Meet The Local Governing Committee
St Paul’s C of E Primary School is an academy in the Good Shepherd Trust (GST). The GST is a multi-academy trust (MAT) within the Diocese of Guildford. More information about the GST can be found here.
The functions of the Trust Board of the Good Shepherd Trust are to lead strategy development, hold the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and his team to account, operate within financial constraints, define an overall vision for GST schools, meet the governance compliance required by law and create a strong, effective governance structure on the board and in schools.
The members of the LGC, the Headteacher and staff work together constantly to improve the quality of the education we provide to our children and to promote Christian values in all aspects of school life.
All LGC members are appointed by the Trust and are expected to perform their duties in accordance with a Code of Conduct.Declarations of interest are declared and reviewed at each LGC meeting and are available on the school website.
What does an LGC do?
The Trust has given the Local Governing Committee (LGC) a scheme of delegation which shows what the LGC is responsible for.
How often are meetings held?
There is one meeting every half term (6 weeks). Part 1 (non-confidential) minutes of these meetings are public documents and can be requested from the school office.
What are the different types of membership?
- Foundation member (could include the Incumbent);
- Parent member, elected by parents of registered pupils at the academy and must be a parent of a pupil at the academy at the time of the election, or appointed by the GST;
- Staff member, 1 member of the school staff from each school as a representative of the staff, normally appointed by ballot;
- General member.
All LGC appointments are for 4 years and only one further term of office is permitted.
I’m interested in joining the LGC, what should I do?
Firstly, thank you! If you would like to be considered to be appointed to the LGC you should contact the Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an informal chat about where your strengths and experience might be best used.
The Local Governing Committee:
"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 LGC
Louise Kaye, Headteacher
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 Local Governing Committee 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.
Andrew Harrow (Chair)
My name is Andrew Harrow and I am a General member of St Paul’s LGC. I am a solicitor by training and live in Woking. I have three daughters, the youngest of whom is 18, and feel strongly about the importance of education in every child's development and well- being. I am delighted to support the leadership and staff at this wonderful school.
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 member of the LGC. 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 Paul’s 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 member of St Paul’s LGC 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 LGC members that we have at St Paul’s. As Vicar I am excited by all that St Paul’s Church and School contributes to the life of our wider community.
My name is Donna Huggett, and I am a general member of the LGC. 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 member. 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.
My Name is Trevor Lewis and I am a Foundation member at the school through my connection with St Paul’s church nearby. My wife and I have had 4 children educated at St. Paul’s, with the youngest moving into Juniors in September 2020. I am a retired police officer and enjoy time with the family, cycling and motorcycling. Since retirement I have also been involved in preparing and presenting regular Christian focussed based assemblies at St Paul's school on Monday mornings.