St James C of E Infants has an active and involved governing body.  This is made up of Foundation Governors (who are appointed by the Diocese), Parent Governors (who are appointed by election in school), an LA Governor, a Staff Governor and Co-Opted Governors (who are appointed by the Governing Body).  This means there are a wide variety of people involved in overseeing the running of the school.  The governors are very dedicated and enthusiastic about monitoring and making improvements in school.  They meet at every half term to discuss items such as finance, attendance, health & safety and the School Improvement Plan.

The Governors can be approached regarding any problems you have in school that you feel cannot be dealt with by staff.  This can be done, by writing a letter to the Chair of Governors (c/o the school).

You can download our "Rough Guide to the Governing Body" by clicking below.


Rough Guide to the Governing Body


Our Governing Body is made up of as follows:


Term of Office

End Date

Head Teacher:

Mr Michael Craig


Foundation Governor:

Mrs Dorothy Graham 


Foundation Governor:



Foundation Governor:

Dr Mark Edmiston (Vice Chair)


Parent Governor:

Mrs Gay Frankland


Parent Governor:

Mrs Tracey Stamper


Parent Governor:

Mr Andrew Short


Parent Governor:


Mr Gary Dixon


LA Governor:

Mr Brian O'Kane


Co-Opted Governor:

Mrs Emma Butterworth


Co-Opted Governor:

Miss Kerri Basso


Staff Governor

Mrs Val Howard


Associate member

Mrs Clair Brown



Clerk to the Governors:

 Mrs Aga Coulson




Click here to see the latest "Governors News"


Below you will find the list of Governors detailing their responsibilities, voting rights and interests financial and otherwise that may affect their office.