Make a positive difference

Our governing body is made up of elected parents, staff, learners, the Principal of the college and co-opted governors. The college governors  meet four times a year. There are also two governors who attend the trustee meetings.

As a governor, you must hold an enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (which we can process for you). You will also be expected to undertake relevant, required training.

If you are interested in joining our governors, please email Ahlam Al-Fugaha, Leadership and Governance Assistant, here, outlining the skills and experience that you would bring to the role. We would be pleased to show you the college and to further discuss what the role of governor involves.


St. John’s College is part of the Ambitious about Autism group. For further information about group governance, please visit the Ambitious about Autism website


Name Role Link role
Fiona Chalk Chair of Governors
Mohit Bajaj Governor Health and safety, Estates
Karen Grist Governor Teaching and learning
Vai Cheung Governor Staffing and HR
Amber Dampney Staff governor Therapy
Zara Preston Staff governor Education
Viv Berkeley Governor Ambitious about Autism
Julie Flynn Community Governor
Stephen Gordon Parent Governor

*Safeguarding and Prevent governor