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Governors 2021 -2022

When you visit us at St Matthew's you will be greeted by the energising learning ‘buzz’ characteristic of schools where teaching is much more than ‘delivering’ lessons and where learning is not just a matter of  ‘reaching or exceeding levels’.


Our children will be eager to tell you about their learning and keen to discuss the latest book they are reading. They will be brimming with enthusiasm and curiosity and they will tell you all about the clubs, the special days and the visits they have experienced. You are likely to bump into child dancers, artists, musicians, writers, singers, mathematicians, sportspeople, scientists, gardeners and scientists.


You will meet a team of committed staff who know their children well, have high expectations and aspirations for every single one of them and are always willing to go that extra mile. Add to that the warmth of a friendly school community with strong shared values and you have something very special. We are a proud team of Governors at such a school and enjoy being involved in helping it to become ever more effective as a place where every child matters.


Do come and see for yourselves, we look forward to meeting you.


The Local Governing Body


Chair of Governors

If you wish to contact the Governing Body then please email

St Matthew's Clerk


Governors 2020-2021


Category of  Governor                 

Term of Office                               

Business Interests

Pecuniary        Interests                       

Other Governorships

Chris Connors

Headteacher -

St. Matthew's

Post RelatedNo



Rev Chris Routledge

Foundation - Appointed  by Diocese

01/09/19 - 31/08/23


Chair of St Edward's PCC and associated Trusts.  A member of Endeavor Learning Community. A member of Christchurch Council at Estover.

Governor at St Edward's CofE Primary Academy

Lee TuckerAssociate Governor01/09/19 - 31/08/23   
Jacklyn Barry

Chair Of Governors

Parent Governor

01/19/19 - 31/08/23  


Justin BaileyFoundation Governor01/09/21 - 30/08/25   
Sally EalesFoundation appointed by Diocese10/12/18 - 10/12/22   
Nisha JohnParent Governor01/09/21 - 30/08/25no 


Keith MurphyFoundation Governor01/12/19 - 30/11/23




Mark TribeFoundation Governor01/12/19 - 30/11/23No 


Siw Wysome

ClerkPost related   


Governors have specific areas of responsibility:


Chair of Governors – Jacklyn Barry

Co-Vice Chair – Sally Eales/Chris Routledge

Safeguarding - Keith Murphy/Lee Tucker

Disadvantaged Children - Sally Eales

Clerk to the LGB  -  Siw Wysome


If you wish to contact the Governing Body then please email the St Matthew's Clerk on

Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2021-2022

Jackyln Barry   100

Justin Bailey

David Burt   100
Chris ConnorsW   75
Sally Eales   100
Angela HowardA   75
Nisha John   100
Keith Murphy   100
Chris Routledge   100
Sally ShiptonAAA   25
Mark Tribe   100
Lee TuckerAAAA   100
Siw Wysome   100

Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2020-2021


Name of governor19/09/2028/11/2014/01/2125/03/2113/5/21 15/07/21%

Jacklyn Barry

Chris Connors100
Sally Eales100
Keith Murphy100
Chris Routledge100
Mark Tribe100
Lee TuckerAAAA50
Siw Wysome (Clerk)100



Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2019-2020

Name of governor19/09/1921/11/1906/02/2030/04/2025/06/20%

Jacklyn Barry

Chris Connors100
Sally Eales100
Keith MurphyN/A100
Chris Routledge100
Sean SweeneyN/AN/AN/A100
Mark TribeN/A100
Lee Tuckerxx60
Judith Annells (BM)100
Siw Wysome (Clerk)N/A100


Previous Governors


We are a newly formed Local Governing Body, previously we were allied to St Georges C of E Academy with a joint LGB.  Should you wish any details of the previous LGB, please contact the clerk to the LGB on


Sean Sweeney

What do Governors do?


All governors are part of the local governing body known as the LGB which meets every term and also hold various portfolios as part of either the resources or teaching and learning committees that also meet every term.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in the schools and its key functions are to:


  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards the achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)


If you would like to know more about our Governors or what they do, please contact our Clerk who will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Governors having Impact.

School Motto

‘Love, Forgiveness, Courage, Hope, Trust, Spirit’

Mission Statement

‘let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ Matthew 5:16

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