Governance at St Paul's C of E Primary

Governors at St Paul's all attend two Full Governing Body meetings each term. These meetings cover Finance, Personnel & H&S and Strategic overview:

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Finance, Personnel & H&S

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

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Strategic Overview

  • Quality of Teaching
  • Attendance
  • Curriculum
  • Pupil premium monitoring and evaluation
  • Pupil progress
  • Extended school – extra-curricular activities
  • Parent Voice
  • Pupil Voice
  • Partnerships
  • Communication with Parents and  local community
  • Community – local, national and international
  • HT Report
  • 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


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 A Povey Mrs B Burton
Hearings Committee Rev J Alessi Miss K Nuttall Mrs A Povey
Appeals Committee Mr P Smith Mrs B Burton Mr R Moore


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/Safer Recruitment:  Mr P Smith (Chair)
  • Sports Grant: Mr P Smith (Chair)
  • Pupil Premium: Mr P Smith (Chair)
  • Curriculum & Assessment: Miss K Nuttall (Vice Chair)
  • Inclusion: Mrs B Burton (Vice Chair)
  • English:   Mrs B Burton (Vice Chair)
  • Mathematics & ICT:  Mrs A Povey
  • Science: Rev J Alessi
  • RE, SIAMS & Worship:  Rev J Alessi
  • Governors Forum Link: Mrs P Turton

Foundation Governors

Mr P Smith (Chair)

Mrs B Burton (Vice-Chair)

Rev J Alessi

Mrs A Povey

Parent Governors
Mr R Moore


Local Authority
Cllr L Beardmore

Staff Governor
Mrs P Turton

Co-Opted Governors
Miss K Nuttall (Vice Chair)

Head Teacher
Mrs N Finney

Associate Members
Mrs R Winwood

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