Welcome from the Chair of Governors
On behalf of the Governors of St John’s, I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to our school. On these pages of the school website you can find out more information about the school’s Governors and the work that we do.
The purpose of the Board of Governors is to ensure the quality of education provision and to be responsible for the good conduct and high standards of educational achievement in the school. The Board is responsible for setting the strategic development of the school and for monitoring and challenging the progress of the school leadership team in achieving its priorities.
Members of the Board give their time and expertise freely to the school. The Full Governing Board (FGB) meets once per term and is supported by 3 sub-committees, each of which usually meets at least once each term. The 3 sub-committees are for Personnel, Teaching & Learning Standards (TLS) and Finance, Premises & Health and Safety (F&P). We also have a small Admissions Panel which conducts some work on behalf of the FGB, but Admissions in general is a matter for the whole Board.
In addition, working parties may be set up for different purposes, including adjudicating on complaints. The governors also attend individual training courses organised by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and the local authority in order to ensure they are fully abreast of developments and regulations affecting the governance within the education sector.
The Governors, of course, work closely with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School. At the heart of everything we do is the determination to provide St John’s pupils with the best educational experience and to further the personal development of each and every child in a friendly, safe and caring environment.
St John’s is a wonderful place and all of us who serve the school as Governors are immensely proud of the fantastic achievements of those attending and working at the school.
We wish your child every success and happiness at St John’s.
Chair of Governors