Welcome to the Governing Board of St John Baptist (Southend) CE Primary School

On behalf of the Governing Board, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school website and provide you with some information on the Governing Board at St John Baptist (Southend) CE Primary School.

The governors are volunteers who, using skills and experience from various backgrounds, work closely with the Headteacher to provide the very best opportunities for learning and development for all children at St John’s. The governors are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role in making sure all children have access to an enriched education and the opportunities they deserve.

Our three core strategic functions are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

There are 16 governors who have been appointed to ensure that these functions are met. We do this through our meetings where we support and encourage the Senior Leadership Team while acting as a critical friend.

At St John Baptist, governors, staff, volunteers, parents, carers and children work as a team, building on success, in a safe, happy, secure, stimulating and high attaining environment where everyone feels valued. We care for our school and want it to provide the best possible education for every child.

I would like to thank all the parents and carers who encourage and support their children.  Parents and carers are the prime educators of learning and it is so important that you work with the school and share a great interest in your child’s learning and development.

Should you wish to contact me to discuss any matters please do so by first contacting our Headteacher, Mr John Goodey


Andrea Blower

Chair of Governors

Governors Details June 2019

The Governing Board of St John Baptist (Southend) CE Primary School

Name Type of Governor Position
Mr John Goodey Ex-Officio Headteacher
Mrs Elizabeth Blackmur Staff
Ms Andrea Blower London Borough Lewisham Chair
Sharron Hiles Parent
Leon Thompson Parent
Fr Martin Thomas Foundation Ex-Officio
Fr Christopher Rogers Foundation
Mrs Sonia Jackson Foundation Vice Chair
Melody Sylvester Foundation
David Harding Foundation
Mrs Julie Swann Co-opted Vice Chair
Mensah Elliott Co-opted
Mrs Joyce Joseph Associate/Advisers School Business Manager
Mr Tony Myers Associate/Advisers Premises Officer


The children have drawn some pictures of us; have a look to see if you can recognise us.



As a Church of England “Voluntary Aided” School, we are not funded by Lewisham Education Authority for the upkeep of the building and grounds. The School Governors have responsibility for the external maintenance and insurance of the school building. The Southwark Diocesan Board of Education operates a ‘Maintenance Scheme’ which this school subscribes to and which contributes to the cost of the repair and maintenance. In order to help finance this essential maintenance the Governors seek donations from parents and friends.
If you accept a place for your child at St John’s you will be asked to make a contribution of £50 per family per year towards this fund. This is a voluntary contribution but naturally we rely heavily on parent’s and carers willingness to support the maintenance scheme in order to keep the structure and fabric of our school in good repair. Contributions can be made weekly, monthly, termly or yearly.

Governor Details and Register of Interests

Governor Code of Conduct

School timings

Reception 9am – 3.30pm

Infants & Juniors 9am – 3.30pm

School Address

St John Baptist (Southend) CE Primary School, Beachborough Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 5RL

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School Contact Details

HeadteacherJohn Goodey

Tel:020 86983059