Governors

The Role of the Governing Body

The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and:

  • provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures;
  • monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;
  • signs off the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required

The Governors meet as a whole group twice a term and at one of the meetings a representative of the LA is present as clerk.  In between, the various sub-committees and working groups meet.  Minutes of these meetings are circulated to all Governors electronically.  The Governors have to have some committees by law, for Hearings, Appeals and Pupil Discipline.  At St John’s CE VA Primary School, we also have committees for Admissions, Finance, Personnel and Curriculum.

Please contact our Governors through the following email address

 office@st-johns.suffolk.sch.uk  

Our Governors:

Roger Clark: Chair of Governors and foundation-PCC

Rev Mark Prentice: Vice Chair of Governors and Ex-officio.

Sarah Gibbs: Chair of Admissions Committee. Foundation governor-DBE

Stefanie Thorne: Chair of curriculum. Foundation governor-DBE

Ruth Loggie: Parent Governor, Safeguarding

Anthony Turner : Parent governor

Ellen Penny-Brookes : Parent Governor

Ivor Durrant: LA governor

Graham Robinson: Foundation governor - PCC, Chair of Resources, SEN

Siobhan Eastwood: Teacher governor

Joanna Wilding: Foundation governor

Sonya O'Reilly: DBE Foundation Governor

Janita Betts: Headteacher

Governors Pecuniary Interests

Governors Additional Information

Governor Meeting Attendance 2016/17

Governor Meeting Attendance 2017/18