Governors

A warm welcome to all is extended from the Governors' of St James CE Primary Academy.


Being a Governor


Governors are one of the largest volunteer groups in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is key to the effectiveness of a school. Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management which include the governing body.

What do governors do?

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the principal (a critical friend)

We are always seeking the support of foundation governors for our academy who will ensure that the Christian values and distinctiveness is promoted and maintained as well as securing high quality education and opportunities.

A strong, well-led governing body, supportive of the school, its teachers and its mission makes an important contribution to the school's wellbeing and effectiveness. The foundation governors will have an especial care for the school's Christian character.

Foundation governors in Church schools are those appointed by the Church authorities. Often in Anglican schools the incumbent of the parish will be a member of the governing body, by virtue of his/her office - this is called an ex officio governor.

Register of Interests: When a new governor is appointed, they are required to fill in a form for disclosure of any business pecuniary interests. At the beginning of each governing body meeting, governors are asked to declare if they have any interests in the topics being discussed which could affect their viewpoint.

 

Governor Attendance 2018-19

Name

Title/ Organisation

25.10.18

 

 

 

 

 

Alan White

Chair of Governors

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Lisa Blades

Associate Governor

Apologies accepted

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Cooksey

Co-opted Governor

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Chris Dobson

Principal

/

 

 

 

 

 

George Hammersley

Parent Governor

/

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Nickolls

Trust Governor

/

 

 

 

 

 

Jan Pitt

Associate Governor

Apologies accepted

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Waterfield

Vice Chair Foundation Governor

Apologies accepted

 

 

 

 

 

Ettore Zanin

Co-opted Governor

Absent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Attendance 2017-18

Name

Title/ Organisation

5/10/17

1/2/18

24/5/18

1/7/18

Alan White

Chair of Governors

/

/   

/

/   

Lisa Blades

Associate Governor

/   

/   

/   

/   

Emma Cooksey

Co-opted Governor

 NA

 NA

 NA

/   

Chris Dobson

Principal

/   

/   

/   

/   

Sue Evans

Co-opted Governor

/   

Apologies accepted

Resigned

Resigned

Paula Giles

Parent Governor

/   

/   

Absent

/   

George Hammersley

Parent Governor

NA 

NA 

/   

/   

Jo Nickolls

Trust Governor

Apologies accepted

/   

/   

/   

Jan Pitt

Associate Governor

/   

/   

/   

/   

Janet Waterfield

Vice Chair Foundation Governor

/   

Apologies accepted

/   

/   

Ettore Zanin

Co-opted Governor

/   

/   

/   

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