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.
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
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
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
Resigned as trustee 31/08/2019
Rev. Simon Robinson
Old Cleeve/St Michael's LGB Attendance at Governors Meetings 2020-21
|Simon Robinson - CHAIR||Y||Y||Y||X||Y|
|Carole (Mag) Hatton||Y||Y||Y||X||X|
|Janine Donovan (Head)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Paul Rushforth (CEO)||Y||Y||Y||Y||X|
|Karen Mills Bown||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|