Welcome to the Governor's page
We are part of Rise Multi Academy Trust, a Church of England Multi-Academy Trust whose directors are responsible for all aspects of governance for every school across the Trust. The Board of Directors delegate certain key responsibilities for governance to officers of the Trust, local and cluster governing committees.
The Rise scheme of delegation may be seen by following the link below:
What does a school governor do?
Effective governing bodies work in close partnership with the headteacher in making decisions. The head, not the governing body, is responsible for the day-today leadership and management of the school.
The responsibilities of the governing body are defined in law. They are predominantly strategic and include:
- being accountable for the performance of the school;
- being involved in the planning the future direction of the school;
- promoting high standards of educational attainment;
- ensuring targets are set for pupil achievement;
- taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school;
- monitoring the school’s budget, including key staffing decisions;
- making sure the curriculum is balanced, broadly based and complies with legal requirements;
- making sure that the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs;
- in our church school, foundation governors are expected to help preserve and develop the school’s Christian character.
The governing body’s formal work and decision-making is undertaken in meetings. Their workload is managed by delegating some tasks to committees or other small groups. Committees specialise in one of a number of areas, typically curriculum, finance, staff and premises matters.
The governing body is made up of:
- parent governors
- staff representatives
- local authority governors (appointed by the local authority)
- Co-opted governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)
- foundation governors ( appointed by the relevant religious body)
Alex is an Associate Minister for Holy Trinity Church where he heads up the youth and children’s work and is part of the team that leads Belgrave St Peter’s Church (Messy Church). As part of this he works with a number of schools providing RE lessons, assemblies, and dramatic performances and other services. Prior to this he was a Teacher in a Secondary school. He is married with 2 grown up children. Alex’s wife is a primary school’s teacher, delivering forest schools and both he and his wife are passionate about the environment. Alex joined the governing body of St Peters in 2014 as a foundation governor and before this was a governor at St John the Baptist, Clarendon Park.
My background was in education until I left teaching in 2010 after which I trained to be a Family Mediator and ran a successful mediation business with my husband in Leicester, although I was also Director of the Birmingham Readers and Writers Festival where I introduced a Young Readers and Writers programme as part of the main festival programme.
I believe that the role of school governor is a very important one in supporting the school to flourish and improve. In the past I have served as a Chair of Governors and later a parent governor at my children’s school. In my previous governor roles I served on the curriculum and finance committees. As a Primary Head Teacher I was grateful to have governors who, in supporting the school acted as critical friends and contributed to the development of the school.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, keeping fit, going to the theatre, singing in a choir and playing bowls.
I am a member of Holy Trinity Leicester and look forward to getting to know the community of St Peters over the coming years.