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The School at the Heart of the Community

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The School at the Heart of the Community



Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


The Role of the Governor

The main role of the Governing Body is to help raise the standards and performance of the school by supporting the work of the headteacher and staff. We work very closely with the Senior leadership team and the rest of the school staff to provide support, but we also challenge and ask questions to ensure that the best possible decisions are made for the school and its pupils. 

We meet as a full Governing Body at least once a term to consider a wide range of issues including school improvement, policies and finances.

Chair of Governors: Helen Webber


We have also established two  subcommittees which allow us to discuss issues around:

- Buildings & Finance (Chair: Hannah Maiden)

- Pupil Progress & Welfare (Chair: Linda Sloan)

We will also be carrying  out monitoring visits to help us understand and appreciate the functionality of the school and how the school vision is realised. Being on site and talking to staff and children help inform our judgements and carry out our roles effectively.

Governor Structure & Responsibilties

Please find detailed governance information below:

Governing Body Membership and Meeting Attendance 2023-2024

Governor Name

Election dateTerm of OfficeEnd of OfficeElected / Appointed ByGovernor TypeSub Committee Meetings attended
Full Committee Meetings attended
Mrs Helen Webber31/03/20224 years
Chair - 1 year term of office
30/03/2026Governing BodyCo-opted
Mrs Hannah Maiden22/03/20214 years21/03/2025Governing BodyLA3/33/4
Mrs Elaine Miller28/03/20234 years27/03/2027StaffStaff3/34/4
Mr Terentius Jackson01/09/2021by virtue of officeBy virtue of officeGoverning BodyStaff6/64/4
Rev Canon Angela Overton-Benge11/01/2018Ex-officio
Vice Chair -1 year term of office
Ex-officioDiocese of CarlisleFoundation (ex-officio)
Vice Chair 
Mrs Jean Hughes31/03/20224 years30/03/2026Diocese of CarlisleFoundation3/34/4
Mrs Kirsty Muncaster29/04/20214 years28/04/2025Governing BodyParent3/33/4
Mrs Linda Sloan31/03/20224 years30/03/2026Governing BodyCo-opted3/34/4
Mr Karl Fox05/07/20224 years04/07/2026ParentsParent2/32/4


Governing Board Register of Personal and Pecuniary Interests 2023-2024

NameName of OrganisationNature of Interest i.e. business, relationship or governorship roles in other educational establishmentsDate Interest was RegisteredDate of Cessation of Interest



Mr Terentius Jackson None14/09/2023Still Active 
Mrs Helen Webber None14/09/2023Still Active 
Rev Angela Overton-Benge None14/09/2023Still Active 
Mrs Elaine Miller None14/09/2023Still Active 
Mrs Jean Hughes None14/09/2023Still Active 

Mrs Hannah Maiden

St James' CE Junior School

School Business Manager & Clerk to Governors

22/03/2021Still Active 
 Captain Shaw's School Governing Body

Related to a governor



31/03/2022Still Active 
Mrs Kirsty Muncaster None07/12/2023Still Active 

Mrs Linda Sloan


Captain Shaw's School Governing Body

Related to a governor



31/03/2022Still Active 
Mr Karl Fox None14/09/2023Still Active 


Governor VisitsLast visited / Date / FrequencyFocus
Chair: Helen WebberWeeklyPupil progress, reading, safeguarding including SCR and online safety oversight check 
Rev. Angela Overton-BengeFortnightlyReligious Education & Collective Worship
Linda SloanTermlySEND provision in a mainstream school
Karl FoxTermlyOversight responsibilities / Buildings
Hannah MaidenTermlyFinance