St John’s Primary Local Governing Committee

St John’s Primary is a SWAN 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 Committee. The Scheme of Delegation document describes this delegation in detail.

The governing committee 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 committee with full governing committee meetings taking place twice a term.

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

The governing committee’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 Committee will have six meetings in the year 2023/24. The dates are as follows:

  • Tue 19th Sep 2023
  • Thu 7th Dec 2023
  • Tue 16th Jan 2024
  • Thu 14th Mar 2024
  • Tue 30th Apr 2024
  • Thu 4th Jul 2024


Business Interests of Governors 22-23
Business Interests of Governors 23-24
SWAN Trust Scheme of Delegation

In this Section

Being a Parent Governor

List of Governors

NameCategoryTerm FinishGovernor Role
Mrs E RinttilaStaff Governor by virtue of officeno defined term
Mr N LeighTrust Appointed19/09/26Chair of Local Governing Body
Mrs L EvansClerk to
Ms B McManusTrust Appointed19/09/26SEND Governor
Ms V WoodTrust Appointed13/07/26Safeguarding & CP Governor
Mr P O'SullivanTrust Appointed22/05/26Finance Governor
Mr D StamBoard Appointed17/03/27Curriculum Governor

Governors Committee Meeting Attendance 2022/23

NameFull Governing Body
Mrs E RinttilaFull Attendance
Mr N LeighFull Attendance
Mrs K HawkesFull Attendance
Mrs V WoodFull Attendance
Mrs S Holland5 of 6 meetings
Mr P O Sullivan5 of 6 meetings
Mrs B McManus5 of 6 meetings
Mr S Ahmed4 of 6 meetings
Mr A Akhtar3 of 6 meetings
Mrs C Leigh2 of 3 meetings before resignation
Ms S Sher0 of 3 meetings before resignation
Mr D StamFull attendance since appointment