St. John's C.E. Primary School

Governors Welcome

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 (twice in the Autumn) and is supported by 2 main sub-committees, which meet at least once each term. These are Teaching & Learning Standards (TLS, chaired by Carolyn Black) and Finance, Premises & Health and Safety (F&P, chaired by Daisy Lai). We also have a Personnel Sub-Committee (chaired by Imogen Hall) which meets twice a year, and a small Admissions Panel (chaired by Richard Hughes) which conducts some work on behalf of the FGB. 

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 that 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. Since 2019, we have been part of a partnership with All Saints NW2 and our Chairs works closely with their Chair and the LDBS to ensure the partnership is working well for both schools. Our partnership means that Mr Sweetingham works as Executive Head teacher across both schools with each school having a Head of School working full time. Being in a partnership allows us to share resources, improve training and development for our teaching staff, and provides financial security to both schools. The children benefit from shared sports events and themed weeks, and even travelling on the Year 6 school journey together!

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. Please do come along to one of our parent drop-ins (advertised in the school newsletter) or drop us an email on governors@stjohnsn20.barnetmail.net if you have any questions for us.

We wish your child every success and happiness at St John’s.

Carolyn Black 

Chair of Governors