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 2017/2018

Name Type of Governor Term of Office Ends Committees / Responsibilities Membership of other Governing Bodies or Learning Trusts Business Interests / Family Associations
Miss Shirleyann Jones (Member) Head Teacher n/a None None Sister is a consultant practitioner:  Bennu
Mrs Fiona Hall
Co-opted Governor
23.01.2021 Curriculum None None
Miss Ellen Kemp Foundation Governor
30.06.2018 Looked after children
Finance, Staffing & Resources Curriculum
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
St Luke’s VA Primary School Governor.
Chelmsford Diocese Education Trust, Trustee.
The Boleyn Trust Member.
Tollgate / Cleves Schools Governor
Mr David Benn Associate Governor   Curriculum None None
Ms Lynessa Peters Co-opted Governor 31.12.2016
None None None
Mr Fitzroy Muir Co-opted Governor
(Vice Chair)
04.10.2019 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 Welfare
None None
Mr Olu Oyenigba Co-opted Governor 26.11.2018 Safeguarding. Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare None None
Ms Stella Lebby Foundation Governor 30.01.2020 RE None None
Mr Muhammed Abdul Basith Parent Governor 21.05.2019 Curriculum None None
Miss Victoria Grech Staff Governor 18.09.2019 None None None
Mrs Katherine Bennett Parent Governor 16.12.2020 Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare None None
Cllr Neil Wilson Authority Governor 25.11.2019 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 Welfare None None

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

Governors Attendance

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