Governors

Jules Belton
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Jules Belton

Headteacher

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Jules Belton

Headteacher

As the Headteacher, it’s my responsibility to secure the best possible primary school experiences for our children. Together with a team passionate about education and committed to the Christian ethos and values of the school, I work in partnership with the Governing Body to make the best use possible of the resources available to us to ensure that our children understand how to learn, achieve high standards,  learn how to stay safe and how to be responsible young people of the future.

Richard Walton
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Richard Walton

Chair of Governors

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Richard Walton

Chair of Governors

Richard has nearly 27 years’ experience in serving as a Governor of Church Primary schools. He is currently Chair of Governors at St Andrew & St Francis Primary school, which has seen rapid improvement to be a Good School. He is active in his local church in West London and has recently served on the Board of the LDBS. He is Vice Chair of Governors at Leopold Primary School and a Governor at St Mary and St Pancras Primary School in Camden.

His home town is Newcastle and he follows the Magpies, which is sometimes depressing! He has lived in Hammersmith and Fulham for over 30 years and is a passionate supporter of England Rugby. He went to school in Yorkshire and followed this up by joining the navy as a navigator. Saw the world and was paid for the privilege! His commercial background has been spent in senior management in the fashion industry and in top-end retailing and brand management. He currently runs his own consultancy business mentoring and advising small businesses. His hobbies include watching sport, cinema, travel, and especially cooking. He says “I don’t run, cycle (any more), play tennis, gym or do any kind of active sport as I’m just not built that way!”

He’s passionate about primary education and believes that we all have a responsibility to give our children the chance to start life on the right foot with a good basic education and equip them to “Shape our City” for the future.

 

Jason Bridgford
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Jason Bridgford

Staff Governor

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Jason Bridgford

Staff Governor

I am the Nursery class teacher and acting EYFS Coordinator for our school. This current year is my eighth year of teaching and my fifth at St Mary & St Pancras School, have previously taught Year 1 for three years. During my time at STMP I have developed both personally and professionally, thanks to our wonderful staff and appreciative parents. Being a staff governor gives me the means to continue giving back to a school and local community that has welcomed me with open arms.​

Samuel Hopcroft
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Samuel Hopcroft

Foundation Deanery

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Samuel Hopcroft

Foundation Deanery

I became a Governor at St Mary and St Pancras in September 2017. I currently work at Mind, a mental health charity fighting for respect and support for everyone with a mental health problem. I previously held a few roles in education, including working in early years policy at Ofsted and working in education policy at Stonewall, the LGBT equality charity.

Gregory Watson
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Gregory Watson

London Diocesan Board for Schools

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Gregory Watson

London Diocesan Board for Schools

I have been a London Diocese Board of Schools Governor since 2013. I am a Chartered Accountant and have worked in commercial radio since 1991. I currently run Fun Kids, London’s only radio station dedicated to children and their families. I my spare time I am a volunteer with the National Trust at Ham House, or can be found out on my bike.

 

Fr Paschal Worton
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Fr Paschal Worton

Incumbent (COM)

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Fr Paschal Worton

Incumbent (COM)

I am Parish Priest at St Mary’s Church, Eversholt Street. I regularly lead whole school assemblies in school and services in St Mary’s Church.

 

Revd Anne Stevens
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Revd Anne Stevens

Incumbent (COM)

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Revd Anne Stevens

Incumbent (COM)

I am the Vicar of St Pancras Church. I have been a governor at the school since I took up my post in July 2012. Before ordination I worked for the Home Office and BT, and since then I have worked in parishes in Greenwich and Battersea, and as the chaplain of a Cambridge college.

 

Gregory Powell
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Gregory Powell

Foundation PCC

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Gregory Powell

Foundation PCC

I became a PCC Governor at St Mary and St Pancras in September 2017. I have been a member of the congregation at St Pancras Parish Church since 2003. I am currently training to be a primary school teacher with Teach First at The Mulberry Primary School in Tottenham. Prior to that I taught English in Chongqing, China for four years after graduating with a history degree.

William Hall
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William Hall

Foundation (LDBS)

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William Hall

Foundation (LDBS)

I became a governor at St Mary and St Pancras in 2019 having previously been a governor at another school outside London. My career has involved a number of areas including education research and I am also a Charity Trustee. I am passionate about unlocking the potential of all children through first class education.

Nandini Ramakrishnan
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Nandini Ramakrishnan

Co-opted

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Nandini Ramakrishnan

Co-opted

Nandini Ramakrishnan is a Macro Strategist within the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities team for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. She is responsible for top-down emerging markets strategy. She was previously a Global Market Strategist for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics.

James Poole
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James Poole

Foundation Deanery

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James Poole

Foundation Deanery

I became a Governor at St Mary and St Pancras School in September 2015, and was elected Chair in March 2016. I have previously been involved in education in a variety of ways. I spent a year teaching in Vanuatu and subsequently taught History and Politics at a secondary school in North London for four years. I manage a residential summer school which welcomes up to 300 international students at a time. Having left teaching to pursue a legal career, I have been involved in several education-centric cases, involving issues relating to disability and special educational needs. I serve as Link Governor for Pupil Progress. If you wish to speak to me about any matter, I am always happy to be contacted via the School Office

ZOE BISHOP
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ZOE BISHOP

Parent Governor

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ZOE BISHOP

Parent Governor

I was appointed Parent Governor at St Mary and St Pancras in February 2020. I have a son in Reception.

My background has previously been in Education, working at another local school for 15 years and I’m Vice Chair at a local Play Centre called Plot 10.

I have a keen interest in education and feel we all have a responsibility to help every child receive the best possible start in life

I am looking forward to getting to know the school, staff, children and fellow Governors while committing to my new position.

Robert Cole
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Robert Cole

Clerk to Governors

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Robert Cole

Clerk to Governors

I work for the London Diocesan Board for Schools and became Clerk to the Governors at St Mary and St Pancras in September 2019. I have a strong interest in education and previously taught English overseas.

 

St Mary and St Pancras CE Primary School is governed by people representing our local community and its links with the wider world. Some governors are parents or staff, others are foundation (Church of England) governors, from the local authority or the churches of St Mary the Virgin and New St Pancras.   All our governors have equal status and make decisions collectively. In a typical governing body meeting, we might look at results, discuss budgets, advise on personnel issues, develop policies, assess the impact of recent legislation, and generally help the Headteacher steer the future direction of the school. Everything we do is to keep our children safe and healthy in body, mind and spirit, ready to achieve educationally, and able to play their part in society as they grow up.

Our legal duties include:-

• setting strategic direction, policies and objectives • approving the school budget • reviewing progress against the School Development Plan  objectives • appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher.  Individual governors have regular meetings with staff in one capacity or another. We all meet together as a body nine times a year. If you think there is something the governors need to know and to discuss there, please contact the Chair, James Poole, through the school office. How do I become a Governor? Our governing body is currently complete, but if you think you have what it takes to be a school governor there are a number of ways of finding schools that have vacancies: 1) You can contact your local school to ask if they need a new governor 2) You can contact the School Governors’ One Stop Shop‘, which recruits Governors nationally 3) You can contact your local council 4) Contact the LDBS.

St Mary & St Pancras governance arrangements are as follows:

  • The Full Governing Body meets each month for nine months of the year. The FGB is clerked by a clerk from the LDBS.
  • The Finance Committee  is convened to look at staffing, salaries and the budget and reports to the FGB.
  • A  designated Admissions Committee meets on behalf of the FGB with delegated authority to decide on admissions to Nursery and Reception every Spring spring term.
  • Panels of governors will be convened as and when required to consider parental complaints or disciplinary issues should they arise.

As part of our ongoing transparency we publish our minutes on this website, although that is not a statutory requirement. However, it is a statutory requirement for all governors to publish any conflicts of interest they may have or could be conceived as a possible conflict of interest. These are shown in the following tables. Please click on the tables to view.

 

Also, we are required to publish the attendance of governors over the previous 12 month rolling period including  their term of office and who appoints them. This is shown in the following table:

 

 

Governing Body Minutes

2019-20

Full Governing Body Minutes 17th September 2019

Full Governing Body Minutes 19th November 2019

Full Governing Body Minutes 17th December 2019

Full Governing Body Minutes 21st January 2020

Full Governing Body Minutes 25th February 2020

Full Governing Body Minutes 5th May 2020

Full Governing Body Minutes 16th June 2020

2018-19

Full Governing Body Minutes 16th July 2019

Full Governing Body Minutes 18th June 2019

Full Governing Body Minutes 7th May 2019

Full Governing Body Minutes 19th March 2019

Full Governing Body Minutes 12th February 2019

Full Governing Body Minutes 15th January 2019

Full Governing Body Minutes 11th December 2018

Full Governing Body Minutes 6th November 2018

No meeting in October

Full Governing Body minutes 20th September 2018

2017-18

Full Governing Body minutes 17th July 2018

Full Governing Body minutes 19th June 2018

Full Governing Body minutes 8th May 2018

Full Governing Body minutes 20th March 2018

Full Governing Body minutes 20th February 2018

Full governing body meetings 16th January 2018

Full governing body minutes 12th December 2017

Full governing body minutes 7th November 2017

No meeting in October

Full governing body minutes 19th September 2017

2016-17

Full governing body minutes 20th June 2017

Full governing body minutes 9th May 2017

No meeting in April

Full governing body minutes 21st March 2017

Full governing body minutes 21st February 2017

Full governing body minutes 17th January 2017

Full governing body minutes 13th December 2016

Full governing body minutes 8th November 2016

Full governing body minutes 11th October 2016

Full governing body minutes 20th September 2016

2015-16

Full governing body minutes 15th September 2015

Full governing body minutes 13th October 2015

Full governing body minutes 8th December 2015

Full governing body minutes 12th January 2016

Full governing body minutes 9th February 2016

Full governing body minutes 8th March 2016

Full governing body minutes 10th May 2016

Full governing body minutes 14th June 2016

Full governing body minutes 12th July 2016

2014-15

Full governing body meeting 1: 9th September 2014

Full governing body meeting 2: 14th October 2014

Full governing body meeting 3: 11th November 2014

Full governing body meeting 4: 9th December 2014

Full governing body meeting 5: 13th January 2015

Full governing body meeting 6: 10th February 2015

Full governing body meeting 7: 10th March 2015

Full governing body meeting 8: 12th May 2015

Full governing body meeting 9: 9th June 2015

Full governing body meeting 10: 14th July 2015

2013-14

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013

January 2014

March 2014

May 2014

July 2014