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. In December 2021 St Michael's and Old Cleeve formed their own separate school councils.
ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND FIRST SCHOOL
LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL
Headteacher: Alexandra Butler
Chair of Governors: Rev Simon Robinson - safeguarding governor
Clerk: Helen Hatfield
The Governors' term of office is for 4 years.
Tel: (01643) 702759
St Michaels C of E First Schools Local School Council:
Mr Rob Lakin - CEO - invited**
Ms Alexandra Butler - Headteacher St Michael's
Rev Simon Robinson (Chair) - Foundation 04/09/20 - 03/09/24
Mrs Carole Pearse - Foundation 15/1/21 - 14/01/25
Mr Harry Singer - Parent Elected 12/05/21 - 11/05/25
Ms Claire Bradshaw - Staff Elected 14/02/22 - 13/02/26
Mr Colin Hirons - Staff Elected 14/02/22 - 13/02/26
Mrs Carolyn Sewell - Parent Elected 15/02/22 - 14/02/25
Andy Kingston-James - Link Trustee
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!
Carolyn Sewell -Parent Governor
As a parent of two children attending the school, I have a vested interest in ensuring that they, and every other child attending the school, have the very best experience of school to start them on their way in life.
I realise the importance of communication and interaction between parents and school and therefore welcome this opportunity to be involved with the improvement and monitoring of the continuing development of St Michael’s First School.
I have a 20 year admin career behind me and hope to be able to offer my skills to the LSC. I will enjoy the challenge of this post and feel pleased to contribute my time to the school community.
Colin Hirons - Staff Elected Governor
I have been a teacher locally for over 20 years and have had a close link to St Michael's for over 15 years. As a parent of 2 children who have both been to the school and now being in the privileged position of being a teacher at St Michael's, I feel really honoured to be part of the future developments of the school and its continued provision of high quality education to the local community.
St Michael's LSC Attendance for Meetings held 2021-22
** moved to Old Cleeve LSC 12/2021
|Attended||Out of a possible|
|Rob Lakin (CEO)||1||2|
|Alex Butler (Head - St Michael's)||2||2|
|Simon Robinson - CHAIR||1||2|
|Jane Bellamy (Link Trustee Old Cleeve)||2||2|
|Andy Kingston James (Link Trustee invited)||0||2|
|Emma Murch (Head |Old Cleeve)||1||1*|
|Carole (Mag) Hatton||1||1*|
|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|