Alongside the senior leadership team at St John's, governors are responsible for deciding on the strategic direction of the school. This includes contributing to decisions on:
- vision and values
- behaviour and standards
- equality and inclusion
- health, safety and safeguarding
- extended school
- special educational needs
- parental and community engagement
The Governing Body is drawn from the staff of the school, the local authority, parents and the local community.
Parent governors play a vital role on the Governing Body and their contribution is greatly valued. If you are interested in becoming a parent governor, please contact Amanda Townsend, Chair of Governors, via the school office.
Contacting the governors: Governors welcome the views of parents and are always happy to discuss any concerns or ideas you may have to improve the school. Parent governors are often available in the playground before or after school, or you can leave a message for them in the office.
Who We Are
St John's has 13 governors. There are six co-opted governors, one governor appointed by the local authority, four elected parent governors, one staff governor and the headteacher.
Headteacher: Mrs M Borlase
Our 6 co-opted governors are:
Mrs Amanda Townsend (Chair of Governing Body)
Dr Margaret Majumdar (Site and Premises Committee)
Ms Helen Berry (Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee, Vice Chair of Governing Body)
Ms Natasha Fearon (Chair of Site and Premises Committee)
Mr Sam McCormick ( Chair Curriculum and Standards Committee)
Our 4 Parent Governors are:
Mr Vikas Khaitan (Finance and Personnel Committee)
Mrs Olutoyin Peters (Curriculum and Standards Committee)
Mr Dominic O'Brien (Site and Premises Committee)
Mrs Djazia Benslimane (Curriculum and Standards Committee)
Our staff governor is:
Ms Joanna Reed
Our Local Authority governor is:
Mr Adam Marley (Site and Premises Committee)