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Saint John's Church of England
Primary School


A message from the Chair of Governors....

Here at Saint John's we have a commitment to our pupils to provide them with the best possible education within a safe, secure, stimulating and happy environment. We come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experience.  Our role is to support the school, challenge the school's leadership team to keep to high standards and also monitor performance.

Our structure is made up of a total of 15 Governors - three Parent Governors, one Local Authority Governor, three Foundation Governors, six Co-opted Governors, one Headteacher and one Staff Governor.

There are six Full Governor Meetings per year. This is our current membership:

Mr Jonathan Griffiths

Chair of Governors

Foundation Gloucester Diocesan Board of Education 01/09/17-31/08/21

Mrs Helen Roach

Vice Chair

Co-Opted Governing Body 01/09/2019-31/08/2023

Mr John Ramsden Chair of Finance & Staffing      


Governing Body


Ms Catherine Simpson Chair of Curriculum and Standards Co-Opted Governing Body 19/10/2019-18/10/2023

Rev Patrick Wheaton




Mr David Clark


Governing Body


Mr Matthew George


Governing Body


Mr Arthur McGee Foundation   01/02/2019-31/01/2023

Mr Andrew Bolas

Chair of Premises


Parent Election


Mrs Dorothy Marsden


Parent Election


Mrs Jane Scott Local Authority    

Mrs Debbie Kimber


Governing Body


Mrs Juliette Moxham


Teaching & Non Teaching Staff


Mrs Tracy Ralph


Teaching & Non Teaching Staff

02/03/2018- 01/03/2022


 Our key functions are:-

  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the performance of pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  • Providing strategic leadership.

We make decisions about the school through the Governing Body and are supported by committees for:-

  • Finance & Staffing
  • Curriculum & Standards
  • Premises
  • Visions & Values
  • Marketing

The Governing Body meets six times per year and in addition to the above committees, individual governors take on lead roles to monitoring subjects.  There are also specialist roles for governors, such as Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and also Safeguarding.  They meet with staff regularly to discuss progress, resources and future plans.

What else do we do?

We feel it is important to get involved in as much of the school life as possible by attending school events and liaising with the school's PTFA.  We attend courses run regularly by the Local Authority and occasionally nationally.

Would you like to get involved?

A governors term of office is usually four years and there are opportunities to become a governor when vacancies arise.  Following recent changes in the law the Governing Body can now co-opt governors from any background if they have skills that would be helpful. They can also elect associate governors (non-voting) to assist with various projects for shorter periods of time.  If you would like to find out more about the Governing Body and/or the governance of the school, please get in touch via the school office.

*The Foundation Governors are appointed by the Gloucester Diocesan Board of Education after consultation with the Parochial Church Council. (PCC) of the Parish of St Luke and St John. Foundation Governors are people who are:

  • Communicant members of the Church of England or members in good standing of another Christian Church who are recommended to the Diocese by the PCC.
  • Interested in the school and the welfare of the pupils and staff and prepared to attend governors’ meetings and serve on committees.
  • Prepared to keep themselves informed and up to date by visiting the school, by reading reports, undergo training and attend meetings.
  • Prepared to make the governorship of the school their priority.