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St. Paul's Church of England Primary School

St. Paul's Church of England Primary School

Our Governors

Critical but above all else supportive, this is the role of the governing body. Our governors understand that honesty and integrity underpin the guidance of our school. They are a team of dedicated volunteers working with our staff to provide all pupils with an outstanding education.

The Governing Body of St. Paul's Church of England Primary School comprises 9 governors in total.  The membership is made up as follows:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher Governor
  • 2 Co-opted Governors
  • 2 Foundation Governors
Role Name Business Interests Financial Interests Governance Roles
Chair Mr David Strachan     Chair: Wilmington Grammar School for Boys
Vice Chair Mrs Lyn Moseley      
Headteacher Mr Ben Hulme      
Teaching Staff Mr William Ledger      
Parent Governors


Mrs Jenni Hendrick

Foundation Governors

Mrs Lyn Moseley

Mr John Turnbull


ICT Support to school

Local Authority Governor Miss Rebecca Parker      
Co-opted Governor Mrs Elizabeth Mitchell     Headteacher: Seal Primary School
Clerk to Governors Mrs Carol Thomas      

The Governing body has the following core strategic functions:

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the Headteacher
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils by monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the Headteacher
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the performance management of staff
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the school organisation are managed