Local Governing Board
At The John of Gaunt School, our Governing Body plays a supportive role in aligning with our mission and values, contributing to the well-being of our educational community. Our Governors are dedicated individuals who bring diverse backgrounds and experiences, making valuable contributions to the school's leadership.
Our Governors serve a four-year term of office and contribute to the strategic management of the school. They understand that their decisions can impact the education and well-being of our students, aligning with our commitment to high standards and the holistic development of each individual.
The Governing Body at The John of Gaunt School:
Values Our Core Principles: Governors embrace our core values of Kindness, Positivity, and Belonging. They actively promote a culture of kindness, nurture positivity, and help create a sense of belonging within our school community.
Supports Student Growth: Governors play a role in enhancing educational standards throughout the school. They collaborate with staff to improve the learning experience and outcomes for our students, in line with our mission to help every student reach their personal best.
Enhances Community Connections: We believe in fostering relationships between students, parents, carers, staff, and governors. Our Governors are committed to caring about the school and its community, contributing their skills and knowledge to benefit our school's operations.
Operates as a Cohesive Team: Our Governors work as a unified team, sharing dedication to our school's success. They commit their time and effort to this important role, supporting our mission and values.
Accountability and Oversight: The Governing Body operates within the framework provided by the Equa Multi Academy Trust. They are responsible for ensuring that the school delivers a quality education, with their functions delegated by the Trust Board. This accountability ensures that our school remains focused on our mission.
If you have any questions or wish to communicate with our Governing Body, please feel free to reach out to the Chair of Governors, Toby Corden, at [email address] or through written correspondence to the school. We value transparency and open communication to strengthen our school community while upholding our values.
|Wednesday 13 September
|Student & Community
|Wednesday 27 September
|Wednesday 6 December
|Wednesday 7 February
|Wednesday 27 March
|Wednesday 22 May
|Wednesday 10 July
Vice Chair of the Local Governing Board – tbc
Health and Safety Governor – Sarah Marsh
Equality Governor – Sarah Marsh
Student Leadership Link Governor – Sophia Oleszynski
Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor – Martin Sandford
SEN Governor – Andrew Hawkins
Clerk to the Governors - Lesley Shellard
|Finance/HR incl Staff Wellbeing/H&S/Equalities
|Individual Learning incl Literacy
|Computing & Business
|Safeguarding/LAC/Mental Health incl Pupil Wellbeing
|Attendance & Behaviour
|Numeracy & Maths
|Design/Food/Technology & Vocational
|tbc (+ 'closing the gap')
|Humanities incl PSHE & Social Sciences
|Modern Foreign Languages
|Daniela Coy & Sophia Oleszynski (+ Student Voice)
Chair of Local Governing Board
Dr Kevin Eames