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Meet the Governors

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 Paul's 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 a young daughter and 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.








Sarah Castro

Sarah has two children at St Pauls where both attended pre-school. She has been a teacher for 21yrs and has an MA in Education. She is currently a teacher at a local ‘outstanding’ secondary school where up until having children she was an Assistant Head. Sarah looks forward to using her skills and experience to support the school. Sarah was appointed to the Governing Board in June 2018, She acts as the Vice Chair of the Governors and chairs the Standards and Performance Committee. Sarah is a Parent Governor.











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.











Hester Meacock

Hester has returned to the Governors after a brief period covering PLOA. She was reappointed to the Board as a Foundation Governor in September 2018.











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.









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





Rachel Cooper

Rachel is a Staff Governor, she is the EYFS Phase Leader based in Reception. Rachel has recently been re elected into the Staff Governor role, she will serve for 4 years until 23/11/21. 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. Rachel 








Joe Jarvis

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John Tindale

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Richard Coxon

Richard is father of two boys at St Paul's, and husband to Ann. He works in the technology sector helping to find and develop new medicines to improve people's health. He brings 20+ years of commercial, science and technology experience to help St Paul's School. He is the son of a retired Primary School deputy head and is a strong believer that great education creates great people who transform the world into a better place for everyone.  


Richard is a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese in February 2019 and is also a member of the Finance and Resources Committee.






Governor Link Responsibilities

Role Governor Assigned
Chair of Governors Charles Crow
Vice Chair Sarah Castro
Safeguarding (including Wellbeing)

Hester Meacock

Pupil Premium Joy Caws
SEND & Thrive Matthew Bown (temporary)
School Improvement Sarah Castro
ICT & eSafety Richard Coxon
RE & Collective Worship

Jonathan Jee

Hester Meacock

Extended School Provision Charles Crow
H&S and Premises John Tindale
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Hester Meacock
Admissions Charles Crow
Pupil Tracking (including More Able) Joy Caws
Governor CPD Sarah Castro


Governor Resignations

​Hester Meacock has resigned from the Board of Governors as from July 2017, Hester was reappointed to the Board in September 2018.

Gus Lock resigned from the Board of Governors effective 22nd March 2018

James Robinson resigned from the Board of Governors effective 22nd March 2017

Julie Jackson resigned from the Board of Governors effective 22nd November 2018

David Harkness resigned from the Board of Governors effective 30th January 2019



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.