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

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

Full NameDate of AppointmentTerm of Appointment 4 years untilDate Stepped downAppointed byRegister of InterestRelationship to School StaffOther Governance RoleCommitteesAttendance at Meetings
(15/16)
Attendance at Meetings
(16/17)
Attendance at Meetings
(17/18)
Father Andrew Welsby03/09/2018  PCCnonenonenone TLS  F&S x2
PH&S x2
Mrs Jan Holmes01/09/15  GovernorsHeadteachernonenone 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
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3
Mrs Bernie Lightfoot
26/09/18         PH&S x1
Mrs Jackie Cutler19/05/1519/05/19 PCCnonenonenone TLS
(Chair)
F&S
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3
Dr David Martlew29/03/1529/03/19 PCCnonenonenoneTLS
F&S
PH&S
F&S X 3
PH&S X 2
TLS X 1
F&S X 2
PH&S X2
F&S x1
PH&S x1
Ms Carole Bond14/09/1313/09/2017 PCCnonenonenone TLS
F&S
(Chair)
 TLS X 3
F&S X 2
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3
Mrs Gill Haydock14/09/1313/09/17 PCCnonenonenone TLS
(Vice Chair)
PH&S (Vice Chair)
TLS X 2
PH&S X 1
TLS X 2
PH&S x2
TLS X 2
F&S X 2
PH&S X 2
Mrs Laura Finney16/09/1515/09/19 PCCnonenonenone TLS
F&S
TLS X 2
F&S X 1
TLS X 2
F&S X 2
 
Mrs Debra Robinson18/07/1517/07/19 PCCEmployed by Schoolnonenone TLS
PH&S
 TLS X 3
PH&S X 3
TLS X 3
PH&S X3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3
Mr William Wiswell14/09/1313/09/17 PCCnonenonenone F&S
PH&S (Chair)
TLS X 0
PH&S X 2
TLS X 3
PH&S X 3
F&S x2
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3
Mr Joe Heavey01/09/1531/08/19 AuthoritynonenoneChair of Governors
at Oakdene Primary School
F&S (Vice Chair)
PH&S
0TLS X 1
F&S X 2
TLS X 2
F&S X 2
PH&S X 2
Mrs Rachel Hilton26/09/18   Parentnonenone