Local School Board

“Effective governance provides strategic direction and control to schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs). It creates robust accountability, oversight and assurance for their educational and financial performance and is ambitious for all children and young people to achieve the very best outcomes.” 
DfE Governance Handbook 2019

Please refer to the CIT Governance Structure and LSB Responsibilities document below, for more information.

The Local School Board meets regularly to keep abreast of the school’s policies and planning. The Governors bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to an eclectic mix that sustains the development and progress of the school.

Please choose from the documents below to view our LSB Terms of Reference, CIT Governance Structure, LSB Attendance, and LSB Register of Interest.

To learn about the C.I.T Trust Board, please click here.
St Paul's Local School Board:

 

Name of Governor

 

 

Category

 

Term of Office

Individual Responsibilities

Selina Ratchford

Headteacher

 

 

Caroline Glass

Community Governor

 

19/09/17 – 12/09/21

 

 

Chair of LSB

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Katie James

Staff Governor

 

09/10/20 –08/10/24

 

Staff Liaison

Ralf Keily

Community Governor

 

19/03/19 – 18/03/24

 

 

Health & Safety/

Premises

 

Democrito Cakioa

Parent Governor

 

 24.02.21- 23.02.25

 

 

 

 

Stuart Greenfield

Parent Governor

 

09/10/20 – 08/10/24

 

Health & Safety/

Premises

George Clement

 

Community Governor

 

18/11/2020 - 18/11/2024

 Achievement / Curriculum

 

Toni Wand

Community Governor

 

16/05/18 

17/05/22

 

 

Safeguarding and Welfare

 

Matthew Flatt

Community Governor

24.02.21- 23.02.25

 

 

 

 

 

Johann Boorman – Clerk to the Governors

Please contact the clerk in the first instance by emailing: stpauls.clerk@spaldingstpauls-cit.co.uk

 

 

Meet the Governors

 

Caroline Glass - Chair of Governors

I am a wife and mother to one child who is currently attending Spalding High School. As a Parent, I am very aware of the importance that school life can have on a child and as a family how much we their education impacts family decisions.

Before Co-Opting onto St Paul’s Governing Board in September 2017, I served as a Parent Governor for 4 years in another local Primary school and in 2019 I was elected as the Chair of Governors at St Paul’s - a role which I thoroughly enjoy.

During my time at St Paul’s, I have gained experience whilst serving as a member of the Finance, Attainment, and Performance Management Committees and have supported the school in the recruitment of Staff. In addition to this I also volunteer in school listening to children read and practice their times tables. I believe that all of this has provided me with a unique insight into school life and the challenges that they overcome.

In my working life, prior to having my daughter, I worked in the Supermarket Retail Industry, in various roles, starting in-store and migrating to Head Office over a period of over 15 years.

As a Governor my aim is to ensure that all our children are receiving a quality education and that every child achieves their full potential in a safe and happy environment.

 

Ralf Kelly - Community Governor

I joined the governing body in March 2019. I am enjoying working with the team and undertaking my role as a governor with enthusiasm and support from my fellow governors.My strong beliefs are that the children are well rounded individuals and that each child is given the opportunity and encouraged to reach their full potential.

 

George Clement – Community Governor

Originally from County Durham.

After a variety of jobs, I trained as secondary school teacher spending over 30 years in teaching, both full time and as a supply teacher.

I moved to Holbeach in January 2018. Prior to that, I had been on the board of governors in two schools in Farnborough, Hampshire; one was a junior school and the other was secondary special needs school. During my time at the junior school, I served as a Chair of the Governing Body for 2 years. For 12 years, I also chaired in Schools Forum at Bracknell Forest District Council. I was a member of the Appointments Advisory Committee for the local district Scouts Association in Farnborough.

As I have time, I thought I might be useful by volunteering to become a school governor again.

 

Toni Wand - Community Governor

 

Hello, My name is Toni Wand and I live locally within the Spalding community;  Spalding is my home town and where I am raising my family.  Wherever possible I enjoy supporting the local community be that through my work in education or helping out and attending local community events. 

As well as sitting on the Local School Board for St Paul’s, professionally I am Assistant Head Teacher at a local special school and in my personal life I am a wife, mother to my young son and proud dog owner. Family days out and dog walking adventures are how I spend my days away from work. 

I have worked in education since qualifying from university where I studied Primary Education and gained my qualified teacher status. 

My passion is working with children and their families to enjoy childhood and make the most of the opportunities that lay ahead. The school’s values and ethos echo what I feel primary school is all about; inspiring imagination, building a life long love for learning and encouraging a desire to achieve. 

At present my Governor responsibility is Safeguarding and Welfare; I work closely with leadership to ensure that safeguarding at St Paul’s is effective. I am proud to be a member of the St Paul’s community. 

 

 

Katie James – Staff Governor

 

I am relatively new to the St Paul’s team, joining in February 2020. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to work as part of the team and getting to understand the dynamics and needs of the school. 

 During nearly 10 years at my previous school in Peterborough, I gained knowledge and experience of the children, the school and its needs. My roles included; Assistant Headteacher (leading lower and upper school), leading Maths, English and Science and teaching across the school (EYFS – Year 6).

 I approach education with passion and positivity and I firmly believe that a good foundation is the key to a good education.

 I hope my knowledge and experience will put me in good stead working alongside fellow governors to make our school the best it can be!

 

Please click the document below to view former governors of St Pauls: