Governors – Teaching and Learning Council

A welcome from the Teaching and Learning Council Chair

Dear Parents/Carers,

The Teaching and Learning Council work together in close partnership with the Head of School to focus on, manage and monitor, the specific needs and expectations of teaching and learning at Finchingfield St John Baptist C of E Primary Academy.

We are an active Teaching and Learning Council elected by and representing the Church, Trust, Parents, and Staff.

The Teaching and Learning Council meet four times a year and work hard to ensure through these meetings and visits to the school we know the school very well.

Yours faithfully

Lisa Vohmann Chair of the Teaching and Learning council.

Current Governing Body Members

Directors – Canonium Learning Trust

Please see the Canonium Learning Trust website for more information. (

Teaching and Learning Council – Start date April 2020

Chair – Lisa Vohmann Sept 2015-2020 Community Lead

Lisa Vohmann lives in Finchingfield and runs her own architectural practice. She became a Parent Governor to make a positive contribution to the children’s education and to play a part in raising the school’s standards. She is now a Co-opted Governor.

Her current roles are: Chair/Inclusion/Healthy Schools/Data and Standards and Safeguarding

Michael Mitchell Sept 2017-21 PCC

Michael Mitchell has a son in Year R and a son in Year 4 at the school. He is aiming to develop wider links between the school and church.

His current roles are: Vice-Chair/ Link Governor

Francis Hunter 

His current roles are: Parent Lead/ Health and Safety

Catherine Emmett

Catherine has a BA Hons in Law and Accounting and spent fourteen years in the City, working in Finance. Whilst there she worked with schools in underprivileged areas as a mentor and gave workshops on finance and public speaking.  
Catherine now writes children’s books and is passionate about getting children reading.  
Her eldest son is in Year 3 and her middle son is in Year 1.  

Her current roles are: Parent Lead/Vice-Chair/Finance

Reverend Alex Shannon Sept 2020

Reverend Alex joined the Teaching and Learning Council in September 2020. He is passionate about ensuring the school has great links with the Church.

Staff Members Sept 2020

Miss M Raymond – Head of school

Mr M Walsh – CEO/Executive Headteacher

Mrs J Metson – Staff representative