Governors

What we do

The Governing Body at St. John’s currently consists of parent governors (who have children at the School), staff governors and foundation governors. Foundation governors have to meet criteria laid down by the Diocese, above all being good practicing Catholics.

The Governing Body has three basic functions:

  • to provide strategic direction for the school
  • to act as a critical friend to the headteacher, who is responsible for the leadership and management of the school
  • to ensure accountability

Governors attend a full Governing Body meeting twice a term, and also attend one of the two sub-committees; the Teaching and Learning committee and the Resources committee, which meet once a term. Governors will also be linked with a particular curriculum subject or statutory area.

The Governing Body has a very important role to play in the life of the school. It:

  • is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • plans the school’s future direction
  • is involved in selection and recruitment of senior staff, including the headteacher
  • makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing
  • makes sure the national curriculum is taught
  • decides how the school can encourage pupil’s spiritual, moral and social development
  • makes sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs

Who we are

Name Category Committee Area of Responsibility Register of Interests
Mrs. Deborah Lodge Chair of the Governing Board

Teaching and Learning, 

Finance & Premises

EYFS, SEND, Pupil Premium, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Computing, History N/A
Mr. Michael Wadood Foundation Finance & Premises MFL (French), Geography, Physical Education N/A
Mrs. Victoria Seed Foundation Teaching and Learning GDPR , English (Reading, Writing, Phonics), Music N/A
Fr. Denis Sarsfield Foundation Teaching and Learning RE, PSHCE N/A
Mr. Andrew Coull

Vice-Chair

Parent

Finance & Resources Science, Art/Design and Technology N/A
Mrs. Lisa McCole Parent Finance & Premises Maths N/A
Mr. Alex Robinson Teacher Teaching and Learning N/A -
Mr. Thomas Timson Head Teacher

Teaching and Learning, 

Finance & Resources

N/A -
Mrs. Madeline Hyles Clerk to the Governors - - N/A

Departed Governors

Mr Steve Baker

Mrs Hannah Wright


Correspondence

If you would like to contact the Governing Body, please send all correspondence to:

Mrs D Lodge.
c/o St. John’s Catholic Primary School
Providence Way
Baldock
Hertfordshire
SG7 6TT