What do governors do?

School governors are responsible for supporting the school’s aims and values, establishing the strategic direction and overseeing the financial performance of the school.


Who are they?

At St Mary & St John the Governing Body has 14 members:

  • Eight Foundation Governors (including the Vicar of Cowley St John; also three appointed by the Diocese and four by the Parish);
  • Two Staff Governors (including the Headteacher and one other, elected by staff);
  • Three Parent Governors (elected by parents);
  • One Local Authority Governor (appointed by the LA).

We also have one Associate Member.


Making Contact

We welcome comments. You can contact us in person around the school, or by e-mail (ssmjgovernors@gmail.com), or by leaving a message at the school office.


If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a governor, please contact the Clerk to the Governors. You can do this by e-mail (ssmjgovernors@gmail.com), or again by leaving a message at the school office.