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‘All things are possible for those
who believe.' (Mark 9:23)

Enabling children to flourish and succeed

Governing Committee

Our governors work with the staff to help the children achieve their full potential in a happy, caring environment.

 

We do this in four main ways:

 

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children

  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children

  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used

  • Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve

 

To deliver this effectively the Governor team members are representative of all the key groups involved in our school – our Parents, Staff, Community, the Trust and the Church. Some are appointed and some are elected.

 

We meet together at least once a term as a whole team, with advocates visiting the school between meetings and reporting back to the governing body.  Mr David Williams is our Chair of Governors and can be contacted via the school office.  All Governors work closely with Mrs Mulhern, the Headteacher, to whom the day to day running of the school is delegated.

Governor nameRoleAppointment DateBusiness / Pecuniary InterestsMeetings attended in 20-21Advocate
David WilliamsChair of Governors, Foundation Governor1/09/21None1 (as observer)

Finance & Early Years

Katherine RaynerVice Chair, Foundation Governor1/2/21None4SEN & Phonics
Alice ReillyDirector Appointed1/10/19Employee of The Access Project (Education Charity)4Safeguarding
Leavi OshungbureDirector Appointed16/06/20

Works at Judgemeadow College

 

Family relationship link to Sheree Curtis

4Pupil Premium & Catch-up
Sheree CurtisParent Governor1/5/20

Assistant Principal at New College Leicester

 

Family relationship link to Leavi Oshungbore

3Curriculum & Ethos
Alan MilnerParent Governor1/3/18Declared4Health & Safety
Steve HillStaff Governor1/1/18

Staff member

 

Son & daughter work at the school

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Meet Our Team of Governors

 

Mr David Williams: Foundation Governor & Chair of Governors

 

I wish to introduce myself as the recently elected Chair of Governors for St. Peter and St. Paul CE Academy.

 

I have over 40 years experience of working in Primary Schools in four different Local Authorities, as teacher and Headteacher and also as an Ofsted Inspector and Local Authority Adviser.

 

Having retired from full-time employment I wish to use my skills and the experience that I have gained to support your child's school in achieving its worthy aims.

 

I can be contacted by e-mail to officeteams@spsp.risemat.co.uk or by post c/o St Peter & St Paul Academy, Upper Church Street, Syston, LE7 1HR.  I look forward to working with you and your children over the coming years.

 

Mrs Katherine Rayner:  Foundation Governor & Vice-Chair

 

I was appointed as a Foundation governor in the spring term of 2018. I have held a variety of roles including being a member of the School Improvement and Ethos committees, as well as working as Vice Chair and lead governor for Special Educational Needs and Science.

 

I live in Syston and attend St Peter & St Paul's C of E Church, singing in the church choir, as well as being part of the leadership team of the family service, Eleven30. I work as a primary teacher in a city school, specialising in the additional needs of pupils. In addition, I teach part-time in the Reception classes.

 

I became a governor, while my son attended the school. I enjoy the challenge of seeing the workings of a school from a different perspective. Acting as a governor has allowed me to support the school and ensure it continues to provide a great environment for children to grow and learn.

 

Mr Leavi Oshungbure:  Director-appointed Governor

 

I am a strong believer of meritocracy and that every student gets an equal opportunity. Education is the cornerstone in ensuring every student can achieve at the highest level.

 

Working in education has presented me with the tangible experience of ensuring all students get an equal platform to succeed. My current role as secondary Pastoral Leader and Teacher of PE has enabled me to track and monitor the progress of students. Within the role, I am responsible of the development of the curriculum to ensure students are getting a broad and balanced diet. To do this effectively, I need to have strong knowledge of the OFSTED framework. My previous responsibilities include KS4 pupil premium lead and teaching and learning.

 

I work closely with the school, ensuring the diet of each educational experience is fair.  In addition, I have a strong desire to embed the holistic skills such as respect, resilience and tolerance in order to prepare the students for the next stages of their life.

 

Mrs Sheree Curtis:  Parent Governor

 

My core belief is that EVERY child should receive the very best quality of education regardless of background, parental income or the area in which they live.

 

I have 10 years’ experience as a senior leader in a Leicester secondary school responsible for teaching, learning and staff development. I line manage two pastoral year groups (Year 10 and post 16) and I am in charge of trainee teachers.

 

I was head of English for several years and currently teach English and Media Studies at GCSE and Post 16. I am also chair of the senior leadership network group which works with the local authority and with other leaders of schools to tackle barriers faced within the city.

The most difficult job, yes most important, is being a mum of two children (boy and girl) whom both attend SPSP. It is my role, as parent governor, to represent the voice of parents as a whole.

 

I am happy to receive suggestions and ideas to take forward to each Governor meeting and can be contacted by email via the school reception.

 

Miss Alice Reilly: Director-appointed Governor

Head of University Partnerships at The Access Project.

 

I’m originally from the local area, growing up in Mountsorrel so I was keen to work with a local school and make a difference to the young people there. Governors are the largest volunteering force in the country and as I have a range of experience in the education sector I wanted to use this experience to volunteer supporting a school. 

 

Mr Alan Milner: Parent Governor

 

Appointment Date: March 2018       

 

Any Declarations of Interest: Work for a Business Supplies Company / Son attends Club House        

 

Why I decided to become a governor...

As I am not originally from Syston, but now have firmly settled, I wanted to get more involved in the community. With my son joining St Peters & St Paul's in 2017 and a position being available within the Governing Team, it seemed the stars were aligned and my fate was sealed. I am extremely passionate about good education and the opportunities it brings, so feel extremely proud and privileged to play a small part in adding value so that all children within the school can benefit. I am very action orientated and team focused, and have a good eye for spotting opportunity as well as carving a way in which to get there.

 

What I do for a living...

I am currently a European Pricing Director within the business supplies industry, with additional responsibilities around the businesses tooling & reporting strategy and execution. In the main my job consists of ensuring the business is making good commercial decisions that deliver a sustainable business. I manage teams across many European countries, and have the joy of traveling abroad from time to time. I am very fortunate to genuinely enjoy my job, particularly those I work with. I believe there is a lot of synergy between my professional career and my role as parent governor.

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