Our Governing Body is made up of representatives from a variety of groups within our
Community. These include parents, church representatives and staff members.
Governors


Governor

Roles


Mr K. Blackshaw
(Foundation Governor)


Chair of Governors
Head Teacher Performance Management
Joint Review Group
Maths
Year 1 Class Governor

I have been a Foundation Governor at Whinmoor St Paul’s for one year and became the Chair of Governors last November. Previously I was a Foundation Governor at a Church of England Primary School at a village outside of Harrogate for six years. I am the class governor for Year 1 and have been involved in many aspects of the school since becoming Chair.

For over 40 years I worked in the civil service in Derby, Lincoln, Hull, Grimsby and Leeds. The last 15 years were with the Department of Health based in Leeds and working mostly in Whitehall, London developing national policies for the NHS, working with Ministers and involved in Parliamentary work.

I am married with two children, semi-retired organising pop-up art events in Harrogate. I am also an independent panel member of the Leeds Schools Admission Appeal Panels.

Mrs H. Kitching
(Foundation Governor)

Vice Chair
Safe Guarding
SEND
Head Teacher Performance Management
Year 4 Class Governor

Hilary Kitching has been a governor at Whinmoor St. Paul's for 21 years and now holds the position of Vice Chair. Hilary supports school in many ways, including being the lead governor on Child Protection and Safeguarding. Hilary is class governor to the Year 2 children and enjoys volunteering on a weekly basis, hearing children read across all classes and attending Collective Worship most Monday mornings and Celebration Assembly most Friday mornings. Hilary is also the Warden at St. Paul's Church, which meets every Sunday in the school hall.

Mrs R. Davies
(Foundation Governor)

Joint Review Group
EYFS
Year 5 Class Governor


I’ve been a governor at Whinmoor St Paul’s for 3 years. I volunteered for the post on retiring from being a headteacher. I had the most amazing hard working governors in my last school and felt I wanted to return the favour and help out – if I could. I’m originally from the ‘wrong’ side of the Pennines and have lived all over the place. I have now happily settled in sunny Leeds with hubby and madborder collie. I’m now a granny – a fabulous job, I recommend it to anyone.

Being a governor is quite an honour as you are helping shape the school lives our most important people. I love coming in to school and working with the children, seeing our decisions and policies put into practise.

Revd M. Benwell
(Foundation Governor)



Nursery Class Governor

I amTeam Rector of Seacroft. Before training for the priesthood I worked first as a marine biologist and then as an outdoor pursuits instructor and youth worker.

After a training post in Hampshire I was chaplain at Leeds Metropolitan (Beckett) University for four years before moving to Seacroft in 1999. For five years I was also the Area Dean.

I have two adult children:  Fox, a writer, and Heather, a manager with a charity in London

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, hill walking and natural history.


Mrs C. Waite

(Parent Governor)


I feel honoured to have been asked to stand as a Parent Governor at Whinmoor St Paul's.
I first became involved with the school in 2006 when our eldest child started nursery here, this involvement has continued ever since.
At present I have two children at Whinmoor St Paul's, am an active member on the PTA and involved with Beavers (held at school).
I look forward to working with all our children and on to helping shape them and their futures through the work of all our staff and volunteers at the school.
On a personal level, I am married with three children and have been working in banking for over 16 years.


Ms A. Legge

Policies
Year 3 Class Governor

I am honoured to be a Foundation Governor at Whinmoor St Paul’s. Although relatively new to the school, prior to this, I was a Governor at another church-aided school in Leeds (rated Good by OFSTED) for over ten years. I work as in Governance and Risk Management in the NHS, focusing on patient safety, good leadership and meeting regulatory requirements. I have three children of my own, who went to church-aided primary schools, two of whom are at Roundhay High School, and my eldest, who has autism, is departing for University. I am a passionate believer in delivering a safe and quality education to give children a love of learning, the opportunity to discover their talents, and the confidence to be who they want to be in life. My responsibilities at Whinmoor St Paul’s are for Policy, Literacy, Health & Safety and Year 6, and I promise you I will work hard to support the school in these areas, as well with the wider school development plan.


Staff Governors




Miss L. MacLellan
(Staff Governor)



SEND Co-ordinator
Member of SLT

I’ve been a staff governor at Whinmoor St Paul’s for 8 years. I volunteered for the post as I am whole heartedly committed to the school and have taught here for 10 years so Whinmoor St Paul’s feels like a part of me. Being a governor is an honour as I am able to see and support Whinmoor St Paul’s in moving forwards on its continuing journey. It is a pleasure to being involved in participating in decisions to ‘shape’ the school and seeing the school grow in the arms of God.




Mrs L. Brew
(Associate Governor)


School Business Manager
Member of SLT


Governors Business Interests

Copies of Governing Body minutes are available on request from the school office.