Looking to help out in the local community, James became a governor at Somerset Studio School at the start of 2020. The global pandemic struck at the same time and so James was virtually introduced to governorship through online meetings, and aside from an initial interview, didn't get to experience SSS first-hand for his first 18 months as a governor. Fast forward to today and James enjoys the strong relationships he has formed with fellow governors and staff at SSS in his role as vice chair and overseeing ICT, Technology as well as equality and inclusion. When not being a governor, James enjoys running, gardening, being creative, being a good flat white and spending time with his family.
Chair of Governors
Paul has over 10 years experience in school governance having served previously at primary and secondary before taking on the role of Chair of Governors at Somerset Studio School. The position was and still is challenging yet rewarding in that we have created a brand-new governing body. Paul is a postgraduate scientist, and turned accountant for a local area employer. He is a family man with two university-aged children, enjoying European city breaks, watching rugby, cooking and gardening.
Trust Appointed Governor
I joined the then Mendip Studio School in September 2022 after 11 years as a childminder and whilst I loved being my own boss and working in the early years sector I was ready for a new challenge. Since joining the team in the role of Intervention Manager I have expanded my skill set rapidly and have am grateful to be making a difference to the young people in our school.
Spending time with family
Listening and watching live music