Sarum St Paul's CofE (VA) Primary School

Westminster Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7DG

01722 336459

admin@sarum-st-pauls.wilts.sch.uk

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.

 

Kate Taylor

Chair of Governors

 

Our Governing Body 

 

Governor

Type of Governor

Committee

Link areas

Appointed

Mrs Heather Luft

Staff (Acting Headteacher)

Finance

Curriculum

Personnel

Ethos

 

Ex officio

Mrs Kate Taylor

(Chair) 

Parent Governor

Finance

Personnel

Curriculum

Ethos

Safeguarding

 

01/09/18

to

31/08/22

 

Dr Doug Imeson

(Vice-Chair)

Foundation Governor

Personnel (Chair)

Science

03/03/18

to

02/03/22

Mr Chris Houghton

 

Parent Governor

 

Finance (Chair)

Health & Safety

04/12/18

to

03/12/22

Mrs Alyson Taylor

Foundation Governor

Curriculum (Chair)

English

17/10/15

to

16/10/19

Mrs Ela Peska

Parent Governor

Curriculum

English (shadow)

MFL

01/09/19

to

31/08/23

 

Ms Deborah Gregory

 

 

Staff Governor

 

Curriculum

 

English Subject Lead

 

01/09/16

to

31/08/20

 

Mr Mark Fulton

 

Local Authority Governor

 

Personnel

 

 

Geography

History

 

01/09/2019

to

31/08/2023

Mrs Sarah Colyer

Foundation Governor

Ethos

Data & Assessment

Pupil Premium

School Development Plan

23/01/19

to

22/01/23

Mrs Kim Ryalls

Foundation Governor

Curriculum

Ethos

 

SEND/HI

EAL

 

29/08/2016

to

28/08/2020

 

Vacancy

 

Foundation Governor

 

 

 

Mr Jamie Burns

 

 Foundation Governor

 Personnel

Maths 

23/03/18

to

22/03/22

 

Mrs Penny-Ann Magee

 

 Foundation Governor

Finance 

PE

ICT

05/03/2020

to

04/03/2024

Revd Craig Ryalls

 

Ex Oficio 

 Ethos (Chair)

RE

PHSEE

Collective Worship

01/02/2019

to

31/01/2023

Associate Governors 2019-20

Mrs Shirley Down - Premises (Sept 2018 - Aug 22)

Mrs Janette Field - Finance & Premises and Personnel (Sept 2018 - Aug 22) 

 

 Governors Who Have Stepped Down Since September 2016  

 

 Communication to parents

Announcement of New Parent Governor July 2019

Summer Term Newsletter July 2019

Governor/Parent Focus Group Invitation

Spring Term Newsletter April 2019

Autumn Term Newsletter December 2018

Parent Election Result December 2018

Announcement of New Parent Governor July 2018

Summer Term Newsletter July 2018

Spring Term Newsletter March 2018

Autumn Term Newsletter December 2017

Parent Questionnaire Results December 2017

Parent Election Result October 2017

 

Annual Reports to Parents

2017/18 Annual Report

2016/17 Annual Report

2015/16 Annual Report

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Governor Attendance Since September 2016 - Present

 

Committee Structures

Committees 2019/2020

Committees 2018/2019

Committees 2017/2018

Committees 2016/2017

-

Governor Interests 2019/20

-

Minutes of Full Governing Body meetings

Jan 27 2020 (Minutes not yet available)

Sept 30 2019

Jun 17 2019

Feb 11 2019

Sep 24 2018

Jun 18 2018

Feb 26 2018

Sept 25 2017

Jun 12 2017

Feb 27 2017

Sep 26 2016

Date of Next FGB : 27th April 2020

 

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