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Meet The Governors

Matt Vickers

I’m a Principal Consultant working in high hazard industries across the globe. I have been a Co-opted Governor at St John’s since 2017, and have enjoyed my role, and learning about the school very much. I am the Chair of Governors, I sit on the Health and Safety Sub-committee, and have enjoyed being able to use some of my industry experience in a different setting.

Gareth Thomas

I'm Gareth Thomas, the vicar for St John's church and a foundation governor for our school. It is a real pleasure to support our school both through my role as governor and as pastor, to care for both the staff and the children, as well as leading assemblies and services for them when we are able. My daughter did really well at St John's with both her academic and emotional needs being met by the school and it is great to see the school going from strength to strength.

Sarah Rubin

I am the Headteacher governor for St. John’s CE Primary School.  I have been the Headteacher for over 12 years now and thoroughly enjoy the role.  It is a privilege to work alongside colleagues, governors, parents, pupils and parish members and to see the school continue to thrive.  My background is in education, having secured a Bachelor of Education at Chester College, affiliated to Liverpool University, over twenty years ago. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher and absolutely love my role and the variety of work that I get to do.


Reverend Pamela Manley

I joined the governing body in September 2019 as a Foundation Governor.   I am an Ordained Local Minister at St John's Pendlebury Church and have been involved with the school since 2013 when I helped to set up and run an after school club Jesus and Me (JAM Club), and also helped with assemblies.   I look forward to giving whatever support I can as a governor.

Gemma Handley 

I'm Gemma, one of the parent governors at St Johns. I joined the governors in July 2019 as I could see all the fantastic work and initiatives the school continue to invest effort into and I wanted to see where I could help.  Both my children attend St Johns, with the eldest just finishing year 6.

Alaina Taylor

I am Alaina, a parent governor at St Johns.  I am new to the role as governor however I have over ten years experience as a primary school teacher in Trafford. I have a good understanding of the important role that governors have in making decisions to assist the running of schools.  I hope to bring my skills, experience and knowledge of the curriculum to assist in any way I can to help drive standards forward at St Johns. 


Karen Wain

Hi, I’m Karen. I joined the governors because I want to support the school to be the best that it can be. I have a varied background, including digital learning, music, outdoor activities, wellbeing and health & safety. I have a keen interest in how technology can support and enhance education and hope that I will be able to use my experience to contribute to St Johns.

Megan Thomas

I'm Megan and I have been on the Governing Body since September 2020. I am staff governor and have taught in lower key stage 2 at St. John's for 5 years. I joined the Governors as I am passionate about making positive changes to support our school and children. I also want to ensure that staff at St. John's have a voice and that their input and feedback is supported.