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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. Governors regularly attend training sessions to help keep them up to date with changes in schools and education and to help them do their job effectively.  

Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. How they do their job affects the interests of the whole school, staff morale and how the school is viewed by the wider community. 

School Governors are responsible for how the school is performing and go into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help them find out how the school is progressing towards its targets. They support and challenge the Executive Head Teacher by gathering views, asking questions and spending time in school, observing lessons. It is also important that Governors follow up on inspection reports - identifying problems and talking them in advance. 

Governors carry the financial responsibilities for the upkeep of the school building. 

The work of the governing body is managed through a series of committees..Governors attend committee meetings across the year which consider aspects of Finance, Personnel and Premises, Standards Teaching and Learning, Well-Being and Safeguarding. There are also named governors with responsibility for Safeguarding, Headteacher Appraisal and Health and Safety. Many governors have a link role looking at specific areas of the school or curriculum and report to the full governing body. Full details of the roles and responsibility of the governors of St John's can be found at the bottom of this page. 

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

Copies of 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 or email chair@deepcar-st-johns.sheffield.sch.uk

If you are interested in joining the Governing Body, please visit the Sheffield School Governor Section's website here or contact Miss Jones via the school office. Thank you. 


Members of the Governing Board 2018/2019

Chair: 
Dr Cheryl Shaw (Foundation Governor)  Email address - chair@deepcar-st-johns.sheffield.sch.uk.   

Vice Chair: 
Mrs Tricia Bullock (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)

Liz Pendlebury (Foundation) 
                                  
Parent Governors:

Stephanie Ballantyne

Katie Bullock 

John Whittaker 

Publication of Governors' Details and the Register of Interests 

(In accordance with the DfE's statutory guidance, 'The constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools', August 2015.)
For details of governors' date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable) and who appointed them, visit the DfE Get Information on Schools  webpage.
      
 Name Role and Responsibility          Date Appointed End of term Date              Business & Financial InterestsAny Pecuniary or material 
Interests 
Governance roles in other Educational Institutions
 Dr Cheryl Shaw Chair of Governors
Chair of Standards, Teaching & Learning
Chair of Finance, Personal and Premises 
Head Teacher Appraisal 
 20.03.2013

 19.03.2020 None                                  None      None
 Tricia Bullock     Vice Chair of Governors 
Standards, Teaching and Learning 
Finance, Personal and Premises
Link Governor - English   
Head Teacher Appraisal 
 13.06.2012


 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 
Standards, Teaching and Learning
   
        
 25.06.2013


Ex-officio by virtue of office as Reverend  None

 None None
 Tina WinterburnFoundation Governor 
Finance, Personal and Premises 
Head Teacher Appraisal 
 17.06.2015     18.06.2019 None

 None None
 Nicola Pearce    Staff Governor 
Link Governor - SEND 
 05.03.2015


 13.10.2023 None

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

 14.07.2015 13.07.2019 None None None
 Stephanie   Ballantyne Parent Governor 
Link Governor - Science 
Standards, Teaching and Learning.     
 08.06.2016 07.06.2020 None None None
 Katie Bullock     

Parent Governor  07.02.2019 06.02.2023     None              None      None 
 John Whittaker     

Parent Governor  07.02.2019 06.02.2023     None  None  None
 Liz Pendlebury 

 Foundation Governor                             07.02.2019 06.02.2023 None  None  None


Meeting attendance Figures 2018/2019

NameFull Governor Meetings 

Standards, Teaching and Learning  Finance, Personal and Premises  Date of retirement 
Number of meetings so far this academic year  2 3 3 
     
 Louise Jones 2 3  3  
 Cheryl Shaw          2     3 3
 Tricia Bullock  2 1      3 
 Trevor Bird      0  N/A N/A 
 Hilda Isaacson      2 3 N/A 
 Tina Winterburn  2 N/A 3 
 Nicola Pearce 2 N/A N/A 
 Lisa Crossland      1 N/A N/A 
 Jane Lees  2 N/A N/A 
 Stephanie Ballentyne  1 3 N/A 
 Liz Pendlebury      1 N/A N/A 
 Katie Bullock      1 N/A N/A 
 John Whittaker  0 N/A N/A 


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%     N/A N/A 
 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