Our Governors

Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in all St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust schools however the ultimately responsibility for the school lies with the Board of Directors with much of the work delegated to the Local Governing Body (LGB).

The LGB has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Governors set the aims and objectives for the school and set the targets/policies for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher. 

Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers. 

Chair of Governors:           Ben Charles

Vice-Chair of Governors:   Kirstin Brown

Safeguarding Lead:           Kirstin Brown & Kate Doddridge

Clerk to the LGB                Sam Brown   

If you are interested in hearing more about becoming a governor please contact;

Governor Statutory Information 2023-24

Please use the slider bar to view attendance at meetings in the previous academic year.

Name 

Type of Governor 

Appointing Body 

Role 

Term Start 

Term End 

Registered Interests 

Attendance at meetings 22/23

Jane Bird

Headteacher

Ex-officio

 

 

 

None

6 of 6

Kirstin Brown

Foundation 

Trust

Safeguarding, EYFS, English, Reading and Phonics

16/12/20

15/12/24

Employee @ Hart Learning Group/North Hertfordshire College; Business owner @ NONW; Charity trustee @ St Edward’s Church School PTFA, PTFA co-chair

5 of 6

Ben Charles

Co-opted

Directors

Wider Curriculum

05/12/19

04/12/23

Employee & Director @ Biovault Technical Limited

4 of 6

Katy Doddridge

Parent

Parents/Carers

Disadvantaged Pupils

07/07/23

06/07/27

Employee as Estimating Co-ordinator; Business owner @ Classic Builders Limited

n/a

Jane Dowrick-Kessel

Staff

Staff

 

21/09/22

20/09/26

None

6 of 6

Chris Hewlins

Parent

Parents/Carers

Maths

07/07/23

06/07/27

None

n/a

Odette Roberts Staff Staff   21/09/22 20/09/26 None 6 of 6
VACANCY Co-opted            
VACANCY  Co-opted            
Rev. Tatiana Wilson Foundation Trust Ethos 16/04/24 16/04/28 Vicar for Parish of Eggbuckland with Estover AKA Forder Valley Mission Community. Governor for Plymouth MarJon University. n/a

Governors who have left in the last 12 months

Name 

Type of Governor 

Appointing Body 

Start date 

End date 

Registered Interests 

Attendance 2022/23 

Geoff Beavan

Parent

Parents/carers

21/09/22

25/01/23

Daughter at staff member in the school

2 of 2

Julian Payne Foundation Trust 26/01/22 02/01/24 Director @ Exeter Diocese Board of Finance; Trustee @ The Parish of Eggbuckland with Estover 6 of 6

Board Diversity

The board believes that it is important that we reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people. We collect data on the diversity of the board, including age, ethnicity, and gender and we use this data to inform our recruitment and training needs, ensuring there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making. We do not publish diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.