St. John's

C of E Primary and Nursery School

Governors

Our Governoring Body

Mr Gavin Bowen (Chair) Date of appointment 1.9.19

Gareth Vesty (Vice Chair/Parent Governor) Date of appointment 8.4.19

Mrs Jenny Parkes (Co-opted Governor) Stepped down January 2022

Preb Paul Brown (Ex-officio Governor) Date of appointment 24.2.21

Mrs Ellen Butcher (Co-opted Governor) Date of appointment 8.4.19

Mr Matt Griffiths (Parent Governor) Date of appointment 16.11.18

Dr. Richard Painter (Local Authority Governor) Date of appointment 22.1.19

Mrs Laura Jesson (Staff Governor) Date of appointment 7.9.17

Mrs Rachel Cooper (Parent Governor) Date of appointment 1.1.21

Mrs Donna Callloway (Headteacher)

Mr Keith Pincher. Stepped down 29.8.18

Mrs Kerry Johnson . Stepped down 7.10.21

 

All governors have a 4 year term of office. 

Pecuniary Interests-none declared.

As an Associate Governor, Mrs Butcher does not have voting rights.

 

What do Governors Do?

The Governing Body's main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher and staff. Rather than manage, Governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.

Governors work as a team. Individual governors have no power or responsibility. It is only the full Governing Body which has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility.

Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. It's important they get things right. How they do their job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community. They are not there to rubber stamp decisions. Governors are responsible for how the school is performing. They have to be prepared to support and challenge their Headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what's best for the pupils.

 

Our Committees

Curriculum And School Development

Gavin Bowen (Committee Chair), Donna Calloway, Laura Jesson, Matt Griffiths, Gareth Vesty, Rachel Cooper

Finance

Gareth Vesty (Committee Chair), Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Rachel Cooper

Personnel

Donna Calloway, Preb. Paul Brown, Richard Painter

Premises/Health and Safety

Matt Griffiths (Committee Chair), Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Richard Painter

Religious Education/Worship

Preb. PAul Brown (Commitee Chair), Donna Calloway, Ellen Butcher

 

Disciplinary and Appeal Committees to be convened as required

 

Our Link Governors

English-

Maths- Gareth vesty

Science-Matt Griffiths

SEND- Gareth Vesty

Pupil Premium- Gareth Vesty

Sports Premium- Ellen Butcher

Worship-Preb. Paul Brown

Health and Safety-Gavin Bowen, Matt Griffiths

Safeguarding/Prevent-Gavin Bowen

Headteacher's Performance Management-Gavin Bowen, Richard Painter

 

 

Attendance at Meetings

Headteacher's Performance Management 1.12.20

Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Jenny Parkes

Premises (Health and Safety Audit) 7.1.21

Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Matt Griffiths

Full Board 9.2.21

Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Laura Jesson, Jenny Parkes, Gareth Vesty, Richard Painter,  Matt Griffiths, Richard Painter, Ellen Butcher

Full Board 7.10.21

Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Jenny Parkes, Preb. Brown, Matt Griffiths, Gareth Vesty, Richard Painter

Headteacher's Performance Management 6.12.21

Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Jenny Parkes

Premises/Health and Safety 5.1.22 

Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Richard Painter, Matt Griffiths

Finance 17.2.22

Donna Calloway, Gareth Vesty, Rachel Cooper

 

 

Finance (Virtual Meeting) 6.1.22

Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Gareth Vesty, Rachel Cooper

Full Board 27.1.22

Donna Calloway, Gavin Bowen, Gareth Vesty, Richard Painter, Rachel Cooper, Ellen Butcher