The role of the Governing Body is to act collectively in the best interest of the children, ensuring the good conduct of the school and promoting high standards of educational achievement. In practice this means ensuring the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction, holding the school leaders to account for educational performance and overseeing the school’s financial performance.


St James’ C.E. Primary School is currently forming its governing body, following the merger of our schools at the end of August.  The new governing body will have 14 governors, of which one will be a member of staff, three will be parents, one will be a local authority representative, one will be the headteacher and the remaining eight will be foundation governors (include our vicar, Reverend Canon Jim Stewart).  


The number of meetings and structure of the governing body are currently being decided by a working party consisting of governors from both previous governing bodies.  


We are looking for volunteers who would like to become parent governors.  Please look at the newsletter of 5th September (available from the website home page) for more information.


Group members have been chosen because they have a particular interest or some special expertise to contribute.


We will update this page once the governors have been appointed.