this aim is the Scheme of Delegation between Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST), a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), and the School.

ODST sets the ethos for all the MAT’s member schools, and has ultimate responsibility for business planning, monitoring of budgets, performance management, the setting of standards and the implementation of quality management processes. ODST delegates much of the daily operational responsibility to the Executive Head, and much of the daily oversight and monitoring to the Joint Local Governing Body. 

The Joint Local Governing Body (JLGB) has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its
    pupils, and for the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

At St Mary's Church of England Infant School and The Batt Church of England Primary School, the JLGB has a three-year Strategic Plan, approves the annual budget, and works with the Executive Headteacher to develop an annual Schools Development Plan, which it then monitors. It considers and approves many policies which set out the framework within which the Schools operate. The LGB also has ultimate responsibility for Safeguarding, Prevent, Health & Safety, and Equality matters.