The Governors are drawn from the local community and freely give their time and expertise in order to support the work of the school. There are several different categories of Governor:
- Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese;
- Parent Governors are appointed by self-nomination and parent vote where necessary;
- Staff Governors are appointed by self-nomination and staff vote where necessary;
- Local Authority and Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board.
We are blessed to have a committed and multi-talented Governing Board with a wide variety of experience and expertise.
The Governors act as ‘critical friends’ to the school working closely with the Headteacher and play a strategic role in the running of the school. This includes maintaining the ethos of St John the Baptist as a Catholic school under the direction of the Bishop, setting aims and objectives, adopting policies and setting targets.
This is achieved through regular meetings – the full Governing Body meets three times a year and three committees (Resources, Staffing and Curriculum, Community and Spiritual Life) meet termly. At these meetings Governors are expected to ask relevant and challenging questions thus ensuring the school leadership is effective and accountable.
Governors are also a visible presence in the school sitting on interview panels for senior members of staff and attending school events supporting staff and students in their achievements and successes.
If you wish to contact or chair of governors Ruth Egan via email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter marked for our attention to the school.