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At St John’s we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.


Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


At St John's the Governors are made up of:


  • Foundation Governors who are elected by the Diocese (7),
  • Staff Governor (1)
  • Head Teacher (1)
  • Parent Governors who are elected by the parents (2)
  • Local Education Authority Governor (1)


If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors then please email

Full Governing Body Attendance (September 2021 - July 2022)

Name21 Sep7 Dec1 Feb22 Mar10 May

19 Jul

Father Tom      
Caroline King      
Clare Doogue      
Douglas Marr (Vice Chair)      
Lukasz Wrona      
Mike Simmons (Chair)      
Simon Miller      
Tracey Sessions (Head)      
Kim O Rourke (Deputy Head)      
Rhianna Cole      
Dee Perkins      
Nicola Hughes      


Admissions Committee Attendance (September 2021 - July 2022)

Clare Doogue               
Douglas Marr (Chair)               
Tracey Sessions (Head)               
Mike Simmons               


Resources Committee Attendance (September 2021 - July 2022)

Clare Doogue (Chair)     
Douglas Marr     
Pam Poulter (School Business Manager)     
Lukasz Wrona     
Simon Miller     
Tracey Sessions (Head)     
Mike Simmons     
Nicola Hughes     


Governor Details & Register of Interests (Term of Office is 4 years)

NameCategoryVoting RightsAppointing BodyTerm EndsResponsibilityRegister of InterestsStepped Down
Clare DoogueFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseAug 2025Chair Resources  
Lukasz WronaFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseDec 2021 Works for a supplier 
Mike SImmonsFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseSep 2025SEN / Safeguarding  
Rhianna ColeFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseDec 2022   
Nichola HughesFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseMay 2025   
Dee PerkinsFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseJun 2025   
Father Tom FinneganFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseSept 2025   
Caroline KingParentYesParents of St John'sApr 2022   
Douglas MarrLEAYesSt John's GBMar 2022Vice Chair, Chair Admissions  
Simon MillerStaffYesStaff of St John'sOct 2023   
Tracey SessionsEx-OfficioYesEx-Officio-Head Teacher  
Kim O RourkeEx-OfficioNoEx-Officio-Deputy Head Teacher  
Clare FarrowFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseAug 2022Safeguarding Gov, Chair from Jan 2015 July 2021
Annie SladeFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseJan 2024  April 2021
Bernadette Barret-JohnFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseMay 2021Governor St Augustine's Feb 2021
Richard WoodsParentYesParents of St John'sNov 2020  Sep 2020
John KellyFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseAug 2021  May 2020
Andrea BlackmoreParentYesParents of St John'sMay 2022  Aug 2019
Paul WalshFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseAug 2019Safeguarding Gov (Deputy) Aug 2019
Douglas MarrParentYesParents of St John'sMay 2018Chair Admissions / Vice Chair Became LEA Gov Mar 2018
Nick BraceyLEAYesSt John's GBOct 2018SEN Gov from Sept 2016 Mar 2018
Adrian WeissenbruchFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseJul 2020SEN Gov Sep 2016 Jul 2017
Frank TonerEx-OfficioYesBishop, Clifton Diocese Head Teacher Jul 2017
Canon Liam O'DriscolFoundationYesBishop, Clifton Diocese   Jul 2017
Yvonne WilkinsEx-OfficioYesEx-Officio Deputy Head Jul 2017