St. Paul’s Catholic Primary School

Governors

Governors of St Paul’s have the responsibility to promote and maintain the school’s Catholic character and mission.

They have overall responsibility for supervising the strategic direction of the school, and their main aim is to improve outcomes for all pupils by raising standards and driving improvement.

The full Governing Body normally meets twice a term. They carry out much of their function through their committees, which meet regularly throughout the school year. These include Admissions, Curriculum & Pupil Welfare and Resources.

St Paul's Governor Profiles (pdf)

The Governing Body is split into sub committees. You will find below a link to each committees Terms of Reference.

Resources committee TOR

Admissions committee TOR 

Curriculum & Pupil Welfare TOR

Key

P = Parent Governors - elected by the parents.

S = Staff Governors - elected by the staff with exception of the Headteacher who is a governor by virtue of her office.

LA = Local Authority Governor- appointed by Surrey County Council.

F = Foundation Governors - appointed by the Diocese.

A = Associate Governors - appointed for their expertise and do not have any voting rights in committees.
Governors are appointed for a four year term of office.

Governing Body 2020 - 2021 Academic Year

Name

Governor Type

Appointment Date

Full Governing Body Meeting Attendance Record for 2020/21

Committee Attendance Record for 2020/21

Financial / Business Interests

Mr Andrew Burton (Chair)

F

1/09/2013

100%

100%

None

Mrs Monica Harding (Vice Chair)

F

11/09/2013 85% 60% None

Mr John Butterworth

(Premises)

F

11/07/2015

100%

80%

None

Fr Rob Esdaile

F

1/11/2014

85%

60%

None

Mr Owen Bruynseels (Chair of Curriculum and Pupil Welfare)

Associate Governor

11/07/2016

57%

100%

None

Mr John Gilligan (Staffing)

F

9/01/2017

85%

100% None

Mrs Elaine Coutoudivis

P 16/12/2019 100%   None
Mr Chris Richardson (Local Authority) LA 6/12/2018 85% 80% None
Ms Maeve Walsh (Safeguarding and Admissions)
 
P 18/10/2017 100% 100% None
Mrs Deb Meacham LA 01/10/2019 100% 100% None
Mr Stephen Neale (Curriculum and Pupil Welfare) F 25/01/2021  71%  100%
Mr Alistair Widdop
(Staff)
S 01/09/2019 100% 100% None

Mrs Olivia DeMorais (Head Teacher)

S

1/09/2017

100%

80%

None

David Reed 
(Treasurer)

Mrs Cathy Ellis

F

(17/5/12-31/12/15)

Mr Barrie Dennett

F (08/7/12-7/7/16)

Fr Martin Ashcroft

LA

(-27/10/14)

Mr Chris Carney

F

(1/3/13-3/8/15)

Ms Marie-Jose Godby

LA

(28/10/14-19/5/15)

Mrs Nicola Ashdown

S

(26/2/14-30/3/15)

Mrs K McAuley F (1/9/12-31/8/16)
Mr Tim Cooper LA (1/6/15-15/04/2017)
Mr Peter Webb P (11/07/2015-22/07/2017)
Mrs Emma Walsh S (01/09/2016-22/07/2017)
Mrs Fionnuala Johnson S (01/09/1990-31/03/2018)
Mr Simon Rawsthorne F (31/05/2012-24/07/2019)
Mr Nirosh Wijewardene P 11/01/2016-31/12/2019)

Contact

If you have any queries or questions for the governors, please feel free to contact us.

Parental contributions to the school’s Governors Fund should be addressed to: treasurer@stpauls-thamesditton.surrey.sch.uk

Other correspondence for the Governing Body should be addressed to the Chair of Governors, at the school address.