Governing Body

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)
John Tutt Headteacher
Shane Jacob Staff Governor
Shaun Butcher Parent Governor
Catherine Palmer Parent Governor
Nicola Santaana Parent Governor
Jess Austen Foundation Governor
Kay Dunlop Foundation Governor
Reverend Canon Jim Stewart Foundation Governor
Suzie Toombs Foundation Governor
Nina Skomorowski-Brown Foundation Governor
Judith Hammill Foundation Governor