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St. John's Church of England Primary School Governing Body

 

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, law 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 vision, 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. Governors ensure 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. This directly supports children's academic and personal development, enabling them to 'live life in all its fullness'.

 

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 2023/2024

 

 

Name

Category

Term of office

Responsibilities

Mrs. Alice Churn-Curran

Parent

05/23 – 04/27

Pupil Premium

Dr. Samantha Cook

Foundation

11/21-10/25

Core subjects

The Rev’d. Gregor Cuff

Foundation

Ex-officio

Personal development

Mr. James Down

Parent

07/22-06/26

Health and safety

Miss Charlotte Ducker

Staff

10/22-09/26

SENDCo, EVC, history

curriculum lead 

Dr. Jean Forward

(Chair)

Foundation

06/21-05/25

(re-elected)

Safeguarding, SEND, Church school distinctiveness

Mrs. Paula Lampard

Foundation

04/21-03/25

Attendance and punctuality

Mrs. Jill McElroy (Vice chair)

Foundation

10/21-09/25

(re-elected)

Foundation subjects

Mrs. Cheryl McManus

Headteacher

Appointed 2016

 

Mr Duncan Reid

Local authority

01/22-12/26

E-safety

 

Sub-committees

Personnel and Finance

Buildings, health and safety

G. Cuff

J.Down

J. Forward

J. McElroy (Chair)

C. McManus (Head)

G. Cuff

J. Down

J. Forward

J. McElroy

C. McManus (Head)

D. Reid (Chair)

Curriculum and standards

Ethos, vision and values

S. Cook

A. Churn-Curran

G. Cuff

C. Ducker

J. Forward (Chair)

P. Lampard

J. McElroy

C. McManus (head)

S. Cook

A. Churn-Curran

G. Cuff

J. Forward

P. Lampard

C. McManus (Head)

 

Vacancies

2 Foundation Governors 

 

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

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

2021/2022: Miss Philippa Morgan (Staff Governor) Attendance 2021/2022: 6/9

2023/2024: The Rev'd John Reed (Foundation Governor) Attendance 2022/2023: 8/9 

 

Register of attendance 2022/2023

 

Name

Scheduled Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies Accepted

Absences

Mrs A Churn-Curran (term of office started May 2023)

1

1

0

0

 

Dr S Cook

9

9

0

0

 

Rev G Cuff

15

13

2

0

 

Mr J Down

9

6

3

0

 

Miss C Ducker (term of office started Oct 2022)

5

5

0

0

 

Dr J Forward

15

14

1

0

 

Mrs J McElroy

10

10

0

0

 

Mrs C McManus

15

15

0

0

 

Miss P O’Shaughnessy

9

7

2

0

 

Fr  J Reed

9

8

0

1

 

Mr D Reid

9

7

2

0

 

Attendance 2021 - 2022

Name

Scheduled Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies Accepted

Absences

Dr S Cook

(Term of office started Nov 2021)

6

5

0

1

 

Rev’d G Cuff

13

11

1

1

 

Dr J Forward

15

15

0

0

 

Mrs J McElroy

9

9

0

0

 

Mrs C McManus

15

15

0

0

 

Miss P Morgan

9

6

3

0

 

Miss P O’Shaughnessy

9

5

4

0

 

Fr J Reed

9

7

2

0

 

Mr D Reid

9

8

1

0

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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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