The governing body comprises a group of up to 14 people representing the interests of the whole community: Parents, teachers, representatives from the local community and local authority. We are responsible for the strategic management of the school and make decisions about a wide range of issues. We discuss and input to decisions about:
- school policies such as discipline, attendance, homework and curriculum
- planning for the long term future of the school
- setting the vision, aims and values
- how the school budget is spent
- how the school will try and reach performance targets
- repair and maintenance of school buildings
- recruitment of senior staff
Our work is undertaken by a small number of committees; Teaching and Learning, Staffing, Finance and Health and Safety. These committees meet separately from the main governing body to discuss relevant issues in more detail and discussion is then fed back to the full governing body meetings once every half term.
We try to harness the enthusiasm, experience and expertise of parents and volunteers from the local community and local businesses, aiming to ensure there is a well balanced group of people to effectively support Mrs Quinn and the team of excellent staff of St John’s to drive the school forward by providing an external perspective; challenging assumptions, and looking for the best solutions.
We all have in common a desire to help provide the children of Hoveton, Wroxham and surrounding community with the best possible education and thoroughly enjoy working with the wonderful children at St John’s and such a dedicated and friendly team of staff.
Paula Whipp and Jan Evans
Co-Chairs of Governors