Governors

St. Paul's School Governors come from all areas 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.
Minutes of meetings are recorded and hard copies are available. Please contact the school office for more details.  
 
The Governing Body at St Pauls C of E Junior School consists of the following as set out in the constitution:
 

The Governing Body

Four Parent Governors

          Manavi Banerjee      Annette Medhurst        Rachel Minter         Vacancy

One Local Authority Governor

          Penny Wallace - Chair

One Headteacher

          Julieanne Taylor

Four Co-opted Governors

          Linda Edwards     Stephen Howard    Vacancy     Vacancy 

Three Foundation Governors

          Richard Lamey - Vice-Chair       Jan Norbury         Vacancy

One Staff Governor

          Stacey Richardson

 
If you might be interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the School Office on 0118 978 5219
 
Manavi Banerjee
 
Governor type :  Parent
 
 
 
 
 

Linda Edwards

 Governor Type: Co-opted

 Committees: Finance & Personnel, Learning & Teaching

 As well as being a Co-opted Governor, I am also a Y6 Teacher, Assessment Leader 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. 

 

 

Father Richard Lamey

 Governor Type:   Foundation

 Committee (s):    Learning & Teaching

 Vice-chair of the full governing body, PP Governor and Y3 Link Governor

 I am the Rector of St Paul's Church and therefore a Foundation Governor.  I am also the Pupil Premium Governor, responsible for making sure that those children, in particular, are making all of the progress that they should be and are flourishing at school.

My three children all went to a neighbouring Junior school and are now at three different Secondary schools in the local area which gives me a lot of experience of local education establishments!

I was very happy at my Junior School. I remember huge competition between the classes on Times Tables afternoons.  I was a prefect and remember learning loads of fascinating things about Romans.

The two best things about being a Governor are: getting to know the pupils and realising how individual, 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.

 

 

 
 

Stephen Howard

Governor Type, Co-opted

Committee: Finance and Personnel 

As a Governor, I’m excited to help the staff and pupils of St Paul’s thrive and to support the continued success of the school. I decided to apply to become a Governor during lockdown – I want to play my part in helping all members of the school community, aware that the impact of the pandemic has been different for everyone and every child.

I enjoyed my time at primary school and benefitted from some excellent teachers. We moved home when I was seven and initially, I struggled to adjust to a new school. However, I was very happy by the time I left the school aged 11 and I look back on those times as some of the happiest of my childhood.

 
Annette Medhurst
 
Governor type : Parent
 
Y5 Link Governor
 
Committees : Learning & Teaching
                           Finance & Personnel 
 
I went to a small rural primary school in the Tamar Valley in south west Devon. Probably because of our location we spent as much time learning about nature and our immediate environment as we did learning our times tables, or maybe that is just my memory! 
 
Primary school was a very happy time for me. By becoming a governor I hope that I can work in a school that gives other children that same positive experience. I am looking forward to having a voice at my children's school and helping ensure all the children in our community have the best possible education.
 
 

Rachel Minter

 Governor Type:   Parent

 Committee :    Learning & Teaching

 Y6 Link Governor

 The best thing about being a governor is being able to give back to a school that has provided my son with fantastic support (both personally and academically) throughout his time at St Paul’s.

I am currently a Deputy Headteacher at Beechwood Primary School in Woodley where my passions include Safeguarding and Pupil Premium which means I get to work with the more vulnerable children and families.

I went to a church junior school called St James in Wallaston in the West Midlands and my overriding memory of my time there was music.  I had an inspirational teacher called Mrs Vincent who encouraged me to sing and learn to play the recorder, violin and piano.  Music is a big part of my life and teaching as a result.

 

 

Jan Norbury

 Governor Type:   Foundation

 Committee:    Learning & Teaching

 SEND Governor, Y4 Link Governor

 As a retired teacher I hope to use my skills and experience to support the school in providing a loving, caring environment based on Christian principles for all its children.

As a child, I vividly remember the teachers who made me feel good about myself and made me want to learn.  As a result, my professional career always centred on the needs of the individual child.  St Pauls’ ethos chimes with my own ideas for educating children so I was pleased to accept the position of Foundation Governor.

It was a good decision: I am enjoying being part of an exciting and dynamic community, where pupils and staff are valued, where school life is fun.

 

 

Stacey Richardson

Governor type : Staff

Committees : Leraning and Teaching

 I am lucky enough to be a Team Leader and Maths Subject Lead at St Pauls. I have always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember- playing pretend teachers with my dollies as a young child!

On the whole, I enjoyed primary school- although I can definitely remember the teachers who made learning fun, and the lessons where I was disinterested and as a result got up to mischief!  One of my fondest memories is when we had a special Tudor Day when I was 8 years old and we got to dress up and have a huge banquet in the school hall. We all had so much fun and as a result learnt so much! I always remember this as a teacher: learning should be fun, relevant and meaningful to our pupils and I am very privileged to work in a school which shares the same vision and values as my own.

I am very much looking forward to being a staff governor and contributing, in partnership with other governors, to the strategic development of the school to the benefit of our wonderful pupils at St Pauls.

 

Julieanne Taylor

Governor Type: Headteacher

Committees: Learning and Teaching; Personnel and Finance; Health, Safety and Environment

 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.

 

 

Penelope (Penny) Wallace

 Governor type:    Local Authority Governor 

 Committees:     Finance & Personnel

                        Health & Safety 

 Chair of the Full Governing Body, Safeguarding Governor, Y3 Link Governor

 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.