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 G Hope 19/03/18 - 18/03/22
  Mr C Malone 01/09/18 - 31/08/22
  Mrs J Ward 05/06/17 - 04/06/21
  Miss L Blackburn  
Foundation Governor Ex-Officio Reverend S Haskett  
Parent Governor Mrs D Molyneux 06/10/16 - 05/10/20
  Mrs H Aris 19/02/18 - 18/02/22
Staff Governor Mrs S Hall 01/09/09 - 31/08/19
  Miss A Johnston 20/11/17 - 19/11/21
Retired Governor Mrs Sally Hume (Staff Governor) 04/02/14 - 19/11/17
  Mrs Amanda Wilkinson (Parent Governor) 17/06/13 - 16/06/17
  Dr J Smith (Foundation Governor) 03/03/16 - 23/01/18
  Mr Hugh Gillick 01/09/14 - 31/08/18
  Mr John Tyler 01/09/14 - 31/08/18
  Mr Pete Mercer (Associate Governor) 30/09/14 - 29/09/18
Clerk to Governor Ms J Currey (Full Governing Body meetings)  
  Mrs J Hicks (Committee & misc. meetings)  

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


Staff Governor teaching - Adele Johnston

Adele joined as our Staff Governor in November 2017. She has taught at St John’s School for the last 6 years after previously teaching in primary schools in Cumbria, London and Luton. She is at present the year 6 class teacher and also the Key Stage 2 Leader. Adele is also the Maths, Science, History and MFL subject leader in school. Her role on the Governing board 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 - Donna Molyneux

Donna was born in Blackpool and has lived in the area all of her life.  She is one of our Parent Governors and of her four children, the youngest two have been pupils of St Johns C of E Primary. Donna is passionate about local history and the success of the town in both community and corporate roles. Her business experience from working for a large town centre venue committed to bringing entertainment through the arts to local families, is a great asset to the Governing Board.   


Foundation Governor - Colin Malone (appointed by Diocese)

Colin is an Assistant Principal at a successful local secondary school in Lancashire and works closely with a number of Blackpool schools throughout the Fylde Coast. His experience in curriculum and pastoral leadership, as well as his interest in the equality of learning and the Pupil Premium makes him a valued member of the Governors Team.


Foundation Governor - Gary Hope (appointed by Diocese)

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 Board as a Foundation Governor.  He is Vice Chair of the Governing Board 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.


Foundation Governor -  Lauren Blackburn (appointed by the Diocese)

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Foundation Governor - Julie Ward (appointed by PCC)

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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 Board 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 (ex-officio) - Rev. Steve Haskett 

Reverend Steve has been a Foundation Governor since he took up post as Vicar of St John’s Church in February 2017. He works very closely with school to enhance and develop links between the church and school community and ensure that the Christian ethos of the school is maintained. He is a regular visitor at school where he leads worship and is committed to developing our children’s spirituality. His nominated Governor role is staff links Governor.


Parent Governor - Hayley Aris

I am a parent governor and work in a Lancashire Primary School as a Key Stage Leader. I am passionate about helping and supporting young people achieve their best through education and having the very best opportunities for them to succeed.



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