Jean Watson BA (Hons) MA (Theology) Chair of Governors.
Link Governor – English, Drama, R.E. Collective Worship, Pay Committee and Attendance
As a committed Christian, I have worked in mainstream education and also in the church, with children, youth and adults for all my adult life. I am passionate that all children should have access to the best education we can provide to enable them to reach their full potential. With two young grandchildren of my own, I keep abreast of changes and movements in education. I lead music in my church and belong to two music groups.
Local Authority Governor - Music, Art and Drama
I am a Retired Warrant Officer, Royal Navy. I am a councillor for the ward of Hardway, and was Mayor of Gosport for 2022-2023. I am a project manager and Trustee for Elson community library and comittee member of Friends of Hardway. I am married to my wife, Karen, and live in Gosport.
Term of Office: 2021 - Present
I have been a teacher currently for 15 years working in both senior schools and further education. I currently teach Sport, Uniformed Proctective Services, Health and Social Care, and I'm the Netball Coach at St Vincent College. I have 2 sons who are currently in year R and Year 2 at St. John's Primary School, and have had strong links over the years with the school, being a student there myself growing up. My hobbies are a range of active pursuits, including sailing and netball, camping and hiking. During the lock downs I became a very keen gardener, now with my own allotment.
Adam Wickham - Parent Governor
Term of office from 18 Feb 2022 to 17 Feb 2026
Governor for History, Geography and French/Foreign Languages
Member of Pay Committee
I am a design engineer for a gas sensor manufacturer in Portchester where we range from industrial sensors to medical/domestic sensors. I have 2 children with one currently at St John's in KS2. I enjoy spending time with family & friends, I enjoy various sports but my favourite is golf.
Rev’d Dom Jones - Vice Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor - Safeguarding Governor
Term of office from 20 Jul 2018 to 19 Jul 2026
Rev’d Dom Jones is the Lead Chaplain for Hampshire Constabulary, he is originally from Cornwall but moved to Hampshire in August 2017 to work for the Police. Dom has experience of School Governing in two Cornish schools and was previously the Governor for Data and RE. Dom was asked by the Diocese of Portsmouth to be a Governor at St. John’s and joined the board in the summer of 2018. Dom is currently vice-chair of Governors and has responsibility for Safeguarding. Dom and his wife have a daughter who was born in May 2020 and a dog and a cat.
Term of office from 10 Sep 2019 to 9 Sep 2023
Member of Teaching and Learning Committee and Finance and Premises Committee
Hi, my name is Suzanne Schneider. I am a teacher who has taught every year group but I am currently enjoying my new role of Early Years Leader in Reception. I was at St John’s for 13 years, from when I started my teaching career, to being on the Leadership Team and fulfilling the roles of both KS1 and KS2 leader over the years. I left to become an Assistant Head at St Anthony’s Primary and from there went to two other schools, Nightingale Primary in Eastleigh and Alverstoke Junior until I came ‘home again’ to St John’s. This is my 24th year of teaching and I just feel that St John’s is a unique and special place where I make a real difference. St John’s ethos and Christian values mirror my own; it is family orientated with the child at the centre of everything. The school works hard to support the entire community and it is always striving to move forward and continually improve things. I am thrilled to be a part of such a fun, determined and dynamic team and I hope to bring my positivity, passion and wealth of experience to continue our mission so that our children Learn, Love and Fly with Courage and Respect to change the future by becoming successful, independent and confident young people
I work in Oceanographic research leading a diverse group of engineers to deliver the UK's marine science program. Prior to this role I spent 12 years as a marine engineer officer in the Royal Navy, and three years leading the technical team for a commercial fluidic component design and manufacturing company. I'm passionate about the STEM subjects and hope to bring my experience and enthusiasm to these and other subjects to the school. I live with my partner, two labradors and a one eyed, three legged cat in Lee-on-Solent. In my spare time I can mostly be found cycling in search of coffee and cake.
Mr Paul Jackson
Term of office - September 2023 - Present
A retired Royal Naval Warrant Officer (Currently still active in the RNR), Paul now works part time for the Naval Charity (Aggies) and Dignity Funerals. In his spare time, as well as being a School Governor, he Volunteers for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), helping to look after local CWGC graves in Gosport. A keen amateur Great War Battlefield Guide, Paul lives with his Wife locally in Gosport.
Mr Andy Grand - Clerk to Governors