Welcome 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 continues to ‘promote education for life with the love of God and Christian values at the heart of our school life’.
Governing Body - September 2020
Mrs F Clarke
Mrs D Gibbs
Mrs J Hayman
Mrs C Huwendiek - Chair of Governors
Mrs D Igaga
Mr E Perry
Revd A Rylett
Mrs S Urry
Local Authority Governors
Mr N White
Mr K Edmonds
Mrs V Yadav (maternity leave)
Ms S Osborne
Mrs N Smith
Mr J Fox - Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs S Kasselman
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.
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
Child protection and safeguarding issues
During 2017-2018 the Governing Body Committees are:
Finance and Premises
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.