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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 with Old Cleeve C of E First School LGB. 

Register of Declared Interests 20-21

Register of Declared Interests 21-22

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

LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

 

Headteacher:  Alexandra Butler

Chair of Governors:  Rev Simon Robinson - safeguarding governor 

Vice:  Jane Bellamy 

Clerk: 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: 

 

Mr Rob Lakin - CEO - invited** 

Mrs Emma Murch Headteacher Old Cleeve

Ms Alexandra Butler - Headteacher St Michael's

Ms Carole (Mag) Hatton - Foundation Governor/ English              18/12/2017 - 17/12/2021

Mr Duncan Cooper - Parent Elected Governor / H&S Governor    13/07/18 - 12/07/22

Rev Richard Higgins - Ex Officio Foundation                                 30/06/20 - 30/06/24

Rev Simon Robinson (Chair) - Foundation                                     04/09/20 - 03/09/24

Mrs Jane Bellamy (Vice Chair) - Foundation                                  03/01/19 - 02/09/23

Mrs  Carole Pearse - Foundation                                                   15/1/21 - 14/01/25

Mr Harry Singer - Parent Elected Governor                                12/05/21 - 11/05/25

Ms Sam Horn - Staff Governor                                                 12/05/21 - 11/05/25

Mrs Charlotte Taylor -Deputy Head Old Cleeve - invited** 

 

 

Ingo Gasperini - Parent governor resigned 27/11/20

Mr Stephane Millar - Parent Elected Governor resigned 01/02/21

Mr Keith Hunt - Associate Member/ EYFS 30/04/2020 - **resigned 13/01/21

Mrs Sonia Watters - Board Appointed 04/07/20 - **resigned 30/6/21

Meet the Governors  

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.

 

 

Harry Singer -Parent Governor

Harry is managing director and owner of Singer Instruments, manufacturing robotics to accelerate global biological research. He has a doctorate in Quantum Chaos from UCL. He is the chairman of two charities, including the Steam Coast Trail. Harry has two children who are currently at St Michael's School, and volunteers in the management of the school pool. In his spare time he surfs and plays the ukulele. Pretty badly!

Duncan Cooper - Parent Governor 

As a parent of two children at the school, I am impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff at Old Cleeve. I become a parent governor as I wanted to play an active role in the continued improvement of Old Cleeve in providing both a great education and a sense of social responsibility in all pupils. I am currently involved as the H&S Governor and take this role very seriously as the safety of both our children and staff are critical.

I have been in Catering and Leisure for over 20 years and have 16 year military experience both Regular and Reserve Army. I am currently the South West of England's Operations Manager for a large Catering provider in schools so feel well suited to my H&S and Food safety role at Old Cleeve.  

Jane Bellamy - Vice Chair 

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

02/12/2003/02/2111/05/2130/06/21
Simon Robinson - CHAIR YYYXY
Carole (Mag) HattonYYYXX
Duncan CopperYYYYX
Stephane Millar**YX///
Keith Hunt**XX///
Janine Donovan (Head)YYYYY
Paul Rushforth (CEO)YYYYX
Richard HigginsYYYYX
Jane BellamyYXYYY
Ingo Gasperini**N

resigned

05/11/20

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Carole PearseXYYYY
Sonia WattersXXXN/
Karen Mills Bown YYYYY
Charlotte Taylor YYY//
Sam Horn //// 
Harry Singer //YY 
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