Name Term of office

Chair of Governors

Mrs K Blackburn

01/09/15 - 20/08/19
  Mr D Blacker 01/09/15- 31/08/19
  Mr H Gillick 01/09/14 -31/08/18 
  Mr G Hope 19/03/14 - 18/03/18
  Dr J Smith 03/03/16 - 02/03/20
  Mr J Tyler 01/09/14 -31/08/18
Parent Governor Mrs A Wilkinson 17/06/13 - 16/06/17
Staff Governor Mrs S Hall 01/09/09 - 31/08/19
  Mrs S Hume 04/02/16 - 03/02/20
Associate Governor Mr Peter Mercer 30/09/14 -29/09/18
Clerk to Governor Ms L Feeley (Full Governing Body meetings)  
  Mrs J Hicks (Committee & misc. meetings)  
  Mrs J Sharratt (Committee meetings)  

Please read our pen profiles below to find out a bit about us!

Staff Governor teaching - Sally Hume

Sally has been the Staff Governor since 2011.  One of her roles is to act as Staff Links Governor. She has taught at St John’s School for years and is at present the year 2 class teacher. Sally is also mathematics subject leader in school. Her role on the Governing body includes representing school staff and their views and ensuring that their wellbeing is taken into consideration.

LEA Governor - Dave Blacker (M.B.E.)

Dave was originally appointed by the Local Authority in January 2003 and has subsequently been re-appointed.  His experience as a retired employee from BAE Systems has come in useful in his role as Chair of our Resources Committee.  He is very committed to his work within the community and is therefore our Community Cohesion Governor. He was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2008 for his 37 years service to the Blackpool Boys and Girls Club. Dave loves watching Blackpool FC, listening to the Rolling Stones and relaxing on long walks with his dog.

Parent Governor - Amanda Wilkinson

Amanda is a local businesswoman with one child currently at St John's. After being involved in PTFA and school fundraising she was appointed by the parents of St John's in 2013. Amanda is our Parental Involvement Governor.

Outside of school you can find Amanda following local football teams or enjoying the fresh air hill walking or cycling.

Foundation Governor - John Tyler (appointed by DBE)

John is our longest serving Governor and began his role in 1998 and has been reappointed four times.  He is very dedicated and a stickler for detail.  Now he is retired he has the time to focus on Health and Safety within the school and visits on a regular basis.  This makes him the ideal as our Health and Safety Governor.  He also takes the lead on the financial responsibilities of the Governing Body.  John is a member of St John’s Church Parochial Church Council.

Foundation Governor - Hugh Gillick (appointed by PCC)

Hugh has been a Governor since 1994 when his son and daughter both attended St John’s.  He comes into school on a regular basis and is our Church Schools Governor.  He has strong links to St John’s Church.

Foundation Governor - Gary Hope (appointed by DBE)

At first Gary was a Parent Governor with one daughter at St John’s and when his term of office ended in 2013 he became an Associate Governor.  Luckily for St John’s a vacancy arose and he is now back on the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor.  He is Vice Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee.  He is the nominated Governor for Standards and Achievement, and Attendance.  He is also our Link Training/Mentor Governor and as such liaises with the Local Authority to secure and promote training and mentor new Governors.

Staff Governor (Head Teacher) - Sandra Hall

Sandra has been Ex Officio Governor since 01/09/2009 when she became Head teacher at St John’s. She is experienced in her role having been in the teaching profession for over 30 years and has been Head teacher at 2 other primary schools in Lancashire. She is passionate about ensuring all children in her care become successful learners and be the best that they can be.

Foundation Governor - Karen Blackburn (appointed by PCC)

Karen has been a Governor since 1999 both her children were pupils at St John’s.  They were the third generation of her family to attend the school.  She has been reappointed three times.  She is the Chair of the Governing Body and as such has responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection, and SEN/ Inclusion.  She works for the NHS.  Karen is a member of Blackpool Cricket Club and watches the team on a regular basis, as well as dog walking.

Foundation Governor - Dr John Smith (appointed by DBE)

John was appointed in 2016 and has a wealth of business knowledge and experience which will be invaluable in his role as Governor. Dr Smith also has strong links with St John's Church - a full pen potrait to follow - watch this space!

We currently have 2 vacancies:

Parent Governor – in the process of appointment

Foundation Governor

Governors Documents

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