"I am privileged to be a governor at St John’s. As a Foundation Governor and current Chair of the Monitoring Committee, part of my role and that of the other members of the Monitoring Committee is to look at progress and attainment, as well as looking at the growth and development of the school, not only academically but also spiritually and within the wider community. I also sit on a number of other committees, including: Resources, Personnel and Pay, Admissions, Headteacher Performance Management and Pupil Discipline.
I have Link Governor responsibilities, relating to subject areas, including Maths, Geography and History and I am also Link Governor for the Discoverers class. I assist with school trips, attend assemblies and enjoy being able to spend time in class.
I have been a Governor at Thornham for 10 years, from the time that my son was in year 1 at St John’s. I have always felt that I have had a connection with the school, being a pupil there myself in the 1980’s and having both my children enjoy a flourishing education at the school.
I have worked in both the public and private sector and feel that this has provided valuable experience that I can utilise in my role as school governor. I am kept up to date with matters at school, through emails, meetings and visits to the school. I enjoy and find particularly valuable, attending school for training sessions, watching assemblies and working with the children in the Ethos group. Lockdown has been particularly restricting, but we have held Zoom meetings as a governing body and I found the news updates on the website and email correspondence has kept me up to date and well informed.
I endeavour to carry out my role and responsibilities within the Ethos of the school. I value that through togetherness, the Governing body respects differing opinions, embraces changes and challenges and celebrates our diverse range of knowledge, skills and experience."
Mrs Emma Fenwick