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Welcome to the governing body section of the school's website.

Every school has a governing body which represents the interests of children, parents and carers, the local community and the wider public in the running of the school. At St. John's, the governors work with the staff, the local authority and the Diocese of Liverpool to secure the best possible education for every child in the school and to ensure that children's safety and well-being are always to the fore.

 

The governing body is made up of foundation governors who represent the church and diocese, parents, school staff and the local authority. The governors at St. John's have a wide range of experience in education, the church and business. This diversity of expertise and views contributes to positive and effective governance.

 

The full governing body meets three times a year and is supported by a sub-committee structure which enables small groups of governors to look more closely at the daily life and running of the school. Four committees meet once a term to discuss:

-  the curriculum and standards                                                       -  finance and personnel

-  matters concerning the school building/health and safety               -  Church school distinctiveness and ethos

 

In line with Ofsted requirements, the governors help to set the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school. Governors make sure that the decisions made by the headteacher and members of the senior leadership team are directly linked to promoting high standards of attainment and progress and that the school's financial management is sound and focused on providing the very best for the children.

 

The governors play an important role in ensuring that the Christian character of the school is constantly being developed and that this directly supports children's academic and personal development.

 

The governing body also appoints one of its members to ensure that the school is fulfilling its responsibilities regarding child protection and safeguarding matters.

Dr. Jean Forward     Chair of Governors

Mrs. Jill McElroy      Vice Chair of Governors

Members of the Governing Body 2021/2022

                                                                                               Term of Office                                         

 Dr. Samantha Cook          Foundation Governor.                    (November 2021 - October 2025)                                                                                                                                                                              

The Rev'd Gregor Cuff       Foundation Governor (ex Officio)                                                                        

Dr. Jean Forward               Foundation Governor (Chair)          (June 2017 - May 2021 re-elected until 2025)

The Rev'd John Reed.        Foundation Governor.                     (December 2021 - November 2025 re-elected)              

Mr. Duncan Reid                Local Authority Governor                (January 2022 - January 2026)                                       

Mrs. Jill McElroy                Foundation Governor (Vice Chair)    (October 2021 - September 2025 re-elected)                

Mrs. Cheryl McManus        Headteacher                                   (Appointed January 2016)                   

Miss Philippa Morgan         Staff Governor                               (October 2018 - September 2022)

Miss Paula O'Shaughnessy Foundation Governor.                     (April 2021 - March 2025)                  

             

 

 

Vacancies

1 Foundation Governor

1 Parent Governor 

 

Governors who resigned or came to the end of their term of office during the academic year:

2016/2017: None

2018/2019: Mrs. Gill Francis (Staff Governor) Attendance 2017/2018:   3/3

                  Mrs. Sinead Young (Foundation Governor) Attendance 2017/2018: 3/6

2019/2020: The Rev'd Hannah Lewis (Foundation Governor) Attendance 2018/2019:9/9

2019/2020: Mrs. Tricia Waterson (Parent Governor) Attendance 2019/2020: 7/8

2020/2021: The Rev'd Janet Bissex (Foundation Governor) Attendance 2020/2021: 6/6

2020/2021: Mrs. Louise Horrocks (Local Authority Governor) Attendance 2020/21: 6/9   

 

ATTENDANCE 2020/2021

 

 

Name

Scheduled Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies Accepted

Absences

Rev J Bissex

6

6

0

0

Rev G Cuff

15

14

1

0

Dr J Forward

15

15

0

0

Mrs L Horrocks

9

6

3

0

Mrs J McElroy

12

12

0

0

Mrs C McManus

15

15

0

0

Miss P Morgan

9

7

2

0

Rev J Reed

9

6

3

0

Mr D Reid

9

5

2

2

Mrs T Waterson

(Term of office ended  December 2020)

3

1

2

0

ATTENDANCE 2019/2020

 

Name

Scheduled Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies Accepted

Absences

Rev J Bissex

7

7

0

0

Rev G Cuff

12

11

2

0

Dr J Forward

13

12

1

0

Mrs L Horrocks

9

8

1

0

Rev H Lewis

(term of office ended Jan 2020)

4

1

3

0

Mrs J McElroy

11

11

0

0

Mrs C McManus

13

13

0

0

Miss P Morgan

8

7

1

0

Rev J Reed

8

6

2

0

Mr D Reid

9

4

5

0

Mrs T Waterson

8

7

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Sub-committee membership

 Mrs. C. McManus (Headteacher) attends all sub-committee meetings

 

 Personnel and Finance                                                                 Buildings, health and safety

The Rev'd G. Cuff                                                                             The Rev'd G. Cuff

 Dr. J. Forward                                                                                  Dr. J. Forward                                                                                                                                                                                           

 Mrs. J. McElroy (Chair)                                                                     Mrs. J. McElroy

 The Rev'd J. Reed                                                                            The Rev'd J. Reed

 Mr. D. Reid                                                                                      Mr. D. Reid (Chair)

                                                                          

 

 Curriculum, standards and quality                                             Ethos, vision and values

 Dr. S. Cook                                                                                    Dr. S. Cook

The Rev'd G. Cuff                                                                            The Rev'd G. Cuff (Chair)

 Dr. J. Forward (Chair)                                                                      Dr. J. Forward                                                                        

 Mrs. J. McElroy                                                                                Miss P. Morgan                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 Miss P. Morgan                                                                                Miss P. O'Shaugnessy

Miss P. O'Shaugnessy 

 

 Governors with additional responsibilities

 Dr. S. Cook.                SEND and Pupil Premium

 The Rev'd G. Cuff        Personal development

 Dr. J. Forward             Safeguarding, Church school distinctiveness, mental health and wellbeing

 Miss P. O'Shaughnessy Attendance and punctuality

 Mrs. J. McElroy            Foundation curriculum

The Rev'd J. Reed.        Core curriculum

 Mr. D. Reid.                 British values and online safety

 

Additional committees

Pay committee: The Rev'd G. Cuff, Dr. J. Forward, Mrs. J. McElroy

Headteacher performance management: The Rev'd G. Cuff, Dr. J. Forward, Mrs. J. McElroy 

Pupil discipline committee: The Rev'd G. Cuff, Mrs. J. McElroy

Staff discipline committee: The Rev'd J. Reed, Mr. D. Reid

Appeals committee: Three governors as required and dependant on type of appeal

 

Governors' Register of Interest:

 

We are under a duty to publish relevant business and financial  interests of governors and details of other educational establishments they govern.  Please find below details in respect of this duty:

 

None have been declared.

 

 

 


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