St Paul’s CE Primary School Governing Body
What do the Governors do?
The Governors of the school provide strategic leadership and accountability and make an important contribution to the school’s wellbeing and effectiveness. Foundation governors have an especial care for the school’s Christian character.
As the governing body we have four core functions
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils and the performance management of the staff;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring that the budget is spent effectively;
- Realising a shared Christian vision for the school.
The Governing Body – 2020/21
There are 14 governors of the school: 9 foundation governors and 5 representative governors. All governors are volunteers and offer a wide range of skills and experience.
Three of the foundation governors are nominees of the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), 2 are nominees of the Enfield Deanery Synod, 2 are from the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Paul’s Church. The vicar of St Paul’s Church is also a foundation governor, ex officio.
|Mrs Sarah Lawrence FCSP (Chair)||St Paul’s PCC|
|Mr Paul Edwards MA (Oxon) (Vice Chair)||LDBS|
|Mr Jeff Hammer BA (Hons)||LDBS|
|Mr David Nutting MA FIA (Treasurer)||Enfield Deanery|
|Mrs Jill Ashcroft BSc (Hons)||St Paul’s PCC|
|The Revd Stephen Coleman MA (Oxon) MST LLM||Co-opted governor|
|Mrs Jennifer Sabendran BEd MEd||Enfield Deanery|
|Mr Barry McNee||LDBS|
|The Revd Daniel Sandham||Ex officio|
The representative governors include 2 elected parent governors, 1 elected staff governor, 1 local authority governor and 1 associate governor. The Headteacher is also a governor.
|Miss Athena Patsalis BSc (Hons)||Elected Staff|
|Mrs Claire Golding
|Mrs Alison Perera
|Mr Tas Kyprianou
|Mrs Clare Cresswell||Associate Governor|
Mrs Suzanne Batsford BA (Hons) NPQH
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs Mary Pope BA (Hons)
All communication to the governors must be through the Clerk either at the school address or by email to: