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Governors - Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) at St John's CE  Primary School has a mix of foundation, community, parent and staff governors. 

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a governor, whether as a parent, staff member or community or foundation member, please email our clerk to governors, Marisa Weekes,  on for further information. Thank you.


What does the LGB do?

The LGB has three main responsibilities:

  • to provide the strategic vision and support and challenge to the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team for the day to day running of the school
  • to monitor the progress and wellbeing of the children attending St John's CE Primary School and the staff who teach and support them
  • to make sure that the public money allocated to the school is managed effectively and in the best interests of pupils and staff at the school


The LGB meets six times a year at St John's, for approximately an hour and a half. Each governor is responsible for monitoring the school’s performance in a specific area related to their personal skills and experience, so additional meetings and reports are usually required depending on the area of responsibility allocated to them.


Governors are also invited to attend school events and parents’ evenings. It is quite a commitment to the school,  but the work of our Governors is gratefully received.

LGB Meeting Dates 

Tuesday 27th  September 2022   6.00 p.m. 

Tuesday 22nd November  2022   6.00 p.m. 

Tuesday 17th  January     2023    6.00 p.m. 

Tuesday  7th   March        2023    6.00 p.m. 

Tuesday 16th  May           2023    6.00 p.m. 

Tuesday 11th  July            2023    6.00 p.m. 

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, Mr Simon Hodgson, please address your letter to


Mr S Hodgson,

c/o Clerk to the Governors, Mrs M Weekes,

St John's CE Primary School

121-147 Orts Road


Berks RG1 3JN 


or email: 



Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

St John’s CE Primary School     Local Governing Body (LGB)

Governors 2022-2023

Foundation Governors

Mr. Simon Hodgson (Chair of LGB)

Dr. Rachel Penny

Mrs. Rachel Thake

Mr. Ian Maynard

Mr. Stephen Dilley

Rev Claire Alcock (Vice Chair of LGB)


Community Governor



Ms. Martina Parsons

Parent Governors
Vacancy x2 

Staff Governor



Mrs. Marisa Weekes


Structure and Register of Interests (Pecuniary interests) 2021 -2022




Relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions

Simon Hodgson

Chair of Local Governing Body (LGB)


Foundation Governor

Partner/Shareholder/Director, Carnstone Partners LLP; Director, Carnstone Management Consultancy Shanghai Ltd; Director, Life, the Universe and Everything Inc;  Sally Hodgson (wife) shareholder and Director in Two Rivers Press, employed by Reading University and also on the Board of LUE

Stephen Dilley

Foundation Governor

Head of English, St Claire’s Oxford

Rachel Penny

Foundation Governor


Rachel Thake

Foundation Governor

Teacher trainer at The English Language Centre

Rev Claire Alcock

Vice Chair of LGB




Martina Parsons

Governor – ex-officio

Headteacher St Johns Primary School

Kate Rex

Staff Governor


Harprit Vig

Parent Governor


Ian Maynard

Foundation Governor


Marisa Weekes




Remit: Effective governance provides strategic direction and control to schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs).  It creates robust accountability, oversight and assurance for their educational and financial performance and is ambitious for all children and young people to achieve the very best outcomes.

Register of Interest 2020-2021

Trust Link

St John's CE Primary School is a member of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust.