It is with pleasure that I write as Chair of Governors on behalf of the governing body at St Johns Primary school . As governors we are immensely proud of our school, its children, staff and leadership team.

Each governor has designated responsibilities for each area of school life including safeguarding, finance, wellbeing, special educational and additional needs, health and safety as well as subject area and curriculum support.

As well as discussing the usual necessary school business, governor meetings are designed to enable individual staff subject leaders to present to the governors their areas of expertise and for governors to be able to ask the relevant questions on those subject areas. This equips each governor with invaluable information on styles of teaching and leadership, methodology and practice as well as how this fits within a wider school context, so that each governor during the course of an academic year is able to build a detailed picture for themelves in terms of what happens in the classroom on a day to day basis. We have received invaluable information, and gathered much evidence in terms of a balanced and creative corruculum - at the same time fulfilling the national expectations.

St John's has a vision with Christian content having enjoyed strong links with St John's Church for many years.

St johns primary is a successor to the earliest schools, including the National school and primary school - now the Town Council building "St John's Community Centre" geographically located behind St John's Church on land that was known as Church Flatts - before the days of the railway and subsequent Trans Pennine trail.

The school today as in times past has regular assemblies on Christian themes - conducted in school by the local clergy.

St Johns school also makes use of the church premises with their regular seasonal visits to church throughout the year.

On behalf of the governors I hope that you will find a warm welcome at St John's, a great staff and leadership team and discover the rich opportunities for a well- rounded education.

Revd David J. Hopkin MA

(Chair of Governors, Rector of Penistone and Thurlstone Team Ministry)

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St John The Baptist Primary School
High Street, Penistone, Sheffield S36 6BS

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Chapelfield Lane, Penistone S36 6FS