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Parent Governors

David Tregidgo 

I have three children, all of whom are at St James. I currently work in HR at a large FMCG company and prior to this I have had a variety of roles in HR, change management and IT. I am really passionate about making St James school the best it can be for everyone in the school community.  

Appointed by: the parents of St James School

First Appointed: July 2019

Term of Office: 4 years
Committee: Personnel & Equality (Chair)
Position of Responsibility: Maths and Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Register of Interest: None

Greg Pearce – Vice Chair of Governors

I have two daughters, both of whom are at St James.  I have been a Project Financier for more than 20 years, during which time I have invested in and led the financing of projects involving the construction and refurbishment of social infrastructure including secondary schools.  I currently run a management consulting business and have previously led a team of 40 and held the position of Head of Infrastructure Finance at a global city-based bank.  

I’m delighted to offer my assistance to continue to build on the “family” ethos within the school and hope my skills prove useful to the Governing Body, staff, parents and of course the children in supporting St James’ evolvement alongside the requirements of the local community.

Appointed by: the parents of St James School

First Appointed: November 2020

Term of Office: 4 years

Committee: Finance & Accommodation (Chair)
Position of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Governors, Health and Safety Governor
Register of Interest: None

Andrew Short

I have two boys, both of whom are at St James.  I am a solicitor with over 10 years' experience in commercial litigation and crisis management.  I feel passionate about the vital role that St James plays in enriching our children's early years, providing them with learning opportunities and supporting the wider community.  As a governor, I am delighted to be able to work with the staff, parents and children to help St James fulfil this amazing potential as we emerge from a very challenging period for the school.  

Appointed by: the parents of St James School

First Appointed: July 2021

Term of Office: 4 years
Committee: Learning & Welfare (Chair)
Position of Responsibility: Safeguarding Governor, LAC Governor, E Safety Governor
Register of Interest: None

Alex Guest

I am currently a full time mum to my two sons, with the youngest one currently in the juniors at St James.  I was elected as a parent governor in the summer of 2019, and am the governor for EYFS/Reception and for Special Educational Needs and Disability.  I have lived in Weybridge for nearly 10 years and love how a local school like St James builds a community around the whole family.

Appointed by: the parents of St James School

First Appointed: July 2019

Term of Office: 4 years
Committee: Learning & Welfare
Position of Responsibility: EYFS Governor, SEND Governor, LAC Governor
Register of Interest: None