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St John's Catholic

Primary School

The Governing Board

Dear Parent,


There are places for 2 parent governors on the governing board of this school. They are elected by the parents of pupils at this school to serve a 4 year term of office. From 5/12/21 there are vacancies for 2 parent governors. Nomination forms have been sent home with your child. You may, if you wish, put yourself forward for election, using the nomination form brought home by your child. Please read the information given with this form.


A.    Eligibility
1.    All parents of pupils at the school and, in the case of maintained nursery schools, parents of children for whom educational or other provision is made on the premises of the school can be nominated as a candidate for a parent governor election except for:
(a)    Elected Members of the Local Education Authority
(b)    Anyone paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours in any 12 month period commencing on 1 August and finishing on 31 July.


B.    Nomination
1.    Any parent who wants to be nominated has to be proposed and seconded by two other parents of pupils (children) at the school using the nomination form on the page opposite. It should be completed and sent to the Returning Officer by 12.00 noon on Monday 22nd November 2021. Please note there can be no extension beyond this time and date.
2.    Candidates should complete the reverse of the nomination form with biographical details. This information will be sent with the voting papers to all parents to help them decide how to use their votes.


C.    Parent Governors (See also information sheet on parent governors)
1.    The governing board of the school has several categories of governor, and "parent governor" is one of these categories.  All governors carry equal status. 
2.    Responsibility rests in the governing board as a whole.  Individual governors only have responsibility collectively in the governing board.  To be a governor does not give personal authority.
3.    The term of office for a parent governor is 4 years, and a parent governor does not have to resign if his/her child ceases to be a pupil at the school before that period of time ends, though s/he may do so if s/he wishes.


D.    Disqualification
Regulations disqualify certain individuals from becoming a governor. The attached appendix lists the disqualification criteria. Prospective governors should read it carefully before proceeding with their nomination.  


The timetable for the election is:

1.    Nomination form to be returned to me by 12.00 noon on Monday 22nd November 2021;

2.    Ballot papers to be sent to all parents on Thursday 25th November 2021;    
    (Voting will only take place if there are more nominations than vacancies)

3.    Ballot papers to be returned to me by 12.00 noon on Monday 6th December 2021;

4.    The votes will be counted at 1pm on Monday 6th December 2021 after which the result will be announced.


The appointment will then be made subject to the completion of an application/self-declaration form and the term of office of an appointed parent governor commences on the day the governing board makes the appointment.


Governors have an important and influential role to play in the life of our school, and I do hope you will be able to take part in this election by becoming a candidate and by casting your vote when the time comes.


If you require any further information about being elected to the governing board, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours sincerely,

Ms G Almond
Returning Officer for Governor Election

The Chair of the Governing Board is Mrs Patricia Jayne Clark c/o:

St John's Catholic Prmary School

Breck Road




Information about each governor including full name, date of appointment, term of office and who appointed them may be found on the Get Information About Schools website:
Get Information About Schools:

Chair: Mrs Patricia Jayne Clark

Vice Chair: Mrs C Williamson

Resources Committee:

Fr Peter Sharrock (Chair), Mrs PJ Clark, Mrs S Feeney, Mr A Gray, Mrs C Birch, Mr R Sutcliffe, Mr E Statham, Ms G Almond

Standards and Effectiveness Committee:

Mrs Christina Williamson (Chair), Fr P Sharrock, Mrs C Gregson, Mrs J Ronson, Ms G Almond, Mrs D Harris

Admissions Committee: Mrs C Gregson, Fr P Sharrock, Ms G Almond

Dismissal/Complaints: 3 untainted governors

Appeals Committee: 3 untainted governors

HT Appraisal: Mrs PJ Clarke, Mrs C Gregson, Mrs C Williamson

Pay Committee: Fr P Sharrock, Mr A Gray, Mrs S Feeney

Pay Appeals: 3 untainted governors

Nominated Governors:

H&S = Mr A Gray

RE = Mrs C Gregson

RHE = Fr P Sharrock

SEN, English = Mrs C Williamson

Maths = Mrs S Feeney

Child Protection/Safeguarding/Online safety/Prevent = Mrs PJ Clark

Training Link = Mrs J Ronson

Arts = Mrs D Harris



  • There are no relevant business or pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests)
  • Governance roles in other educational institutions: none
  • Material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): none


2020-21 Full Governing Board Meeting % Attendance:

G Almond  100%

C Birch 100%

PJ Clarke 100%

S Feeney 66.7%

A Gray 100% 

C Gregson 100%

D Harris 100%

J Ronson 100%

Fr P Sharrock 100%

E Statham 100%

R Sutcliffe 66.7%

C Williamson 100%


2020-21 Standards and Effectiveness Committee Meeting % Attendance:

G Almond 100%

C Birch 66.7%

C Gregson 100%

D Harris 66.7%

J Ronson 100%

Fr P Sharrock 66.7%

C Williamson 100%


2019-20 Resources Committee Meeting % Attendance:

G Almond 100%

J Clarke 100%

S Feeney 100%

A Gray 66.7%

Fr P Sharrock 100% 

E Statham 100%

R Sutcliffe 100%

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