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Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in all St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust schools. However, the ultimate responsibility for the school lies with the Board of Directors, with much of the work delegated to the Local Governing Body (LGB).

The LGB has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Governors set the aims and objectives for the school and set the targets/policies for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher. 


Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the LGB, and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers. 


If you are interested in hearing more about becoming a governor, please contact:

Who's Who?


Clerk to Governors - Vikki Adams


Chair - Matt Upston

Vice Chair - James Heaver



Resources & Risk - George Maddocks, The Revd. Jolyon Seward

Curriculum & Standards - Matt Upston, Sue Whiffin

Disadvantaged Pupils - James Heaver, George Maddocks

Ethos, Community Relationships & Communication - Joel Gater, The Revd. Jolyon Seward, Martin Thompson,

Safeguarding - James Heaver (Lead), Matt Upston (Deputy)


Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings

School Motto

‘Enriching Lives Every Day’

Mission Statement

For in Him you have been enriched in every way, with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. – 1 Corinthians 1-5 is the basis of our Christian Values of: Excellence; Nurture; Respect; Integrity; Compassion; Hope (ENRICH)

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