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St Bartholomew's CE Primary School is part of St Bartholomew’s CE Multi-Academy Trust. Annual accounts and information relating to the Directors and Members are published on the Trust’s website.

St Bartholomew's CE Primary School is locally governed by a Local Governing Board (LGB).

Chair of the LGB: Mrs S Redfern
Vice Chair of the LGB: Mr V Dhir

Headteacher: Mrs Rachael Kilmister (ex-officio by virtue of position)


LGBs deal with all operational matters with specific focus on teaching and learning; strategic issues (including budget) are considered by the Trust Board.

​The only LGB sub-committee in operation is the Governors' Pay Committee which will consist of any three non-staff Governors without a conflict of interest. The LGB Pay Committee will agree a Chair for the meeting. They will consider matters relating to the pay of school staff (not including the HT or Assistant Heads (AHT)).


Trust staff pay matters (those relating to the CEO and the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO)), and leadership pay matters (HT) are considered by the Directors’ Pay Committee and is therefore not a matter for the St Bartholomew's LGB.

All our Governors have voting rights.

Governors Membership Information and Register of Interests

Local Governing Board
Mrs S Redfern

Chair of LGB & Appointed Governor

"I have been a Governor at a number schools during my career in education. As a serving Head Teacher, also within a Wolverhampton school, I enjoy being part of the Local Governing Board at St Bart's. I believe that St Bart's has an experienced Governing Board, who work in close partnership with all other stakeholders to provide challenge and support, in order to provide the very best education for the children that we serve. "

Dr V Dhir

Vice-Chair & Appointed Governor

"My name is Vivek Dhir and I am proud to be an appointed governor and vice chair of the local governing board at St Bartholomew’s CoE Primary school. I have been a member of the local governing board at St Bart’s since 2013 and I enjoy being able to support the school leadership in its excellence in delivering a well-rounded education to children in our local community. Through my professional background in higher education, I have developed a keen interest in ensuring that our future generations thrive and have high aspirations for themselves and their futures."

Mrs R Kilmister


"My name is Rachael Kilmister and I am proud to be the Headteacher at St Bart's. As part of my role, I am the designated safeguard lead, English lead and have strategic responsibility for curriculum. Working alongside the Local Governing Board is an extremely important part of ensuring that St Bart's continues to provide the very best education and life experiences for our wonderful pupils."

Rev B Whitmore

Foundation Governor

"My name is Reverend Ben (Whitmore) and I am proud to be a Foundation Governor for Saint Bartholomew’s Local Governing Board as well as a Director on the St Bart’s Multi Academy Trust Board. As the Vicar of Penn, my particular interest is to maintain the distinctive Christian ethos of the school. I visit the school regularly to do services, conduct assemblies and RE where requested. I endeavour to be a friend to the school as much as I can."

Steph Banks

Staff Governor

"I am the deputy head at St Bartholomew's school where I am also the year 6 teacher, lead on curriculum areas such as French and computing and am the deputy safeguarding lead. I am passionate about what I do and believe, by working in close partnership with all stakeholders, St Bartholomew's will continue to flourish and provide the very best education and opportunities for our children."

Alison Storer

Foundation Governor

"I am a foundation governor and an assistant minister at St Bartholomew’s Church. I have a long association with the school as our three sons all went through the school, during which time I was a parent governor. I recently retired after over 30 yrs in the NHS."

V Osbourne

Parent Governor

"I am a parent governor at St. Bart's and have been elected twice. I am an experienced teacher and former deputy headteacher. I also have a keen interest in the area of SEND."

Mrs Anju Dhir

Parent Governor

"Hello, my name is Anju and I have been a parent governor at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School since November 2021. I am the safeguarding link governor.

My professional background has been in environmental health, health, wellbeing, and equalities, change management, and organisational development. I utilise my lived experiences to provide challenge and support to the school leadership team, ensuring our children flourish and thrive."

All Directors are also entitled to attend any meeting of the LGB and would count towards the quorum and have a vote.

Governor Attendance - LGB Meetings

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