What we do
Together we oversee, challenge, support and act as a critical friend to the Head Teacher and her team, as we plan the future direction, Christian distinctiveness and strategic vision of the school, that will best serve the interests of our current and future children. We do this by:
- Thinking and working strategically to help raise standards of education and care
- Supporting and challenging the Headteacher and staff
- Monitoring and evaluating progress towards priority targets
- Overseeing the financial performance and making sure money is well spent
- Ensuring accountability to all stakeholders
- Working with the schools vision and values in mind.
The Full Governing Body meets once a term. If you would like to attend a meeting please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Verina Gibson on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governors also serve on Committees and Working Groups which meet once or twice a term to help deliver the work streams needed.
Individual governors have responsibility for Child Protection, Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs, Resources, Health and Safety and links with the Diocese and Babcock for training.
Becoming a Governor
At St John’s our governors are nominated by the Diocese of Guildford, the local PCC, teaching staff and parents. They serve a term of 4 years, although they can continue for subsequent terms. It is a voluntary role and we endeavour to recruit volunteers with skills that will enable the school to achieve its priority targets.
As St John’s is a voluntary aided school at least half of the governors must be Foundation Governors. Foundation Governors are representative of the Church of England, and are the school’s link with parishes, deaneries and the diocese.
Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the Governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals. They do not vote for all parents in general. They have equal status in the work of the Governing Body and have voting rights.
Please click here to see the Governors-Details-and-Register-of-Interest