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Welcome to the Governors' section of our website.  As well as the Full Governing Body, which meets at least termly, we have three key sub-groups: Finance Committee, Quality & Performance Committee and Strategy Group.  Further governor responsibilities are detailed in the table below.


Full Governing Body
Register of Business Interests

Name Represents Declaration of business interest Appointment Date

Mr Cliff Beard - Chairperson
(Finance Committee; HT Performance Management Review group.  Special responsibility for Health & Safety)


Address: St James' CE VC First School, Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JN

Co opted   Nil


Mrs Liz Barnard
(Vice-Chairperson, Chairperson Quality & Performance Committee Chairperson and HT Performance Management Review group.  Special Responsibility for Church School Distinctiveness)


Foundation    Nil


Mrs Jacqui Booth
(Headteacher and member of Quality & Performance and Finance Committees)


Staff Headteacher at St James’/
Mr R Booth assists with grounds and premises maintenance 

Mrs Erica McKay

(Finance Committee; PFA Trustee.

Special responsibility for Data Protection.)

Parent   Nil 16/10/2017

Mrs Danny Howlett
(Quality & Performance Committee; PFA Trustee. Special responsibility for Educational Needs and Disability. HT Performance Management Review group.)



(ex officio)

  Nil 18/10/2017
Mr Stephen Spicer   Staff  Member of staff at St James’.  30/09/2020

Mrs Roz Nash

LA Governor  Nil 18/03/2020

Mr Geoff Pike

(Quality & Performance Committee and responsibility for Pupil Premium)


Co opted   Nil 27/09/2017
Mrs Sarah Clayton Clerk Member of staff at St James’.   
Historic information      

Miss Kezia Lee

(Quality & Performance Committee)

Staff  Nil 12/09/2019
Mrs Georgie Pinder (Butt)
(Safeguarding Governor and Prevent Lead Governor; Quality & Performance Committee and responsibility for Equality).











(Parent - term of office ended June 17)

(Associate Member

June 17 ended Nov 17)

 Mr Geoff Bowerman
(Chair of Governors; Member of all committees) (Resigned )             
 Co-opted         Nil      


Rev. Nigel Deller
(Vice Chairperson; Finance Committee Chairperson; HT Performance Management Review group and PFA Trustee)

(Resigned July 2019)

LA Governor NIL  

Mrs Karen Wyatt-Epapara

 (Resigned July 2016)

Parent Sibling to a member of St James’ staff  

Mr Andrew Curtis
(Resigned October 17)


Foundation  (ex officio) NIL