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St John Fisher Primary a Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield
Our 'Statement to Live By' is: 'Simple things make me happy' | Parish news & updates: | Local Christmas Day Masses 2019 | CHRISTMAS EVE (24th December) at 5pm St Theresa’s Church, Prince of Wales Road, S2 1EA and at 6.30pm Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Spring Water Avenue, S12 4HJ | CHRISTMAS DAY (25th December) at 10am St. Anthony’s Church, Sandby Drive, Gleadless, S14 1DF | INSET Day Reminder: Monday 6th January 2020 (school will be closed for staff training) | Our Term 2 Learning Value is 'Honesty' | Christmas Cards must be posted in the special post box in the foyer. Thank you | SJF Curriculum Showcase! | Friday 13th December 2019 | School Hall | 8.45am to 9.45am | All welcome! | Our December Prayer: The Act of Contrition | The SJF Poppy Appeal 2019 in aid of the Royal British Legion raised £78. 05 which contributed to a grand district total of £1942.27. Thank you everyone! | Mission Together Appeal 2019: £67.35 raised. Thank you everybody! | Christmas Dinner Day 2019 | Wednesday 11th December 2019 | Non-uniform (Christmas jumpers and party clothes) | Thank you! | Our Term 2 Learning Value: Honesty! | SJF Admissions Policy 2019-2020: | SJF: School Games GOLD Award winners 2018-2019 | May Day Bank Holiday 2020 has changed. Follow this link for more information: Thank you | Latest Newsletters: Click here:
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SJF Governor Vacancies

10th Nov 2019

Our SJF Governing Body plays a key strategic leadership and management role in the running of our school community. There are vacancies currently for both Foundation and Parent Governors. The Governing Body therefore  invites applications from any eligible parents and carers who would like to play a key part in our continuing journey.

Unfortunately we have not received any applications so far so the closing date is being extended. If you would like to find out more before committing please pop in and speak to Mrs Ramsden or Mr Barratt or email us ( Thank you

Foundation Governors

Foundation Governors must be practicing Catholics. They are nominated by Parish Priests and appointed by the Bishop. As the Bishop’s appointees, Foundation Governors’ primary responsibility is to safeguard the Catholic foundation and nature of the school in terms of our strategic direction.

There are vacancies for Foundations Governors currently. If you would like to find out more about being a Foundation Governor please contact Mrs Ramsden (0114 2485009 or or speak directly with Fr Paul.

Parent Governors

The Governing Body of all Sheffield Schools and academies have at least one place reserved for a Parent/Carer Governor. Unlike a Foundation Governor, a Parent Governor must have a child at school. Crucially Parent Governors do not have to be a Catholic, though they must commit to supporting our Catholic ethos. Therefore it is a wonderful opportunity for any member of our community who is passionate about our school, to join our Governing Body and support us on our onward journey. The term of office for Parent Governor is four years.

Being a Governor is special. It is a chance for you to influence school life and the education we provide for all our children. Lots of information is shared so that Governors can offer advice and make key strategic decisions about many aspects of school life including the curriculum, staffing and finances. We would especially welcome enquiries from anyone who has a background/skillset linked to education, business, finance, law, health and safety, fundraising and human resources.

All new Governors will have access to training and the support of experienced Governors to help them understand their new role and responsibilities.

Parent Governors also provide a link between the school and parents and carers. The Parent Governor will be expected to attend at least three full meetings of the School Governing Body each year long as well as meetings for one of the three SJF Governor sub-committees.