Chair of Governors Welcome

On behalf of the Governing Body, I am delighted to welcome you to John Perryn Primary School’s website.

The Governing Body is drawn from the local community.  It is a diverse range of people, who each bring their own skills and experience to the school.  Our number includes people with skills in education, law, finance, management, business, politics, information technology and parenting.

The ‘John Perryn Way’ is at the heart of everything the school delivers and is a key part of what the children are taught from Reception to Year 6.  It can be summed up by the phrase, ‘do as you would be done by’.  Treat everyone with the respect and kindness that you would expect others to do to you. 

We challenge and encourage Ms. Wright and her Senior Leadership Team and are involved in day to day events in the school.  All staff and governors work together with the common aim of providing a safe and vibrant environment in which all children can reach their potential. In the words of our moto we ‘Aim high to achieve success in all that we do’.

Governors have regular meetings and visits to the school.  We are keen to ensure that standards are high throughout the school.  Staff and pupil performance is regularly monitored and rewarded, and every effort is made to ensure that the school’s policies are enforced in a sensitive way.

I would be happy to assist you in arranging a visit if you would like to see what the school has to offer.

I hope you find the website useful and informative.

Chair of Governors


All maintained schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, and to ask questions.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Head teacher, staff and the Local Authority. Whilst the Head teacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community and the Local Authority. The Governing Body meets at least once each term. John Perryn Governing body have 2 sub-Committees: Teaching and Learning Committee and the Resources Committee.

The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts.  In the main, these responsibilities relate to:

  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
  • Management of the school’s budget
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is broad and balanced


All Governing Bodies of community schools can agree on a model for the size and membership of their Governing Body based on what best suits the circumstances of that school.  The size of the Governing Body can range from a minimum of 7 to no maximum number.

The Governing Body of John Perryn Primary School has the following members:

Mr N Younis

Chair of Governors

Mr A Macdonald

Vice Chair of Governors

Mr P Portwood

Health and Safety Governor

Mrs J Diez

Safeguarding Governor

Mr G Dineen

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs A Mohammed


Mrs R Hierrezuelo

Parent & Website Governor

Ms L Wright

Head Teacher

Mrs H Richards

Staff Governor

Mr M Hauser


Mr J Coy

SEND Governor

Mr M Bahsoun


Ms F Del Santo


If you would like to contact our governors please do so at the following email address:

Register of Interests

Governors have a legal duty to act in the best interests of their schools. Where there are personal or financial interests, which may conflict with this duty, they must identify, prevent and record the conflict. Generally, governors must not be involved in discussions or vote on matters to which their conflict relates.

At John Perryn, governors sign and/or review a register of interests at the start of every meeting. From September 2015, governors also declare personal or other interests which might be a potential source of conflict.

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