The role of the Governing Body is to support the school, by ensuring that it is effectively managed and has close links with the community that it serves.
The role of the Governing Board is to support the school, by ensuring that it is effectively managed and has close links with the community that it serves.
What the Governing board does:
Its main purpose is to help the school deliver the best possible standard of education to all pupils by:
Setting the school’s vision and its strategic aims
Agreeing the school’s plans and policies, making creative use of available resources
Monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance
Acting as a “critical friend” to the headteacher in order to support and challenge management of the school
Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, and to the local community, and to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs
Records and minutes from full GB and committee meetings – Copies of these minutes can be obtained from the school office.
Governor Roles 2016-2017
Who is on the Governing Board?
The Governing Board of St John’s School is currently made up as follows:
John Gilbert, Foundation LDBS
Nicola Thompson, Parochial Church Council, Treasurer
Rev. Jonathan Brewster, Ex officio, Vicar Christ Church Highbury
James Dallas, Foundation Parent, Chair
Jo Sargent, Elected Parent
Harry Oulton, Elected Parent, Vice Chair
Lara Wilkes, Elected Teacher Governor
Bahar Choudhary, LA
Lucia Whittaker, Co-opted
Nicola Duncan, Foundation, Deanery Synod
Sarah Bing, Associate
William Adeney, Deanery Synod
Neil Richardson, Headteacher
Mike Hutchinson, Clerk to Governors (non-voting)
How to contact the Governors
Governors aim to be accessible to parents and to communicate with them on a regular basis. A Governors’ bulletin is published at the end of each term which informs parents and carers of the main issues governors have been discussing during that term. Governors, in particular parent governors, attend many school events and are always pleased to talk informally with parents. If parents have a particular concern, they can write to the governors via the school office.
Please Note: though, that it is not the Governors’ role to intervene in the day-to-day running of the school or of a particular class. Concerns about the day-to-day running of the school should either be taken to the class teacher a member of the Senior leadership team or to the headteacher, whichever is the most appropriate in the first instance.