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St Saviour's Church Schools

Governors

Since September 19 St Saviours’s Infants and Junior schools are being run under a single, executive headteacher and single local governing body. 

 

 What governors do

Governors hold an important role within schools.  They have three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

 

School governors are one of the largest voluntary organisations in the country, with over a quarter of a million governors in the UK. 

 

Structure

There are 7 key meetings of the full Local Governing Body in each year, and three governor committees, consisting of 2-3 governors in each, with each one meeting 2 or 3 times a year.  LGB meetings are held at 6pm, and committee meetings are arranged to suit the availability of the members.

 

Some governors will additionally take on a lead governor role, which might mean liaising with a particular member of the school team three times each year, and attending an annual training session. 

 

All governors would expect to link with a specific area of school life, and ideally would be available to meet with teachers two or three times a year. 

 

On average, governors could expect to attend around two meetings per term, one full LGB and one school visit or committee meeting, with one additional meeting every two terms for lead governors. 

 
What skills do governors need?

The skills needed to become a governor are straightforward – a keen interest in education (whatever your level of current knowledge), a desire to see the best possible outcomes for every individual child, the confidence to ask questions and the ability to work as part of a team.

St Saviour's Governors

Christian Staedler, Foundation Governor
Chris Hall, Appointed Governor
Claire Henwood, Foundation Governor & Chair
Danielle Ross, Juniors Parent Governor
Ebele Akure, Foundation Governor
Emma Nix, Foundation Governor
Hannah Holman, Infants Parent Governor
Joanna Jenkinson, Appointed Governor
Joe Beament, Executive Headteacher
Katherine Teare, Appointed Governor
Nicola McHale, Appointed Governor
Simone Drake, Junior Staff Governor

Governor profiles

Carly McKeever 

Parent Governor St Saviour’s Junior Church School 

 

Awaiting information.. 

 

Christian Stadler 

Foundation Governor 

 

I am a professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School. Both of my children are at St. Saviours. As a governor I have taken on roles that overlook performance and people premium. They suit my analytical skills. More generally I am hoping that my background will help the school to set long-term strategies that work. More about myself on www.christianstadler.org 

 

Christopher Hall 

BWMAT Appointed 

 

Ihave lived in Larkhall since my family & I moved to the city 7 years ago.  My son has moved through the Infant school and onto the Juniors, andI became a(MAT appointed) Governor in February 2019 in part to ensurethat others have the same positive experiences we have had of the St Saviours school community. I am an Architect by profession and so have experience in project management and community engagement, and over & above my normal duties I am joint lead Governor for Health & Safety. 

 

Claire Henwood 

Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor 

 

I am a Foundation governor, with children at both the Infants and Junior schools.  I have been a governor since 2013, and Chair since July 2017.  I am lead Safeguarding governor, and sit on the Admissions and Resources committees.  As chair I am closely involved with all aspects of governance, and have, at various points in my governor’s role, been part of every committee.  I believe the role of governors is an important one, and is a hugely rewarding way to give time and skills to support our schools and the children in our community. 

 

Danielle Ross

Parent Governor, St Saviour's Junior Church School

 

I am a Parent Governor with two children in the Juniors and the other to start at the Infants in September 2021.

I have been an Assistant Head at a school in Wiltshire for 12 years but left the role in the Summer to pursue other career opportunities. I am currently working as a Primary Lead Mentor for Teach First as well as teaching part time in a school in Bath.

Within my Governor role, I am able to utilise my skills and expertise within education; supporting this fantastic school to continue to grow and adapt to the exciting changes ahead.

Ebele Akure 

Foundation Governor 

 

I am a Foundation governor and serve in the Ethos committee. My children are grown but two thrived in St. Marks after early years of home schooling. As a Management lecturer, I know how significant early educational foundations are in shaping students’ lives. I am keen to use my skills and experiences working with children within faith-based organisations to support staff and management as they work to secure the best outcome for pupils now and later. I am especially eager to join the team to improve opportunities for children with challenging backgrounds as I believe all children have the potential to succeed through well-focused education which St. Saviours Schools are well positioned for.

 

Emma Nix 

Foundation Governor 

 

I work as a nursery manager in Bath and I live in Larkhall. I have children in both the Infant and Junior Schools. I have been a governor since November 2016. I enjoy all aspects of being a foundation governor especially the amount of time I get to spend in school. I am chair of the Ethos Committee.  

 

Hannah Holman 

Vice-Chair, Parent Governor St Saviour’s Infant School 

 

I am a parent governor, with two children currently at the Junior's school. Both my older children also attended the St Saviours' Schools. In my professional life I am an Investment Manager for an infrastructure fund and I have previously worked within the construction and facilities management industries.  

 

As a member of the governing body since January 2018, I am chair of the Resources committee and a lead governor for health and safety. 

 

 

Joanna Jenkinson  

BWMAT Appointed 

 

I lead a team at the Government funded Medical Research Council and oversee the process of deciding which of the most promising research ideas from researchers and doctors get funded. My job has given me lots of experience of asking challenging questions and analysing data which is relevant to my role as a Governor. I live in Larkhall and have a child in the Infant school. I was appointed by the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust to the Governing body in November 2018. I am the lead Governor for SEND. 

 

Joe Beament 

 

Executive Headteacher 

 

Katherine Teare 

BWMAT Appointed 

 

I work as a GP in Chippenham, live in Larkhall and have children in both the Infant and Junior Schools. I was appointed by the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust to the Governing body in November 2018. I sit on the Ethos Committee, am the literacy link governor and am a joint lead governor for Safeguarding.   

 

I bring experience of working in the public sector with the ongoing challenges of limited resource availability but also the benefits of a broadly skilled team able to work with both staff and patients across a wide range of ever changing situations and circumstances. I became a governor as I want to support our local schools that my children have thrived in at a time of change and pressure. 

 

 

Nicola McHale

BWMAT Appointed

 

I am the Founder of Vi International Ltd and the Chair of Vi Private Members Group.  I am a certified Executive Coach and in my career I have run Leadership and Management Development Programmes globally for clients like American Express, Diageo, JPMorgan & Virgin Atlantic. I also run our Private Members Business Group to help local SME’s achieve successful business outcomes.

I wanted to become a Governor of St Saviours because I am passionate about education. I strongly believe that every child deserves a fantastic education no matter what background they come from.

I hope my knowledge, experience and background can be of help St Saviours and together with the other Governors we can make a real tangible difference to the schools results and ensure everyone of the pupils has a fulfilling experience whilst at the school.

Simone Drake 

Staff Governor St Saviour’s Junior Church School  

 

I am a Class Teacher at St Saviour's Juniors, I currently work with Year 5. I am also coordinator of Languages and Collective Worship and RE at the Juniors. I was appointed by the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust to the Governing body in October 2016. I sit on the Ethos Committee. I joined the LGB to help support from not just a teaching point of view, but from the organisational side as well and to help continue the journey the two schools are on together. 

 

 

Current governor structure @ January 2020

Board composition

Mat Appointed

Foundation Mat Appointed

Elected Parents 

Staff 

Christopher Hall

Christian Stadler

Hannah Holman (Infants)

Ex-officio Head: Joe Beament 

Joanna Jenkinson

Claire Henwood

vacany (Infants)

Elected (Infants): Vacant 

Katherine Teare

Ebele Akure

Carly McKeever (Juniors)

Elected (Juniors): Simone Drake

Nicola McHale

Emma Nix

Danielle Ross (Juniors)

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

Lead Governors

Safeguarding 

SEND 

Pupil Premium 

Health and Safety 

Admissions 

OPAL

Claire Henwood 

Jo Jenkinson 

Christian Staedler 

Hannah Holman, Chris Hall 

vacant

Carly McKeever

 

  Committees

Resources committee

Ethos committee

Admissions panel

Hannah Holman (chair)

Claire Henwood

Emma Nix (chair)

Ebele Akure

Katherine Teare

Simone Drake

Carly McKeever

 

Emma Nix

Claire Henwood

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