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.

Our current governors are as follows (please click here to see the governors' attendance record for the academic year 2021-2022):

Name Type of governor Declared business interests
Stephen Pollard Chair of Governors (Local Authority Governor) I am a member of Rusthall St Paul's IEB
Karen Dunn Vice Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor) None
John Tutt Headteacher I am the Executive Headteacher of Rusthall St Paul's
Lucy Hayward Staff Governor None
Shaun Butcher Parent Governor I am a member of Rusthall St Paul's IEB
Catherine Palmer Parent Governor None
Laura Mcnerlin Parent Governor None
Suzie Toombs Foundation Governor None
Nina Skomorowski-Brown Foundation Governor None
Judith Hammill Foundation Governor I am the Ofsted Registered person for the St James Church PCC that St James' After School Club
Richard Mackintosh Foundation Governor My wife is the Forest School teacher at Rusthall St Pauls 

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 see the ex-governor records.

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