Governors

Here at St Johns we are very lucky to have a diverse, highly motivated and dedicated Governing Body. The Governing Body is made up of Staff/Teachers, Parents, Community Members, Foundation and Local Authority Staff. Governors volunteer their time, support, knowledge and experiences to the school with the aim and goal of raising academic standards, ensuring the safeguarding and well-being of pupils and determining how the school will best spend its money to achieve these aims by working closely with the Headteacher and staff. All nominated Governors undergo an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check before being officially appointed. Once appointed a governor is expected to attend meetings, join a committee and make regular visits to the school. Each governors training needs are identified from the outset, they are asked to attend an intensive induction course and they are encouraged to attend specialist training sessions related to the committee they have joined and topics linked to the school development plan.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor please come and have an informal chat with Wendy Turner (Head Teacher).

Who’s Who

Wendy Turner – Head Teacher

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Wendy has taught in various Primary Schools for over 25 years. Wendy spent 12 years teaching in London before moving to Somerset and has been Head teacher of St John’s since May 2001. Wendy, the governors and the staff work collaboratively to provide a secure, happy and industrious environment for the children who attend St John’s.

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Chris Trwoga –  Chair of Governors / Community Governor

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Chris Trwoga is a secondary school teacher with thirty years experience. Latterly, he served as the executive officer of an educational charity. He currently works with two primary schools in Wells delivering outdoor learning and is the director of an outdoor education business. Chris is company secretary of the Red Brick Building Centre in Glastonbury and a trustee of the Margaret & Mary Charity.

 

 

Rev David MacGeoch – Vice Chair/Ex Officio

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The Reverend David MacGeoch is the Vicar of St. Benedict’s and St. John’s churches in Glastonbury. He is the father of three children all of whom attend local schools.

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Jim Gurl – Chair of Business Committee /Parent Governor

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Jim Gurl is a retired Operations Manager with thirty years experience in the chemical industry. Both his daughter and eldest grandson went to St John’s School and his younger grandson attends now.

Jim currently helps out with the grand children school run and also works part time as a lifeguard. His interests include scuba diving, fitness and travelling.

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Kay Wych – Foundation Governor

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Kay Wych works in Glastonbury Abbey as a tour guide and living history presenter, with experience in Drama, History and Archaeology. She previously worked for Clarks International in a variety of administrative roles. She is a trustee of Abbey House, a mentor at Crispin School, and  proud to be a born and bred Glastonian.

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Diana Hicks – Local Authority Governor

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Diana is a qualified teacher with a particular interest in Early Years development and literacy. She ran her own nursery with a special focus on including children from the ‘alternative’ community. Her aim is to offer a broad educational view to the governing body and draw on her training and advisory work to inform her responses to policy and practice.

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Kirsty Smith – Parent Governor

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Kirsty worked in the Insurance Industry for over 20 years where she managed various teams in underwriting and accounting to help maintain and exceed Company goals. She then worked in the Motor trade for six years selling cars and negotiating finance contracts.

She is now a full time mum and enjoy looking after her two sons.

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Kerry Devane – Associate Governor (Deputy Headteacher)

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Kerry Devane is Deputy Head at St. John’s and teaches in Reception. She has taught at the school for 10 years. She sits on the Finance and Education and Welfare committee. She lives in Wells and previously lived in London. She has played a major part in the development of Jumping John’s Nursery and has a real passion for raising standards in Early Years.

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Christine Walters – Associate Governor

5b. Christine Walters PIC

 

Christine Walters is a Teaching Assistant at St John’s with more than 20 years experience.  Prior to that she worked in industry as a Personnel Assistant dealing with recruitment, training and welfare.  She has also worked in a Tourist Information Office working with members of the public and tourism service providers.

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Antonia Gwynn – Clerk

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Governor Information

Governors Contact List

Governor-effectiveness-report-2015-2016

Governors Register of Business Interests

Governor Visits Policy Version 2a 2017