The role of the Governing Body is to act collectively in the best interest of the children, ensuring the good conduct of the school and promoting high standards of educational achievement. In practice this means ensuring the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction, holding the school leaders to account for educational performance and overseeing the school’s financial performance.
St James’ C.E. Primary School's governing body has 14 governors, of which one will be a member of staff, three will be parents, one will be a local authority representative, one will be the headteacher and the remaining eight will be foundation governors (including our vicar, Reverend Canon Jim Stewart).
Our current governors are as follows (please click here to see the governors' attendance record for the academic year 2020-2021):
|Stephen Pollard||Chair of Governors (Local Authority Governor)|
|Karen Dunn||Vice Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor)|
|Shane Jacob||Staff Governor|
|Shaun Butcher||Parent Governor|
|Catherine Palmer||Parent Governor|
|Nicola Santaana||Parent Governor|
|Matthew Atkinson||Foundation Governor|
|Jess Austen||Foundation Governor|
|Kay Dunlop||Foundation Governor|
|Lucy Downes||Foundation Governor|
|Reverend Canon Jim Stewart||Foundation Governor|
|Suzie Toombs||Foundation Governor|
|Nina Skomorowski-Brown||Foundation Governor|