St Andrew's CE VC Primary School
A church school that grows, learns and achieves together
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This is a GOOD School (OfSTED)

Pupils contribute positively to the school.

Extensive sporting and extra-curricular experiences

Pupils of all ages help each other.

Safeguarding is effective.

Our Governors

Welcome to the St. Andrew’s Primary School Governor’s page. The Governing Body of the School is made up of a range of people from many different backgrounds, including representatives from the Local Authority, St. Andrew’s Church (known as Foundation Governors), the Local Community, Parents and Staff. All Governors are volunteers and we offer our time, skills and experience to help run the School. Although as Governors we receive some training from the Local Authority, we are lay people, not experts and our role is to act as a critical or questioning friend.

Working as an efficient and effective team within a Christian, caring environment, we aim to achieve a standard of excellence appropriate to each individual, enriching, encouraging and equipping each child for their future education. 

What the Governing Body does

The role of the Governing Body is to work with the Head Teacher and Staff to offer all children at St. Andrew’s the best educational opportunities possible.  Our main task is in the area of school improvement – in practice, we continually try to make the school the best it can be. Running the school on a daily basis is the responsibility of the Head and Staff – the Governing Body is responsible for:

  • managing the school’s budget
  • ensuring that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • reporting on the standards being achieved
  • the appointment of senior staff and
  • developing and maintaining a strategic vision for the school that reflects our distinctive Christian character and values.

Following on from an inspection by Ofsted, Governors have to draw up an action plan for the school in response to the inspection report.

Our 2021/2022 Governing Body are:

Mr Stephen Youngs – Chair of Governors & Foundation Governor
Mr Matt Hall – Vice-Chair & Local Authority Governor
Mrs Helen Green – Headteacher
Mrs Claire Spiers – Teaching Staff Governor
Mr Michael Line – Parent Governor
Mr Simon Helyar – Parent Governor
Vacancy – Parent Governor
Vacancy – Foundation Governor

Membership of committees:

Ethos – Helen Green, Matt Hall, Stephen Youngs, Claire Spiers

Finance, H&S, Pay & Buildings – Helen Green, Michael Line, Derek Jones, Simon Helyar & Stephen Youngs

Staffing & Curriculum – Helen Green, Matt Hall, Mike Line

Link Governors:

Attendance – Derek Jones
Safeguarding & Child Protection – Mike Line
Literacy – Matt Hall
Maths – Simon Helyar
Pupil Premium – 
RE/Collective Worship – Stephen Youngs
SEN – 

Governor Attendance

A list of Governors attendance at meetings can be found here:

Governors attendance at meetings 2017 -2018 July

Governor Pecuniary Interests

The Register of Governors Interests can be found here:






Governor Meeting Dates

Full Governing Body meeting dates are listed below for 2019/20

17th September 2019
3rd December 2019
28th January 2020
17th March 2020
5th May 2020
30th June 2020