School Governors

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school governors, and the work that they 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 implementing appropriate measures. 

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, a copy of this document can be found at the bottom of this page.

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

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 2020/2021

Tricia Bullock (Foundation Governor)  Email address -   

Vice Chair: 
Mr John Whittaker (Foundation Governor)        

Staff and LA Governors:

Louise Jones (Staff)

Nicola Pearce (Staff)

Associate and Foundation Governors: 

Tricia Bullock 

Rev Hilda Isaacson  

Trevor Bird     

Tina Winterburn 

John Whitaker 

Liz Pendlebury 

Parent Governors:

Katie Bullock 

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 
Governance roles in other Educational Institutions
 Tricia Bullock     Chair of Governors 
Subject, Teaching and Learning (Chair)
Personnel and Finance
Performance management
Training Governor 

 07.02.2024 None

 None None
 Louise Jones                 Headteacher 
Personnel and Finance 
Subject, Teaching and Learning

Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher None

 None None
 Trevor Bird     Foundation Governor  13.06.2012


 None None
 Reverend Hilda   Isaacson Foundation Governor  
Link Governor - RE & Safeguarding 
Subject, Teaching and Learning

Ex-officio by virtue of office as Reverend  None

 None None
 Tina WinterburnFoundation Governor 
Personnel and Finance (chair)
Performance Management

 17.06.2015      None

 None None
 Nicola Pearce    Staff Governor 
Link Governor - SEND 

 13.10.2023 None

 None None
 Stephanie   Ballantyne Parent Governor 
Link Governor - Science 
Personnel and Finance.     

 None None None
 Katie Bullock     

Parent Governor 
Subject, Teaching and Learning
Performance Management 

 07.02.2019 06.02.2023     None              None      None 
 John Whitaker     

Parent Governor 
Vice Chair 

 07.02.2019 06.02.2023     None  None  None
 Liz Pendlebury 

Foundation Governor
Link Governor - Pupil Premium                            
 07.02.2019 06.02.2023 None  None  None

Meeting attendance Figures 2020/2021 

NameFull Governor Meetings 
Subjects, Teaching and Learning  Premises   Personnel and Finance   Date of retirement 
Number of meetings so far this academic year                                                           3 2 13 
   2 1  
 Louise Jones 3   2 13 
 Tricia Bullock  3 2 N/A 3 
 Trevor Bird      Retired N/A N/A N/A 
 Hilda Isaacson      3 2 N/A N/A 
 Tina Winterburn  3 N/A N/A 2 
 Nicola Pearce 3 N/A N/A N/A 
 Liz Pendlebury      3 N/A N/A N/A 
 Katie Bullock      32 N/A N/A 
 John Whittaker  3 N/A 

Meeting attendance figures 2019/2020


NameFull Governor Meetings 
Subjects, Teaching and Learning  Premises   Personnel and Finance   Date of retirement 
Number of meetings so far this academic year                                                          6       
 Louise Jones 6 4   4 
 Tricia Bullock  5 4 N/A 4 
 Trevor Bird      0 N/A N/A N/A 
 Hilda Isaacson      5 N/A N/A 
 Tina Winterburn  5 N/A N/A 4 
 Nicola Pearce 5 N/A N/A N/A 
 Stephanie Ballentyne  5 N/A N/A 408.09.2020 
 Liz Pendlebury      5 N/A N/A N/A 
 Katie Bullock      54 N/A N/A 
 John Whittaker  5 N/A 



Mrs Pearce,
11 Oct 2019, 00:34