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Our Local Governing Body

 ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND FIRST SCHOOL

LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

 

Headteacher: Miss Janine Donovan

Chair of Governors:  Rev Simon Robinson 

Clerk: Mrs Helen Tompson  

The Governors' term of office is for 4 years.                  

Tel:    (01643) 702759                             

E-Mail: office@st-michaels.somerset.sch.uk

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Meet the Governors

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Janine Donovan - Headteacher

Janine joined West Somerset Academies Trust in January 2018 as the Headteacher of St Michael’s C of E First School and Director of Early Years. Prior to this Janine was Headteacher of a rural primary school. During her headship at the school she moved the school from requires improvement to good with outstanding in the Early Years.

In her role as Director of Early Years, Janine works with the Head Teachers and Early Years Teachers across West Somerset Academy Trust to create an outstanding curriculum that inspires children and meets their learning needs, to ensure they achieve their potential.

Simon Robinson (Chair of Governors)

Simon is both a teacher and a priest. He spent twenty three years teaching in Bristol and London and was a Headteacher for nearly fourteen years. Simon was ordained in 2012 whilst still a Headteacher. He loves living and working in Minehead and has been involved with our school since he arrived. Simon is currently the Chair of the Local Governing Body and is happy to hear from parents and carers at any time.

 

 

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Paul Rushforth

Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of the Trust. He has been a Headteacher of four schools over the last 21 years and is currently a National Leader of Education as his leadership was judged outstanding by Ofsted. Paul has worked as an additional inspector and lead inspector for 11 years and been based in West Somerset for the past 15 years. He works with a number of partner Trusts to review primary and secondary provision across the South West

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Geoff Lloyd

Geoff has lived in Minehead since 2000 and has been a school governor since 2005, first at Minehead Middle School, where he was chair of governors, and now as a trustee of the West Somerset Academies Trust. Geoff is proud to be involved with St Michael's school and aims to support everyone in the school community to see each child gets the best possible start on their educational journey.

Sonia Watters

Sonia moved to West Somerset in 2001 and became a Governor at St Michael’s in 2002 when three of her children were attending the school. St Michaels is a school very dear to her heart and she has been employed here since 2002, both as a Teaching Assistant and Teacher, before becoming the Special

Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator four years ago. She is wholeheartedly committed to the role as a Governor and ensuring they do the very best they can for the children.

On a personal note she owns a small holding on the Brendon Hills with her husband where they have sheep and horses. One of her greatest pleasures is walking her two dogs through the wonderful Somerset countryside.

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Ingo Gasperini

Ingo was born in 1971 in Germany. After A levels he studied Landscape Gardening and Environmental Management, during which he worked for 6 months at a desert research station in Namibia. Following his studies he worked at a national park near Dresden leading outdoor programmes for children. Returning home he worked as a landscape gardener and set up a business with a friend leading outdoor activities. In 2002 he moved to Alcombe and married Ruth, who he met in Namibia. They have two children, one at St. Michaels, one at the Middle School. Ingo is a landscape gardener. He attends St Michael’s Church Alcombe where he runs Young Church and a monthly Contemplative Worship service. Ingo has been a Governor at St. Michaels school since the beginning of this year.

Name of Governor

Type of Governor

Date of Appointment

Janine Donovan

Headteacher

04/09/2017

David Salway

Staff

27/11/2017

Caroline Ferris

Parent

27/11/2017 - resigned

Geoff Lloyd

Ex officio

01/11/2017

Rev. Simon Robinson

Foundation

04/09/2016

Tim Langdon

Foundation

04/09/2016 - resigned

Carole Pearse

Parent

04/09/2016

Michelle James

Parent

04/09/2016

Ingo Gasperini

Parent

05/02/2018

Paul Rushforth

Ex officio

04/09/2016

Sonia Watters

Staff

04/09/2016

Helen Tompson

Clerk

27/11/2017

 

 

Governor Meeting Attendance 2017-18

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