St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester


What do the governors do?

The governing body's main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher and staff. Governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.

Governors work as a team and are at the heart of how our school operates. It's important they get things right. How they do their job affects the interests of our children and staff, and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community.

The governing body is responsible for how the school is performing. They have to be prepared to support and challenge their headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what's best for the children.

Please click here for a full list of our Governors.


About our Governors:

Brian Bartlett

I have been involved in education for over forty years. I began teaching in 1975 and held a number of positions, particularly in relation to children with special educational needs. I became an education adviser with the local authority in 1997 and also spent ten years as an Ofsted inspector. I have previously been a governor at a special school and a secondary school. In one role or another I have been associated with St. Paul’s for many years and was delighted to be asked to join your governing body in September 2014.

Jayne Stafford

My daughter Sophie, and 2 sons aged attended St Pauls. I work part-time at Coral bookmakers and also help my eldest son look after his very energetic two year old daughter. St Paul's has always felt like part of the family, very supportive and helpful no matter how small or large the problem is and because of this, I felt as a parent I could have more involvement in the running of the school as a parent governor.


Marian Ivens

I volunteered to be a governor at St. Paul's School because I am passionate about its Christian ethos and faith. I want to support that ethos one hundred percent with encouragement and solidarity for the Christian heart of the school. The social, emotional and spiritual development of children matters as much as their academic achievement. Above all else children matter as valuable, unique individuals as the Christian gospel makes clear.


Ruth Fitter

I am passionate about children and learning. I believe every child deserves to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Education enables this but more importantly education alongside pastoral support for the whole family enables children to develop their academic, social, emotional and spiritual more fully. This happens at St Paul's where staff go the extra mile to make sure all children have the teaching, learning and pastoral support they need. I am very happy to be able to be part of this team of people. 


Attendance at Governors Meetings

Register of attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings - 2015 - 2016
Name Category Max. Attendance Actual Attendance Mitigating circumstances
Stephanie Matthews Head 5 5  
Brian Bartlett Authority 5 5  
Anita Hood Co-opted 3 1 Resigned April, 2016
Anna Morris Co-opted 1 1 Resigned December, 2015
Stephen Roberts Co-opted 5 3 Work commitments
Marian Ivens Foundation 5 4  
Revd. Ruth Fitter Foundation 5 4 Clerical duties
Clare Smart Staff 5 4  
Jayne Stafford Parent Governor 5 4 Illness
Margaret Ash Parent Governor 5 5