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Our Governors 

Governing Body Sept 2022 – July 2023

The Schools of St Alphege have an extremely effective and supportive Governing Body. The Governing Body includes elected representatives of parents and teachers as well as representatives of the local authority, community and the Diocese.

The Governors are the immediate lay support for the professional staff of the school. The Governing Body meets once a half-term to discuss strategic decisions and school improvement. Each member of the Governing Body serves for four years and shares, with the headteacher, the responsibility for the running of the school.

They and their committees meet regularly each half-term to make decisions which affect the general policy of the school, the appointment of staff and the management of finances. Governors can only act together, they cannot act individually.

All of our governors are allocated a subject or aspect to which they are paired; this enables governors to have a hands-on understanding of the day-to-day ethos and values of the school. The Diocese of Birmingham and the PCC appoint the Foundation Governors who represent the Founding Trust of the schools. They have a special role to play in serving both school and Church. All governors may be contacted via the school office.

Structure & Responsibilities


List of Governors

Pecuniary Interests

 The Federation of St. Alphege Church of England Infant and Junior Schools Governing Body 2023 - 2024

Name of Governor Position Held Governor Type Appointed/ Elected by Date of first Appointment Date of Latest Re-appointment Date Appointment Expires Date of Resignation
James Bowater Partent Parents 25/03/2023 24/03/2027
Kathryn Clarke LA Governor LA 08/12/2020 09/04/2021 08/04/2025
Sarah Curtis-Spence Parent Parents 25/03/2023 24/03/2027
Catherine Eaton PCC PCC 06/11/2018 06/11/2022 05/11/2026
John McDermott Chair PCC PCC 06/10/2016 14/07/2022 13/07/2026
Jayne McGowan Staff Staff 03/06/2020 - 02/06/2024
Fr Simon Marshall Rector’s Representative Ex-officio Rector Dec 2013 Ex-officio
Jane Martin Co-opted Governing Body 21/06/2023 20/06/2027
Michael Morris Solihull School Solihull School 11/11/2021 - 10/11/2025
Fr Barrie Scott Vice-Chair Advisor Diocese January 2023 Ex-officio
Sam Smith Head Teacher Head Teacher - 10/04/2023 Permanent whilst HT and wishing to be a governor
Simon Stanion Diocesan Diocese Pre-2000 20/03/2022 19/03/2026
Charlotte Taylor Diocesan Diocesan 13/07/2023 12/07/2027
Vacancy PCC
Vacancy PCC
Vacancy Co-opted
Vacancy Co-opted
Governors who have left within the last twelve months
Mark Coombs Co-opted Governing Body 01/10/2018 01/10/2022 31/09/2026 06/09/2023
Victoria Epplestone PCC PCC 03/07/2021 - 02/07/2025 06/09/2023
Liz Hughes Co-opted Governing Body 09/07/2014 01/01/2019 31/12/2022
Rob Morrissey Head Teacher Head Teacher - 24/04/2017 21/12/2022
Jayne Daw Parent Parents 25/03/2019 24/03/2023 24/03/2023
Pam Price Chair Diocesan Diocese 02/09/2011 11/07/2019 10/07/2023 15/06/2023
Fiona Smyth Associate Member Governing Body 04/12/2017 03/12/2021 02/12/2025 13/07/2023
Carol Southworth Vice-Chair PCC PCC Pre-2000 01/01/2021 31/12/2024 13/07/2023
Meryl Homer PCC PCC 01/01/2017 01/01/2021 31/12/2024 25/07/2023