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 2019/2020
Term of Office Meetings attended
2018 - 2019
The Rev'd Janet Bissex Foundation Governor (January 2017 - December 2021) 6/6
The Rev'd Gregor Cuff Foundation Governor (ex Officio) 15/15
Dr. Jean Forward Foundation Governor (Chair) (June 2017 - May 2021 (re-elected)) 14/15
Mrs. Louise Horrocks Local Authority Governor (July 2019 - July 2023 re-elected) 9/9
The Rev'd Hannah Lewis Foundation Governor (February 2012 - February 2020 (re-elected)) 9/9
Mrs. Jill McElroy Foundation Governor (Vice Chair) (August 2017 - August (re-elected)) 12/12
Mrs. Cheryl McManus Headteacher (January 2016 - December 2020) 15/15
Miss Philippa Morgan Staff Governor (October 2018 - September 2022) 4/6
The Rev'd John Reed Foundation Governor (December 2017 - December 2021) 9/9
Mr. Duncan Reid Parent Governor (November 2017 - November 2021) 9/9
Mrs. Tricia Waterson Parent Governor (January 2017 - December 2021) 6/9
1 Foundation Governor
Governors who resigned or came to the end of their term of office during the academic year:
2018/2019: Mrs. Gill Francis (Staff Governor) Attendance 2017/2018: 3/3
Mrs. Sinead Young (Foundation Governor) Attendance 2017/2018: 3/6
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. L. Horrocks Mrs. L. Horrocks
Mrs. J. McElroy (Chair) Mrs. J. McElroy
The Rev'd J. Reed The Rev'd J. Reed
Mr. D. Reid Mr. D. Reid (Chair)
Mrs. T. Waterson
Curriculum, standards and quality Ethos and church school distinctiveness
The Rev'd G. Cuff The Rev'd G. Cuff (Chair)
Dr. J. Forward (Chair) Dr. J. Forward
The Rev'd H. Lewis The Rev'd H. Lewis
Mrs. J. McElroy Mrs. T. Waterson
The Rev'd J. Bissex Miss P. Morgan
Miss P. Morgan
Governors with additional responsibilities
The Rev'd J. Bissex EYFS
The Rev'd G. Cuff Leadership and management, British values
Dr. J. Forward Personal development, welfare and behaviour, SEND, safeguarding, Church school distinctiveness
(including religious education and collective worship)and SMSC
The Rev'd H. Lewis Maths, teaching and learning, assessment
Mrs. J. McElroy English, teaching and learning, assessment
Mr. D. Reid. Buildings, health and safety
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.