Welcome to St. Johns C of E Primary School Governing Board
As school governors, we are part of a corporate body known as the ‘Governing Board’. Our role is to develop the vision and set the strategic direction of the school with headteacher and senior leadership team.
Our Governing Board has a vital role to play in ensuring every child receives the best possible education by driving up school and children’s performance. Our Governing Board is the key strategic decision-making body of St. John’s and we set the school’s strategic framework. As the Governing Board, we agree the strategic priorities, aims and objectives for the school and sign off the policies, plans and targets in order to achieve them. We check on progress and regularly review the strategic framework for the school in the light of that progress.
The Governing Board leaves the running of the school to the headteacher, which is the only appointment we make. It is our role to support and strengthen the headteacher’s leadership and to hold him accountable for the performance of all children and staff. This is particularly important in relation to the educational performance of the school.
As Governors we need to know our school. We do this through visits to see the school in action, we check that the school is implementing the policies and improvement plans we sign off, and see for ourselves how the vision and plans for the school are working in practice. While it is helpful to see classes at work, Governors are not inspectors and it is not our role to assess the quality or method of teaching.
All our Governors are volunteers and bring with them a range of different skills and experiences. Decisions are taken by the whole Governing Board, but to make the best use of everyone’s time and expertise, all Governors may join one of two committees or take on other link roles for the governing board. Committees work on particular aspects of school life and present their recommendations to the Governing Board for approval or discussion. These committees also meet regularly, and are:
Curriculum and school effectiveness:
Finance and resources:
Our Governing Board consists of:
Who are we?
|Name||Governor type||Position and responsibility||Committee||Term of Office|
|Patience Atkinson-Gregory||Foundation||Finance and resources||01/02/2019|
|Anne Stratton||ex-officio/Foundation||Vicar at St. Peters Church||Finance and Resources||01/01/2015|
|Roger Averis||Staff / Headteacher||All meetings|
|Simon May||Co-opted||Chair of finance and resources||Finance and Resources||01/10/2019|
|Karen Clark||Parent||Curriculum and School Effectiveness|
|Charlotte Mather||Co-opted||Chair of Governors||Finance and resources|
|Kathryn Astell||Staff||Curriculum and School Effectiveness||25/09/2020|
|Richard Slack||Co-Opted||Co-Vice Chair||Finance and Resources||12/07/2018|
Chair of Curriculum
|Curriculum and School Effectiveness||12/07/2018|
|Rachel Kenning||Foundation||Curriculum and School Effectiveness||29/07/2018|