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Governors - Meet the Governors

  • Ashley Wain - Vice-Chair of Governors/Parent Governor

    IMG_0003As I attended St John’s School myself when I was a child, my association with the school is almost lifelong!

         I have been Parent Governor for five years and served as Chair for two of those years. My two children attend the school so I have a close interest in supporting children’s learning and ensuring that the education offered is of the highest standard and takes place in a happy and caring environment.

  • John Alpin - Chair/Local Authority Governor. H&S Governor.

    IMG_0833(1)As a Governor at St John’s for about 8 years it has been privilege to   contribute to the education of the children, for whom I aim to provide the best possible environment and opportunity to learn.  I have recently retired as a Principal Scientist in the Defence Aerospace Industry, having worked in my ‘dream job’ at MoD/QinetiQ Boscombe Down. Consequently, I am passionate and enthusiastic about science and engineering and wish to encourage our children to explore these subjects and develop into the scientists and engineers of the future. I really enjoy visiting school, either supporting the children’s reading or helping in scientific experiments – the latter can be messy at times but great fun! I also work as a Radio Presenter on Warminster Community Radio and as Secretary of the United Church, Warminster.  I enjoy time with our 8 grandchildren, coastal walks and a bit of gardening.

  • Gill Maddocks - Co-opted Governor.

    IMG_0836I have been a governor at St John’s for several years and a governor at various primary schools in the area for nearly 30 years assuming different roles.  I believe every child deserves the best possible education and at St John’s it is a privilege to be part of a team who put the children at the heart of all we do. I enjoy learning from the children and staff, which helps to improve my skills and knowledge as a governor. Professionally I have been involved in care and education ranging from social work to working for Wiltshire as a member of the early years advisory team. I was responsible for quality assurance systems across provision for 0-5 year olds and now work for Bristol City Council on a part time basis. I am now enjoying spending more time with my 5 grandchildren, catching up with friends and the occasional keep fit session! If I can find time I enjoy being lost in a good book!

  • Karen Woollard - Co-opted Governor. SEN & Pupil Premium Governor.

    I used to be a Teacher of Deaf Children and also a Special Needs Advisor in Somerset for 20 years and in Rwanda, in East Africa for 2 years. I am retired now and enjoy poetry, art, maths and science and being a Christian.  I have a twin sister and a husband and we all like drawing and painting in UK and other countries. I think school is great and became a governor to help St John's in their work to enable children to find something they love learning during their school career. 

  • Juliette Turner - Parent Governor.

    IMG_0014I have two children at St John’s, Matthew and Eleanor. I am also a teacher at school, teaching part-time Wednesdays to Fridays. In previous employment, I have worked for Wiltshire Children’s Fund and Wiltshire Council, working with a range of children and young people’s groups on participation and democracy.  I became a Governor to offer my support in helping the school to progress and ensure a happy, positive learning environment for all. 

  • Lucy Howard - Parent Governor

    IMG_1451(1)I have two children at St John’s, Kate and Charlie. I’ve recently returned to work following a six year break from primary teaching and now work as a supply teacher.  I taught in primary schools for more than ten years and thoroughly enjoy working with children.  I have been a teacher governor in the past and joining the governing body at St John’s has given me the opportunity to become more involved in the school and to support its efforts in achieving its full potential.

  • Marion Barton - Co-opted Governor

    My working life has been varied but a commitment to people has been woven in all my roles.  Beginning as a Police Officer, becoming a Youth Worker, partner in a business, managing services for Age Concern and then leading a mobility service in Salisbury gives you an idea of the diversity!

    I have not been involved in education before but bring an open, enquiring mind willing to learn.  I am passionate about reading and discovering the world through the written word.

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