Government of Instrument

 
 

Government of Instrument

Our Governing body is made up of Foundation, Council Representatives, Teaching, Parents and Co-opted governors.  Members of the Governing body are appointed for a four year term.  We have recently undergone a reconstitution of our governing body and our new Instrument of Governance is below;

St. Paul's C of E Primary School - Instrument of Government 2018/9
Local Authority
Staff Governor
Head Teacher
Foundation
Parents
Co-opted
Mr C. Dayman Mrs R. Howard Mr C. Thornton Rev. K.Massey Mr I. Griffin Mrs J. Bassett
      Mrs L. Unsworth Mr K. Benson Mrs T. Miller
      Mrs S. Marsden Mrs R. King Mrs N. Brotherhood
        Mrs J. Beck Mrs C. Emptage
           

 

Mr Colin Dayman - Chair of the Full Governing Body

Type of Governor: Local Authority Governor
Term of Office until: April 2021
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee,  Resources Committee
Linked to: Safeguarding and Humanities
Pecuniary Interests Works in telecommunications
I am married with two grown up children and joined the governing body as a ‘Parent’ governor in 1988 when my two children attended the school.  Now, I am a ‘Local Authority’ governor and have been nominated as Chair of Governors for the last 17 years.
 
In my day job, I work for British Telecom as a telephone engineer and as a company, BT are very supportive of my role as governor allowing me time to attend meetings during the day when required.
 
My interests are in Safeguarding and the humanities subjects.  I regularly visit the school to speak with the Head, staff and children and see what is happening in school.

 

Mrs Ruth Howard

Type of Governor: Staff
Term of Office until: April 2022
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee
Linked to: PE
Pecuniary Interests: Teacher at St. Paul's

 

 

Mr Kevin Benson

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Term of Office until: February 2021
Committees: Resources Committee
Linked to: Maths
Pecuniary Interests: Chairman of ECITB, Chairman of NAODS, Director of RABBEL, Board member of NSAP/EUS, Employee of GE

I am a married father of two children with my youngest attending St. Paul's school.  I work for a multinational company (GE) in the field of Occupational Psychology where I coach individuals and help to develop the skills of our employees and the UK power sector whilst also spending a proportion of my time developing apprenticeships with the UK government.

When not in work, I can be found spending my time producing and performing in muscial productions for local amateur theatre group NAODS.  Joined by my family, I work with adults and children in the local area to produce two large scale musicals a year.

I have a passion for the development and education of children with a specific interest in how their confidence may be used as a means to develop life skills, especially in the theatre.

 

Mrs Sarah Marsden

Type of Governor: Foundation Governor
Term of Office until: September 2021
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee
Linked to: P.E.
Pecuniary Interests: Works as a teaching assistant at St. Paul's

I am married with twin grown up daughters, 

 I joined the governing body as a ‘foundation’ governor when my daughters started to attend the school (year 4) in 2005.

In my day job I am a teaching assistant at the school. Prior to this I was a civil servant for 25 years with the Department of Employment holding various roles including trainer, advisor, auditor and administrator.

 My interests at school include music and maths.  

Outside of school, l am a member of GirlGuiding UK as a Brownie leader and a training mentor for adults members. I am also a volunteer youth leader helping to run a faith youth group for 12-18 year olds and an open youth group for 11-16 year olds.

 

Reverend Kate Massey

Type of Governor: Ex-Officio
Term of Office until: n/a
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee
Linked to: Religious Education
Pecuniary Interests: Vicar at St. Paul's Church
As Vicar at St Paul's Church, I am the ex-officio Foundation Governor at St Paul's School.  I am also a parent and all three of my daughters attend St Paul's.  My link areas are RE and supporting St Paul's School's Christian distinctiveness in a way that benefits the whole school community.
 
Blessings

 

Mr Ian Griffin

Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Term of Office until: November 2019
Committees: Resources Committee
Linked to: Health & Safety, Science
Pecuniary Interests: Works in planning at North Warwickshire Borough Council
 

 

Mrs Jodie Bassett

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Term of Office until: November 2019
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee
Linked to: SEND
Pecuniary Interests: N/A

St Paul's is a school close to my heart and being a governor here enables me to be involved in many aspects of school life. St Paul's is the very first school that I attended as a child and it is where my love for learning began. I want all children who attend this school to love learning too. St Paul's is at the heart of my community, it's where my family and friends live so I naturally want the very best for it. I am an experienced Primary school teacher too and have taught in a Coventry school for the past 10 years. I have lots of ideas, enthusiasm and experience to help St Paul's achieve the very best for every child and their family.

 

Mrs Nick Brotherhood

Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor
Term of Office until: January 2023
Committees: Resources Committee
Linked to: Early Years
Pecuniary Interests: Triangle Manager at St. Paul's

I am married with three older children who all attended St. Paul's.  I am currently working at St. Paul's as manager of Triangle. (St. Paul's before and after school club)  I have worked at Triangle for nearly 10 years, 8 years as the manager.  I have been a school governor for two years and currently on the resources committee.  I find being a school governor very interesting and rewarding as it gives you a better understanding of how the school runs, and meets it's targets.

 

Mrs Claire Emptage - Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Term of Office until: Sept 2020
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee (Chair of P&S Committee)
Linked to: Maths
Pecuniary Interests: Human Resources Recruitment
 

 

Mr Carl Thornton - Headteacher

Type of Governor: Headteacher
Term of Office until: N/A
Committees: Performance & Standards/Resources Committee
Linked to: N/A
Pecuniary Interests: None
 

 

Mrs Rachael King

Type of Governor: Parent
Term of Office until: Sept 2020
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee
Linked to: Art
Pecuniary Interests: None

I am a married mum of four children, two that currently attend St Paul's school and two now at secondary school. I joined the governing body in 2012 as a parent governor in order to have a greater understanding and involvement in my children's school.
I work part time in accounts meaning I can be on the playground every day and I have time to talk to other parents/carers.
I have a fine art degree and as the link governor for art I enjoy spending time in school helping with art projects.

 

Lyn Unsworth

Type of Governor: Foundation
Term of Office until: July 2022
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee
Linked to:  
Pecuniary Interests: None

Having retired in March 2018 from social work management I am keen to take on the role of Foundation governor.  As the parent of two children who attended St. Paul's, I am committed to ensuring independent challenge to ensure all children thrive and progress and standards continue to improve.

Tanya Miller

Type of Governor: Co-opted
Term of Office until: April 2023
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee
Linked to:  
Pecuniary Interests:  

With 2 children attending the school, I became a Co-opted Governer to broaden my knowledge of the education system and be involved in the decisions which will ultimately effect our children and community. I enjoy being at school and talking to other parents about their child's experiances there, this helps to keep a balanced view.

My job is varied and includes sales, webwork, payroll and diary management within retail and NHS maintainance contracts in the mobility industry. I am a sociable, happy person who enjoys organising events.

Johanna Beck

Type of Governor: Parent Governer
Term of Office until: April 2023
Committees: Performance & Standards Committee
Linked to:  
Pecuniary Interests:  
I am married with three young girls whom two of them attend the school and my youngest is starting the pre-school at St. Paul's in September.  I am passionate to learn more about the performance of the school and help work with the other governors to make improvements where required.
 
I'm currently a stay at home mum but my background is in marketing, business development and project management.  I enjoy helping out at the school when volunteers are requested.
 
I have took on the role as parent governor in 2019 and I look forward to adding value and I'm sure I will find the role very rewarding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Governors attendance for 18-19
  2. Pecuniary Interests Register - Sept 2019 to Aug 2020