INMAT and Local Academy Committee


Board of Governance

InMAT is governed by a trust board made up of trustees who are also known as non-executive directors. Trustees are appointed by the Members of the trust or are co-opted onto the board. They have a wide variety of skills and experience and work to ensure children are always put first, in line with our vision and values. You can find out more about the work of the trust board and the trustees here.

 INMAT - Trustees

INMAT - Governance Documents

Higher Paid Employees

SJIS academy is required to publish the number of employees whose benefits exceeded £100,000, in £10,000 bandings, for the previous year ended 31 August.

We can confirm that no staff member of St James Infant and Pre-School has a salary greater thank £100, 000.

Governors at St James Infant and Pre School

The local academy committee (LAC) acts as a committee of the trust board at local level. Governors are people with a passion for education who have a connection to the school and who want to make a positive contribution to the pupil experience. Governors must be over the age of 18.

The work of the LAC is governed by the trust scheme of delegation which you can find here

Governors meet termly. They offer challenge and support to the head teacher, set strategic direction, and monitor and evaluate school performance. They also monitor safeguarding arrangements and are the local link for parents and others in the local community. If you are interested in exploring the role of school governor, please email

Contact Us

InMAT Inspire Multi Academy Trust

Unit 2,
Swan Court,
Harborough Road,


Phone: 01604 434600

Local Academy Committee

Our Local Academy Committee  are a group of volunteers.  They have one thing in common, their passion and drive to support all of the children at St James, so that they achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.  They say, “We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to working with the Head teacher, staff and wider community to make a difference.”

The role of the Committee is to:

  • Monitor the delivery of the curriculum and the quality of teaching and learning
  • Ensure good quality provision for all children, especially those with Special Educational Needs
  • Act as a critical friend to the Head teacher, providing support and challenge
  • Monitor the physical environment of the school including health and safety and access to the school
  • Develop, review and implement policies

To do this, meetings are held and members also visit the school to talk and work with staff and children, seeing the school at work and play!

We are grateful to our Local Academy Committee for their ongoing support and guidance

  • Graham Holloway - Chair of LAC -
  • Rachel Nafzger - Vice Chair / Pupil Premium Governor
  • Gail Gynn – Headteacher
  • Sarah O'Shea - Co-Headteacher
  • Shannon Harris – Class Teacher  
  • David Anderson – Co-opted Governor 
  • Adele Boom  – Parent Governor 
  • Gloria Edwards-Davidson - Safeguarding Governor

The Clerk to the Governors is Maria Page;

If you would like to talk to a governor, please contact the school office and a governor will get in touch with you.  If you wish to bring any matters to the attention of the Governing Body, you should address your correspondence to: Chair of Governors, c/o St James Infant and Pre-School, St James Street, Daventry, NN11 4AG


For information relating to the Trust Annual Report please click here.