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St John's C of E Middle School Academy

Governor Biographies


Mr Niel Limbrick - Chair of Governors 

Neil has worked in education since November 2000 and in the past has been a parent governor, staff governor and community governor in various schools. He was delighted to be offered the opportunity to join the governing body at the school to help make sure that every child is given the best possible opportunities and experiences. Neil is a fellow of the Institute of School Business Management and heavily involved with both the Worcestershire Association of School Business Management and the Worcestershire Governors’ Network

Mr Chris Ashman  

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Mrs Adele Lee  

Adele has worked in education for 14 years.  She became part of St Johns Middle School in 2012 and welcomed the opportunity to become more involved in school life as a Governor, which meant being included in making decisions that could affect the future of the children who are at St Johns. She says staff are easy to work with and they all have a very caring and committed ethos.

Mrs Julie Foy

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Mr Robert Powell 

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Mrs Rosemary Sumner  

Rosemary Sumner has been a “Church” Governor at St. John’s since 1981 and is dedicated to maintaining the School’s Christian ethos which cares for everyone in the School community.    A teacher for over 40 years, Rosemary specialises in Religious Education and Dyslexia and is proud that St. John’s works hard to make sure that every child can live up to the School motto and “give of their best”, regardless of their ability.

Mr Lee Wallace 

I have been in insurance since leaving education and I currently work as a Senior Account manager at insurance Broker T H March & Co Ltd where I have worked since 1998.  I am also the chairman of the Association of Insurance Surveyors Ltd and a committee member of Midland Security & Risk Society having formally been Chairman there also.

I have 4 children, all boys, two currently at St Johns and 1 to join in 2019.

I feel that a good school nurtures and encourages the aspirations of children and that the socio-economic background of children should not have any bearing on what all children can potentially achieve.  Learning and development through enthusiastic teachers who have support from leadership and colleagues working together to achieve the common goal.  Also as a keen sportsman I think sport and other non academic activities such as the arts should be encouraged and supported both within the Curriculum and also beyond both in school and local clubs to help develop well rounded individuals.

Mrs Alison Elwell-Thomas - Staff 

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Mr Daniel McEvilly - Staff 

I am currently the staff representative on the governing body. I first began working at St. John’s in September 2016 as the Head of History but have since moved roles to become the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities co-ordinator. I am passionate about support special educational needs and completed my Master’s degree in 2016 with a focus on Dyslexia friendly practice in school and am currently in training to become a Specialist Dyslexia teacher. Outside of school I love spending time with my family and taking part in sports. I am a 2nd Dan black belt in Judo and am currently the chairman of Redditch Judo Kwai.

Mrs Emily Kolb - Clerk to the Governors

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