GSO Test

Governors

St Paul’s CE Primary School is run by the Headteacher (interim) and a team of staff. The Governing Body oversees the running of the school but is non-executive in its capacity.

Its role is to provide strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school. It also supports, monitors, and evaluates the effectiveness of the school. Finally, it holds the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education. This is outlined in the NGA's Code of Practice which all Governors must sign and adhere to. 

The Full Governing Body typically meets once a month to make the key decisions on behalf of the school.  These decisions are made in light of a series of documents that every state school maintains. Minutes of the meetings are fully recorded by a Clerk and made available on the school website.

The rationale for meeting monthly is in order that the whole Governing Body is abreast of all aspects of the School’s affairs at any one time. In addition, sub-committee meetings are convened as required and report to these monthly meetings. Further, Governors are each allocated the responsibility to overview a specific subject area and to maintain links with a specific year group and its teacher.  A record of attendance and training by Governors is maintained – both attendance at meetings and visits to the school as well as training undertaken.

The Governing Body operates under an Instrument of Governance, a single-page document that is agreed with the Local Education Authority, which is Camden in our case. With the exception of the Vicar and the Head Teacher and the staff Governor role which has a one year term, all other Governors serve for a four year period and can serve for more than one period.

Register of Information of the Governing Body

Governor Portfolio and Committee structure

Constitution

The Governing Body comprises of twelve Governors, bringing together the key institutions that have an interest in the school.  

  • James Sawtell - Chair of Govs - Foundation Governor (Deanery)
  • Allan Jenkins - Co Vice-Chair of Govs - Foundation Governor (Deanery)
  • Lucinda Ahrens - Co Vice-Chair of Govs - Foundation Governor (LDBS)   
  • Jane Dickson - Foundation Governor (PCC)
  • Ben Coates - Foundation Governor (LDBS)
  • Fergus Munro - Foundation Governor (PCC) 
  • Rev Marjorie Brown - Foundation Governor/Exofficio
  • Clive Hale - Headteacher - Exofficio
  • Mary Rock - Elected Staff Governor
  • Calvin Robinson - Local Authority
  • Maggie Chambers - Elected Parent 
  • Roslyn Adu-Nti - Elected Parent  Exoffcio (2)    

Two Governors are incumbents in line with their roles.  

Foundation Governors (7)

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Mary’s Church appoints two further Governors.

Two Governors are appointed by the local Deanery, which includes many of the churches local to St Paul’s. It should be noted that these appointments cannot be a part of the regular congregation of St Mary’s.

There are two Governors appointed by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS).

LEA (1)

There is one Governor appointed by the Local Education Authority.  He/she is a political appointee reflecting the political makeup of the local Councilors

Elected Governors (3)

There are three elected Governors. Two Governors are elected by parents at the school. One Governor is elected by the school staff.

Members of the school leadership team attend the meetings as advisors and present reports.

The Governing Body operates under an Instrument of Governance, a single page document that is agreed with the Local Education Authority, which is Camden in our case. With the exception of the Vicar and the Head Teacher and the staff Governor role which has a one year term, all other Governors serve for a four year period and can serve for more than one period.

Dates and minutes of meetings

The Full Governing Body typically meets once a month to make the key decisions on behalf of the school.  These decisions are made in light of a series of documents that every state school maintains. Minutes of the meetings are fully recorded by a Clerk and made available on the school website.

The rationale for meeting monthly is in order that the whole Governing Body is abreast of all aspects of the School’s affairs at any one time. In addition, sub-committee meetings are convened as required and report to these monthly meetings. Further, Governors are each allocated the responsibility to overview a specific subject area and to maintain links with a specific year group and its teacher.  A record of attendance and training by Governors is maintained – both attendance at meetings and visits to the school as well as training undertaken.

Full Meetings of the Governing Body

All meetings commencing at 5.30pm–7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

  • Wednesday, 27th March 2019
  • Wednesday, 15th May 2019
  • Wednesday, 12th June 2019
  • Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Minutes

Attendance & scheme of delegation