Teaching Staff and Governors


Mrs J Betts

Deputy Head

Mrs S Eastwood

Senior Teacher

Mr B Dunne



Mrs E Burton

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr B Dunne

Mrs J Betts


Classroom Teachers: 

Mrs A Kelman -Year R
Mr B Dunne – Year 1
Miss K O’Grady – Year 2
Mrs S Jennings – Year 3
Mrs E Burton -Year 4
Mrs S Eastwood & Mrs H Sheehan -Year 5
Mr W Hopkins – Year 6


Mrs S Curtis

Teaching Assistants

Mrs B Game

Miss F Hodgson

Mrs L Perkins

Mrs S Smith

Miss C Summers

Ms R Thompson

Ms J Howard

Mrs A Wright

School Office

Mrs C Brown – School Bursar / Data Protection Officer

Mrs F Pipe – Office Manager

Mrs J Clark – Administration Assistant

Ms J Howard – Finance Officer

Other Support Staff

Mr J Esteves – School Caretaker

Mrs C Allinson – School Cook

Miss F Hodgson – Breakfast Club Leader

Mr J Hurd – PE coach

Mrs D Freestone – Music Teacher



Mrs S Creasey – Senior MDSA

Mrs C Green

Mrs S Kaur

Mrs M Catania

Mrs K Ponrajadurai

Mrs L Perrott

Mrs M Macgregor


Rev M Prentice





The Role of the Governing Body

The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and:

  • provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures;
  • monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;
  • signs off the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required

The Governors meet as a whole group twice a term and at one of the meetings a representative of the LA is present as clerk.  In between, the various sub-committees and working groups meet.  Minutes of these meetings are circulated to all Governors electronically.  The Governors have to have some committees by law, for Hearings, Appeals and Pupil Discipline.  At St John’s CE VA Primary School, we also have committees for Admissions, Finance, Personnel and Curriculum.

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Governors Behaviour Written Statement

Governors Pecuniary Interests 2021 – 22

Governors Additional Information  2021-22

Governor Meeting Attendance 2019-20

Governor Meeting Attendance 2020-21