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

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

Michael Mitchell Sept 2017-21 PCC

Michael is the Acting Vice Chair, and appointed to the T&LC Governors by Finchingfield Parochial Church Council. He has two sons at Finchingfield in the upper and lower key stages. Michael is an Associate Architect for an international practice, based in London.

Francis Hunter 

Francis has two children currently at the school in the upper and lower key stages.

Catherine Emmett

Cath is the Acting Vice Chair. She currently work as a children’s writer so has a deep interest in children’s literacy and reading for pleasure.  Her degree is in Law and Accounting, and she previously spent 15 years working in the financial markets.  Whilst in that role, Cath spent time volunteering in East London schools, helping with financial literacy, public speaking and mentoring local children.

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.

Ally Stanger April 2022

Ally is the Safeguarding lead for the Teaching and Learning Council. She has extensive experience in schools, previously working as a teacher.

Staff Members Sept 2021

Miss M Raymond – Head of school

Mrs L Osborne – CEO/Executive Headteacher

Mrs M Nixon – Staff representative