Our Governing Body

Who Are We?

The governing body is a group of up to 12 individuals, made up of parents, staff and members of the local community. We work on a voluntary basis to support the strategic leadership of the school. We have responsibilities for many different areas, including child welfare, staffing, curriculum, finance, premises and training. In addition, we also have oversight for specific curriculum areas.

PhotoGovernor detailsSIP PriorityCommittees served on
Fr RobinFr. Robin Jones
Foundation Governor ex officio
appointing body: Rochester Diocese
Subject area: RE
All SIP Areas-Chair of governors
-Chair of finance
-Chair of SIAMS
- Member of all committees
Dr James Milton
Co-opted Governor
Appointing body: Parents
End of term: 11/06/2018
Responsibilty: Special educational needs
Target progress of underachieving pupils including Pupil Premium.
Well being and mental health.
- Teaching Learning & Assessment
Mrs Jeannie Newhouse
Staff Governor
Appointing body: Staff
End of Term: 31/08/2019
Responsibility : Special educational needs
PSHE
Target progress of underachieving pupils including pupil premium.
Well being and mental health
-Teaching, Learning & Assessment
EOatleyMr Edward Oatley
Co-opted Governor
End of term: 18/05/2019
Subject area : Sport, Music, Drama and Art
To Evaluate music and PE provision and extend provision for the most able.
Learning Environment.
Behaviour and safeguarding
Sally Quirk2Mrs Sally Quirk
Staff Governor
Appointing body: KCC
Subject area: Geography
Spanish
Member of all committees
Ed Symes.pngMr Edward Symes
Local Authority Governor
Appointing body: Governing body
End of term: 02/10/2018
Subject area: Maths
To evaluate current practice and extend provision for the most able.
Target progress of underachieving pupils including Pupil Premium.
-Chair Teaching, Learning & Assessment
-Finance
DavidtylerDavid Tyler
Parent Governor
Appointing body: Governing body
End of term: 22/01/18
Subject area: Maths, EYFS
To evaluate current practice and extend provision for the most able.
Target progress of underachieving pupils including Pupil Premium.
Improved learning environment.
EYFS provision
-Finance
- Teaching, Learning and Assessment
D W St J 8 Mar 16Mr Dennis Ward
Foundation Governor
Appointing body: Diocesan Board of Education
End of term: 07/10/2019
Subject area: Science
Improved learning environment.
Building projects.
Business plan.
Marking policy consistency as evidenced by book scrutiny.
-Vice chair of governors
-Chair H&S and Premises
-Finance
-Leadership and management
Joanna Maxim
Co-opted Governor
Appointing body: Governing body
End of term: 01/02/2020
Subject area: Spanish, Gifted & Talented
To develop the teaching and learning of Spanish and provide for the most ableBehaviour and safeguarding
Mrs Neelam Russell
Co-opted Governor
Appointing body: Governing body
End of term: 01/02/2020
Subject area: English, Fundamental British Values
Further grow a love of literature and high level of competency in reading and writing for all pupils.
Target progress of underachieving pupils including Pupil Premium
Teaching Learning and Assessment
Suat Yasar
Mary-Clare Davies
Clerk
Appointing body: Headteacher and Chair

What Do We Do?

The governing body is responsible for three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is spent well

The governors dedicate significant time and expertise on a 100% voluntary basis and are fully committed to the continued success of St John’s School.

“Governors provide good support as well as the healthy degree of challenge required of all governing bodies.”.. Ofsted 2016

The governing body has undergone positive changes since 2013-14 and now provides support and challenge to drive school improvement. Governor skills audits, evaluation and subsequent specific recruitment have provided a thorough spread of expertise and energy for highest performance.

Declaration of Interests

Instrument of Governance

Leadership and Management Committee Terms of Reference

Finance Committee Terms of Reference

SIAMS Committee Terms of Reference