School Governance Committee

School Governance Committee (SGC) members are interested members of the community, including parents of children at the school.

The current membership reflects a wide range of expertise and interest, and includes representation from parents; teaching and non-teaching staff; military personnel; Defence Children’s Services and St John’s School Senior Leadership Team.

We work with the Head Teacher and school staff to assist in making key decisions vital to the successful running of the school, contribute to decisions directly affecting the education and wellbeing of pupils, assist in improving standards throughout the school and monitor the school budget.

The SGC meets once a term as a whole committee to review and discuss school business, and represent the views of parents.

Main Roles

Provide a strategic overview
focusing on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning
Act as a Critical Friend
providing the Head Teacher and Staff with support and advice using members’ knowledge and experience
Ensure Accountability
questioning and openly discussing with the Head Teacher the school’s performance and other issues, whilst respecting both the professional roles of the Head Teacher and school staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school

We do not act as the first line for complaints about any aspect of the school and its day to day work. There is a clear procedure to follow and the school should be contacted directly either via the Form Tutor, Head of Year or the Head Teacher.

Please note that SGCs in MOD schools vary in their activities compared to Governing bodies in the UK, where the Governors have greater executive responsibility in the management of schools including employment of staff.

DCYP Directive for School Governance Committees

Contact with a member of the SGC can be made at any time. We aim to be available at Academic Review days and other such school events to explain our role and discuss any issues parents may wish to raise with us.

Click here to view the SGC information leaflet

SGC Minutes

SGC Minutes – 8th February 2023

SGC Minutes – 15th June 2023

SGC Minutes – 12th July 2023

SGC Minutes – 11th October 2023

SGC Headteacher Reports

SGC Headteacher Report 1 – Autumn 2022

SGC Headteacher Report 2 – Spring 2023

SGC Headteacher Report 3 – Summer 2023

SGC Headteacher Report 1 – Autumn 2023

Current Academic Year


Lt Col Paul Francis      

Chairperson Station Commander Episkopi & Troodos
 Rob Cowin Vice Chair
Colin GuytonHeadteacher
penny demetriouPenny DemetriouSecretary to the SGC
Damon DonaldsonSchool Improvement Advisor, MOD Schools, DCS
 Nichola RobertshawTeaching Staff Rep
Richard RobertsSupport Staff Rep
Emma BallardSub-Committee 1 Lead
 Philip DakinSub-Committee 2 Lead
Stuart HaggartySub-Committee 3 Lead
Stuart AtkinParent Rep Episkopi
 Julia Heydon-WellsParent Rep Episkopi
Clair TurnerParent Rep Akrotiri
Andrew RichardsIndependent Rep Akrotiri
Kate MorganIndependent Rep Episkopi
 Mark WilsonUWO 1 Lancs

The following governor is also on the following School Governing Body:
Mark Wilson – Episkopi Primary School