Governor Information

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, 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 our Governors, please do so via our 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 2021/2022


Tricia Bullock (Foundation Governor)

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Vice Chair:

Mr John Whittaker (Foundation Governor)

Staff and LA Governors:

Louise Jones (Staff)

Nicola Pearce (Staff)

Associate and Foundation Governors:

Liz Pendlebury

Tina Winterbottom

Hilda Issacson

Parent Governors

Katie Bullock

Publication of Governors.docx