Governor Profiles

Governor profiles

Anna Hill Chair Of Governors  - Governor Champion for English

I have recently become the Chair of Governors at St Matthews C of E Primary School. I have a daughter at the school and have been a member of the Parent council for 5 years. During this time I have seen first-hand what a fantastic school it is, the teaching staff inspire pupils to be the best they can be and all create a fantastic learning environment. I am the Governor Champion for English and therefore have keen interest in Reading and also St Mathew's school library, I have been instrumental in assisting this to grow and develop as a resource for all children within school. I have worked for the Library service for 11 years and am currently a Library Service Team Leader based at Wellington Library. As a Governor I enjoy carrying out learning walks and book scrutinies, and also attending Raising Attainment Planning Meetings with Senior leaders and our School Improvement Advisor

Mrs Heather Cooper Vice Chair of Governors Foundation Governor Champion for Mathematics and SEND

I have been attending St. Matthew’s Church since moving to Donnington in 2002, and it was through this involvement that I became a Foundation Governor at St. Matthew’s School in 2006. I am one of the Governors responsible for the Performance Management of the Head Teacher, and the Governor Champion for SEND and Mathematics. My role is to promote the Christian character of the school, so as well as attending meetings in school I am often in Church when the children come in for services and class visits

Reverend Paula Smith Foundation Governor Ambassador for RE/SIAMS

I am the Reverend Paula Smith from St Matthew's Church and I am a Foundation Governor. St. Matthew’s Church serves the people of Donnington, Donnington Wood and the Humbers. We are people who aim to follow in the way of Jesus and aim to show this by showing hospitality, generosity and building a sense of community. I am keen to foster links between St. Matthew’s School and the church, and regularly visit the children and staff within school .We run Messy Church for the children, aiming to provide a welcoming environment where families can worship together, learn together, have fun together, socialise with others and grow into faith. We meet on the first Sunday of each month. The school have a positive relationship with the church and perform at church festivals, the children participate in ‘experience church’ sessions with members of the church community, and Year 5 and 6 participate in Eucharist services with the community. We are always looking for more opportunities to work together.

Martin Webb Governor for IT/Health and Safety

As an ex-pupil and ex-employee of St Matthew’s I have a keen interest in not only my own, but all of the children’s futures who attend this outstanding school as well as a desire to make a real difference to those futures. Myself and my Wife have two Sons who currently attend St Matthew’s. I am currently employed by Vodafone as an Application Development Specialist .With my previous and current experience, I feel I could offer support with several areas. I have experience of building the previous school website, as well as several other sites both in and outside of my day job. Alongside the website work, I have a wide range of skills across computing and ICT. Other areas where I have an interest would be within SEND, we do have a family member who lives with Autism/Asperger’s and Health and Safety, I feel they are both important areas to maintain focus on. Working for Vodafone also enables me to donate several working days of my time each year through one of their ‘Giving Back’ initiatives. I feel honoured to be able to give this time toward helping the school.

Mrs Rebecca Wilson

Mrs Katie Rivers

Mrs Bev Porter

Mr Daniel Antwi

Mrs Jacqui Sach




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