St John's Redhill


Who are the Governing Body?

The Governing Body is made up of representatives from parents, staff, the Local Authority and the local community. The full Governing Body and two subcommittees meet each term. Regulations define the three keys roles of the Governing Body as:

  • setting the strategic direction
  • securing accountability
  • monitoring, evaluating, supporting and challenging

The Governing Body's overriding aim is to improve the quality of education and standards of achievement at St John's Primary School. We are involved with development planning; policy making; setting the school budget; monitoring and evaluating performance; setting realistic but challenging targets for pupil performance and ensuring accountability.

Governors regularly visit the school as part of our monitoring role in addition to attending school functions and assisting staff and children during school time in a variety of ways

Current Governing Body Members


Chair of Governors

Glenys Mason (Chair of FGB)
Appointed by Governors
(01/09/18 - 31/08/22)

Vice Chair of Governors

Emma Lowther
(19/09/18 - 19/09/22) 


Staff Governors

Kate Sweeney
Appointed by Staff
(22/01/19 - 21/01/2023) 

Elizabeth Wombwell (Head Teacher)

Parent Governors

Niklas Richardson
Appointed by Parents
(01/09/18 - 31/08/22)

Daphne Sherriff
Appointed by Parents
(15/10/15 - 14/10/19)

Emma Whittam
Appointed by Parents
(15/10/15 - 14/10/19)

Abigail Priest
Appointed by Parents
(26/02/19 - 25/02/23)

Co-Opted Governors

Nicola Brownjohn
Appointed by Governors 
(01/09/18 - 31/08/22)

Natalie Hayler
Appointed by Governors
(04/02/16 - 03/02/20)

John Kronenberg
Appointed by Governors
(08/06/17 - 07/06/21)

Glenys Mason (Chair of FGB)
Appointed by Governors 
(01/09/18 - 31/08/22)


Suzanne Rutland

Register of Governors’ Interests

Niklas Richardson, Daphne Sherriff, Emma Whittam and Abigail Priest all have children at the school.

Glenys Mason is a member of the Soroptimist International Reigate and District and also a Trustee at the Reigate Methodist Church.

Daphne Sherriff is an independent account inspector for Redhill Baptist Church Pre-School. 

Emma Lowther volunteers with the 34th Meadvale Scout Group and Redhill & Reigate Swimming Club.

Niklas Richardson volunteers for the 34th Meadvale Scout Group.

Details of governor attendance in last 12 months