Governing Body

St John's Church of England Academy forms part of the Diocese of Gloucester Academy Trust.
On 1st December 2020, St John's Church of England Academy transferred from an Interim Governing Body to a Full Governing Board with a new Scheme of Delegation.
As in any school, the governors play an important role in the management of  the school. The full governing body meets termly and has two committees covering Standards and Ethos and Finance and Resources. Governors are members of one or the other committee according to their interests or expertise. Minutes of meetings are available to view on request from the school office.
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs A Kirby and can be contacted at akirby@st-johns.gloucs.sch.uk
Glossary for Register of Governors
 
1.  Category
2.  Appointment Date
3.  Term of Office End Date
4.  Pecuniary Interest in the School
5.  Relationship to any Employee
6.  Declaration of Interests
7.  Meetings Attended During 2018 - 2019
8.  Meetings Attended During 2019 - 2020
9.  Meetings Attended During 2020 - 2021
10. Areas of Responsibility

Mr A Griffiths

Chair of Governors

tgriffiths@st-johns.gloucs.sch.uk

Governor Details
1. Trust Appointed..........2. 16.7.2020..........3. 15.7.2024..........4. None..........5. None..........
6. None..........7. N/A..........8. N/A..........9..7 /7........10. Standards and Ethos; English, PE, Sports Premium, Pupil Premium.........
Chair of Governors

Pen Portrait
• 35 years teaching in primary schools
• 22 years as headteacher
• 30 years school governor experience
• 9 years at the University of Gloucestershire in the following capacities:
- B.Ed/PGCE interviewer/ link tutor
- Admissions Tutor
- Research Facilitator
• Married with two daughters
• Two grandchildren
• Have lived locally for 33 years

Ms L Hurcombe

Chair of Finance and Resources

Governor Details
1. Co-opted..........2. 5.11.2019..........3. 4.11.2023..........4. None..........5. None...........
6. None..........7. N/A..........8. 4/6 ..........9 .5/7 .........10. finance and Resources; Maths, Science, ..........

Pen Portrait
Operations Manager at SPP Pumps Ltd, Coleford. Manufacturer of fire protection pumps.
Lived and/or worked in Coleford since birth.
Time served modern Apprentice – Mechanical Engineering.
BEng in Mechanical Engineering.
Currently studying for a Msc in Engineering Business Management.
Beaver and Cub Leader at 1st Whitchurch and Llangrove scout group.
Passionate STEM Ambassador.
Ex-St Johns Pupil (1985-1991).
Living in Herefordshire.
2 Sons, 1 at Primary school and 1 at Secondary school.

Mrs S Middleton

Chair of Standards and Ethos

Governor Details

1. Co-opted..........2. 16.7.2019..........3. 15.7.2023..........4. None..........5. None..........
6. None..........7. N/A..........8. 7/8 ..........9. 6/7.......10. Standards and Ethos; Curriculum..........

Pen Portrait
I am an ex-pupil of St John’s having been born in Coleford some years ago. Both my sons were also pupils at
St John’s and had an excellent start to their education here.
I am currently the Programme Manager for the Foresters’ Forest, which is a National Lottery Heritage Fund programme in the Forest of Dean, providing £2.5 million to deliver 38 projects about our natural, built and cultural heritage over a five year period 2017 – 2022.
I believe passionately that our young Foresters need to understand and appreciate what a special place the Forest is and why we are lucky to live here. I want the next generation of Foresters to be proud of where they come from and to learn about our history and heritage. I have strong links to the local community and our projects so I am hoping that St John’s will continue to deliver a curriculum that helps focus children’s learning on their own local community, whilst still meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Mr J Burrett

Safeguarding / Parent Governor

jburrett@st-johns.gloucs.sch.uk

Governor Details
1. Parent..........2. 5.11.2019..........3. 4.11.2023..........4. None..........5. None
6. None..........7. N/A..........8. 4/6 ..........9. 3/6..........10 Standards and Ethos; Safeguarding; PSHCE / RSE, Health & Well-Being

Rev S Bick

Governor Details
1. Parish ex officio.......... 2. 1.1.2019.......... 3. on-going.......... 4. None.......... 5. None..........
6. None.......... 7........... 8. 7/8 .......... 9. .4/7........ 10. Standards and Ethos; RE, SEND,

Mrs P Howell

Headteacher

head@st-johns.gloucs.sch.uk

Governor Details
1. Headteacher ex officio..........2. 1.1.20..........3. N/A.............4. Employed F/T..........5. None
6. None..........7. N/A..........8. 6/6 ..........9. .7/7 .........10. Standards and Ethos; Finance and Resources

Mrs J Peaper

Staff Governor

jpeaper@st-johns.gloucs.sch.uk

Governor Details
1. Staff..........2. 26.2.2020..........3. 25.2.2024..........4. Employed F/T..........5. None
6. None..........7. N/A..........8.. 8/8 .........9. 6/7 ..........10. .Standards and Ethos, Finance and Resources;

Mr G Noble

Parent Governor

Governor Details - tbc
1. .......... 2. .......... 3. .......... 4. None.......... 5.None
6. None.......... 7. N/A ....... 8. ......... 9. .......... 10. Finance and Resources

Mr O Stuart

Governor Details
1. .......... 2. .......... 3. .......... 4. None.......... 5.None
6. None.......... 7. N/A ....... 8. ......... 9. 2/2......... 10. Finance and Resources

Previous Members of the Interim Governing Body (IGB)
 
Kerry Brimfield                                Trust Appointed             1.9.2018 - 31.8.2019   
Right Reverend Robert Springett      Trust appointed             1.9.2018 - 31.8.2019
Lisa Harford                                     Trust Appointed             1.9.2018 - 31.8.2019
Alan Wearmouth                              Trust Appointed             1.9.2018 - 31.8.2019
David Le Templier                            Headteacher                  1.9.2017 - 31.8.2019
Lisa Quelcuti                                    Interim Headteacher     1.9.2019 - 27.1.2020
Sarah Mitchell                                  Staff                               5.3.2019 - 27.1.2020
Ian Barkley                                      Trust Appointed              1.5.2019 - 12.5.2020
 

Right Reverend D Jennings

Chair of Governors

bishopdavidjennings@gmail.com

Contact via St-John's Church of England Academy
Bowen's Hill Road
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8DU

Governor Details
1. Foundation ........ 2. 1.1.2018....... 3. 31.12.2021 - Resignation date 31.12.20...... 4. None ...... 5. None
6. None ...... 7. ....... 8. 8/8.......... 9. 3/3 ....... 10.
Resigned December 2020

Mrs C Brundrett

Governor Details
1. Parent.......... 2. 5.3.2019 .......... 3. 4.3.2023.......... 4. None .......... 5. None..........
6. None .......... 7........... 8. 5/8 .......... 9. 2/4.......... 10 Standards and Ethos; EYFS, ...........

Resigned March 2021

Mr N Penny

Vice Chair of Governors

npenny@st-johns.gloucs.sch.uk

Governor Details
1. Co-opted..........2. 16.7.2019..........3. 15.7.2023..........4. None..........5.None
6. None..........7. N/A..........8. 7/8.........9. 3/5..........10. Finance and Resources; Health and Safety

Resigned May 2021

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