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Governor Information

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

The Governing Body has an extremely important part to play in life of any school. Our Voluntary Governing body includes representatives from the Parish of St John's, Deepcar, in the Diocese of Sheffield, the Local Authority, parents of pupils and teaching staff at the school. 

The Governing Body at Deepcar St John's Church of England Junior School is an active and enthusiastic body which supports the school in making strategic decisions in driving the school forward. 

Governors are appointed to help:-
  • Decide and monitor what is taught 
  • Set standards of behaviour 
  • Interview and select staff 
  • Decide and monitor how the school budget is set and spent 
  • Be involved in and monitor other areas such as Health and Safety, Premises, School Inspection and Planning, Child Protection, Special Needs and reporting to parents. 
  • Oversee the performance management of all staff. 
Meetings of the Full Governing Body take place at least once every term but can be called as and when necessary. We attend training sessions to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

Governors also attend committee meetings across the year which consider aspects of Finance, Personnel and Premises, Teaching and Learning, well-being and safeguarding. There are also named governors with responsibility for Safeguarding, Headteacher Appraisal and Health and Safety.

All of our governors sign and adhere to the Code of Conduct. 

Copies of our minutes of meetings can be obtained via our school office.  If you feel that you need to contact one of our Governors, please do so via our school office. 

Chair and Vice Chair of Governors:

Dr Cheryl Shaw (Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor) 

Email address - chair@deepcar-st-johns.sheffield.sch.uk.   

Mrs Tricia Bullock (Vice Chair and Foundation Governor)        

Staff and LA Governors:

Louise Jones (Head Teacher)

Nicola Pearce (Staff)

Jane Lees (LA governor)

Associate and Foundation Governors: 

Dr Cheryl Shaw (Foundation) 

Tricia Bullock (Foundation)

Rev Hilda Isaacson (Foundation)  

Trevor Bird (Foundation)        

Tina Winterburn (Foundation)

Lisa Crossland (Co-opted)
Parent Governors:

Stephanie Ballantyne

Katie Bullock 

John Whittaker 

 Name  Responsibility          Date Appointed.  Term of Office                 Business & Financial InterestsAny Peculinary Interests Governance roles in other educational Institutions
 Dr Cheryl Shaw Chair of Governors
Chair of Standards, Teaching & Learning
Chair of Finance, Personal and Premises 

 11.04.2021 None                                  None      None
 Tricia Bullock     Vice Chair of Governors 
Standards, Teaching and Learning 
Finance, Personal and Premises
Link Governor - English   

 07.02.2020 None

 None None
 Louise Jones                 Headteacher  04.09.2018

Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher None

 None None
 Trevor Bird     Foundation Governor  13.06.2012

 12.06.2020 None

 None None
 Reverend Hilda   Isaacson Foundation Governor  
Link Governor - RE & Safeguarding 
Finance, Personal and Finance 

Ex-officio by virtue of office as Reverand  None

 None None
 Tina WinterburnFoundation Governor 
Finance, Personal and Premises 

 17.06.2015     18.06.2019 None

 None None
 Nicola Pearce    Staff Governor 
Link Governor - SEND 

 13.10.2020 None

 None None
 Lisa Crossland     Co-opt     
Link Governor - Maths 
 08.11.2013 07.02.2022 None None None
 Jane Lees             Local Authority 
Link Governor - PE    

 14.07.2015 13.07.2019 None None None
 Stephanie   Ballantyne Parent 
Link Governor - Science     
 08.06.2016 07.06.2020 None None None
 Katie Bullock     

Parent  02.2019    
 John Whittaker     

Parent 02.2019    

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education, Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority, Parent Governors are elected by parents of children currently at our school. Staff Governors are voted for by members of staff. The clerk to the Governing Body is appointed by the Governor Support Team. 

Meeting Attendance Figures 2017/2018

 Name     Full Governor meetings Standards, Teaching and Learning  Finance, Personal and Premises  Date of retirement 
 Cheryl Shaw          100%      100% 85% 
 Tricia Bullock  75%      100%      100% 
 Trevor Bird      0%     0% 0% 
 Hilda Isaacson      25% 75% N/A 
 Tina Winterburn  75%  N/A 100% 
 Nicola Pearce 100% N/A N/A 
 Lisa Crossland      75% N/A N/A 
 Jane Lees  75% N/A N/A 
 Stephanie Ballentyne  100% 100% N/A 
 Pamela Helliwell          75% N/A 100% July 2018
 Beverley Cordle      75% 100% 100% July 2018