Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

The role of a Governing Body, often described as being a “critical friend”, is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Its three main roles are to:

  1. Set the vision and strategic direction of the school.
  2. Hold the Headteacher to account for the school’s educational performance.
  3. Ensure that financial resources are well managed and spent.

The role of Governor is largely a thinking and questioning role. The day to day operational management of the school is delegated to the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team.

St Paul’s C of E Governing Body is made up of representatives from the school staff, parents, the local community and St Paul’s Church. In addition to participating in the Full Governing Body which meets three times per year, Governors also serve on sub-committees which are:

  • Curriculum (3 times per year)
  • Finance and Resources (3 times per year)
  • Ethos (2 times per year)
  • Pay and Performance Review (2 times per year)
  • Headteacher Appraisal (2 times per year)

If you wish to contact the Co-Chairs of Governors of St Paul’s C of E Primary, please contact Mr Martyn Long or Mr Tom Keef via the School Office.