St Johns Nottingham

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Governor Information

How is the Governing Body Organised at St John’s?

The full Governing Body meet three times per year and consider the big issues facing the school.  According to the school’s ‘decision planner’, new initiatives and big decisions must be ratified at full Governing Body meetings.  Additionally, we have three sub-committees, of which various governors are members:

Finance & General Purpose (F&GP): To monitor the school budget and discuss matters pertaining to school finance

Strategic Development (SD): To determine the strategic direction of the school, including the School Improvement Plan (SIP)

Pupil & Personnel (P&P): To analyse progress and attainment of pupils, report on staffing issues and matters of policy development

The sub committees meet on a termly basis and often carry out work which is then presented to the full Governing Body meetings.

What Work do Governors Do at St John’s?

Our school governors actively support and challenge the school’s leadership team, so as to ensure the continuing development and improvement of the school.  Much of the work of the Governing Body goes unseen, but governors play a key role in helping the school provide the best education for its pupils. Governors are responsible for:

  • Promoting high standards of educational achievement
  • Setting challenging targets
  • Overseeing the school budget and the school’s financial performance
  • Analysing pupils’ results and their progress
  • Monitoring performance management of teachers and Headteacher appraisal
  • Health & Safety inspections
  • Policy development

As well as attending meetings, St John’s governors each monitor aspects of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and the curriculum in order to provide strategic direction and to hold the school to account.  Monitoring activities carried out by the governing body typically include observing children at work, meeting with teachers and subject leaders and scrutinising work in the children’s books.

We believe that our governors should be regular visitors to the school and be recognisable to the children.  Records of governor visits are kept and we hold a ‘Governor Day’ each year, during which all governors attend a special assembly, tour the school and share lunch with the children.

Meet the Governing Body

Name

Delegation

Date Term of Office Began

Date Term of Office Ends

Committee Membership

Additional Information

Mr Richard Bassford

Foundation Governor

06.12.17

05.12.21

F&GP

SD

P&P

Chair of Governors

Ms Liz Vila

Foundation Governor

02.07.14

01.07.18

SD

P&P

Chair of P&P committee

Rev Peter Huxtable

Foundation Governor

09.03.10

n/a

n/a

Incumbent vicar

Miss Sally Smith

Local Authority Governor

04.02.15

03.02.19

F&GP

SD

P&P

Vice-Chair of Governors

Mrs Gemma Ellis

Parent Governor

12.11.15

11.11.19

F&GP

Chair of F&GP committee; Training co-ordinator

Mrs Rachel Lee

Parent Governor

12.11.15

11.11.19

SD

P&P

Chair of SD committee

Mr Richard Crisp

Parent Governor

12.11.15

11.11.19

F&GP

Health & Safety inspections

Mrs Barbara Worrall

Co-opted Governor

01.04.15

31.03.19

F&GP

SD

Disability & Equality

Mrs Jacquie Middleton

Co-opted Governor

01.04.15

31.03.19

P&P

Deputy HT

Dr Andrew Holt

Co-opted Governor

 25.09.17

 24.09.21

 t.b.c.

 t.b.c.

Mrs Donna Colley

Staff Governor

01.09.14

31.08.18

SD

P&P

Non-teaching staff

Mr Matthew Downes

Staff Governor (HT)

01.09.10

n/a

F&GP

SD

P&P

Headteacher

All members of the Governing Body sign the Register of Business Interests each academic year.

These records are kept in the school office.

 No pecuniary interests were recorded in 2017/18.

 No pecuniary interests were recorded in 2016/17.