Meet Our Governors
In accordance with the Dfe’s current guidance for Governance of academies and multi-academy trusts, our Governing body is responsible for:
Setting the vision and strategic direction of our school, ensuring all statutory duties are met and to setting an ethos of high expectations of everyone in the school community. This includes high expectations for the behaviour, progress and attainment of all pupils and for the conduct and professionalism of both staff and governors
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff and ensuring that the headteacher implements the strategic framework established by the board.
Overseeing the school’s financial performance and ensuring that money is well spent and in line with the school’s strategic priorities.
Our governing body:
You can find out more about becoming a school governor at the ‘School Governors’ One Stop Shop’ website (SGOSS). The ‘Governance Good Practice Guide’ tells you what is involved in being a governor.'
"We take great pride in aiding all of our children to achieve their potential, experiencing a rich and diverse curriculum and a wide range of development opportunities." - St Paul's Governing Body
Louise Kaye, Head of School
I have been Head of School at St Paul’s since September 2018, having worked at the school since 2004 as a class teacher and then Assistant Head teacher. I live locally and both my children attend the school. I feel very privileged to lead a school with such dedicated and enthusiastic staff, and I am passionate about providing high quality learning experiences and outcomes for all pupils. Within the Governing Body I am responsible for ensuring that the vision and aims for the strategic direction of the school are realised and lead to the best possible education for our wonderful children.
Faith Axten (Chair)
My name is Faith Axten, and although originally from the North East I have lived in Addlestone near to St Paul's School for nearly thirty years. I have four grandchildren of primary school age, two English and two French, and so first class primary education is very important to me. I am a member of St Paul's church and was a teacher for 35 years, now enjoying retirement. My chief interests are reading, gardening and the Fairtrade movement and I naturally spend some time in France with my family.
My name is Andy Bacon and I am a parent Governor. I have lived in Addlestone for the last 4 years but have lived and worked in the area for the last 18 years, I have 2 children, my son is currently in year 2 at St Pauls and my daughter is starting pre-school in 2020. For the last 18 years I have worked in the IT Department for Defra, and am based at the Animal Plant and Health Agency in New Haw. I also attend Equippers Church in Chertsey. In my spare time I am a part of committee that organises and runs the Midsummers Event, in New Haw, I also enjoy going to the cinema and in the winter months I work at the airport clearing the snow from the runways.
I have been a Foundation Governor at St Paul’s for the past 8 years since moving to Addlestone as Vicar, in addition to being a Governor in my previous parish of Warfield in Berkshire. Father to 3 girls, my youngest Becky is presently in Year 6 at St Paul’s. I am committed to holistic education in which the emotional and spiritual needs of children are valued and met in addition of course to academic development, and where success is measured in character as well as in SATS. I think a child’s school years have the potential to be some of the happiest years of their life. It is a privilege to serve with such a dedicated team of staff and governors that we have at St Pauls. As Vicar I am excited by all that St Pauls Church and School contributes to the life of our wider community.
My name is Donna Huggett, and I am a general governor. I live locally with my two children and partner. My youngest is at nursery and my daughter attends St. Paul’s School which means primary education is very important to me. I believe every child should receive the same opportunity to learn, achieve and flourish, and I’m delighted to be able to contribute to this at my child’s school through this role.
I am a Communication Specialist for a global company which I thoroughly enjoy. When I’m not at work or entertaining my children, then you’ll find me escaping to the gym or a yoga class.
My name is Dave Wayland and I am a parent Governor. I have been a resident of Addlestone all my life. I have three children, all boys, and my eldest son recently joined St Paul's in reception. I have worked in IT for 21 years, currently I work managing a team of engineers for F5 Networks based in Chertsey. I attend and am part of the Eldership team at Beacon Church, that meets in Chertsey. In my spare time when I am not chasing my boys about, I like cycling.
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Please click here to view the our Governance information page on Gov.uk
Please click here to view the Register of Governor Attendance - 2019/20
Please click here to view the Register of Business Interests - 2019/20
Please click here to view the Regiter of Governor Attendance - 2018/19