Meet the Governors

Mr Albert Owen

Chair/Ex Officio Foundation Governor

I have been involved with the school over a number of years, firstly as a parent, both of our children attended the school and then as a governor. I have always thought that it is very important for every child in the school to achieve their full potential and enjoy the learning experience. I am delighted that the school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice and it encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

Mrs Sue Marable

Chair / Parent Governor


Mr Chris Partridge


I am the Head Teacher Governor and as such, attend all Full Governing Board meetings and Committee meetings. As Head Teacher I am responsible for the organisation, management and control of the school. It is my duty to advise Governors on the strategic development of the school and implement the Governing Body’s strategic framework. I very much enjoy working with my Governor colleagues, who are hardworking and supportive, but who at the same time rigorously challenge and question me on school improvement and development.

Mr Julian Thompson

LA Governor

I have been a headteacher of two primary schools, an Ofsted inspector and a local authority education adviser. I have close links with Shepton Mallet, having lived in the town for nearly 20 years and been a member of the church.  The care, commitment and teamwork of St Paul’s leaders and staff is a great strength of the school and I am delighted to be able to offer my support and challenge as a governor. I am particularly keen that the improvements which have been made in recent years are continued and developed so that every child is happy, achieves their very best and the school reaches the highest possible standards.

Mr Cliff Brown

Community Governor

Mr Mark Hood

Parent Governor

Mrs Hayley Green

Parent Governor

I became a parent/community governor for St Paul's CofE VC Junior School in 2017. I have two children who happily attend the school.  I have enjoyed helping out with their day trips and other class activities that encourage parents to join in. I hope to be able to share my views as a parent, focusing on the children being happy, safe and having fun times while they learn.

Mrs Magdalena Borowska

Parent Governor

My name is Magdalena Borowska. I am 31 years. In this school it teaches my daughter Martyna from October 2016. I try to help Polish children understand the language. My goal is to work with parents and help with dialogue with teachers. I have lots of professional experience  working with families, parents and children as a social assistance worker in Poland. I am communicative, optimistic person. I am very pleased to be part of the governing body and help children. 

Mrs Sally Jefferies

Staff Governor

I have been fortunate to work at St Paul’s for many years and have been recently appointed the position of Deputy Head which I am thoroughly enjoying. I joined the Governing Body two years ago as I felt I wanted to understand more about how our Governors supports the school. It has been a real privilege to play an active role in discussing and making decisions about how to move the school forward in the best interests of our children. I enjoy the challenge our Governors present to us during our meetings and learning about new aspects of our school that I wasn’t involved with before. It is a real pleasure to be part of a super team which help drives our school to success.

Mrs Laura Parfitt

Staff Governor

Mrs Fran Lenzi

Co-opted Governor

I joined as a parent governor in 2013 when our eldest daughter started in year 3. Coming from the Italian education system, I was feeling uncomfortable and frustrated and I figured out that the best way of overcoming this was to get actively involved in the school. I soon discovered that, within St Paul`s governing body, passion and vision come together with commitment and hard work to ensure the best is done in the children`s interest. Since January 2014 I`ve been part of the staff as EAL support. I feel passionate about our EAL children`s wellbeing and that of their families, as I understand the challenges of starting anew in a sometimes deeply different cultural context. I firmly believe that multiculturalism can be highly enriching for our school.

Mrs Anna Muggleton

Associate Governor

I was recently appointed by the Governing board at St Paul’s in 2015. Being part of the Governing body means that I can share my experiences and views as a class teacher, plus as a subject leader for Science. My other role is promoting opportunities for the More Able children at the school. 

My main interest and passion is in how we encourage and promote all children’s resilience and perseverance with their learning. How the children can ‘dig deep’ and do their best, learning skills and knowledge from things that go well and also when things may not work out immediately.

I am very pleased to be part of the governing body and to contribute to St Paul’s ongoing mission of giving every child memorable opportunities to do his or her best.


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