Our Governing Body

St. James' Church of England Primary Academy Trust

The Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The charitable company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association are the primary governing documents of the Academy Trust.

The Members of the Trust are:

The Venerable Simon Burton-Jones - The Diocese of Rochester
Mr. John Constanti - The Diocese of Rochester
Reverend Sharon Copestake - The Diocese of Rochester
Mrs Laura Smith - The Williamson Trust
Mr. Eliot Hodges - The Williamson Trust

The Governors act as the Trustees for the charitable activities of St. James’ Church of England Primary Academy Trust and are also the Directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law. The charitable company is known as St. James’ Church of England Primary Academy and St. James’ Church of England Primary Academy Trust (Trading) Company.

Members' Liability
Each Member of the charitable company undertakes to contribute to the assets of the charitable company in the event of it being wound up while they are a Member, or within one year after they cease to be a Member, such amount as may be required, not exceeding £10, for the debts and liabilities contracted before they ceased to be a Member.

Principal Activities
The Academy Trust’s principal activity is to provide, for public benefit, full time education for students aged four to eleven years old. It also provides nursery education to children from two years to four years. The Children’s Centre (St. James’ Church of England Primary Academy Trust (Trading) Company) provided services for families with children from nought to five years until closure.

In particular to maintain, develop and manage a school with a designated Church of England religious character offering a broad and balanced curriculum.

 

  • Mrs Kerrie Cook

    Chair of Governors - Appointed by The Diocese of Rochester

    DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 28th March 2013
    TERM OF OFFICE: 28th March 2017 to 27th March 2021
    BUSINESS INTERESTS: Employed by NatWest Bank / Chair for the SJPA Charity

  • Rev Jill Wright

    Foundation Governor - Appointed by The Diocese of Rochester

    ROLE: Vice Chair of Governors
    DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 26th June 2017
    TERM OF OFFICE: 26th June 2017 to 25th June 2021
    BUSINESS INTERESTS: Church of England - Christian Minister / WHOO Cares - Visitor to the Lonely / Family Trust - Leader

  • Mrs Sarah Malone

    Parent Governor - Appointed by St. James' Church of England Primary Academy

    DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 28th March 2013
    TERM OF OFFICE: 28th March 2017 to 27th March 2021
    BUSINESS INTERESTS: Treasurer for the SJPA Charity

  • Miss Clare King

    Staff Governor - Appointed by St. James' Church of England Primary Academy

    DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 1st July 2015
    TERM OF OFFICE: 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2019
    BUSINESS INTERESTS: None

  • Mrs Ruth Sivarajah

    Head of School and Ex-Officio - Appointed by St. James' Church of England Primary Academy

    DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 1st April 2016
    TERM OF OFFICE: Ongoing