Governance at St Paul's C of E Primary

Governors at St Paul's each attend a committee meeting and a Full Governing Body meeting each term. Our committee's cover Achievement and Resources as detailed below:


Finance, Personnel & Health and Safety

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Safeguarding
  • Behaviour and Discipline
  • Budget setting and updates
  • Health and safety
  • Premises
  • Financial controls and reporting
  • Staffing



Curriculum and Achievement

  • Quality of Teaching
  • Attendance
  • Curriculum
  • Pupil premium monitoring and evaluation
  • Pupil progress
  • Extended school – extra-curricular activities


Full Governing Body Meeting

Strategic Vision

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Diocese/Worship/Links with St Paul's Church
  • Parent Voice
  • Pupil Voice
  • Partnerships
  • Communication with Parents and  local community
  • Community – local, national and international
  • HT Report

Other meetings may be called as needed. In the event of an appeal panel or disciplinary panel being required, the Governors have delegated responsibility as below:

Pupil Discipline Committee Rev J Alessi Mrs R Booth Mrs B Burton
Hearings Committee Mr K Edwards Mrs R Booth Mrs B Burton
Appeals Committee Rev J Alessi Mr C  Deakin Mr P Smith


Guidance on Meetings

  • There will be occasions where attendance at the meetings will include people who are not governors.
  • A member of the teaching staff will be invited to one of the governing body meetings during an academic year to share relevant information about the progress their class are making and the leadership of their national curriculum subject.
  • The quorum for a meeting will be at least 3 of the committee members and no more than 1/3 staff.

Link Governors

The following link governors were agreed by the governing body. These will be reviewed annually (autumn term):

  • Safeguarding/Child Protection/Looked after Children:  Mr K Edwards & Mrs B Burton (Vice Chairs)
  • SEN / EAL / RE & Worship:  Rev J Alessi (Chair)
  • English:   Mrs Barbara Burton
  • Mathematics:  Mrs R Booth
  • Science & ICT: Mr C Deakin
  • Pupil Premium and Sports Funding: Mr P Smith
  • Assessment: Mrs B Burton
  • Safer Recruitment: Mr P Smith
  • Foundation Stage: Mr J Swindell
  • Governors Forum Link/SMSC: Vacant

Foundation Governors

Rev J Alessi (Vicar and Chair)

Mr K Edwards (Vice-Chair)

Mrs B Burton (Vice-Chair)

Mr P Smith

Parent Governors
Mrs R Booth


Local Authority
Mr C Deakin

Staff Governor
Mrs P Turton

Co-Opted Governors

Head Teacher
Mrs N Finney

Associate Members
Mrs R Winwood

Mrs S Preston

Mr J Swindell

Please click on the following links to view GB Term details, Business Interests and attendance