St. Paul's School Governors come from all areas of the community including: school staff, members of the Church, parents and the local community.
The Full Governing Body meet every half term.
We have 3 main committees that meet at least once every half term and more frequently if required:
- Learning & Teaching;
- Finance & Personnel;
- Health, Safety & Environment.
The Governing Body
Four Parent Governors
Andrew Warren Russell Dodd 2 Vacancies
One Local Authority Governor
One Staff Governor
Four Co-opted Governors
Linda Edward 3 Vacancies
Richard Lamey Pauline Wells Vacancy
Name: Penelope (Penny) Wallace
Governor type: Local Authority Governor, Chair of the Full Governing Body
Committees: Finance & Personnel; Health, Safety & Environment
Governor focus: SEN, Year 6
I am a Foundation Governor and the Chair of Governors.
My school day memories are mostly happy. I went to a village Primary School, where everybody knew everybody, before going away to a boarding school.
The best thing about being a Governor? As a retired teacher, I love being back in school with plenty of scope to keep up with what is going on in education both locally and nationally.
Name: Fr Richard Lamey
Governor type: Foundation, Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body
Committees: Learning and Teaching
Governor focus: Governor Training, Literacy, RE, PPG and Year 3
I am the Rector of St Paul's Church and so am a Foundation Governor.
I also have three children at a neighbouring Junior School so get to see plenty of homework and school reading books.
I was very happy at my Junior School. I remember huge competition between the classes on Times Tables afternoons, and being a prefect and loads of fascinating things about Romans.
The two best things about being a Governor are getting to know the pupils and realising how individual and talented and eager to learn they are, and also being able to help the School make sure that the education St Paul's offers is the very best that it can be and as good as our pupils deserve.
Name: Pauline Wells
Governor type: Foundation
Committees: Health, Safety & Environment
Governor focus: Numeracy, Year 6 and Safeguarding
I am a Member of St Paul’s Church, so I am a Foundation Governor.
I can remember being very excited at the world of Mathematics and discovering how everything linked together.
My hope and aim as a Governor is that St Paul’s School is an exciting and safe place to learn about the world.
The best thing about being a Governor is supporting the learning of very special young people.
Name: Russell Dodd
Governor type: Parent
Committees: Health, Safety & Environment
Governor focus: Special Education Needs, Year 4
My association with St Paul's is through my son Jonathan, who was a pupil here. Junior school for me was a very long time ago. My experience was that of a 1960's inner-city school that had many hard edges. I can remember the Headmasters name, it was Mr Pobjoy. He was a very upright man who wasn't to be trifled with – an environment that is the polar opposite to that of St Paul's.
As for becoming a Governor, I wanted to give something back. Jonathan has had such support an encouragement from the school, I hoped that by giving some of my time the school can keep on with its great work.
Name: Linda Edwards
Governor Type: Co-opted
Committees: Finance & Personnel, Learning & Teaching
Governor focus: every aspect of the work of the School
As well as being a Co-opted Governor, I am also a PPA Teacher, Subject Leader for Science and the Deputy Head.
My Grandad and Dad influenced my decision to teach. They both loved learning and found joy in education. I also remember some inspirational teachers who helped me choose the path which has led me to where I am today.
I see learning as a lifelong pursuit. Being involved in the learning journey of the pupils of St Paul's, and of my own children, is exciting and stimulating!
The best thing about being a Governor is that I get to be part of decisions which help improve the overall success of our school.
Name: Julieanne Taylor
Governnor Type: Ex-Officio
Committee: Learning and Teaching; Personnel and Finance; Health, Safety and Envornment
Focus: every aspect of the work of the School
I really struggled at Junior School and I wasn’t very well behaved. I was regularly sent to the Headteacher. (This happened a lot!) Then I had Mr Bond, the best Y6 teacher ever. He taught me the importance of being the best version of me that I can be. He taught me to be brave and to take risks with my learning. He taught me that I could be anything I wanted to be.
Most parents can name a hundred things they want for their child. For my son, I wanted him to love learning, to be happy at school, surrounded by friends, nurtured by teachers who knew him well and wanted the best for him. I wanted him to go to a school like St Paul’s.
Being the Headteacher of this amazing school is the best job in the world. Being a governor is the 'icing on the cake' as it means that I get to work with a second team of like-minded people who believe that our pupils deserve the very best.
I am delighted to be a part of St. Paul's and to be able to contribute to the wonderful education that is going on in the school.
The best thing about being a governor is meeting with the children, listening to them and supporting the teachers in their efforts to educate our children.