Introducing our Governors 2

“I am proud to say I have been involved with St James’ School most of my life, starting in 1966 when I became a pupil. I became a parent governor in 1993 when my son started Nursery and have remained as a Foundation Governor ever since, so I believe I am the longest serving governor ever at St James’, having been in post now for 27 years! I always enjoy attending Governor Meetings, finding out what has been happening and what progress is being made at school. In my job I am a manager in a Government Department, I have a lot of experience in recruitment so I am usually involved when the school needs to appoint new staff. I am also on the Curriculum and Finance Committees and I am happy to help wherever I am needed. I also enjoy being able to contribute to full Governing Body Meetings on the whole range of issues that affect school life. During my time at St James’ I have seen many changes and ups and downs. We have had fantastic teachers who have been dedicated to do all they can to give the children of St James’ a great start in life, but I am mostly impressed by the community of St James’ and the kind and caring ethos shown by all involved, from Parish Priest to Midday Assistants and everyone in between; we really are St James’ the Great!” Tricia Hallows : Foundation Governor

“I, too, am an ex pupil of St James, starting here in 1974 before emigrating to South Africa. There are still some letters that I wrote from South Africa to Mr Platt, as a child,  in the School’s archives! Being a governor helps me in my role as Office Manager at school as it enables me to have a overview of the whole school and all that happens in it.” Paula Boyce : Staff Governor