St James'

C of E Academy

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Head Teacher – Mrs Jane Cook

Chair of Governors – Lindsey Wright

Address: c/o The Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust, The Benn Education Centre, Claremont Road, Rugby, CV21 3LU   01788 422900


The Local Governing Body is made up of the following people:

Parent governors

Vacancy x 2

Foundation Governors

Charles Higgins                        Ex-officio

Sue Turner                               Term of office expires September 2020

Roger Davis                             Term of office expires October 2020

Community Governors

Lindsey Wright                       Term of office expires November 2022

Amelia Bruce - Vice Chair      Term of office expires October 2021

Lee Hamilton                         Term of office expires May 2023

Staff Governors

Jane Cook                                Ongoing as Head Teacher

Gavin Holmes                          Term of office expires November 2022

Nicola Smith                            Term of office expires March 2023
Clerk to Governors

Sally Beardmore

The Local Governing Body plays a key role in helping oversee the strategic direction of the school and works in partnership with the head teacher and senior leadership team. School Governors meet on a half termly basis throughout the academic year. The main aim of the governing body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all pupils in its care.

The governing bodies main roles in brief,



The governing body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop and improve, by reviewing and agreeing policies, setting targets and priorities, monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.



The governing body has a professional attitude and uses its collective skills to benefit the learners.


Critical Friend

The governing body works with the head teacher and creates clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school. Governors provide challenge to the schools leaders and offer support to aid school improvement.