Governors


St John’s Local Governing Board consists of a combination of parent, staff, foundation and community governors. Foundation governors are appointed by the Bishop and the Diocese, whilst others are elected by parents and the school. Governing Body meetings take place approximately every 6 weeks and the non-confidential section of the minutes can be viewed by parents, upon written request made to the Headteacher.

The Governing Board has the following roles:

  • To support and promote the vision, values and principles of Plymouth CAST as a non-statutory body;
  • To act as a ‘wisdom group’ for the school, to support and encourage the Catholic life and mission of the school;
  • To act as champions and advocates in the local community for their school;
  • To support and challenge the Headteacher in fulfilling their responsibilities;
  • To have oversight and develop knowledge in key areas, especially RE and Catholic Life, SEND, Safeguarding, Statutory Grant Funding (pupil premium, PE and sports premium), Health and Safety;
  • To support and challenge the Headteacher in the implementation of the School Improvement Plan;
  • To build bridges between the school and the local community, especially parents and carers and the local parish;
  • To support CAST strategic priorities and to contribute expertise and knowledge to the development of building Governor capacity across CAST;
  • To be accountable to the Board and, in the case of Foundation Governors, to the Bishop, for their conduct as Governors.
team member

Mrs R Wheeler


Parent Governor

Chair of Governors

Link Governor for Safeguarding, Child Protection and Children in Care

Term of Office: 01/09/18 – 31/08/21

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: An employee at another local school, has children attending St John’s

team member

Mrs S Trezise


Foundation Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Link Governor for Finance, Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Term of Office: 01/09/18 – 31/08/22

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: A relative of an employee at St John’s

team member

Miss N Teixeira


Headteacher (ex officio)

Term of Office: 01/09/15 – (whilst in post)

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: An employee at St John’s

team member

Mr T Moran


Staff Governor

Link Governor for Health and Safety

Term of Office: 01/09/15 – 31/08/19

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: An employee at St John’s, children attend another school in Cornwall

team member

Mrs M Haynes


Staff Governor

Link Governor for SEND

Term of Office: 01/09/17 – 31/08/20

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: An employee at St John’s

team member

Mrs S Belshaw


Community Governor

Link Governor for Teaching and Learning

Term of Office: 01/09/16 – 31/08/20

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: An employee at another school in Cornwall

team member

Mr F Sanderson


Foundation Governor

Link Governor for Early Years

Term of Office: 01/09/18 – 31/08/22

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: none

team member

Father C Leighton


Foundation Governor

Link Governor for Religious Education

Term of Office: 01/09/15 – (whilst in post)

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: none

team member

Mr P Lendzion


Foundation Governor

Link Governor for EAL

Term of Office: 14/07/16 – 31/07/20

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: Children attend St John’s

team member

Mrs S Jenkin


Parent Governor

Link Governor for Attendance

Term of Office: 01/09/18 – 31/08/21

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: Children attend St John’s

team member

Mrs R Biddle


Parent Governor

Whistleblowing Governor

Term of Office: 01/09/18 – 31/08/21

Business, Pecuniary & Other Interests: Children attend St John’s