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Meet The Governors

Welcome to the Governor pages of the St Michaels Schools Federation. What’s a federation you ask? Well we have one governing body that’s responsible for two schools. Our schools are still separate infant and junior settings but they only have one governing body. This means that the governing body takes an interest across the sites. We support the Executive Head, Mrs Dicker and the Head of School, Mrs Heather,  in their work and support in the development of a joined vision and values which apply to both of the schools.

The Governing Body works with two committees each taking responsibility for specific areas of the federations development. The Learning and Development Team look at areas such as school data and curriculum development while the resources team monitor the school budget and ensure the buildings comply with health and safety requirements. These committees meet at least three times per year.

We also meet as a full body at least three times per year also. During these meetings we focus on specific issues that need our attention, hear about the work of the committees and consider how the body is developing and supporting the federation.

We are appointed or elected in a number of different governor categories, representing the various groups with an interest in the school. We bring different skills and experience to the Governing Body (co-opted governors are appointed specifically for the skills they offer) and share a keen interest in the education of the children at the schools and an enthusiasm to help achieve the federation’s Vision. This table shows our current governors and you may follow the links below to find out more about us.

In addition to attending meetings, all governors make regular monitoring visits to the school to meet staff and children and check progress against the school’s plans. There are specific areas to be monitored, including Safeguarding, Finance, Health and Safety, and we have a nominated governor to lead in these important areas, shown in the table above. All governors monitor progress against school development plans and this year our specific focus has been to check on the progress and attainment of our disadvantaged children (those for whom we receive additional Pupil Premium funding). We also attend events and celebrations at the school and this is the part of the governor role we all really enjoy!

We are always keen to hear from parents, carers and others interested in the progress of the school or perhaps interested in joining the Governing Body. If you would like to contact the Governors for any reason, or would like more information on how we manage Governing Body business, please write to us at the school (address your envelope to the “Clerk to the Governing Body”) or speak to Mrs Dicker or Mrs Heather or any current governor.

Information on governors who left the Governing Body in the past year is contained in minutes published on this website.

Click on our names to find out more about us!

Chair of Governors  - Parent (SMJ) - Rachel Flintoft

Executive Headteacher - Lisa Dicker

Staff - Lauren Mercer

Parent (Appointed) - John Saunders

Co-opted - Festus Flaherty

Co-opted - Craig Carter

Co-opted - Sarah McAreavey 

Co-opted - Vacant

Foundation (ex officio) - Ftr Neil Bryson 

Clerk (KCC) - Vanessa Stevens

Authority (KCC) - Vacant



Governing Body Information - November 2017