St John's

Catholic Primary School

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, our Vision Statement and attendance at meetings.


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

Governors Vision Statement for St John's Primary School

Full Governing Body Attendance (September 2022 - July 2023)

Name27 Sep  6 Dec  Jan 24  Mar 21   May 23

Jul 11 

Father TomNoNo    
Clare Doogue (Vice Chair)YesYes    
Douglas Marr (Vice Chair)YesYes    
Mike Simmons (Chair)YesYes    
Simon MillerNoNo    
Tracey Sessions (Head)YesYes    
Kim O Rourke (Deputy Head)YesNo    
Dee PerkinsYesYes    
Nicola HughesYesNo    
Rebecca DixonNoYes    


Admissions Committee Attendance (September 2022 - July 2023)

Name9th Sept14th Oct16 Nov30 Nov          
Clare DoogueYesYesYesYes          
Douglas Marr (Chair)YesYesYesYes          
Tracey Sessions (Head)YesYesYesNo          
Mike SimmonsNoYesYesYes          


Resources Committee Attendance (September 2022 - July 2023)

Name13 Oct19 Jan  
Clare Doogue (Chair)Yes   
Douglas MarrYes   
Pam Poulter (School Business Manager)Yes   
Simon MillerYes   
Tracey Sessions (Head)Yes   
Nicola HughesNo   
Dee PerkinsYes   
Rebecca DixonNo   


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

NameCategoryVoting RightsAppointing BodyTerm EndsResponsibilityRegister of InterestsStepped Down
Clare DoogueFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseSept 2025Chair Resources, Vice Chair  
Mike SimmonsFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseSep 2025


SEN / Safeguarding

VacancyFoundationYesBishop, Clifton Diocese    
Nichola HughesFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseMay 2025   
Dee PerkinsFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseJun 2025   
Father Tom FinneganFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseAug 2025   
VacancyFoundationYesBishop, Clifton Diocese    
Rebecca DixonParentYesParents of St John'sMar 2026   
VacancyParent Parents of St John's    
Douglas MarrLEAYesSt John's GBMar 2026Vice Chair, Chair Admissions  
Simon MillerStaffYesStaff of St John'sOct 2023   
Tracey SessionsEx-OfficioYesEx-Officio-Head Teacher  
Kim O RourkeEx-OfficioNoEx-Officio-Deputy Head Teacher  
Rhianna ColeFoundation Bishop, Clifton DioceseDec 2022  July 2022
Lukasz WronaFoundationYesBishop, Clifton DioceseFeb 2022 Works for a supplierFeb 2022
Caroline KingParentYesParents of St John'sApr 2022  Nov 2021
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