Governors at St Matthews

The school demonstrates good practice in:

  • its effective use of targeted training to support those new to key leadership roles, resulting in improved pupil outcomes;
  • its inclusive practice, including the specialist help received by vulnerable pupils that effectively supports their personal development as well as their academic progress;
  • it’s ’outstanding’ Early Years provision which provides the children with imaginative, engaging and purposeful learning opportunities, especially through their access to an inspirational outdoor environment;
  • it’s curriculum offer which is enriched through engaging school visits which ignite the pupils’ curiosity and extend their cultural experiences, such as attending musical events to showcase their talents, taking more able Year 6 writers to Lilleshall Abbey to extend their creative writing ideas and Pupil Premium pupils going to art galleries in Birmingham and Liverpool.

LA Annual Report to Governors September 2018

It goes on to say 

  • The leaderships’ self-evaluation processes are very strong, with a clear distinction between the role of the middle leaders in undertaking monitoring and the senior leaders’ role, including the governing body, in evaluating monitoring evidence and making subsequent judgements. This well-established strategic and systematic way of working successfully adds to the school’s strong capacity for improvement.

All schools have a Governing Body, which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. They work in close partnership with the Head teacher, staff and the Local Authority. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills to the school and they all work in a voluntary capacity. Governors give their service voluntarily and no formal qualifications are necessary although there are eligibility criteria.

Whilst the Head teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are frequently involved with such things as: ensuring pupil premium funding is allocated effectively to close the gaps leading to accelerated progress and raised attainment; staffing; curriculum; health and safety; safeguarding; school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives. The Governing Body works as a team with shared responsibilities.

Recently St.Matthew’s governing body have gone to great lengths to understand the school and its strategic direction and are totally committed to drive standards and attainment upwards in close partnership with the Head teacher and Senior Leadership team together with our Local Authority School Improvement Partner.

We have a talented Governing Body who believe passionately that our distinctively Christian Ethos, Aims and Values which are embedded in our School Community make us a rich, inclusive learning environment where all children are nurtured to achieve their true potential. We are extremely grateful for their enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring the very best education for all our children at St.Matthew’s.

How can you contact a Governor?

Governors at St.Matthew’s C.E (Aided) Primary School and Nursery are always approachable through contacting the school office or emailing directly from the following email list

Mrs Anna Hill Chair of Governors

Link Governor CIC, Safeguarding, English

 Vice Chair Mrs Heather Cooper

 SEND/Pupil Premium


Mrs K Clark Headteacher


Teacher Governor Miss T Cartwright 



Parent Gov - Mr Dale Hancox

Link Governor PE /Sports Premium Funding



Ex-officio- Rev.Paula Smith

Link Governor for RE



Parent Gov - Mrs K. Kandola

Link Governor for the Foundation Subjects


Foundation Gov - Mrs Jacqueline Sach


Roger Lewis - LA Governor 


Martin Webb 

Link Governor for IT



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