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 full governing body complement 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.

Our current governors are as follows (please click here to see the governors' attendance record for the academic year 2022-2023):

Name Type of governor
Stephen Pollard Chair of Governors (Local Authority Governor)
John Tutt Headteacher
Lucy Hayward Staff Governor
Shaun Butcher Parent Governor
Catherine Palmer Parent Governor
Laura Mcnerlin Parent Governor
Suzie Toombs Foundation Governor
Nina Skomorowski-Brown Foundation Governor (Vice chair - joint)
Judith Hammill Foundation Governor (Vice chair - joint)
Richard Mackintosh Foundation Governor
Amanda Baker Foundation Governor
Osei Kankam Foundation Governor

Each of our governors plays an important role in monitoring the work of the school.  Our governors use the circle model, where governors or teams of governors take specific responsibilities for monitoring and then report back to the full governing body. 

Please click here to the governors' declarations of business interests.

Please click here to see the ex-governor records.

Please click here to see the current governors' terms of office.