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Our Local Governing Body

St Michael's Church of England First School is part of West Somerset Academies Trust.  

In September 2020 our Local Governing Body joined forces with Old Cleeve C of E First School LGB. 

OLD CLEEVE &  ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND FIRST SCHOOLS

LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

 

Headteacher: Miss Janine Donovan

Chair of Governors:  Rev Simon Robinson - safeguarding governor 

Vice:  Jane Bellamy 

Clerk: Mrs Helen Hatfield 

The Governors' term of office is for 4 years.                  

Tel:    (01643) 702759                             

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

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Old Cleeve & St Michaels C of E First Schools Local Governing Body: SEPTEMBER 2020

Miss Janine Donovan - Headteacher

04/09/17

Ms Carole (Mag) Hatton - Foundation Governor/ English 

18/12/2017 - 17/12/2021

Mr Keith Hunt - Associate Member/ EYFS 

30/04/2020 - 30/04/21

Mr Stephane Millar - Parent Elected Governor / Maths   

05/02/2018 - 04/02/2022

Mr Duncan Cooper - Parent Elected Governor / H&S Governor/

13/07/18 - 12/07/22

Rev Richard Higgins - Ex Officio Foundation 

30/6/20 - 30/6/24

Rev Simon Robinson (Chair) - Foundation 

04/09/2020 - 03/09/24

Mrs Jane Bellamy (Vice Chair) - Foundation 

03/01/19

Mrs  Carole Pearse - Foundation 

12/01/17 - 12/01/2021

Mrs Sonia Watters - Board Appointed

04/07/20 - 03.07/24

Mr Harry Singer - Associate Member

11/01/21 - 10/01/22

Mrs Charlotte Taylor - Staff Governor

11/01/21 - 10/01/25

Mrs Karen Mills-Bown - Staff Governor

11/01/21 - 10/01/25

 

Meet the Governors  

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 there she moved the school from requires improvement to good with outstanding in the Early Years. In April 2020 Janine also took on the role Head of Old Cleeve C of E First School.

 

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.

 

 

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

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.

Jane Bellamy

Jane was appointed as a foundation governor in January 2019. Jane was the headteacher of a C of E primary school near Milton Keynes for 15 years & also acted as Head of the Virtual School for children in the care of the local authority.

She moved to this area following her retirement & is delighted to be able to be part of St Michael’s School. Jane is keen to ensure that the Christian ethos of the school is upheld.

 

St MIchael's LGB Sept 2018 - April 2020

Name of Governor

Type of Governor

Date of Appointment

Janine Donovan

Headteacher

04/09/2017

Jane Bellamy

Foundation

03/01/2019

Geoff Lloyd

Ex officio

01/11/2017

Resigned as trustee 31/08/2019

Rev. Simon Robinson

Foundation

04/09/2016

Carole Pearse

Parent

04/09/2016

Ingo Gasperini

Parent

05/02/2018

resigned 05/11/20

Paul Rushforth

Ex officio

04/09/2016

Sonia Watters

Community 

04/07/2020

Barbara O'Keefe

Clerk

03/01/2019

 

 

Old Cleeve/St Michael's LGB Attendance at Governors Meetings 2020-21

 

30/09/20

virtual

02/12/20 03/02/21 11/05/21 30/06/21
Simon Robinson - CHAIR  Y Y      
Carole (Mag) Hatton Y Y      
Duncan Copper Y Y      
Stephane Millar Y X      
Keith Hunt X X      
Janine Donovan (Head) Y Y      
Paul Rushforth (CEO) Y Y      
Richard Higgins Y Y      
Jane Bellamy Y X      
Ingo Gasperini** N

resigned

05/11/20

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Carole Pearse X Y      
Sonia Watters X X      
Karen Mills Bown  Y Y      
Charlotte Taylor  Y Y      
Harry Singer  / /      
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