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Meet Our Governors

In accordance with the Dfe’s current guidance for Governance of academies and multi-academy trusts, our Governing body is responsible for:

  1. Setting the vision and strategic direction of our school, ensuring all statutory duties are met and to setting an ethos of high expectations of everyone in the school community. This includes high expectations for the behaviour, progress and attainment of all pupils and for the conduct and professionalism of both staff and governors
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff and  ensuring that the headteacher implements the strategic framework established by the board.
  3. Overseeing the school’s financial performance and ensuring that money is well spent and in line with the school’s strategic priorities.

The terms of reference for our Pay Committee are available here 

Our governing body:

  • Mrs Louise Johnson - Headteacher
  • Mrs Faith Axten (Acting Chair)
  • Rev Ben Beecroft
  • Mrs Juliette Dean
  • Mrs Kerri Lister
  • Mrs Ndulee Stevens

You can find out more about becoming a school governor at the ‘School Governors’ One Stop Shop’ website (SGOSS). The ‘Governance Good Practice Guide’ tells you what is involved in being a governor.'

"We take great pride in aiding all of our children to achieve their potential, experiencing a rich and diverse curriculum and a wide range of development opportunities." - St Paul's Governing Body

Louise Johnson, Headteacher

I have been the head of St Paul's since September 2013, having worked at the school since 2006 as a class teacher and then Deputy Head. I live locally and both my children attended the school. I feel privileged to lead a school with such dedicated and enthusiastic staff, and am passionate about providing high quality learning experiences and outcomes for all pupils. Within the Governing Body I am responsible for ensuring that the vision and aims for the strategic direction of the school are realised and lead to the best possible education for our wonderful children.

Faith Axten (Acting Chair)

My name is Faith Axten, and although originally from the North East I have lived in Addlestone near to St Paul's School for nearly thirty years. I have four grandchildren of primary school age, two English and two French, and so  first class primary education is very important to me.  I am a member of St Paul's church and was a teacher for 35 years, now enjoying retirement. My chief interests are reading, gardening and the Fairtrade movement and I naturally spend some time in France with my family.

Kerri Lister

My name is Kerri Lister and I am a Parent Governor.  I have lived in Addlestone for the last 12 years and work locally in Chertsey.  My son is in Year 4 and my daughter will hopefully be joining in Reception in 2016.  I am a strong supporter of the school, its ethos and principles and ensuring that every child can achieve their best through a supporting and nurturing environment. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, down my allotment trying to grow vegetables and I also play an active role in the Friends of St Paul's. 

Ndullee Stevens

I have been a parent at St Paul’s for several years. My son  went on to secondary school last year, and I have a daughter in Year 6 and another in Reception. I studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University and went on to train as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in their London office. I also hold the National College’s Diploma in School Business Management and have several years’ experience as a senior leader within the primary school sector. I am currently employed as Director of Finance for Tudor Park Education Trust, a multi-academy trust based in Feltham. I have served as a governor of two schools, currently as Vice-Chair of Governors at St Paul’s. I am passionate about education and committed to improving outcomes for pupils.

Ben Beecroft

I have been a Foundation Governor at St Paul’s for the past 8 years since moving to Addlestone as Vicar, in addition to being a Governor in my previous parish of Warfield in Berkshire. Father to 3 girls, my youngest Becky is presently in Year 6 at St Paul’s. I am committed to holistic education in which the emotional and spiritual needs of children are valued and met in addition of course to academic development, and where success is measured in character as well as in SATS. I think a child’s school years have the potential to be some of the happiest years of their life. It is a privilege to serve with such a dedicated team of staff and governors that we have at St Pauls. As Vicar I am excited by all that St Pauls Church and School contributes to the life of our wider community.

Juliette Dean

I have been a teacher at St Paul’s for just over ten years and have spent much of that time as an EYFS practitioner. I am passionate about ensuring all children receive a great start in education and that they have the opportunity to build the foundations for learning that will carry them throughout their school career and beyond. In more recent years I have become an assistant headteacher and have enjoyed being part of a team which ensures the delivery of high quality education for all children at St Paul’s. 














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