Governors

 

The Federation of St John’s and St Paul’s (Whitechapel) Schools Governing Body

The school is governed by a body of 14 governors, some of whom are elected and others appointed. The Governing Body has a significant role in making strategic decisions, particularly on finance, and in holding the school to account through its challenge to the Executive Headteacher. The governing body usually meets four times a year. Its members at the start of the current school year are:

 

Governors
Nicola Thomas Foundation - London Diocesan Board For Schools
Robin Precey Chair of Federation
Rev Alan Green Foundation
Mr Giles Smith Foundation - London Diocesan Board For Schools
Ms Sibuisiso Mhlanga Parent Governor
Ms Lutfa Khanom Parent Governor
Rev Richard Springer Foundation
Ms Rowena Dooley Foundation
Ms Rachel Maidment Associate Member
Mr Arif Ahmed Parent Governor
Nathaniel Darling Foundation - PCC
Ellie Wall Staff Governor
Staff Governor Co-Opted Staff Govern

 

The Heads of School of both St John’s and of St Paul’s also attend meetings of the governing body and committees.

 

Former governors

The following were governors or associate members in the previous school year but are no longer governors or associate members:

 

Committees and working groups

The governing body has the following committees and working groups:

 

Finance, Personnel & Premises
Giles Smith (Chair) Terry Bennett Robin Precey
Nicholas Thomas Rachel Maidment Tina Grundy
Ellie Wall Nathaniel Darling Darren Rubin
Advised by Lisa Potten (SBM) /Robert Ashdown (Bursar)

 

Pupil & Curriculum
Fr Richard Springer (Chair) Terry Bennett Robin Precey
Lutfa Khanom Fr Alan Green Darren Rubin

 

Admissions St John’s
Fr Alan Green (Chair) Terry Bennett
Rachel Maidment Rowena Dooley

 

Admissions St Paul’s
Fr Richard Springer (Chair) Terry Bennett
Rachel Maidment Rowena Dooley

 

Appeals, Discipline, Complaints etc.
To be drawn from a pool of any eligible governors.

 

Performance Management
Robin Precey Nicola Thomas

 

The instrument of government

Any correspondence to a governor should be addressed c/o the School and will be passed on.

Governing Body Responsibilities

The Governors are responsible for the School and all that happens in it. They entrust the day to day running of the School to the Headteacher and staff.

 

The Governors are responsible for:

  • the maintenance of the building,
  • the school finances, they decide how the school budget is spent,
  • how the school is run,
  • the delivery of the National Curriculum,
  • the standard of behaviour in the school,
  • interviewing and selecting staff.

The Governing Body has legal duties, powers and responsibilities, which it must carry out. It can only act and make decisions as a body and not as individuals. The full Governing Body has at least one but usually two meetings each term. There is also the annual report to parents during the Autumn Term.