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Our Governors are all volunteers and help to lead the school. Their role is one of strategic leadership, leaving the day to day management of the school to the Headteacher. Declarations of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests are a standing item on Full Governing Body meeting agendas.

There are four categories of Governors: 

  1. Parent Governors - we have 2 of these who are elected by the parents and serve for 4 years.
  2. Foundation Governors - we have 7 of these who are appointed by the Parish and the Diocese.  Some of these people are also parents and the Vicar (Mr. Nichol) is an ex-officio officer. They serve for 4 years too and can be re-appointed.
  3. Local Authority Governor - we have 1 of these and s/he is appointed by the Local Authority, serves for four years and may be re-appointed.
  4. Staff Governor - there is 1 of these, representing the teachers and non-teaching staff.  They are elected by the staff and serve for 4 years. 

The Headteacher is also a Governor.

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The Current Governing Body

Declarations of Interest and Terms of Office
St James' CE VA Primary School, West Malvern

  Terms of Office
4 years unless otherwise stated
  Declarations of Interest               
Name of Governor Start of Term of Office Completion of Term of Office Appointing Body of Governor Relevant business interests Relations with other governors, school community Other schools Governed Copy on file (Y/N) Areas of responsibility FGB Attendance 2017/2018
Ms Lucy Aldridge 12/05/2015 11/05/2019 Parent None  Parent None Y SEN; Safeguarding; performance management 5 of 5
Mrs Julie Brazier 01/09/2015 31/08/2019 Foundation (PCC) Florida Rentals None None Y Policies and Website 4 of 5

Mr Paul Folland



19/01/2017 18/01/2021 Foundation (PCC) Elim Parent None Y Standards and pupil outcomes (numeracy); SEN 4 of 5
Mrs Jane Davies 22/09/2015


Stepped down 27/7/2018

Staff None None None Y   4 of 5
Dr Gill Flewers 01/04/2019 31/03/2023 LA  St Katherine's Surgery, Ledbury Parent None Y Policies and Website; parent/carer engagement 5 of 5
Mrs Gwyn Klee 26/03/2014 25/03/2018 Foundation (DBE) None None None   Standards and pupil outcomes (curriculum) 4 of 5
Ms Jolanda Simmonds 01/09/2019   Head None None None Y    
Rev David Nichol 28/06/2006   Foundation (Ex Officio) Greater Malvern Relief in Need, Holy Trinity Malvern PCC, St James West Malvern PCC None Ex-officio of Northleigh Primary School, Malvern Y Standards and pupil outcomes (Data overview) 4 of 5

Mrs Catrin Osborn




Stepped down 

Local Authority Trustee, West Malvern Friends of Majani Mapana None None Y

Standards and pupil outcomes (Data overview); performance management; Pay Committee

As of 27/3/18 Finance; Health and safety (premises)

5 of 5
Mrs Catherine Smith 7/5/2019 6/5/2023 Parent            
Mrs Kate Smith 18/09/2018 17/09/2022 Staff Governor    None   None     N/A
Mr Jerry Tudge 26/03/2018 25/03/2022 Foundation (DBE) The Fortes Care Ltd and Associated companies, Wildgoose Rural Training Ltd. The Lyttelton Well Ltd, Great Malvern Priory, Malvern Hills Community Foundation, West Malvern Village Hall None None Y Finance; Health and safety (premises); Pay Committee 5 of 5
Mr Nick Brown 20/07/2018  19/07/2022 Foundation (PCC)            N/A