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Co-opted Governors

Michele Dainty - Chair of Governors


I became a Governor in the Autumn of 2012 and have recently been elected as Chair of Governors.  My son has left St James but my daughter is still at the school.  I currently work for a large fast-moving consumer goods company in marketing, but have held various roles within Sales and HR – this experience will, I hope, enable me to contribute and add value to the team.  I enjoy representing the parents within the Governing Body, so please feel free to contact me.


Appointed by: the parents of St James School
Term of Office: 4 years starting November 2016
Committee: Personnel and Equality
Position of Responsibility: Chair of Governors
Register of Interest: Works at Kerry Foods



Claire Haynes




I have three daughters, one of whom is still at St James. I have worked in Marketing, Sales and HR throughout my career and currently work part-time in an HR role. I have been a class rep and also have helped in the children’s classes, so please feel free to talk to me in the playground to share your views.


Appointed by: the parents of St James school
Term of Office: 4 years starting March 2015
Committee: Chair of Learning & Welfare Committee
Position of Responsibility: Chair of Learning & Welfare, Year 1 Governor
Register of Interest: Works at Whatif Consultancy



Lindsey Roberts - Co opted Governor



I have two boys in St James and have recently become a Governor (2019). I have worked in finance for the past 25 years and am currently the UK&I CFO for a large FMCG company. I hope the business and finance skills I have acquired will help support the school in delivering the best environment & education possible for our children. I was treasurer for the Friends of St James (PTA) for the past 2 years and look forward to spending more time getting to know the teachers, parents & children.