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

Start of Term

End of Term

FGB meeting attendance  2021/22 Academic Year

 

   

 

 

 

 

23rd Sept

18th Nov

16th Dec

20th
Jan

24th Feb

17th

Mar

28th

Apr

9th

Jun

14th

Jul

Karen Lambert 4 years (1yr Chair) 14.10.2014 13.10.2022                  

Suzanne Brown

Ongoing

01.09.1995

 

 

               

Claire Yeates

4 years

27.01.2017

26.01.2021

 

               

Jenny McGregor

4 years

01.09.2018

31.08.2022

 

               

Rebecca Barnes

4 years 01.03.2018

29.02.2022

                 

Rev’d Claire Holt

Ongoing

21.03.2012

 

 

               
Matthew MacLachlan To be ratified 26.05.2021 25.05.2025                  
Katy Wright To be ratified 26.05.2021 25.05.2025                  
Steven Stewart-Farmer 4 years 28.02.2019 27.02.2023                  
Louise Kennedy 4 years 28.02.2019 27.02.2023                  
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