The Governors at St James are responsible for the conduct of the school and have to ensure that the education provided, and the way in which the children, staff and parents are treated, are in accordance with the law and with the various regulations laid down by the authorities.

There are a number of different Governors, Staff, Local Authority, Parent and Foundation. When a parent governor vacancy arises all parents are notified and given the opportunity to volunteer. Should more than one parent volunteer, then there will be an election.  You don’t need to have any special skills to be a governor, apart from the willingness to help the school.

Our School was awarded the Governor Mark in May 2013. Letter Confirming award

If you would like any more information about becoming a School Governor at St James, please contact the school or alternatively please click on the link below

Be a Governor – nga.org.uk

To view our current governors please see below. (click on the Governors Profile link below for further information)

Governors Profile 2017-18

TLS = Teaching, Learning and Standards Committee
F&S = Finance and Staffing Committee
PH&S = Premises, Health & Safety and Safeguarding Committee

Full Name Date of Appointment Term of Appointment 4 years until Date Stepped down Appointed by Register of Interest Relationship to School Staff Other Governance Role Committees Attendance at Meetings
(15/16)
Attendance at Meetings
(16/17)
Attendance at Meetings
(17/18)
Rev. Rodney Middleton 01/09/07 21/04/17 PCC none none none  TLS TLS X 3 TLS x1
Mrs Jan Holmes 01/09/15 Governors Headteacher none none  TLS
F&S
PH&S
 TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3
Mrs Victoria Foster 09/01/17 08/01/21 Staff Employed by School none none  TLS
F&S
PH&S
 TLS X 3
F&S X 1
PH&S X 3
 Mat Leave
Mrs Jackie Cutler 19/05/15 19/05/19 PCC none none none  TLS
(Chair)
F&S
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
Dr David Martlew 29/03/15 29/03/19 PCC none none none TLS
F&S
PH&S
F&S X 3
PH&S X 2
TLS X 1
F&S X 2
PH&S X2
Ms Carole Bond 14/09/13 13/09/2017 PCC none none none  TLS
F&S
(Chair)
 TLS X 3
F&S X 2
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
Mrs Gill Haydock 14/09/13 13/09/17 PCC none none none  TLS
(Vice Chair)
PH&S (Vice Chair)
TLS X 2
PH&S X 1
TLS X 2
PH&S x2
Mrs Laura Finney 16/09/15 15/09/19 PCC none none none  TLS
F&S
TLS X 2
F&S X 1
TLS X 2
F&S X 2
Mrs Debra Robinson 18/07/15 17/07/19 PCC Employed by School none none  TLS
PH&S
 TLS X 3
PH&S X 3
TLS X 3
PH&S X3
Mr William Wiswell 14/09/13 13/09/17 PCC none none none  F&S
PH&S (Chair)
TLS X 0
PH&S X 2
TLS X 3
PH&S X 3
F&S x2
Mr Joe Heavey 01/09/15 31/08/19 Authority none none Chair of Governors
at Oakdene Primary School
F&S (Vice Chair)
PH&S
0 TLS X 1
F&S X 2
Mrs Abigail Broadbelt 03/12/15 02/12/19 March 2017 Parents none none none  F&S  TLS X 1 (ob)
F&S X 1(ob)
PH&S X 2
 F&S X1
Mrs Paula Perrin 01/10/16 01/01/20  February 2017 Parents none none none PH&S  TLS X 1 (ob)
F&S X 1(ob)
PH&S X 1