Our Governors

The Hope Sentamu Learning Trust (HSLT) is a Company limited by guarantee and a Charitable Trust.

Responsibility for the academies that make up the Trust and for the funds granted by the Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

The detail of the Members of the Company and of the Board of Trustees can be found here.

Local Governing Committee

St James’ CE Academy has its own Local Governing Committee (LGC). The details of the committee members are shown below.

Chair of Governing Body
Miss Pat O’Brien

St James’ C of E Academy
Dorchester Road
Bransholme
Hull
HU7 6BD
office@stjameshull.co.uk

Governors
Pat O’Brien
Foundation Governor
Chair of Governors

Date of Appointment: 01/01/2022
Appointed By: York Diocese Board
End of Term: 31/12/2025
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/3
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Area of Responsibility: Numeracy, SEND, Attendance & Punctuality
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: Trustee of Ann Watson Trust

Jill Perver
Staff Governor

Date of Appointment: 22/05/2019
Appointed By: York Diocese Board
End of Term: 22/05/2023
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/3
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 3/4
Area of Responsibility:
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A

Rev Gloria Naylor
Foundation Governor

Date of Appointment: 11/11/2016
Appointed By: York Diocese Board
End of Term: Indefinite
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 3/3
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Area of Responsibility: RE, Collective Worship
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: Trustee of Ann Watson Trust (October 2016), Chair of St James PCC (October 2021)

Joanne Nundy
Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 21/01/2022
Appointed By: Parents
End of Term: 20/01/2026
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: 1/3
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 2/4
Area of Responsibility: EYFS, Science
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: N/A
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: N/A

Rachel Temple
Parent Governor

Date of Appointment: 28/05/2021
Appointed By: Parents
End of Term: 27/05/2025
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 1/4
Area of Responsibility: TBC
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: None
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: None

Julia Strickland
Head of School

Date of Appointment: 01.06.2021
Appointed by Ex-Officio
Attendance at Meetings 2020/21: N/A
Attendance at Meetings 2021/22: 4/4
Declared Business and/or Pecuniary Interest: Father is St James’ Site Manager
Other EABs/Governors Committees/ educational institutions: None

Amanda Devaney
Executive Principal

Attendee at meetings

Governor attendances are updated once a term

To become a Governor, please contact the school – office@stjameshull.co.uk

Trust Governance Advisor – jess.swarbrick@york.gov.uk

For further information, including Governance documents, please visit our Trust website

MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST GOVERNANCE

A Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is a legal entity accountable for the running of the organisation and all the academies within it. The MAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee, and has multiple layers of governance: the Members, the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, which include a Local Governing Committee for each academy within the MAT.

The Local Governing Committee serves as a sub-committee of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York Board of Trustees, and their responsibilities are set out within the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. If required, the Board can either delegate more powers to the Local Governing Committee or withdraw powers in exceptional situations. Governors are not involved in the operational running of the academy; the daily management of the academy is the responsibility of the Principal. All decisions are made as a group; governors are there as a corporate body responsible for the governance of the academy and not to represent their own interests or the interest of others.

FORMER GOVERNORS WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS

Dan Wallis
Co-opted Governor
Resigned: 21/02/2021

Christine Randall
Foundation Governor
Resigned: 21/01/2021

Emma Davidson-Lane
Foundation Governor
Resigned: 12/04/2021

WHAT DOES THE LOCAL GOVERNING COMMITTEE DO?

Local governors have three central duties:

i) setting the vision of the local academy
ii) holding the Headteacher/Principal to account
iii) and ensuring the academy’s financial management is to the highest possible standard.

Governors carry out their tasks in a number of different ways, through regular meetings and visits to the academy. Meetings are held at least once a term.

For a full list of Trust Board and LGC meetings, please see below.

The Local Governing Committee provides the school with a wide range of skills and experience which supports the Senior Leadership team in vital decisions that enhance the academy’s environment, curriculum and delivery of the best educational experience possible.

SKILLS AND TRAINING

Governors do not need specific skills, but many of the tasks they are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, budget planning and HR functions.

Local authorities are required to ensure that training for governors is available and most governing bodies buy into their local authority training packages (which may include online learning) to ensure that governors are properly inducted to their role and trained for specific tasks such as appointing the Principal and then carrying out the Principal’s performance review.

LGC MEETING DATES

Thursday 7th October 2021 ,3.30pm
Thursday 18th November 2021, 3.30pm
Thursday 3rd February 2022, 3.30pm
Thursday 24th March 2022, 3.30pm
Thursday 23rd June 2022, 3.30pm
Monday 18th July 2022 (SATS), 3.30pm

COMPLAINTS

The number of complaints registered during the preceding academic year was 0.

For details of our complaints policy, please visit our Policies page.