Our Governing Body is made up of representatives from a variety of groups within our Community. These include parents, church representatives and staff members. The governing body has taken the decision not to have sub-committees at this time.
Chair of Governors
Year 6 Class Governor
I’ve been a governor at Whinmoor St Paul’s for 4 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 mad border 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 practice.
Head Teacher Performance Management
Year 5 Class Governor
I have been a governor at Whinmoor St. Paul’s for 21 years and I now hold the position of Vice Chair. I support school in many ways, including being the lead governor on Child Protection and Safeguarding. I am the class governor to the Year 2 children and enjoy volunteering on a weekly basis, hearing children read across all classes and attending Collective Worship most Monday mornings and Celebration Assembly most Friday mornings. I am also the Warden at St. Paul’s Church, which meets every Sunday in the school hall.
I was a secondary school English and Drama teacher for 10 years, before joining Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse) as their Education Manager. I support teachers in using Drama in the curriculum, from EYFS through to HE, to support oracy and literacy. This is my first role as a Governor and I am really enjoying getting to know the staff, students and parents at Whinmoor St Paul’s Primary School. My favourite writer is Patrick Ness and I love cats, chocolate and travelling – I have recently been to Japan!
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.
School Business Manager
Member of SLT
I have worked at Whinmoor St Paul’s since September 2014 and previously worked at another Church of England school for 10 years. I am thoroughly committed to this school which is why I offered to become an associate governor. I am married, with two children, two dogs and one cat!
For more information about becoming a Governor or getting involved with the Governing body please click below for an information document.