We are delighted to announce that our recent Ofsted inspection (September 2023) was rated GOOD, with OUTSTANDING in Early Years.


Our Governors play an important strategic role by giving direction and focus on the governance of the school. Their role is to govern rather than to manage. This includes:

  • Overseeing the school's aims, values and Christian ethos;
  • Promoting high standards of education;
  • Planning the school's long-term future;
  • Ensuring proper financial management of the school;
  • Appointing staff, including the headteacher, and hold them to account for the performance of the school;
  • Promoting health and safety on the school site and the safeguarding of pupils;
  • Communicating openly and effectively with parents, the local church and village community, the local authority and the diocese;
  • In a voluntary aided school, also acting as the admissions authority, being a responsible employer and raising funds for building works;
  • Supporting the school in many different ways.
The full governing body meets five times a year and has committees who discuss in greater detail and report back to governing body meetings. There are four main committees that meet at least once a term;

  • Finance and Staffing
  • Pastoral
  • Premises
  • Standards and Curriculum

The Governors of St John the Baptist School believe it is important that boards reflect the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people. 

The governors are currently collecting data on the diversity of the board, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. They will use that data to inform their recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making. 

Due to our relatively small governing body, we do not publish this diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.