St Francis Church of England Aided Primary School and Nursery

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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.


Parent Governors:

Vacancy 1

Mr Matthew Smith

Parish Governors:


Diocesan Governors:

Mrs Deidre Leeming

Mrs Jill Moorcroft

Staff Governors:

Mrs E Washbourne

Mr A. Pugh

Community Governors:

Mr Matthew Tite

Revd. Gail Rogers

Clerk to the Governing Body:

Mike Box


Ex Officio

Mrs J. Pickup


Associate Governors 2020/21:


Mrs E. Jones (Deputy HT)





Matt Tite

Matt brings skills within the areas of safeguarding, resource leadership and management and health and safety within a public sector organisation.  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.


Deidre Leeming

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 Moorcroft

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 Smith

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.

Alex Pugh

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.