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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.

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.

Leila Nikroo

I’m Leila Nikroo. I am an ordained team assistant curate at St. John’s Pendlebury Church. I’m originally from Iran and I was a primary school teacher in Iran. I  like collaboration and teamwork with others and look forward to helping and supporting as I can as a governor. 

Leah Moores

I’m Leah. I am a parent Governor and just like every parent at St. John’s Primary School,  I want the very best for my children who attend. I hope I can always bring a fair parent's perspective to each governor meeting. I feel it is important that every child at St. John’s feels happy, safe and confident in school and are given the tools to become the very best version of themselves that they can be.

Megan Pemberton

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.

John Bradshaw

I joined as the Local Authority (LA) Governor in February 2024. I have had a 50 year professional career in operation and organisational management in highly regulated industries and am a Chartered Engineer. I am committed to the success of the school and ensuring the best possible outcomes for everyone, by using my transferable skills and being a proactive member of the Governing Board. I look forward to the exciting times ahead.