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Governors

The Governing Body meets at least once a term and members of the Resources, Curriculum and Safeguarding sub-committees also meet to deal with Finance, Health & Safety, Buildings and Maintenance, Safeguarding, Statutory Policies etc.

They are responsible for the School and as the school is Church-Aided, the Governors are responsible for the maintenance of the external fabric of the building.

The Governors are elected to office for a period of four years. Parent Governors are chosen by the parents.

Governor Membership

Name

Category

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointing Body

Committees

Position of Responsibility

Business, Pecuniary  and other Interests

Governance role in other school

Attendance 2017/18

Mr Peter Cook

Foundation Parochial Church Council Appointed

13 Nov 2002

22 Jan 2018 –

21 Jan 2022

Parochial Church Council

Resources

-

None

None

12.5%

 

FGB - 1/5

CC - 0/3

Mr Nicholas Cummins

Foundation Parochial Church Council Appointed

22 Jan 2014

22 Jan 2018 –

21 Jan 2022

Parochial Church Council

Resources

Chair of Governors

None

None

86%

 

FGB – 4/5

SC – 2/2

Mr Ed Delasalle

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education Appointed

9 Nov 2017

9 Nov 2017 –

8 Nov 2021

Diocese

Resources

DP /GDPR.

RE Link Governor

None

None

75%

 

FGB – 4/5

RC – 2/3

Revd. Anne Donaldson

Foundation Ex-officio

 

 

Diocese

 

 

None

St Andrews

14%

 

FGB – 1/5

SC – 0/2

Mr Stuart Elsom

Local Authority Governor

1 Jan 2006

25 Feb 2018 –

24 Feb 2022

Governing Body

Safeguarding

Health and Safety.

Computing Link Governor

Married to Ann Elsom

None

57%

 

FGB – 2/5

SC – 2/2

Mrs Ann Elsom

Co-opted Governor

23 Apr 2002

1 Mar 2018 –

28 Feb 2022

Governing Body

Curriculum

Pupil Premium and

Data Assessment

Married to Stuart Elsom

None

87.5%

 

FGB – 4/5

CC – 3/3

Mrs Penny Fitzpatrick

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education Appointed

1 Jan 2016

1 Jan 2016

31 Dec 2019

Diocese

Curriculum and Safeguarding

Governor Training. English and MFL Link Governor

None

None

71%

 

FGB – 3/5

SC – 2/2

Mr Brian Gale

Foundation Parochial Church Council Appointed

1 Sep 2015

1 Sep 2015   -

31 Aug 2019

Parochial Church Council

Resources

Sports Premium.

Science and PE Link Governor

None

None

87.5%

 

FGB – 4/5

RC – 3/3

Mrs Victoria Hudson

Parent Governor

24 Mar 2014

24 Aug 2018 –

22 Aug 2022

By Election

Curriculum

SEND.

Art and Design Link Governor

None

None

75%

 

FGB – 4/5

CC – 2/3

Miss Lydia Hunt

Head Teacher

 

 

Ex Officio

All

 

None

None

 

Mrs Angela Jardine

Foundation Parochial Church Council Appointed

23 July 2012

23 Jul 2016 –

22 Jul 2020

Parochial Church Council

Curriculum and Safeguarding

Chair of Safeguarding Committee.

Early Years.

PSHE Link Governor

None

None

80%

 

FGB – 5/5

SC – 1/2

CC – 2/3

Mr Bernard Murphy

Foundation Parochial Church Council Appointed

18 Mar 1997

22 Jan 2018 –

21 Jan 2022

Parochial Church Council

Curriculum

Vice Chairman.

Chair of Curriculum Committee.

Humanities and Music Link Governor

None

None

75%

 

FGB – 4/5

RC – 3/3

Mr Mark Nicholson

Staff Governor

8 May 2018

8 May 2018 –

7 May 2022

By Election

Safeguarding

PE Link Governor

 

 

100%

 

FGB – 1/1

 

Mr Mark Scott

Parent Governor

19 May 2016

19 May 2016 –

18 May 2020

By Election

Resources

Chair of Resources Committee.

Maths, Design and Technology Link Governor

None

None

100%

 

FGB – 5/5

RC – 3/3

Ms Miranda Trenchard

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

None

 

 

Mrs Amanda Brazier

Staff Governor

17 Nov 2016

Resigned 15 March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About our Governors

Peter Cook

I have lived in Great Amwell for around 20 years and I have been a Governor at St Johns for a number of those years, first as a Parent Governor and now as a PCC Governor.  All three of my children attended St Johns and during that period we have seen it grow from a small Village School to the single form entry we see now.  I work in the IT industry with an interest in all sport.  I am keen to ensure that we continue to strive for excellence at St Johns and be the best school we can possibly be.

 

Nick Cummins

I became a Governor at St John’s in March 2014 and then was made Chair of Governors in September 2015.  I work for a large American engineering company, running the computer systems for all of our International divisions.  I enjoy running, playing squash, golf (badly) and green bowls.

 

Ed Delasalle

I retired as Headteacher of Thomas Coram CE Middle School in 2013 after 37 years teaching in a variety of schools around the London area.   My passion has always been education, lifelong learning and science.   I continue to enjoy teaching and, as the training officer at Harlow & District Amateur Radio Society, I run their Radio Communications Foundation licence courses.  I am also a deacon at Hoddesdon Baptist Church and spend any remaining ‘free time’ reading, walking and doing DIY for my daughter and son in law. 

 

Rev Anne Donaldson

As Vicar of the parish I am ex-officio Foundation Governor and have been since April 2000.  I am passionate about people (of any age) and their health of body, mind and spirit, and their opportunities to develop and discover more.  I think St John the Baptist school is a great school and achieves so much and want to do whatever I can to assist that (though Fatigue Syndrome sadly limits that).  As Vicar I am obviously mostly responsible for the spiritual aspect of the school and I firmly believe that Christian values strongly enhance the ethos of the school and every child’s experience and development.  For myself, I have worked for the church since 1983, having been a Medical Physicist before that.  I was amongst the first women to be ordained Deacon in 1987 (when I was assisting in parishes in Guildford Diocese) and the first woman to be ordained priest in 1994 (when I was in charge of a mining village in North Warwickshire – ask me about mining villages and I’ll happily talk the hind legs off a donkey as they are fascinating!)  My main hobby is bell ringing, but the children will also tell you that I cycle and I have a small dog.  I am also a Governor at St Andrews C of E (VC) Primary School.

 

Ann Elsom

My two children attended St John the Baptist School a number of years ago!!  I volunteered in the school and helped with reading in various classes and later became a Teaching Assistant, which I did for over 4 years.  During this time I became the non-teaching Staff Governor.  I have been a Governor ever since under a number of different remits.  I later returned to work at St John the Baptist School working in the office and I am currently still in this position.  I was originally a member of the Resources Committee and later moved to the Curriculum Committee.

 

Stuart Elsom

I have been Governor at St John the Baptist School for 10 years, I was Chair of Governors for 7 of those years and am now in my second year as Vice Chairman.  I have had two children attend the school and enjoyed running the PTA for 4 years when they were first in the school.  I am the Manging Director of a Harlow based business which allows me to attend school when needed at short notice.  As Safeguarding Governor my responsibilities cover many areas from the physical security of the school through to online safety.   The school has been a key part of our family life for many years and is an important part of our local community.

 

Penny Fitzpatrick

I was appointed Foundation Governor in 2016.  I also sit on the Safeguarding Committee and am the Link Governor for English and Music.  I work as a solicitor in the city, specialising in medical negligence claims.  My two children are both at St John’s.  I enjoy Zumba, dancing and hiking.  I also used to be in the national league for dragon boat racing but nowadays this is limited to charity events.

 

Brian Gale

I joineed the Governing Body in 2015 representing the Parochial Church Council, and I also sit on the Resources Committee.  I have a keen interest in all things scientific, so when the opportunity came up, I took on the responsibility of being the Link Governor for Science.  Outside of the Governing Body my ‘day job’ is with a local authority where I commission and mange contracts for a range of public health services.  I’m keen on running (particularly local Park Runs, but also longer distances), hiking, wild camping and climbing.  I also enjoy traditional crafts and pastimes such as woodturning, bush craft and Morris dancing.

 

Vicki Hudson

I was elected as a Parent Governor in June 2014 and within my role I also sit on the Curriculum Committee.  I am Link Governor for Art and Design and SEN.  My connection with St John’s dates back 14 years, my three boys having gone through the school and my two girls currently attending.  My professional background is within university administration and has included roles directly supporting students to assisting the Director of Quality Control and Assurance for courses.  I have a love of the Arts and Interior Design and enjoy gardening and creative pastimes when life allows.  In complete contrast I also enjoy watching my boys and my chosen Premier League team play football!!

 

Angela Jardine

I have been a member of the Governing Boy since 2012, representing the Parochial Church Council.  I sit on both the Curriculum and Safeguarding committees and I have taken the responsibility of Link Governor for Early Years Foundation Stage and also PSHE.  I work within the NHS as a paramedic and clinical team leader – a career I am passionate about and enjoy.  I have two children at the school as well as a West Highland Terrier to keep me busy.  In my free time I enjoy my family and friends, I like traveling and camping and I am a keen member of the National Trust.

 

Bernard Murphy

Both my children attended St John’s and absolutely loved their time there, the last one having left in 2004.  I became a Governor in 2000 and served as Chair of Governors from 2001 – 2007.  I am currently Chair of the Resources Committee and the Link Governor for PE and Humanities.

I am passionate about education and lifelong learning (I learnt to play the piano when I was 45) and have always encouraged the school to provide a broad based education for the children.  A good education provides opportunities and choices.

I am a director of an insurance broking business in Hertford and my spare time generally revolves around family and sport particularly rugby, cricket and skiing … and playing the piano badly!

 

Mark Nicholson

I joined St John the Baptist School in January 2018 as a caretaker having previously carried out a similar role in both primary and secondary education in Cheshunt where I currently live. After having served for 30 years in the Metropolitan Police it was quite by accident that I started working in the school environment. My wife’s school needed someone to drive their minibus and the next minute I was the caretaker.

I thoroughly enjoy working at the school and decided I would like to become more involved so I volunteered to become a Governor. I am serving on the Safeguarding committee.

My hobbies include going to see rugby & football matches, live motorsport and bird/wildlife watching.

 

Mark Scott

I was elected a Parent Governor in 2016 as I currently have two children at the school, one in KS2 and the other in KS1.  I have spent over 30 years in finance industry, working for several major European banks, so I also elected to sit on the Resource Committee.  I enjoy cycling, golf, motor sport and have also been known to put my hand to a bit of DIY.

 

 

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