Welcome to our Governors page

The Government requires that each School has a Governing Body; its main functions are to:-

  • Provide a Strategic View
  • Act as a Critical Friend
  • Ensure Accountability

 

Role of the Governors

The Board of Governors are responsible for the overall management of the school, in much the same way that a board of directors is responsible for the overall management of a company.  The Governors do not run the school on a day to day basis - that is the responsibility of Head Teacher and Leadership Team - but work in partnership with the Head Teacher, staff, parents and the Local Authority to raise standards and achievement in the School. 

 

The Governors set and support the school's strategic direction and monitor performance against this; making decisions and taking action to improve the standards of teaching and pupil's learning in a safe and happy environment.  Governors are not necessarily education experts but as unpaid volunteers, give their time and knowledge so that the school best supports it's staff and pupils.  They ensure policies and procedures are in place to ensure the school is well run.

 

Structure

The Governing Body at St Paul’s consists of 10 Governors and Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings are held at least twice a term, with extraordinary meetings scheduled as necessary.  St Paul's do not have a separate Pay/Finance Committee but have a dedicated Finance Governor.  FGB meetings look at all business relating to the running of the school; Finance, Health and Safety, Curriculum, Safeguarding, Staffing etc.

 

Further Information can be requested by email to:  school@tongham.com

 

Name

Governor type

Appointed by

Responsibilities

Business and Pecuniary interests

Karen Lambert

Foundation

Full Governing Body (FGB)

Chair, Headteacher Appraisal and       SEND/Disadvantaged

 

Suzanne Brown

Headteacher

Ex-Officio

Headteacher

H/T of St Paul’s Sch & CC

and Gov of Wey Valley College

Claire Yeates

Parent

FGB

Finance

Pupil’s Parent

Rebecca Barnes

Parent

FGB 

Improvement/Development Priorities

Pupil's Parent

Rev’d Claire Holt

Foundation

Tongham Parish Church,

Ex-Officio

 

Vicar of St Paul’s Church, Tongham

Jenny McGregor

Staff

Elected

Curriculum

Staff of St Paul’s School

Matthew MacLachlan Co-opted FGB    

Katy Wright

Co-opted

FGB

 

 

Steven Stewart-Farmer Associate Elected   Pupil's Parent
Louise Kennedy Parent Elected   Pupil's Parent

 

Name

Term of office

End of Term

Start of Term

FGB meeting attendance  2020/21 Academic Year

 

 

 

 

 

24th Sept

10th 

Dec

28th

Jan

25th

March

29th 

April

10th

June

15th 

July

Karen Lambert 4 years (1yr Chair) 14.10.2014 13.10.2022        

Suzanne Brown

Ongoing

 

01.09.1995

       

Claire Yeates

4 years

26.01.2021

27.01.2017

       

Jenny McGregor

4 years

31.08.2022

01.09.2018

       

Rebecca Barnes

4 years 28.02.2022

01.03.2018

X        

Rev’d Claire Holt

Ongoing

 

21.03.2012

       
Matthew MacLachlan To be ratified 23.09.2024 24.09.2020        
Katy Wright To be ratified 23.09.2024 24.09.2020        
Steven Stewart-Farmer 4 years 27.02.2023 28.02.2019        
Louise Kennedy 4 years 27.02.2023 28.02.2019 X        
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