Welcome to the Governors' section
The Saints’ Way MAT is committed to maintaining the unique nature of all of the schools within the Trust and believes this is best achieved by giving a clear mandate to Local Governing Bodies to be the drivers of school improvement. The Trust gives these Local Governing Bodies the freedoms to focus on the challenge and support for the improvements in teaching and learning and the curriculum by ensuring the synergies of belonging to a MAT allow statutory obligations to be dealt with centrally. This, coupled with the defined role of the senior leaders within the schools setting enables the Executive Headteacher and Headteachers to deal exclusively with the day-to-day management of the individual schools; the burden of Finances, Resources and Personnel issues are dealt with by the Principal and the Central Administrative Team. This freedom gives the leader in the school the maximum time and resources to effectively engage with all stakeholders and manage the schools effectively on a day-to-day basis. With a School Improvement Lead working full-time across the schools, this partnership with LGBs, Headteachers and staff strive to provide the best for every child in the Trust.
We have a joint governing body, with parents and representatives from both Lerryn and St Winnow Schools.
The governors are:
Mr Dez Monks who is the chair of governors. He monitors Literacy.
Mrs Roz Lee and Mrs Gemma Joseph who are our parent governors. Roz monitors EYFS and Gemma monitors Special needs.
Mrs Alison Ginty and Mr Robert Pearce who are Foundation governors. Alison monitors RE and Collective Worship and Robert monitors Maths.
Revd Sheila Bawden and Revd Paul Beynon are our clergy representatives. Sheila monitors Safeguarding and Paul monitors RE.
Mr Richard Hoskins and Mr Mathew Blunt are the staff governors.
Mr Shaun Perfect and Mr Stuart Renshaw complete the group.
How to contact a governor
Often the best governor to contact if you have a question, a concern or a complaint, in the first instance is the parent governor as they are usually around at the start or the end of the day in both schools. They can suggest who may be best to talk to – it may be the Head of School (if it is a curriculum query or concern) –the chair of governors (if it is a complaint) or the Executive Head (if it is a concern about safeguarding).
The chair of governors can be contacted via each school – letters can always be given to him directly. He also has a dedicated chair of governors email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Governors also attend our termly services and special events and so are always happy to answer questions or to help if it is needed.
If you need to speak to a specific governor, then please always ask the school as contact can always be made.