St John's C.E. Primary Academy

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The Governing Body

Within the academy there is educational partnership between the Governors and the Principal and staff. From previous Ofsted’s:

"The outstanding governing body is well-informed regarding the quality of teaching and on how well pupils achieve. This enables governors to provide support and challenge to the academy in equal measure. Their duties are fulfilled to a high standard. Based on what is best for the pupils and the community governors are not afraid to make difficult decisions." (OFSTED 2014)

“The leadership and management … are outstanding.” (Ofsted 2008)

“The governing body is well established, stable and very efficiently. Governors are knowledgeable and well informed...and provide very good support and positive challenge...” (Ofsted 2008)

Message from the Chair of Governors, Mrs Lynn Taylor.

I am pleased to introduce myself as Chair of Governors, of St. John’s Primary Academy.  I am very proud to have been elected as Chairperson at our AGM on 17th September 2014, having been Vice-Chairperson from September 2008. I have served on the Governing Body since November 2003. The Governors and I feel very proud and privileged to be supporters and ‘critical’ friends of St. John’s.  We have been rewarded by the recent Ofsted judgment of being outstanding in all areas.  We are excited by the opportunities made available by maintaining this judgement which must be to the benefit of pupils, staff, parents and all stakeholders.  We are very proud of the excellent senior management and staff team and the successfl pupils.  We are all very conscious of our responsibilities and roles and endeavour to fulfil our duties with as much diligence and expertise as possible.  We are a Governing Body with a wide variety of knowledge and skills and take very seriously our important role in the management, evaluation and review of the academy.  We are always available to provide high levels of professional challenge, support, care and advice to senior management, staff, pupils and parents and are anxious to help the academy maintain its status as outstanding with high standards of performance and achievement for its pupils.


The Governors are responsible for:-

  • monitoring the effective delivery of the National Curriculum;
  • financial management;
  • professional advice on the adequacy and deployment of resources within the school;
  • monitoring the academy’s self-evaluation;
  • establishing clear priorities and procedures for the effective support of the academy;

the regular review, with the academy, of the effectiveness of monitoring and support activities.