St Paul's CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School

York YO24 4BJ

01904 625240

Equality and Excellence

Our Governors

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school's Governors and what they do.

At St Paul's there are eleven governors who together make up the "Governing Body". The governors come from many different backgrounds and include parents, teachers, members of the Diocese, members of the local community and specialists appointed by the Local Authority. As a group we are responsible for the major decisions about the school and its future, and work with the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher in the leadership of the school.

Our full Governing Body meets 3 times a year to discuss and agree the schools business. In addition there are 3 sub committees - each of these meets at least once a term. The 3 sub committees are:-

  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
  • Finance and Staffing
  • Premises and H&S

Our Governing Body

Mrs Alison Hanham - Chair of Governors, Curriculum and Finance Committees, Headteacher pay review

Rev John Lee - Vice Chair of Governors, Finance, Policy and Headteacher pay review

Mr Philip Bruce - Finance and staffing

Mrs Sarah Lomas - Curriculum, Premises and H&S (Chair)

Ms Holly Hennell - Curriculum

Mrs Lisa Obi - Curriculum (Chair)

Mr Tom Keef - Curriculum

Mr Nick Payne - Finance and staffing (Chair)

Mr Martyn Long - Curriculum

Mrs Sarah Hann - Curriculum

Mrs Sue Rothney - Finance and staffing 

Clerk Mrs Elizabeth Ryan


Subject link Governors

English - Ms Holly Hennell (Writing - Mrs Lisa Obi)

Maths - Tom Keef

Science - Mr Phil Bruce

EYFS - Mrs Sarah Lomas

RE - Rev John Lee

IT/PE - Mr Martyn Long

MFL - Ms Holly Hennell

The Arts - Mrs Lisa Obi

History - Mrs Sue Rothney

Geography - Mrs Alison Hanham


Special Areas of responsibility

Safeguarding, Child Protection & Anti Bullying - Mrs Sarah Lomas/Mr Martyn Long





Rev J Lee

Mrs A Hanham





Mrs Sarah Hann




Mr N Payne

Mrs S Lomas

Mr Martyn Long







Parent Elected

Mr P Bruce

Ms Holly Hennell

Mrs L Obi

Mr Tom Keef





Local Authority

Mrs S Rothney