Meet the Governors
Welcome to the Governors’ section of our website. I am pleased to introduce the Governing Body of St Francis C of E Primary School and Nursery. We have a very talented and committed group of governors serving our school. All of us are volunteers, and we represent all sections of the school community. Each governor makes a commitment of time, experience and expertise in order to support continuous improvement in school for the benefit of all the children here. Look out for us on the playground, at school events and parents’ evenings. We look forward to meeting you.
Chair of Local Governing Body
Mr. M Tite
Mr Tite can be contacted at the school address.
Mrs Clarisse Rodgers
Mr Matthew Smith
Miss Josephine Haselwood
Mrs Deidre Leeming
Mrs Jill Moorcroft
Mr A. Pugh
Mr Matthew Tite
Clerk to the Governing Body:
Mrs J. Pickup
Associate Governors 2019/20:
Mrs E. Jones (Deputy HT)
Georgina Edgar - Health & Safety Consultant
Matt brings skills within the areas of safeguarding, resource leadership and management and health and safety within a public sector organization. He has children who attend St Francis School and in his spare time enjoys researching his family history. He is also a chartered manager and member of the Chartered Management Institute as well as holding 3 academic degrees.
Clarisse RodgersClarisse brings a wealth of experience working with different branches of Sport England focused on equality and inclusion and currently having a role with Kick it Out within the Premiere League. She is an active member of St Francis Church and has a child in St Francis School. In her spare time Clarisse enjoys socialising with friends, spending time with her family.
Deidre has worked as a school leadership trainer and also a schools network director and is very skilled at assisting with and monitoring school improvement. She grew up in the St Francis Church Family and has grandchildren at St Francis School. She enjoys working with textiles in her spare time and also travels extensively around the world.
Jill has a wealth of experience working with children with special needs and is able to support the school in their SEND provision. She has two grown up daughters who previously attended St Francis School. In her spare time Jill enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
Matt has a background in education previously holding the position of Assistant Headteacher before moving to work within the university sector as a teacher trainer. He has two children who attend St Francis School and in his spare time enjoys photography whilst travelling the world. Matt also practices the martial art of Tae Kwon-Do.
Sheila is a learning mentor at St Francis and has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the school. She works with many children across school and supports those in vulnerable positions. She has also worked within the safeguarding and SEND teams for many years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening and completing crosswords.
Alex is a teacher at St Francis School and has also previously worked in the events management field. He brings a clear understanding of current educational practices alongside a keen interest in the performing arts. In his spare time Alex helps to run a football club and also enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.
Josaphine is an active member of St Francis Church and also mentors and has taught languages. She brings a clear understanding of the Christian Ethos to her Governor role. In her spare time she enjoys going out for meals with her friends and attending church events.