Our Governors

The programme of Governors' Meetings for 2021/2022 is provided at the bottom of the page.

Introduction from our  Chair of Governors, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dean

As Chair of Governors it gives me great pleasure in welcoming you to St John’s C.E. Primary school.

I am proud to lead a highly professional and committed Governing Body who have the learning, growth, wellbeing and welfare of all our children at the heart of everything we do.

In all we do, we seek to build on the firm foundations already established at St. John’s. It is our responsibility:

  • to ensure that the school holds to its beliefs, vision and values;

  • to hold the school to account for the educational performance of its pupils;

  • to ensure clarity of its strategic direction;

  • to oversee the school’s finances, making sure that its money is well spent.


We are also responsible for the support and nurture of the whole school community, both staff and pupils. This requires us to be attentive, to listen carefully, and to offer both encouragement and challenge. In this, we work closely with Mrs Notley and her senior leadership team, who have responsibility for operational decisions about the day-to-day running of the school.


Governors regularly visit the school to meet with the pupils and staff in order to gain an understanding of the curriculum, teaching, pupil outcomes, and ethos. We focus always on the welfare, flourishing and safety of all pupils, and those teaching them. We also ourselves undertake ongoing and rigorous training to enable us to do our work in an informed and reflective manner.

Of course, visiting a website isn’t quite like the real thing so, if you are considering our school for your child, I would encourage you to make a personal visit. I can guarantee that you will be made very welcome!

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dean

Chair of Governors

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Rev Jonathan Dean

Chair of Governors

LA Governor

Safeguarding & Recruitment Officer



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Roy Tungatt

Foundation Governor/FCC

Health & Safety 
Performance Management of Headteacher 
Chair of the Pay Committee

Chair of Admissions Committee


Anne Osborne

Vice Chair of Governors

EYFS Governors

Member of  the Pay Committee



Parent Governor

IT Governor

Overseeing School Website

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Sophie Gopaul

Foundation Governor

Inclusion Governor 
Child Protection & Safeguarding Governor 



Foundation Governor 
RE Governor 
Collective Worship Governor

Performance Management of Headteacher

Member of Finance Committee 


Sue Notley


Member of the Finance Committee

Member of the Admissions Committee


Joe Law

Staff Governor

Member of Admission Committee


Michael Mansfield

Foundation Governor

Health and Safety

Premises Governor


Marie Sheldon

LDBS Foundation Governor

Member of Admissions Committee

Governing Body Terms of Reference
Governing Body Scheme of Delegation
Code of Conduct for Governors and Structure of the Governing Body