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  • Mrs Elizabeth Hindmarsh - Headteacher  
  • Mrs Alison Sheridan - Deputy Headteacher  

    Mrs Alison Sheridan is part of the Governing body as Deputy Headteacher. 

    I have been teaching at Stanground St John's for 24 years, from EYFS to year 3. I am now teaching children of children I have taught and feel very privileged. I can't imagine teaching anywhere else. 

  • Mr Paul Lewis - Chair of Governors 

    Why I became a Governor

    I became a Governor at Stanground St. John’s to help ensure the school is performing to its full potential.

    I wish to help set the aims and objectives for the school, along with the policies and targets that will help us achieve those aims.

    I wish to see Stanground St. John’s continuing to grow and develop as a facility of not only academic success, but also as a focal point in our community that instils the virtues, morals and ethos, based on respect, integrity, service and excellence, that will see our children going forward as shining examples of the best of our community.

    I am passionate about helping future generations grow into a society that has a mutual respect for all, whilst striving to be the best an individual can be. To help Stanground St. John’s to Aspire, Empower and Excel, would not only be beneficial to my 2 children at the school, but to my community and society as a whole.


    My wife is Chair of Friends of SSJ, we both share a passion to help the school as much as possible.


    I am a father of 4, and a Sargent in the Royal Air Force, currently based at RAF Waddington near Lincoln. I have been in the RAF since 1996. I have been fortunate to spend much of my career traveling to many countries around the world, including several operational tours.  I have had the pleasure to call Stanground home for the last 10 years, and now I am in a role and location that allows me to spend more time at home, I have the ability to give back to the community that has welcomed me with open arms.

    In my spare time, I enjoy scuba diving, walking, camping and spending time with my family making memories

  • Mr Andrew Johnson - School Governor 

    Why I became a Governor:

    I share strong Christian values and wanted to get more involved in our amazingly vibrant and diverse community.  I felt my skills and experience could make a difference and wanted to make a contribution.  This is currently my first governorship and although a big commitment, thus far an equally rewarding one.

    Role & Responsibilities:

    General Member of the Local Governing Body for Stanground St Johns Church of England Primary School.

    I am the link Governor for Health and Safety. 

    Currently and previously a member of several government and finance industry related working groups informing future public policy and awareness.

    Member of Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Personal Finance Society (PFS)


    I am currently being sponsored by my employer to study for several regulated financial examinations in my spare time. I also have a keen interest in table tennis, football and tennis having previously played for a few clubs.


    My background has mainly been within financial services in retail, corporate and investment banking.  Currently working for a statutory government body with links to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT), I help inform future public financial policy to protect consumers from financial detriment.  I am often quoted in the financial press as a Financial Money Expert on several finance related subjects.

  • Mr Samuel Smylie - School Governor 

    Why I became a Governor:

    Primary school was a challenging time for me, I struggled academically, and it wasn’t until my early secondary school years that I began to show promise in my studies, as well as becoming an outgoing confident teenager. Now at 30 years of age, I look back on these times and think where did this change come from? Was it just a part of growing up or was there external factors at work that are blind to teenage eyes? I do believe the support, encouragement and freedom I received at secondary school to find my own path encouraged this improvement and progression, and only if I had the same strength of input into my primary years, I may have been a more confident pupil. Therefore, becoming a Governor at Stanground St Johns allows me to input, challenge, improve, and above all encourage the education and welfare of children at so many levels.

    Role & Responsibilities:

    Co-opted Governor.




    I was born and bred in Glasgow, and grew up in and around some of the most socially deprived areas of the city in the UK at the time. I went on to graduate from the University of the West of Scotland with an MSc in Project Management and started my career in the project management of clinical trials, where I was also involved in the Association for Project Management for a brief spell before moving to Peterborough. I then went on to become an operational excellence expert in the life sciences industry, which has accumulated to the first 5 years of my professional career. The end of 2019 going into 2020 you will find me in a new chapter of my life where I take on a new role as a Business Analyst within a professional services organisation, an exciting time for me as I also join Stanground St Johns as a Governor.

  • Miss Tiffany Christian - Staff Governor  

     Why I became a Governor:

    I know the Governing Body work hard to improve the life chances of children and ensure every child receives the best education possible. I wanted to join the team to support their views and contribute my ideas in this highly rewarding role.


    My passion is anything literature based. I love reading: usually I have two books on the go at the same time! My free time is spent with my one-year-old daughter, Ivy and our toy poodle, Reggie.  


    I have been teaching at Stanground St John's since I qualified as a teacher in 2010. I have taught in all year groups of Key Stage Two, most recently in Year 6 before going on maternity leave. I am Key Stage Two Phase Leader and English Lead, and also support teaching in classes. Ever since I was little, I always knew that I wanted to have a career in education and I am privileged to have worked at SSJ for many years. 

  • Revd Carol R Avery - Ex-officio Incumbent 

    Why I became a Governor:

    I have recently moved to Stanground and Farcet from Greenhithe and Stone, near Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. I am a Pioneer priest (Vicar) in the Church of England and am so pleased to now be a governor at Stanground St John’s School.


    I am married to Andrew, also a Vicar here and governor at Stanground St John’s. I’m mum to six children and also have two grandchildren, two dogs and three rescue cats. We love spending time with family and friends, and we love music and Disney!


    My passion is to see children and adults reach their potential in life.  Over the last 3 years I have set up a charity called ‘Marys Child’ that supports children and families who find themselves in any difficulty,  and seeks to provide practical help as well as pastoral care.

    I look forward to getting to know the Stanground St John’s school community.

  • Revd Andrew Avery - Ex-officio Incumbent 

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