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Governors

The Governing Body works closely with the Headteacher in the management of the school. We are the strategic leaders of the school with an important role to play in ensuring every child gets the best possible education. Governing bodies have a statutory role and responsibility to raise academic achievement and promote pupil welfare.

Dr Russell Re Manning

Chair of Governing Body

Russell Re Manning commenced his term as a Governor in Autumn Term 2017. An academic philosopher he has lived in Cambridge for nearly 20 years and is Reader at Bath Spa University, He is a Parent Governor with a son in Year 2. He has a long association with St Edmund's College, Cambridge, where he is now a Visiting Fellow. He is a keen allotmenteer and, amongst other things, is currently working on a book about Friedrich Nietzsche.

 

 

 

 

Beverly Jones

Vice Chair of Governing Body

Beverly Jones commenced her term as a Governor, Autumn Term 2016. She moved  with her husband Derek into the St Paul’s catchment area in 1993 and has been a member of St Paul’s Church since then. Her three sons are millennials who attended St Paul’s whist she was Principal at Chesterton Community College. Since then her career has included acting as the Government lead for Education in the East of England and becoming a Director of Parkside Federation Academies, leading the improvement at Coleridge for three years. She now works part time as an Education Adviser developing Culture and Arts Leaders for Schools and Academies, supporting Headteachers as well as working as a Director of www.caring4eldersuk.org.uk. She is the Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee.

 

 

 

   

 

 

Our Vision

 

  • Recognise and encourage excellence in every part of school life. We have a great staff team and facilities, a sound budget and engaged supportive parents, everything needed to provide an excellent education for our children. We want to see the school build on those foundations and continuously improve.
  • Communicate effectively between parents, staff, children and governors. Make known all the great things that are being done and identify areas that can be improved.
  • Support and challenge the Senior Leadership Team, providing insights from a different point of view to help the school leadership to focus on the right areas for improvement. Ensure that school resources and finances are used in the best way.
  • Ensure all our children achieve their full potential. Our focus should always be on the happiness, confidence and progress of every child in the school. We want every child to make excellent progress and be well equipped for the future.

 

We meet at least twice a term with additional sub-committee meetings to discuss individual matters, such as the school curriculum and finances. The minutes of recent meetings are linked below.

Governors make regular monitoring visits, working closely with staff and external advisors to improve teaching and learning for all our children.

The current governors are listed below. 

 

 

 

 

Attendance

Name

Governor Type

Appointment

End of Term

2016/17

2017/18

Russell Re Manning (Chair) Parent

Sept 2017

July 2021

-

75%

Bev Jones (Vice Chair; Chair of Finance & Personnel Committee)

Foundation – Diocese

Sept 2016

July 2020

83%

100%

Eileen Penman

Foundation – Diocese

Nov 2015

Nov 2019

83%

75%

Eleanor Carne

Foundation – CSoC

Feb 2017

Feb 2021

100%

100%

Pippa Savage

Parent

Sept 2017

July 2021

-

100%

Hilary Aldred

Foundation - CSoC

Apr 2018

Apr 2022

-

100%

Rev Michael Beckett

Foundation (Officiating Minister) Ex-officio n/a 33% 50%

Caroline Peet & Judith Osler

Staff – Interim Heads

Apr 2018

n/a

-

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance and Personnel Committee Meetings Minutes

Teaching, Learning and Pupil Welfare Committee Meeting Minutes

We are always keen to hear from parents. You can contact the Governing Body via the Chair - by letter or email to the school office. Alternatively, you can contribute your views about the school via the ParentView website.

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