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

Meet Our Governors

TypeNameAppointed byStart termEnd Term
Chair of GovernorsFr Andrew WelsbyPCC03/09/19
HeadteacherMrs Jan HolmesGovernors01/09/15
Mrs Bernie LightfootPCC26/09/18
Parent GovernorMrs Rachel Hilton26/09/18
Mr William WiswellPCC14/09/1313/09/17
Dr David MartlewPCC29/03/1529/03/19
Mrs Laura FinneyPCC16/09/1515/09/19
Mrs Gill HaydockPCC14/09/1313/09/17
Ms Carole BondPCC14/09/1313/09/17
Mr Joe HeaveyAuthority01/09/1531/08/19
Staff GovernorMrs Debra RobinsonPCC18/07/1517/07/19
Mrs Jackie CutlerPCC19/05/1519/05/19

Governors Attendance

TypeNameMeetings in 15/16Meetings in 16/17Meetings in 17/18
Chair of GovernorsFr Andrew WelsbyF&S x2
PH&S x2
HeadteacherMrs Jan HolmesTLS 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 LightfootPH&S x1
Parent GovernorMrs Rachel Hilton
Mr William WiswellTLS 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
Dr David MartlewF&S X 3
PH&S X 2
TLS X 1
F&S X 2
PH&S X2
F&S x1
PH&S x1
Mrs Laura FinneyTLS X 2
F&S X 1
TLS X 2
F&S X 2
Mrs Gill HaydockTLS X 2
PH&S X 1
TLS X 2
PH&S x2
TLS X 2
F&S X 2
PH&S X 2
Ms Carole BondTLS X 3
F&S X 2
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3
Mr Joe HeaveyTLS X 1
F&S X 2
TLS X 2
F&S X 2
PH&S X 2
Staff GovernorMrs Debra RobinsonTLS X 3
PH&S X 3
TLS X 3
PH&S X3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3
Mrs Jackie CutlerTLS X 3
F&S X 3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
TLS X 3
F&S X 3
PH&S X 3