Our Governors are all volunteers and we are probably part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country. We strive to promote school improvement and support Mr Belton and the staff of the school in their work.
Ever wondered what the ‘Governing Body’ is all about?
It is a legal requirement for all schools to have a Governing Body and it is made up of representatives from Parents, Staff, the Local Authority and Community. A Clerk to the Governors is appointed in order to take minutes of meetings and deal with other areas of administration. A Governor is normally appointed or elected for a 4-year term of office. We meet every term and have committees for Strategic Development, Pupils and Personal Finance and General Purposes.
We are experienced, knowledgeable and supportive of St John the Baptist Primary. We visit the classrooms to increase our understanding of how children learn and each one of us is linked to a curriculum area.
The Governing Body is accountable to the Local Authority for the way our school is run. We are responsible for setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability, and monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance to ensure it always delivers a good quality education for your children.
The Governors are not expected to get involved in the day to day running of the school; Mr Belton, our
Head Teacher, is responsible for the internal organisation and management.
It is however, our responsibility to review the aims of the school and ensure that they are upheld. We therefore work closely with Mr Belton and the staff at St John the Baptist Primary to develop the strategies necessary to achieve the required raising of standards for the school and monitor progress. We also form and review clear policies, which set out how the school should be run
We undertook a review of Governance that enabled us to move from a requires improvement OFSTED to Good. We’ve also consolidated the senior management team with the appointment of our new Deputy Head Miss Ireland as well as improving the school environment with the building of the new Woodland Learning lodge and new school playground.
A new Chair of Governors Jan Jackson was appointed in 2017
Mrs Kathryn Barker-Pyer
Miss Jo Massie
Mr Chris Belton (2017/18 No buisness interest declared)
Mr Lee Mazzotti (2017/18 No business interest declared)
Reverend Amanda Digman (Vice Chair) (2017/18 No business interest declared) (Also governor at Parkdale Primary)
Mrs Jan Jackson (Chair) (2017/18 no business interest declared)
Mrs Rachel Osborne (2017/18 no business interest declared)
Mr A Knight (2018 no business interest declared)
Mr R Christie (2018 no business interest declared)