Governing Body

Welcoming you to St Paul’s CofE Primary School

The Governing Body is a group of volunteers representing all the school’s key stakeholders. The different types of Governors are parents, staff, the local authority, co-opted and church. Each type of Governor is selected or elected by the group they represent. The Governing Body works together as a group in a strategic role to oversee the direction and leadership of the school for which the Governing Body is legally accountable. We are all different and offer our varying skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the team.

The Head Teacher and his senior leadership team manage the school on a day to day basis, and the Governors meet altogether termly and in small committee groups to look at specific projects and developments and to monitor the work of the school.

We support and challenge the staff to make sure that all the children are learning well, that everyone is safe in school and that all legal requirements are adhered to correctly. We are fortunate in having a strong, open and honest relationship with the Head Teacher, Kevin Edmonds, and his staff which makes our job easier and more rewarding as we witness improvement year on year.

We are proud to celebrate all the achievements of pupils and staff and do our best to make sure St Paul’s C of E continues to ‘promote education for life with the love of God and Christian values at the heart of our school life’.

Governing Body - From March 2022

Foundation Governors

Mrs F Clarke

Mrs C Huwendiek - Chair of Governors

Mrs D Igaga

Revd C Madanat

Mr E Perry

Revd A Rylett

Mrs J Taussig

Local Authority Governors

Mr N White

School Governors

Mr K Edmonds

Mrs V Yadav

Parent Governors

Mrs N Smith

Mr D Wright

Co-opted Governors

Mr J Fox - Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs S Kasselman

Associate Governors

Ms J Hurtado

Clerk to the Governing Body

Mrs K Bridgman

Governors' Business Interests

  • At every Governing Body Meeting Governors are asked to declare any business interests. No business interests have been declared.

  • None of the Governors have any links or relationships with any staff members

  • None of the Governors are Governors at any other school.

Annual Statement

The Governing Body has a very strong, strategic role to play in terms of its functions of the progress of the school. It works by establishing a strategic framework by:

  • setting aims and objectives for the school

  • adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives

  • setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.

The Governing Body monitors and evaluates the progress of its strategies and regularly reviews the framework for the school in light of that progress. The Governing Body takes into account advice given by the Head Teacher when it is establishing the strategic framework and reviewing the progress made.

Governors are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day-to-day management of the school. The focus of the work of the Governing Body is school improvement and high standards of educational achievement.

The Governing Body meets five times a year and the meetings are always quorate. The Governing Body has considered the following issues during the past year:

  • The School Development Plan and priorities for the school.

  • Changing to a primary school

  • The changes to children’s levels and assessment

  • Pupil’s progress

  • SEND

  • PPG

  • Staffing

  • School Budget

  • Website

  • Child protection and safeguarding issues

  • Parent’s Forum

During 2017-2018 the Governing Body Committees are:

  • Admissions

  • Finance and Premises

  • Personnel

  • Safeguarding

  • Teaching and Learning

There is also a Faith Group and Ofsted Group.

All the Committees meet every term and the meetings are always quorate.

Every month a Governor visits the school and will focus on a particular area.

If you are interested in joining the Governing Body or attending a meeting as an observer please contact the School Office.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Karen Bridgman who can be contacted via the School Office.

Minutes of the Governing Body Meetings