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Our Staff & Governors


Name Role
Claire Rigden Head Teacher and designated safeguarding lead.
Martin Cumming Assistant head teacher, Inclusion lead and deputy safeguarding lead.
Mary Kendall Teacher and deputy safeguarding lead.
Sarah Lomas ERP Lead, mental health and wellbeing lead and deputy safeguarding lead.
Jane Samuels Red group leader.
Kath Wilkinson Green group leader.
Sarah Graham Green group leader.
Fiona Woods Nursery Practitioner.
Helen Grady Nursery Practitioner.
Dana Alhaj Nursery Practitioner.
Amanda Willoughby ERP Practitioner.
Sandra Cairns ERP Practitioner.
Lauren Lomas ERP Practitioner and Playworker and Dinner friend.
Jacqui Barnett Blue group lead and speech and language specialism.
Abigail Foster ERP Practitioner and Playworker and Dinner friend. 
Chloe Dale ERP practitioner and playworker and Dinner friend.
Debbie Clark ERP Practitioner and After school club Manager and Dinner friend.
Donna Lancaster Early years educator apprentice and Dinner friend.

Jayne Cook 

Breakfast and Afterschool club worker.

Vicky Leary Dinner friend and playworker.
Kay Pearson and Michelle Grassby Dinner friend.
Nicola Jolly Business Manager.
Gemma Oldfield and Karen Bregg Administrative assistants. 


Name Category
Claire Rigden Headteacher
Siobhan McGrellis Co-opted Chair of Governors
Martin Cumming Staff Governor
Kate Fisk Local Authority governor
Sarah Masefield - Karran Parent Governor
Sabina Peck Parent governor
Julia Hedley-Jones Vice Chair
Chloe Murphy Parent Governor
Sarah Lomas Co-opted Staff
Erin Symonds Co-opted
Jennifer Harbertson Co-opted

All governors minutes (barring confidential items) are available on request. Please email the school office to request. See below for the register of attendance for the last academic year and the policy page for governor declaration of interest forms:


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​“St Paul’s is not a school, it is a family”

12 St Paul’s Square, Holgate, York, YO24 4BD 01904 555995
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