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St Saviour's Church Schools

Governors

Since September 2019, St Saviours Infant and Junior Schools have run under a single, Executive Headteacher and single Local Governing Body (LGB). 

 

 The Role of Governors at St Saviours

Governors hold an important role within the schools.  Their role is strategic rather than operational. Governors don’t get involved with the day to day running of the schools, instead supporting and challenging the school’s leadership team to drive school improvement.

They have three core functions:

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

  

Structure

There are 7 meetings of the full LGB each year. In addition to this, there are 3 separate governor committees (consisting of 2-3 governors each) which take place up to 3 times a year.

 

Some governors will take on a lead governor role, which involves liaising with members of the school team throughout the year and attending annual training sessions. 

 

All governors link with a specific area of school life and engage with school staff on a termly basis.

  
What skills do governors need?

We welcome people with a range of skills who can enhance and enthusiastically contribute to the work of the governing body and performance of the school. People who make good governors usually have: a keen interest in education and/or child development, a desire to see the best possible outcomes for every child in the schools community, the confidence to analyse and interpret information and ask questions, as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

 

St Saviour's Governors

Governor profiles

Amy McNaughton

Co-Chair Governor

BWMAT Appointed

 

I moved to Larkhall with my husband in 2013 and have 2 children, with the eldest attending St Saviour’s Infants School.

 

I work in the NHS as a Public Health Consultant and have a special interest in improving the health and well-being of children and young people and reducing inequalities. I have a range of skills and experience including data analysis, evidence synthesis and evaluation that are relevant to contributing to the governing body and enhancing school effectiveness. I became a governor because I wanted to contribute to ensuring all the pupils attending St Saviour’s are supported to get the best start in life.

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. 

  

Danielle Ross

Co-Chair Governor

BWMAT Appointed

 

I have been a Governor at St Saviour's Schools for 18 months. My eldest child has recently left the school, my youngest is in Reception and my middle child is at the Juniors.

Amy and I are the Co-Chair Governors of the two schools and are really enjoying the challenge and rewards of this new role.

I have been an Assistant Head at a school in Wiltshire for 12 years but left the role in 2019 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 and leadership; supporting the school to continue to thrive, adapt and respond to the changes and challenges that they face within Education.

 

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

BWMAT Appointed 

 

I am a Mat appointed 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 

 

Camilla Densmore

Foundation Governor

 

I am a primary school teacher, having been in education for over 20 years across different educational organisations both in the UK and in the US.  I am a former deputy head of a large primary school in London, have NPQH and was a coach to other leaders within the borough of Ealing. I very much enjoyed working alongside others, focusing particularly on coaching and mentoring. I have a passion for IT, and led a strategy across Ealing and across London for the implementation of virtual learning. As a mum to 4 children, I hope to be able to bring my experience of motherhood and teaching to the St Saviours Governing Body, aiming to support the schools in whatever way I can. My husband is the vicar at Saint Saviours Church, and so I will bring my Christianity to work alongside the school in fulfilling its Christian ethos and aims.

 

Simone Drake 

Staff Governor St Saviour's Schools 

 

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. 

 

 

Tim Frost

Parent Governor St Saviour's Infant School

 

I have a child at the Infants school and have always been interested in the idea of contributing my skills and knowledge to help the schools that my children attend. This is primarily because I have experienced first-hand the transformational change that the right teachers, mentors and environments can help to bring about. Professionally I’m a business consultant specialising in leadership, strategy and cultural change.  I hope to contribute my experience, energy and creative approach in order to be of service to the school.

 

Current governor structure @ September 2021

Board composition

Mat Appointed

Foundation Mat Appointed

Elected Parents 

Staff 

Christopher Hall

Emma Nix

Tim Frost (Infants)

Executive Head: Joe Beament 

Joanna Jenkinson

Camilla Densmore

Vacancy (Juniors)

Teacher: Simone Drake

Danielle Ross

Vacancy

  

Hannah Holman

  

 

Amy McNaughton

 

 

 

 

Lead Governors

Safeguarding 

SEND 

Pupil Premium 

Health and Safety 

Admissions 

OPAL

Standards

 Danielle Ross

Camilla Densmore 

Amy McNaughton

Hannah Holman, Chris Hall 

Emma Nix

Emma Nix

TBC

 

 Committees

 

Resources Committee

Ethos Committee

Admissions Panel

Standards Committee

Hannah Holman (chair)

Amy McNaughton

Tim Frost

Emma Nix (chair)

Danielle Ross

Camilla Densmore

Simone Drake

Emma Nix

Amy McNaughton

Danielle Ross

Jo Jenkinson

Camilla Densmore

Danielle Ross

 

Governor resignations in the previous 12 months

 

Name of Governor

Resignation date

Lisa Adams

10/02/20

Christian Stadler

05/10/20

Katherine Teare

05/10/20

Nicola McCale

23/03/21

Carly McKeever

06/05/21

Ebele Akure

06/05/21

Claire Henwood

31/07/21

 

Local Governing Board (LGB) Constitution

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