At St John's C of E Primary School, the Governing Body, as well as the Headteacher and staff, actively support the Christian ethos of the school and endeavour at all times to ensure that this is an integral part of all aspects of school life.
Our governors bring a wealth of skills and experience to St John’s, offering more of an outside eye to what we are doing in school.
The members of the current Governing Body come from a wide background of experience and have a huge range of talents and skills, all of which they have committed to the support and well-being of the school.
Governors are appointed in several ways and represent many different areas of the community. Their role is to support and advise on the work carried out within the school, by their involvement in sub-committees and their links with subject co-ordinators and other staff, covering both the curriculum and additional projects and initiatives. Through meetings, both formally and informally, the Governors keep up-to-date with the daily running of the school, as well as helping prepare and implement, school policies. They are looked upon as 'Critical Friends'.
To be a Governor of St John's School is both an honour and a privilege and the current 'team' welcome you to the website, which we believe to be an informative and positive introduction to our school.
They are our watchful eye, ensuring we are doing all we can to teach the curriculum, offer opportunities and encourage our core values of friendship, forgiveness, trust and compassion.
When I moved to Grove Green in 2010, my children were very fortunate to get places at St. John’s, where they enjoyed every minute of it, thriving under the excellent teaching and care of the staff. In 2016, my youngest moved onto Secondary school but I was lucky enough to be asked if I wanted to join the governors. I have spent more than 25 years in teaching, this has allowed me to work abroad in Qatar and Thailand as well as in the U.K and I am presently still teaching in a local independent school. I feel very privileged to be able to use my wealth of knowledge in education, to help St John’s to continue to offer the outstanding learning opportunities and nurture that my own children received.
I come to the school as a member of the Parochial Church Council My working life was spent in industry and insurance as an accountant and then loss adjuster. I bring financial management, insurance and associated legal experience to St. John's. I am privileged to be able to support the school's dedicated staff striving to provide an outstanding school journey for all our pupils in a nurturing Christian environment.
I worked as an Accountant for over 10 years and have recently change my career to work as Quantity Surveyor. I am hoping to bring a different perspective to the governing body and contribute to maintaining the high standards of St John's C of E Primary School. My focus in the short term will be ensuring that we have a balanced budget focussed on delivering the priorities that matter to our children, parents, and other stakeholders from across the local community and that we constantly challenge ourselves to deliver value for money in everything that we do.
I am a retired secondary school teacher, I have taught in various schools in Barking, Essex and Kent. I have been an active member of Boxley Church for over 25 years and was selected by the PCC to be a school governor. I accepted the position as I feel I have wealth of experience in education which could be put to good use in helping and supporting St. John’s School.
I am a Church Army Officer and my role is Team Missioner for the North Downs Team Ministry. Schools have always played an important part of my ministry and I have taken assemblies and RE in schools around South Yorkshire, Warwickshire and the Isle of Man. My last post was in Crowborough, East Sussex, where I was a Governor at the local church school for 4 years and played an active part in school life there, and in the town’s other schools. I will be leading services at St. John’s Church on a regular basis.
I am a newly appointed Parent Governor at St John’s. I currently have a 6 year old daughter in year 1 and have a younger son at the local pre school, where I am secretary. I have previously been a volunteer class helper within my daughter’s class and so have seen first hand the excellent environment at St John’s and all the hard work that takes place behind the scenes. I am excited about the Governor role and getting involved with supporting my local primary school in this way. As well as taking seriously being a parent voice and view point, ensuring that it is heard and fed into plans and developments. In my day job, I am a Programme Manager within the NHS.
|Name||Appointed by||Business Interests|
|Rev. Canon John Corbyn||on behalf of the Archdeacon of Maidstone||None|
|The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Company Ltd||-||None|
|G. P. Munson||On behalf of the Parochial Church Council of Boxley||None|
|Andrew Parker-Bruce||Chair of Trustees||None|
|Name||Appointed by||Current Term of Office||Business Interests||Notes|
|Andrew Parker-Bruce||Co-opted (Chair)||19/01/2021 - 19/01/2025||None|
|Susan Willmott||PCC (Vice Chair)||15/07/2018 - 15/07/2022||None|
|Daniel Smith||Ex Officio||03/06/2017 - N/A||Employee - Head Teacher and Accounting Officer|
|Julia Finch||Co-opted||01/09/2021 - 31/08/2025||Employee - Deputy Head Teacher|
|Heidi Downey||Staff||20/09/2018 - 20/09/2022||Employee - Business Manager||Retired 19/9/22|
|Maureen Parkes||PCC||09/02/2020 - 10/02/2024||None|
|Susan Eaton||Diocese||01/05/2018 - 01/05/2022||None||Retired 16/03/2022|
|Captain Graham Bibby||Diocese||01/09/2017 - N/A||None|
|William (Bill) Butler||Local Authority||12/07/2018 - 12/07/2022||None||Retired 11/07/2022|
|Suzanne Brindle||Parent||08/01/2020 - 08/01/2024||None|
|Elizabeth Munro||Parent||06/04/2020 - 06/04/2024||None|
|Hannah Griffiths||Staff||24/09/2020 - 24/09/2024||Employee - Upper KS2 Lead|
|Francis Brako||Diocese||04/02/2021 - 04/02/2025||None Resigned 30/09/22|