Governors

The main role of the School Governor is to support the Headteacher and the Staff at St. James’.  The phrase often used to describe a Governor’s role is ‘a critical friend’. We help the staff to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used to monitor this are the School Development Plan (SDP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SDP sets out a three year strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our legal duties include:

  • Setting strategic direction, updating policies and objectives.
  • Approving the school budget.
  • Reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives.
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher.
  • Reviewing pupil progress

The Full Governing Body meets at least twice a term, there are no committees.    As and when required committees or working parties will be convened to look at particular issues (such as admissions,  discipline, welfare, performance management, premises and finance matters).  All Governors are updated at the Full Governing Body meetings.

The Governing Body

Mr David Ives

Chair of Governing Body, Foundation Governor (Diocesan)
Term of Office: 01-03-15 to 28-02-19
Business Interests: None
Declaration Signed: 15-09-16
School Link for: Finance, Health & Safety and Governor Training
Other Educational Establishments Governed: Hylands School, Chelmsford


Mrs Ann Bard

Vice-Chair of Governing Body, Foundation Governor (Diocesan)
Term of Office: 01-07-15 to 30-06-19
Business Interests: None
Declaration Signed: 15-09-16
School Link for: SEN, Safeguarding and Admissions
Other Educational Establishments Governed: George Carey, Colchester


Mrs Mary Evans

Co-opted Governor
Term of Office: 01-09-16 to 31-08-17
Business Interests: None
Declaration Signed: 15-09-16
School Link for: KS1 / Literacy / Curriculum
Other Educational Establishments Governed: Henry Moore, Harlow


Mrs Gina Bailey

Headteacher
Term of Office: Ex-officio 
Business Interests: None
Declaration Signed: 15-09-16
School Link for:
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None


Revd Garry Neave

Foundation Governor (Diocesan)
Term of Office: 01-07-15 to 30-06-19
Business Interests: Church of England
Declaration Signed: 15-09-16
School Link for: Admissions
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None


Mrs Helen Ginger

Foundation Governor (Diocesan)
Term of Office: 01-09-15 to 31-08-19
Business Interests: None
Declaration Signed: 15-09-16
School Link for: KS2 and Maths
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None


Mrs Tess Miller

Associate Parent Governor
Foundation Governor (Diocesan & PCC)
Term of Office: 01-09-15 to 31-08-19
Business Interests: None 
Declaration Signed: 15-09-16
School Link for: Parent Community Liaison and Church/School Link
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None


Revd Richard Attew

Foundation Governor (Area Dean Appointment)
Term of Office: 01-09-15 to 31-08-19
Business Interests: None
Declaration Signed: 15-09-16
School Link for: Christian Distinctiveness
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None


Mrs Vanessa Rouse

Parent Governor
Term of Office: 01-01-17 to 31-12-20
Business Interests: None
Declaration Signed: 19-01-17
School Link for: Friends of St James
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None


Revd Christian Okeke

Parochial Church Council Foundation Governor
Term of Office: 16-03-17
Business Interests: None 
Declaration Signed: 08-03-17
School Link for: Church/School Link
Other Educational Establishments Governed: None

Declaration of Business Interests STAFF (September 2016)

Mrs Georgina Bailey

Position: Headteacher
Business Interests: None


Mrs Maria Lim-Medcalf

Position: Finance Officer
Business Interests: None


Mr Peter Spencer

Position: Site Manager
Business Interests: Director of PB Spencer Ltd and Site Manager at Henry Moore Academy


Mrs Karen Spencer

Position: Site Manager
Business Interests: Director of PB Spencer Ltd and Site Manager at Henry Moore Academy


Mrs Celina Walsh

Position: SENCO
Business Interests: None


Mrs Lynn Miller

Position: Cook
Business Interests: None