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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 The Compass Federation, which includes St. Paul's Church of England Primary School and West Kingsdown Church of England Primary School, comprises 13 governors in total.  The membership is made up as follows:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Executive Headteacher Governor
  • 5 Co-opted Governors
  • 3 Foundation Governors
Role Name and Term of Office  Business Interests Financial Interests Governance Roles
Chair and Co-opted Governor

Mr David Strachan

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

 

None None Chair: Wilmington Grammar School for Boys
Vice Chair and Foundation Governor 

Mrs Hilary Wilder

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

 

 

None None

 

Ex-Officio Headteacher

Mr Ben Hulme

01.04.2022 

None None  
Teaching Staff

Ruth Stoneham 

27.04.2022 - 26.04.2026

 

None None None
Parent Governors

TBC

 

Foundation Governors

 

 

 

 

Rev. Sarah Corry 

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

 

 


Mrs Lyn Moseley

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

None

 

 

 

None

None

 

 

 

None

None

 

 

 

None

Local Authority Governor

TBC 

None None None
Co-opted Governor

Mrs Sally Quirk

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

 

Mr David Strachan 

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

 

Mr Chris Redmond

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

 

Ms Christina Champion 

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

 

Mrs Vikki Herbert

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

 

 

 

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 Executive Headteacher
  • Holding the Executive Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils by monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the Executive Headteacher
  • Holding the Executive 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