Lynn Charlton - Chair of Governors
I have lived in Kingston since 1967, when I came here originally to train as a teacher. Since then, I have worked in Primary and Middle schools, both locally and in central London. I retired as a head teacher in 2014.
I have two adult children who attended St John’s in the 1980’s and as a PSA member at that time, was closely involved in the life of the school, raising funds for the building of the school hall. I attend St John’s church and am also a long standing member of the local charity, the Spring Grove Fringe, an amateur theatre group.
I have always been passionate about education and getting the best for our children. They are our future and so, as a governor, I will work hard to ensure that the best is what they receive.
AV Warren - Foundation Governor
I have been an “All Saints” Foundation Governor since 2010. My daughter, Mia, moved on to Secondary school in September 2018 but my son, William, still attends the school - in Year 5. I am passionate about ensuring that both staff and pupils are fully supported in their lives at St John’s and as my career is in Recruitment I have been able to aid the staff as and when vacancies have arisen. My Link Subject for this year is Humanities.
Greg Limna - Foundation Governor and Vice Chair
I am a new Foundation Governor at St John’s and excited to be part of the Governing Body. I’ve lived in the area since 2011 and am married with 3 children, a daughter in class 2 and younger twins. I am a civil engineer having started my career in Manchester working on sewage projects in the north west of England and abroad. I now work on the implementation of rail infrastructure projects such as High Speed 1 and Crossrail. My link subject is computing and I hope I can support the school and contribute to its continued success.
Elena Sanchez - Foundation Governor, Treasurer
I am a Parent Governor, my youngest daughter is in Year 6 at the school while my oldest finished Year 6 in the summer 2017. I am a scientist by training and have been working in a science based company for over twenty years. I have worked in DNA testing laboratories, and in my current role I train other scientists to help them obtain measurement results that are valid and reliable. I have also worked in project management and science communication roles and initiatives. I enjoy walks with my family, travelling and exploring new places and when everything is quiet, getting lost in a good book.
Katie Kwateng - Foundation Governor and Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee
As a parishioner at St John’s Church, I was asked to be a governor at the school by Rev. Maunder. I was really enthusiastic about taking on this role as I am also a parent at the school. My daughter moved on to Secondary school in September 2018 but my son is still at the school - in Year 5. They both love coming to school and have always been enthusiastic about learning so I wanted to get involved as well and see what was happening in the school. I am also a primary school teacher working in Year 6 in a different school in the borough of Kingston so feel I am able to offer some advice and support to the governing body and the teaching staff within the school. I have been teaching for 20 years and have worked in different roles in 3 different schools around this area. As a result, I hope my experience can help to keep St John’s moving in the right direction.
Sophie Constable - Staff Governor
I’ve been teaching for 20 years and have been a member of staff at St John’s for over 10 years now. I started teaching part-time in the Nursery and gradually increased my days to now working full time in Reception. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work in KS1 and lower KS2 and have been lucky enough to watch children start their journey in Nursery all the way to Year 6. I am currently job sharing the Early Years Leader role and I am also the Art co-ordinator. I live in Kingston and have two children of my own: a son aged 15 and a daughter aged 12, who both attend a local Kingston secondary school. As staff governor, I would like to support the school from a staff perspective. I see my role as one in which I can bring my teaching experience and knowledge of the school to ensure we can give all the children at St John’s the very best education we can.
Rev Mark Stafford - Ex officio
Lucy and I moved to South Kingston in 2019 when I become Vicar at St John’s Church. Prior to this I was a parish priest in North Nottinghamshire, I also worked for ten years as a social worker and have experience in working in child protection and fostering.
I am a regular visitor to St John’s school, and I am at school most weeks for collective worship and am always keen to foster the links between the School and the Church.
Lucy and I have 5 adult children between us and 2 much loved granddaughters, with a third on the way.
I am also link governor for Collective worship, Religious education EAL and safeguarding