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Mr. Graham Bibby
I am a retired Assistant Headteacher and am currently the Chair of Keele Parish Council. I moved to Keele in 2004 from Macclesfield in Cheshire, as I had been appointed as Head of Sixth Form at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas. I joined the Governing body of St John’s Primary School in 2019 following the untimely passing of Parish Councillor John Downing, who had served for many years as a governor. I took over as Chair of Governors in 2021.
Dr. Fiorella Montero Diaz
I am Head of the Music Department and Senior Lecturer in ethnomusicology at Keele University. I enjoy being an academic. It is a privilege to study for a living and to contribute to shaping young musician’s minds. I undertook my postgraduate education at Goldsmiths – University of London (MA in Ethnomusicology, 2008) and Royal Holloway – University of London (PhD in Music, 2014). Before moving into higher education, I worked as a head of music at primary and secondary schools in Lima, Peru, and as a sound designer for films.
I am a keen advocate for artistic subjects in schools and universities. Music is, among many other things, a tool for conflict transformation and as such it is important to give music the place it deserves in education and daily life. I hope to contribute to the Board of Governors all my experience in education, leadership, and my work in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
I am married to Marita, who is a conference interpreter and literary translator, and our little Adrian adores St. Johns.
Mrs. Rebecca Butler
I am a staff governor and year 2 class teacher at St John's. I have been a teacher for 8 years and joined St John's in 2019. I am also the science and MFL subject lead.
Dr. Llinos Williams
I am a mature student working at University Hospitals of North Midlands, I am retraining to become a Radiographer. For the preceding 10 years I worked in the community for the NHS. We have lived in Keele since 2011, first in University staff housing, then moving into the village in 2016. I became a parent governor in 2021, I have a son in year 4 and a daughter who moved up to Madeley High School in 2022. I am committed to improving the outcomes of the students while keeping the community, happy feel of the school. I will endeavour to be critical and challenging so the governing body is ensuring the best outcomes for our children.
The Role of Governors
The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to the local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set our school's aims and policies.
Key roles of governors:
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
The Governing Body at St John’s CE Primary School is made up of representatives from the local authority, the staff, the parents, and the community. Parent and staff governors are elected from the relevant bodies arranged by the Head teacher. The Governors meet three times a year as a large group and then four subgroups meet each term.
Governors declare any pecuniary interests annually and at the beginning of each meeting.
Name of Governor
Term of Office Ends
Governance at other Education
Associations to staff
Mr Graham Bibby
Chair of Keele Parish Council
Rev Peter Jones
Continuous whilst at St. John’s - Chair from 10/11/22
Dr Gavin Bailey
Mr James Salmon
Mrs Seema Madhavan
Dr Matthew Hocking
Mrs Rebecca Butler
Mrs Lorraine Banks
Chair of Springfields First School
Mrs Anna Greenhough
Dr Llinos Williams
David Jones - Councillor
Fr Peter Jones - Church of England
Mr Rob Millington
Head of School Newfriars College
Mr Phillip Stubbs
Dr Fiorella Montero-Diaz
Mrs Sarita Bailey
Continuous whilst employed at St. John’s
Governor Attendance - Full Governor Meetings:
|Name||Date of Meeting and Attendance|
|Graham Bibby||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Anna Greenhough||10/11/2022 - Apologies|
|Sarita Bailey||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Gavin Bailey||10/11/2022 - Apologies|
|Joy Fuller||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|James Salmon||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Lorraine Banks||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Llinos Williams||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Matthew Hocking||10/11/2022 - Apologies|
|Rebecca Butler||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Peter Jones||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Rob Millington||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Seema Madhavan||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Fiorella Montero-Diaz||10/11/2022 - Attended|
|Phillip Stubbs||10/11/2022 - Attended|