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Meet the Governors

Mrs K. Lund - Headteacher
Mr A. Mayes - Chair
Mrs A. Lomas-Farley - Vice Chair
Reverend R. Maskell - Foundation Governor
Mrs M. Laney - Foundation Governor
Mrs L. Clark - Community Governor
Mrs R. Soper - Staff Governor
Mrs J. Railton - Clerk to the Governors

Andy Mayes

I am the Chair of Governors and have been for over 15 years. I have experience of being a governor at other schools in the area too, including at St. Peter's, which gives me a strong breadth of interest in education locally.
I am also the chair of both the Resources and Personnel Committee and Finance Committee, this suits my background which was business based.
I attend at least eight meetings with committees in addition to other visits into school per year. I am still on the board of governors at another primary school in the local area, otherwise I have no pecuniary interests to affect my appointment. I have no relationships with any staff at the school.
Outside of education my main interests is sport. I enjoy football coaching and watching matches.

Amanda Lomas-Farley

Initially joined St. John's as a voluntary helper in 2000 and was appointed to the Governing Body by the Local Authority in 2004. Following the terms of reference,  I have just applied to be reappointed and my new term of office begins in November 2016.
Over the years I have attended many courses to cover the roles I fulfil. My most recent courses were for Child Protection, November 2014 and Safer Recruitment, November 2014.
I have no business or pecuniary interests in the school and no relationship to any staff.
I attend six meetings of the Governing Body every year and many meetings of the Executive Body. I regularly visit the school to cover my areas of responsibility recorded  below and  have constant communication with the Head Teacher.
I am responsible for the monitoring of several important areas of school life: Pupil Premium, Child Protection and Special Educational Needs I am also the Vice Chairperson and monitor Head Teacher Performance Management.

Rosemary Maskell

My appointment as Governor came with Rector's appointment in February 2013.
Rector of Huntingdon St Barnabas and The Riptons with Wood Walton.
I was ordained into the Church of England in 2000, served my curacy in Goodrington, on the English Riviera (Torbay); and my Title Post in Littleport, just north of Ely.
I am a Foundation Governor on the Full Governing Body and  have served on the Admin. & Resources  Committee. From October 2016 I will be on the Standards Committee
I am a Foundation Governor (ex-officio) at Abbots Ripton Church of England School.
My many roles in the diocese of Ely include Vocations Adviser Team member, and Safeguarding Management Group (plus sub-committee), Deanery Synod and Standing Committee member. I am also mentoring new incumbents in the Diocese.
I have a busy schedule but try to attend most Committee meetings and I  regularly visit the school as I take collective worship in assemblies. I can provide pastoral care for staff and pupils.

Lesley Clark

I was appointed as a Community governor by the Governing Body in September 2014.
I taught at St. John's for twenty years and have close links with many of the ancillary staff and parents. During that time I was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching and received my certificate from Lord Putnam and Charles Clark who was then Secretary of State for Education.
I have attended three courses to help fulfil my role as governor. In 2014 I took a Governor Induction Course. I also went on a course for Foundation Governors as I wanted to understand the role of a Governor in a church school.
In 2015 I attended a course on Monitoring and Evaluating the Curriculum.

I work alongside Amanda in Head Teacher Performance Management and I am Chairperson on the Standards Committee.
I attend all meetings of the full Governing Body and the Standards Committee. I try to get into school as much as possible and visit the classrooms, talk to staff and children. I have helped a little in classrooms with year 6.
I have no business or pecuniary interests in the school.

Maureen Laney

I was appointed Foundation governor by the church on the 26th  August 2015.
I have no business or pecuniary interests in St. Johns.

Other voluntary work that I have done includes 13 years as WRVS District Secretary based in Huntingdon.
I attended an Induction Course at Wood Green in Godmanchester on November 7th 2015.
I have attended all full governing body meetings since my appointment and visited the school to meet all the staff.
I have recently been appointed to the  Resources Committee.