Meet our Governors

St James Primary School

Governors

Who are school Governors?

 All school governors have a drive to make a positive contribution to the children’s education and experience at St James Primary School.

The school governors at St James provide a balanced set of skills, come from a variety of backgrounds with representatives drawn from the local community, staff and parents/guardians of children within the school. They bring a wide range of skills and expertise to challenge and support school improvement.

All governors are committed to always working in the very best interests of the pupils.

Meet the governors.

The Governing Board is currently made up of the following members:

Full name: Ms Lorna Harvey

Governor Type: Headteacher

Date of appointment: 01.09.2015

Date of end of term of office: 31.08.2019

Position: Headteacher

Pecuniary interests: Nil

Role in other establishments: Governor at St Chad’s CE Primary School

Attendance:

Full name: Mr David Bishop

Governor Type: Co-opted

Date of appointment: 22.01.2015

Date of end of term of office: 21.01.2019

Position: Chair of Governors, Lead Governor for Curriculum

Pecuniary interests: Nil

Role in other establishments: Nil

Attendance:

Full name: Mr Alan Paul

Governor Type: Co-opted

Date of appointment: 22.01.2015

Date of end of term of office: 21.01.2019

Position: Lead Governor for Looked After Children, Child Protection, Prevent & Health and Safety

Pecuniary interests: Nil

Role in other establishments: Nil

Attendance:

Full name: Michael Webster

Governor Type: Co-opted

Date of appointment: 22.01.2015

Date of end of term of office: 21.01.2019

Position: Lead Governor for Health and Safety

Pecuniary interests: Nil

Role in other establishments: Nil

Attendance:

Full name: Miss Melanie Watton

Governor Type: Parent

Date of appointment: 01.09.2013

Date of end of term of office: 31.08.2017

Position:  Lead Governor for Maths

Pecuniary interests: Nil

Role in other establishments: Nil

Attendance:

Full name: Mrs Tracey Whitehouse

Governor Type: Parent

Date of appointment: 13.10.2014

Date of end of term of office: 12.10.2017

Position: Lead Governor for Equal Opportunities & School Website

Pecuniary interests: Nil

Role in other establishments: Nil

Attendance:

Full name: Mr Stephen Wade

Governor Type: Local Authority

Date of appointment: 05.11.2012

Date of end of term of office: 04.11.2016

Position:

Pecuniary interests: Nil

Role in other establishments: Nil

Attendance:

Full name: Mrs Lynne Hodson

Governor Type: Staff

Date of appointment: 08.06.2015

Date of end of term of office: 07.06.2019

Position:  Teaching Assistant

Pecuniary interests: Nil

Role in other establishments: Nil

Attendance:

Full name: Mrs Annie Trembling

Governor Type: Co-opted

Date of appointment: 22.01.2015

Date of end of term of office: 21.01.2019

Position: Lead Governor for Finance

Pecuniary interests: Nil

Role in other establishments: Nil

Attendance:

 

Our code of Practice

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What is the role of the Governors?

The Governing Body should:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Operate in such a way that statutory duties are met and priorities are approved
  • Provide challenge and hold the headteacher and senior management team to account for improving the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement, behaviour and safety
  • Use performance management systems across all elements of the school to improve leadership, teaching and management
  • Support and strengthen the school leadership
  • Contribute to the school’s self evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses
  • Engage with the wider community
  • Ensure a sound financial approach exists and is managed effectively
  • Use the pupil premium and other sources to overcome barriers to learning including reading, writing and mathematics.

Governors are required by law to act with integrity, objectivity and in the best interests of the school at all times.

How to contact governors

If you wish to contact the Governors, please make your request through the school office. A Governor will be get back to you as soon as possible.

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