Governing Body


St John Vianney's Governing Body

Roles and Responsibilities

Governors are the strategic leaders of a school, supporting the Head Teacher  and Leadership Team, and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. Our Governors come from various areas of the community and give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis. They are part of the largest volunteer force in the country.

The main roles of the Governing Body are to:-

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure its money is well spent

Our Governing Body is made up of Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese), Staff/Teaching Governors (elected by staff at school), Parent Governors (elected by the parents), a Local Authority Governor (appointed by the Local Authority) and the Head Teacher. 

At St John Vianney's, the term of office for a Foundation Governor, Parent Governor and Staff Governor is 4 years from the date of their appointment.  The term of office for a Local Authority Governor is between 1-4 years and will be determined on appointment.  The term of office for the Chair and Vice Chair of Governors, as well as the Chairs of the Committees, is 2 years at our school.

Governing Body

Governor List          Updated: 29/09/2017     (165 KB)
Governor Information          Updated: 08/09/2017     (282 KB)
Annual Governance Statement          Updated: 16/10/2017     (165 KB)
Governor Lead Roles          Updated: 29/05/2017     (69 KB)
Committee Membership          Updated: 28/09/2017     (421 KB)
Terms of Reference          Updated: 29/05/2017     (431 KB)
Governor Training          Updated: 29/05/2017     (232 KB)
Governor Meeting Dates 2017 / 2018          Updated: 14/07/2017     (55 KB)
Governing Body Register of Business Interests          Updated: 29/05/2017     (276 KB)
Governor Meeting Attendance 2016/7          Updated: 08/09/2017     (219 KB)

If you need to contact any of our Governors, please either leave your details at the school office, telephone, email or write and the Chair/Nominated Governor will contact you by return.

St John Vianney's Catholic Primary School, Glastonbury Avenue, Blackpool FY1 6RD

tel: 01253 311248