St Loys C of E Primary Academy has been blessed by the quality, expertise and commitment over the years of a good many people. Some of these have been long standing governors or close friends who have frequently helped at the school.
To both honour these people and to allow them to continue their voluntary help and support with us, the new title of St Loys Guardian was created in the Presentation of Awards Service (July 2015). This title can be thought of as similar to a ‘Fellow’ and is not a Trustee. A list of our current Guardians can be found below.
Mrs Jeanette Harris – former Office Manager and Bursar who retired after being part of St Loys for 11 years.
Mrs Nicky Carpenter – formed St Loys Pre School. This provision was judged to be Outstanding more than once by Ofsted.
Mrs Anne Carter – retiring Teacher of 16 years at St Loys and still visits St Loys as a volunteer.
Mr David Clarke – former Governor for over 10 years and current Grandparent.
Rev’d Will Adams – former Chairman of Governors and a member of the Board of Governors for many years.
Mr John Gregory – former Chairman of Governors. The lead driving force for the premise redevelopment (1.25 million pounds!). A member of the board of Governors for a number of years.
Mr Frank Hunter – frequent helper with sport and computing (IT) at the school.
Mrs Caroline Smith – former pupil, parent, Vice Chair of Governors and long standing Governor (over 20 years).
Wing Commander Mike Streten – former Vice Chairman of Governors and long standing member of the Board of Governors.
The Role of the Guardians
To support the Governing Body and academic staff by encouraging respect for the history and ethos of the school and to encourage school performance beyond the curriculum. In particular to encourage:
- Church & School relationship
- Community & School relationship
- Preservation of the School character – ethos & architecture
- Respect for the foundation and history of the school
- The development of sport, arts and sciences
- The support of leadership at the school
- The inclusion in the curriculum of opportunities for pupils to develop their creativity and thinking skills