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Parent Governor Vacancy
We currently have vacancies for two new parent governors to join the Governing Board.  Our parent governors are valuable members of the Governing Board, which supports the school and also holds school leaders to account. Parent governors also provide a vital link  with the wider school community and  help us to decide what is best for all our pupils. If you would like to discuss this position further, or would like a nomination form, please contact the office for a copy.

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
  • staffing
  • curriculum
  • finance
  • premises
  • 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 the 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: Ms M Borlase

Our 6 co-opted governors are:

Mr Sam McCormick (Chair of Governing Body) 

Dr Margaret Majumdar (Premises, Health and Safety and Community Committee)

Ms Helen Berry  (Chair of Finance and HR Committee)

Ms Anne Drakeford (Curriculum and Standards Committee)

Mr Alex Schey

Ms Mandie Wilde


Our 4 Parent Governors are:

Ms Olutoyin Peters (Premises, Health and Safety and Community Committee)

Mr Dominic O'Brien (Premises, Health and Safety and Community Committee)

Ms Djazia Benslimane (Curriculum and Standards Committee)

Ms Peren Jennings (Chair, Curriculum and Standards Committee)


Our staff governor is:

Ms Joanna Reed

Our Local Authority governor is:

Mr Adam Marley (Site and Premises and Communities Committee, Safeguarding)

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