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Our Governors

 

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:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

 

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent.
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff.
  • Hearing appeals and grievances.
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship.
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline.
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies.

 

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

Pecuniary

interest

Governance at other Education

Establishments

Associations to staff

Mr Graham Bibby

Chair

Nov 2026

None

Chair of Keele Parish Council

None

Rev Peter Jones

Vice-Chair

Foundation

Continuous whilst at St. John’s - Chair from 10/11/22

None

St. Luke’s

Silverdale

None

Dr Gavin Bailey

Co-opted

May 2024

None

None

None

Joy Fuller

LA

Sept 2026

None

None

None

Mr James Salmon

Parent

Nov 2024

None

None

None

Mrs Seema Madhavan

Parent

October 2024

None

None

None

Dr Matthew Hocking

Co-opted

Mar 2023

None

None

None

Mrs Rebecca Butler

Staff

Sept 2023

Balfor Beaty

Staff member

None

Mrs Lorraine Banks

Co-opted

Mar 2024

None

Chair of Springfields First School

None

Mrs Anna Greenhough

Diocese

March 2026

None

None

None

Dr Llinos Williams

Parent

Jul 2024

David Jones - Councillor

Fr Peter Jones - Church of England 

None

None

Mr Rob Millington

Co-opted

Sep 2025 

None

Head of School Newfriars College

None

Mr Phillip Stubbs

Co-opted

November 2026NoneNoneNone

Dr Fiorella Montero-Diaz

Co-opted

November 2026NoneNoneNone

Mrs Sarita Bailey

Headteacher

Continuous whilst employed at St. John’s

None

Head Teacher 

None

 

Governor Attendance - Full Governor Meetings:

 

NameDate of Meeting and Attendance 
Graham Bibby10/11/2022 - Attended
Anna Greenhough10/11/2022 - Apologies
Sarita Bailey10/11/2022 - Attended
Gavin Bailey10/11/2022 - Apologies
Joy Fuller10/11/2022 - Attended
James Salmon10/11/2022 - Attended
Lorraine Banks10/11/2022 - Attended
Llinos Williams10/11/2022 - Attended
Matthew Hocking10/11/2022 - Apologies 
Rebecca Butler10/11/2022 - Attended
Peter Jones10/11/2022 - Attended
Rob Millington10/11/2022 - Attended
Seema Madhavan10/11/2022 - Attended
Fiorella Montero-Diaz10/11/2022 - Attended
Phillip Stubbs10/11/2022 - Attended

 

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