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As with most schools, whilst the day to day management and running of the school is in the capable hands of the Head Teacher and the staff, the Governing Body drives policy and direction and has the function of providing scrutiny.  Meeting as a Full Governing Body twice per term, and individual committees once per term in addition; the Governors seek to monitor and scrutinise the school’s performance, and act as a ‘critical friend’ to the senior leadership team of the school.  It is important that parents are aware who the governors are, so that good two-way communication is possible.  In this regard, you will find details of the current governors below. Here at St Pauls we have ten Governors, their roles and meetings attendance stats, and a short biography are set out below:

 

 

Charles Crow

Charles is husband to Becky, father to three boys at St Paul’s and in his spare time is a barrister with No.5 Chambers.  A governor since the spring of 2012; he took on the position of Chair in late September 2014.  As the son of a head teacher, and husband of a teacher (primary) he has a level of exposure to the education system, and earnestly desires that St Paul’s be known as a caring, supportive place where children will gain an outstanding and well-rounded education.

 

Charles is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese and he chairs the meetings of the Full Governing Body. Additionally, Charles sits on the Finance and Resources Committee.

 

 

Attendance Record over last six meetings

Full Governors Meeting - 6/6

Finance and Resources Committee – 5/6

 

 

 

David Harkness

 

David Harkness: Now retired (and still married) after 25 years in sales and management with a large multinational,  David joined the Board of Governors in January 2015. David has two grown up daughters who have both left home, and spends his time doing voluntary work and sports coaching. Interests include carpentry and old Land Rovers.

 

David is a Foundation Governor, appointed February 2015 by the Diocese and he is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee

 

Attendance Record over last six meetings

Full Governors Meeting 5/6

Finance and resources Committee; 5/6

 

 

 

Naomi Chard

Naomi has been a Governor since January 2014 and is part of the Performance and Standards Committee. She is involved in and committed to St Paul’s. volunteers weekly, teaching singing to years Reception to year 6 and supporting in nursery. The rest of the time Naomi is a mum to two girls, teaching music to KS2 and running a cake business. She spent 14 years as a secondary school teacher and have considerable school management experience. She is enjoying the opportunity to use her skills and experience to contribute to the future development and success of the school.

Naomi is an Parent Governor, sits on the Performance and Standards Committee, and joined the Governors in January 2014.

 

 

Attendance Record over last six meetings

Full Governors Meeting - 6/6

Performance and Standards Committee - 4/6

 

 

 

Jonathan Jee

 

Jonathan Jee has been the vicar of St. Paul’s Church since 2000, and is an exofficio foundation governor. He is married to Juliet, and they have 5 children aged 14 to 23, all of whom have been pupils at the school. He has been delighted to see the links between church and school grow close over the years, and is committed to keeping it that way

 

Jonathan has been a Foundation Governor since September 2000.

 

Attendance Record over last six meetings

 

Full Governors Meeting – 3/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Jackson

 

Julie is Mum to Caitlin (year 4) and Daniel (year 2).  She currently work as a Teaching Assistant at Priors School and is an active member of both the school PTA and St Paul’s church.  Julie worked for a number of years in finance and financial regulation before making the switch to education.  Before completing her teacher training she volunteered at St Paul’s and is now a qualified primary teacher with a passion for the broader aspects of children’s education such as Forest School.

 

Julie is a Foundation Governor, and she also chairs the Performance and Standards Committee.

 

 

Attendance Record over last six meetings

Full Governors Meeting - 4/6

Performance and Standards Committee - 6/6

 

 

 

Joy Caws

 

Joy moved to Leamington in 2000 to study at Warwick University, and has since made the town her home. She is married to Ross and they have two daughters both at St Paul's school. Joy has been a foundation governor since 2014, and also sits on the performance and standards committee. She has particular responsibility for school performance data and pupil premium.

 

Attendance Record over last six meetings

Full Governors Meeting - 5/6

Performance and Standards Committee - 4/6

 

 

 

James Robinson

 

James has been a Governor since July 2015. Both his children have had a happy time at St. Pauls- Joseph is now at Myton and Kate remains at the school for another year.  James values the opportunities offered as a Governor to take an active role in the life and support of the school. James works in the Maths Department at the University of Warwick. James is a Perent Governor, he joined the Governors in Jly 2015, and he is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee.

 

Attendance Record over last six meetings

Full Governors Meeting - 6/6

Finance and Resources Committee - 6/6

 

 

 

Gus Lock

 

Gus was appointed to the post of Head Master at Warwick School from September 2013, having already served as Deputy Headmaster at the same school for two years. He is a History teacher by training and taught at the Manchester Grammar School and Merchant Taylors’ School, Middlesex, before moving to Warwickshire. He lives in Warwick with his wife (also a teacher) and three  children.

 

Gus is a Foundation Governor and sits on the Performance and Standards Committee, he was appointed as a Governor in September 2015.

 

Attendance Record over last six meetings

 

Full Governors Meeting - 5/6

Performance and Standards Committee - 4/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Graham

 

Dan is married to Caroline and has 4 girls, with 3 attending St Paul's.  He works as the Financial Controller of a marketing company based on the Parade in Leamington (the one with the alien light in the hallway!), so it came as no surprise when at his first meeting in January 2013 he was elected onto the Finance and Strategy committee. Dan thinks St Paul's School is a great place for children to learn and he is passionately keen to ensure it continues to be so. 

 

Dan is a Local Authority Governor, he was appointed in January 2013, Dan also chairs the Finance and Resources Committee

 

 

Attendance Record over last six meetings

Full Governors Meeting  -  6/6

Finance and resources Committee – 6/6

 

 

 

Rachel Cooper

 

Rachel is a Staff Governor, she is the EYFS Phase Leader based in Reception. Rachel has been a Governor for three years being elected in September 2013. Rachel has experience of St Pauls from multiple perspectives - all three of her children went to St. Paul's, she has been a teacher for 21 tears and for the last six years she has been a member of staff at the school.

 

Attendance Record over the last six meetings

Full Governors meeting - 6/6

Finance and resources Committee - 6/6 

 

 

 

 

Governor Resignations

​Hester Meacock has resigned from the Board of Governors as from July 2017

 

 

Notes on category of Governor:

 

o   Parent Governors; parents of children at the school;

o   Staff Governors: members of the school staff;

o   Local Authority Governors; nominated by the Local Authority;

o   Co-opted Governors: members of the local community (appointed by the rest of the governing body);

o   Foundation Governors: representatives of sponsoring bodies.

 

Notes on Governor appointment:

 

  • Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese.
  • Staff Governors are elected by the staff at the school.
  • Parent Governors are elected.
  • Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority.

 

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