St Paul's VA Primary School


Welcome from the Chair of Governors

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the St Paul's School website and invite you to look more closely at the advantages our school has to offer.


Governors work with the head teacher and staff to ensure the best possible opportunities for our pupils; we value highly the working partnership that is created through cooperation between parents, members of the wider community, the church and the school for the benefit of our children.


It is always a pleasure to visit the school during their working day and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere that provides children with a school experience that is happy, fruitful and memorable.


Ms Elisabeth Aslin

Governing Body Chairperson 


Our Ethos Statement

Recognising their historic foundation and in accordance with their Trust Deeds, the schools will preserve and develop their religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church in Wales and in partnership with the Church at Mission Area and Diocesan level.


The schools aim to serve their communities by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  They encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Christian values through the experience they offer to all their pupils.


Governing Body Structure


There are five categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Foundation, Community, LA (Wrexham Council appointed), Parent and Staff governors.  All governors have equal status.


We are committed to providing a positive environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.




Chair of Governors            Elisabeth Aslin

Vice Chair of Governors    Clare Williams


Foundation Governors

Ex-Officio Rev. Huw Butler, Vacancy, Emma Jones

Parent Clare Williams, Rachel Barley

Staff Sarah Ellis

Teacher Vacancy

Community Elizabeth Cross, Susan Harber, Vacancy


Parent Governors

Isobel Grierson, Rikki Armitage


Local Authority Governor

Ed Burke


Community Governors

Elisabeth Aslin


Additional Community Governor



Teacher Governor

Alison Kerr


Staff Governor

Sharon Jones



Lesley Thomas



The Governing Body has the following core strategic functions:


Establishing the strategic direction, by:

 - Setting and ensuring clarity of vision, values, and objectives for the school

- Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets

 - Meeting statutory duties


Ensuring accountability, by:

- Appointing the Headteacher

- Monitoring the educational performance of the school and progress towards agreed targets

- Performance managing the Headteacher

- Engaging with stakeholders 

- Contributing to school self-evaluation


Overseeing financial performance, by:

- Setting the budget

- Monitoring spending against the budget

 - Ensuring money is well spent and value for money is obtained

- Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed


The Conduct of Governors

Governing bodies and individual governors should act at all times with honesty and integrity and be ready to explain their actions and decisions to staff, pupils, parents and anyone with a legitimate interest in the school.  Governors must be aware that minutes and papers of governing body meetings should, as soon as reasonably practicable after a meeting, be made available for anyone to see them at the school (Approved and Non Confidential content only). 


The Maelor Church Schools Federation has a strict Code of Conduct Policy which our governors sign up to on an annual basis.


Governor Code of Conduct.pdf



Sometimes a parent, staff member, pupil or someone in the community may raise a concern or make a complaint.

All governing bodies must have and must publish procedures for dealing with complaints.

If you believe you have a serious complaint that has not been resolved by approaching the school, the Governing Body will investigate however it can only do so if you submit a formal complaint. 

All formal complaints MUST be submitted using the forms found in the Complaints Policy and Procedure.