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 name||Role||Appointment Date||Business / Pecuniary Interests||Meetings attended in 21-22||Advocate|
|David Williams||Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor||1/9/21||Director of the Vines Academy Trust, Governor at Christ Church St Peter's Academy, Mountsorrel||6|
Finance & Early Years
|Katherine Rayner||Vice Chair, Foundation Governor||1/2/21||Employed by Inglehurst Infant School||5||SEN & Phonics|
|Alice Reilly||Director Appointed||1/10/19||Employee of The Access Project (Education Charity)||3||Safeguarding|
|Leavi Oshungbure||Director Appointed||16/6/20|
Employed by Judgemeadow College
Family relationship link to Sheree Curtis
|5||Pupil Premium & Catch-up|
|Sheree Curtis||Director Appointed||1/5/20|
Assistant Principal at New College Leicester
Family relationship link to Leavi Oshungbore
Son in year 4
|3||Curriculum & Ethos|
|Alan Milner||Director Appointed||1/3/18||Director of Cromwell Tools and AM Insights Ltd, son in year 5||5||Health & Safety|
|Steve Hill||Staff Governor||1/1/18|
Son & daughter employed by the school, grandson attends
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 email@example.com 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: Director-appointed 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 have a son in year 4 and am happy to receive suggestions and ideas to take forward to each Governor meeting. I 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: Director-appointed 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.