Our Local Academy Committee (formerly known as Governors).

We are a group of volunteers who have a wide range of backgrounds and interests. As members of the Committee, we have one thing in common, and that is our passion and drive to support all of the children at St James, so that they achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.  We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to working with the Head teacher, staff and wider community to make an active difference.

The role of the Local Academy Committee is to:

  • Monitor the delivery of the curriculum and the quality of teaching and learning
  • Ensure good quality provision for all children, especially those with Special Educational Needs
  • Act as a critical friend to the Head teacher by providing support and challenge
  • Monitor and facilitate the physical environment of the school, health and safety at school and access to the school
  • Develop, review and implement policies
  • Monitor the school budget and ensure good value for money

To do this, we hold a series of meetings.  Committee members also visit the school at different times, to talk and work with staff and children and see the school at work and play!

If you would like to discuss any ideas, please make contact with the school office and a member of the Committee will be in touch with you!

Local Academy Committee 2019 – 2020



Head teacher 

Gail Gynn

Chair of Committee 

Sally Perkins

Parent Governors

Miroslaw Malinowski

Teaching Representative

Shannon Harris

Non-Teaching Representative 

Laura Fuller

Co-opted Governors 

Adele Boom

David Anderson

Kathryn Berrill

Associate Committee Member 

Gail Gynn

Clerk to Local Academy Committee  

Ken Bonser


Governors Data

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St James Infant School,
St James Street,
NN11 4AG

Phone: 01327 702783
Fax: 01327 704288