Governors

Welcome from the Chair

On behalf of the governors, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Sarum St Paul’s Church of England Primary School.

Sarum St Paul’s is a thriving, happy and Outstanding school (Ofsted 2014) nestled between the city of Salisbury and the countryside beyond. The governors, staff, parents and pupils are justifiably proud of our school, the high standards and progress our children achieve and our close links with the local community and church.

As a church school, Christian faith is integral to our assemblies and curriculum. We also encourage pupils to be aware of their responsibilities to those of different beliefs and cultural backgrounds. We welcome families and children of all faiths and those of none.

The governing body at Sarum St Paul's works closely with Headteacher Mrs Weavers and the Senior Leadership Team to make sure standards and expectations remain high.

The governors are drawn from the Church, parents, staff and the community and bring a wide range of expertise from their varied backgrounds. The school is fortunate to have the assistance of the Clerk to the Governors who makes an invaluable contribution to our work.

While Mrs Weavers and her staff are the professionals who manage the day to day work, the Headteacher is accountable to the governors for the performance of the school and in turn the governing body is accountable to parents and the wider community for the standard and quality of the inclusive education the school provides.

As governors we are charged with helping set the school's long-term vision, ethos and strategic direction. We are responsible for the budget and ensuring money is well spent. We monitor and help set academic standards, holding the Headteacher to account for teaching and attainment, as well as behaviour and safety. We are also involved in staff appointments and offer support and challenge to the Senior Leadership Team, liaising with the local authority and diocese as appropriate.

In terms of structure, the governing body organises itself into four key committees, each with specific focus: Curriculum, Finance & Buildings, Personnel and Ethos. Individual governors also undertake link work across all subjects.

We are fortunate to have a hard-working and dedicated staff at Sarum St Paul's who help pupils, irrespective of ability, to realise their full potential academically and socially, and with a firm eye to pupil well-being. We want our children to be curious, imaginative and confident risk takers who are motivated to develop a love of learning that will continue throughout their lives.

We also have incredibly supportive parents/carers and grandparents who do much to enrich the life of the school by reading to children, organising book bags, helping with creative arts, cookery and the library, as well as on our educational visits and raising funds through Friends of Sarum St Paul's.

We hope you enjoy our website, including the governor pages, where you can find out more about who we are, what we do and how you can become involved.

 

Alex Cornelius

Chair of Governors

 

Our Governing Body  

Governor

Type of Governor

Committee

Link areas

Appointed

Mrs Elizabeth Weavers

Staff (Headteacher)

Finance

Curriculum

Personnel

 

Ex officio

Mrs Alex Cornelius

(Vice-Chair)

Parent Governor

Finance

Personnel (chair)

 SEND

Free school meals

11/10/13

to

10/10/17

Dr Doug Immeson

Foundation Governor

Finance

Numeracy

03/03/14

to

02/03/18

Mr Chris Houghton

 

Parent Governor

 

Finance

Health & Safety

01/12/14

to

30/11/18

Mrs Alyson Taylor

Foundation Governor

Curriculum (chair)

Literacy

17/10/15

to

16/10/19

Mr Volker Buck

Parent Governor

Personnel

MfL/Child Protection

01/12/14

to

30/11/18

 

Ms Deborah Gregory

 

 

Staff Governor

 

Curriculum

 Pupil Voice

 01/09/16

to

31/08/20

 

Mrs Ginny Harris

 

Local Authority Governor

Curriculum

History

Geography

22/07/15

to

21/07/19

Mrs Sarah Colyer

Foundation Governor

Curriculum

Ethos

Data

Assessment

Pupil Premium

24/01/15

to

23/01/19

Mrs Kim Ryalls

Foundation Governor

Curriculum

Ethos

Science

29/08/2016

to

28/08/2020

Mrs Gill Hunter

Foundation Governor

Curriculum

Ethos

School Development Plan

14/10/2016

to

13/10/2020

Revd Craig Ryalls

 

Foundation Governor

 

 Ethos

R.E.

Ex Officio

 

 Annual report to parents

2016/17 Annual Report

2015/16 Annual Report

 2014/15 Annual Report

2013/14 Annual Report

Governor Attendance

Governor Attendance Sept 2015 - Present

Committees 2016/2017

Committees 2015/2016

Governor Interests

Minutes of Full Governing Body meetings

Sep 26 2016

Jun 20 2016

Sep 28 2015

Feb 8 2015

 

All enquiries to Clerk to the Board of Governors c/o Sarum St Paul's School