The Governing Body of St James’ Church of England School meets twice per term. In addition special meetings may be requested at any time. In accordance with regulations, the Governing Body comprises LA representatives; elected Parent Governors, Staff Governors, Teacher representatives and individuals co-opted on to the body that have an interest in school and education.

Governors have full responsibilities for the management, efficiency, curriculum, finances and achievements of the school. They represent the views and concerns of all members of the school community; any queries from teaching staff may be addressed to the Teacher representatives.

If you would like to contact any of the Governors please contact our main office.

Governing Body 2019/2020

Name Type of Governor Term of Office Ends Committees / Responsibilities Membership of other Governing Bodies or Learning Trusts Business Interests / Family Associations
Mrs Fiona Hall (Member) Acting Co-Head Teacher n/a None None None
Mrs Rose Boland-Bourne Acting Co-Head Teacher n/a None None None
Miss Ellen Kemp Foundation Governor
01.07.2022 Looked after children
Finance, Staffing & Resources Curriculum
Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes
St Luke’s VA Primary School Governor.
Chelmsford Diocese Education Trust, Trustee.
The Boleyn Trust Member.
Tollgate / Cleves Schools Governor
Mr Fitzroy Muir Co-opted Governor
(Vice Chair)
04.10.2023 Finance, Staffing & Resources None Yes. Wife works in school as an Academic Assistant.
Rev Cornelius Henry Foundation Governor Ex-officio RE
Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes
None None
Mr Olu Oyenigba Co-opted Governor 26.11.2022 Safeguarding. Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare None None
Ms Stella Lebby Foundation Governor 30.01.2020 RE None None
Mrs Katherine Bennett Parent Governor 15.12.2020 Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes None None
Mr Miklos Sorosi Parent Governor 17.12.2022 Data and outcomes None None
Cllr Neil Wilson Authority Governor 25.11.2023 Inclusion. Finance, Staffing & Resources (Chair) St Luke’s VA Primary School
Ms Sandra Delapenha-Chin Co-opted Governor 18.01.2021 Curriculum None None
Mr George Ealham Co-opted Governor 23.01.2021 Finance, Staffing & Resources None None
Ms Darja Bardo Co-opted Governor 18.05.2020 Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes None None
Ms Victoria Grech Staff Governor 17.11.2023 N/A None None


* Discipline, Grievance & Complaints Committee:  All Governors except staff governors serve on this committee when required.

Governors Attendance

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