St John’s Primary Local Governing Body

St John’s Primary is a Bright Futures Learning Trust School governed by the Board of Trustees of the Trust. The Board delegates some of the day to day governance of the school to it’s own Local Governing Body. The Scheme of Delegation document describes this delegation in detail.

The governing body of St John’s School is comprised of a group of volunteers, both from within the school community (staff and parents) and the wider community, with an interest in the education of the children of St John’s. We work together as a team, to ensure the best possible education for all the children, enabling them to realise and achieve their potential at each stage of their journey through our school.

We take every opportunity to expand our skills by attending training courses provided and visiting the school. St John’s has a very active governing body with full governing body meetings taking place twice a term.

The Governing Body can be contacted in writing through the school office. Please mark any letters for the attention of the Chair of Governors.

The governing body’s work focuses on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the CEO and Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body will have six meetings in the year 2021/22. These will be held on the dates listed below:

  • Thursday 23rd September 2021 7pm
  • Tuesday 9th November 2021 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 18th January 2022 7pm
  • Thursday 10th March 2022 7pm
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022 7pm
  • Thursday 7th July 2022 7pm


BFLT Scheme of Delegation
Business Interests of Governors 19-20
Business Interests of Governors 20-21

In this Section

Being a Parent Governor

List of Governors

NameCategoryTerm FinishGovernor Role
Mrs E RinttilaStaff Governor by virtue of officeno defined term
Mr S AhmedParent Governor07/11/2024Vice Chair of Governors
Literacy Governor
Curriculum Governor
Mr C BowlerTrust Appointed31/08/2022
Mr S DorsettTrust Appointed06/03/2023Chair of Governors
Numeracy Governor
Mr A AkhtarTrust Appointed22/01/2024
Mrs L EvansClerk to

Governors Committee Meeting Attendance 2020/21

NameFull Governing Body
Mrs E RinttilaFull Attendance
Mrs S Lister5 of 6 meetings
Mr S Ahmed4 of 6 meetings
Mr S Dorsett4 of 6 meetings
Mr C Bowler Full Attendance
Mrs J Parkinson5 of 6 meetings
Mr A Akhtar3 of 6 meetings
Mrs S FinlayFull Attendance before term ended (Oct 20)
Mrs C SchupbachFull Attendance before term ended (Oct 20)