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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

All governing bodies are legally constituted and have an Instrument of Government, which sets out their size and representation.  Our governing body is broadly representative of our main stakeholders: the community, the parents, the staff, the local authority, and the church.


The current governors are:



Type of governor

Roles and Responsibilities

Mr Simon Coombs


Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor


Appointed 30/11/2013


Term of office 4 years

I have been a Governor at St John's for 25 years. During that time I have been Chair of Governors for 7 years and recently took on that role again. Both my children attended the School in the late 1980s/early 90s. St John's has always been a caring community and I am proud to be part of the team taking it forward.



Subject areas - Maths and ICT


Mrs Georgina Nicol


Foundation Governor

Appointed 16/12/2016

Term of office 4 years


Member of Teaching and Learning Committee


Subject areas - Literacy and PSHE


Mrs Ali Smith


Parent Governor

Appointed 13/10/2015

Term of office 4 years




Subject areas - Art, design and technology,  SEN and Safeguarding

Mrs Elizabeth Todd



Foundation Governor


Appointed 11/03/2015

Term of office 4 years


Though not a trained teacher I have, in the past taught English, French, German and some RE. Aside from my designated responibilites at St John's I take a great interest in music and drama and endevour to attend most performances. I come in regularly to listen to the children read.





Subject areas - Literacy and RE



Fr Paul Rea



Foundation Governor

 Appointed 01/09/15

Term of office 4 years




Subject areas - The spiritual and pastoral life of the school




Mr William Kelly Foundation Governor


Term of office 4 Years




Subject areas - Humanities

Mrs Claire Webber




Staff Governor

My name is Claire Webber and I am one of two Staff Governors.  

I have worked at St Johns' School for 13 years, firstly as as a Key Stage 1 teacher, and now in my role as Early Years and Year 1 Teacher, Early Years Leader and the Assistant Head Teacher.  


St John's holds a special place in my heart.  I choose to work at St John's because I feel we have an amazing school family,where staff, parents and governors all work together to provide first class education and care for our children's individual needs and this is at the heart of all that we do.  I feel honored to be a part of the St John's family. 



Appointed 01/09/2016

Term of office 4 years




Mrs Caroline James



Appointed 01/02/2017

I started working at St John's in 2006 as a Newly Qualified Teacher teaching Year 5.  Since then I have held various roles including teaching year 6 for 8 years; leading Maths across the school having gained the Masters qualification of Primary Maths Specialist Teacher; being Assessment Co-Ordinator, Deputy Safeguarding Officer and Assistant Headteacher.  I was appointed Interim Headteacher in February 2017 and permanent Headteacher in December 2018. I am relishing the role of leading the school forward and raising aspirations and outcomes for the children at St John's.

Mrs Kendall Heard



Clerk to Governors  

Clerk to governors -  Mrs Kendall Heard. Email or contact the school office.


Parent and staff governors are elected onto the governing body; the foundation governors are appointed from outside the governing body and community governors are appointed by the governing body itself.  In addition the governing body may also appoint associate members to support its work.

If you are interested in joining our Governing Body please contact the Clerk for information on current vacancies.